‘G.W. Morrison at 200’

George William Morrison is a little-known 19th century New Albany artist. Although born in Baltimore, his 50-year career was spent mostly in Southern Indiana. The retrospective marks the bicentennial of his birth, and was curated by Al Gorman, coordinator of public programs and engagement at the Carnegie, which has the largest collection of Morrison’s work, including the recently-discovered “Prize Livestock of Thornburgh Farm.” It was bought at a local auction, restored and unveiled to the public for the first time in this exhibition.

Through April 10

Carnegie Center for Art and History
Free
201 E. Spring St., New Albany
carnegiecenter.org

About the Author

‘G.W. Morrison at 200’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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