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Event Item: 00112
Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art
Exhibition: 23rd Aug 2008 to 19th Oct 2008
Landscape of Slavery includes paintings by T. Addison Richards, William Tolliver, William Thompson Russell Smith, Jonathan Green, and Clementine Hunter from the Morris's collection. The work of other important artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Edwin Harleston, Kara Walker and Romare Bearden has been drawn from a large number of public and private collections.

This groundbreaking exhibition will examine plantation images in the American South, plus related slave imagery in the context of the American landscape tradition. It features more than 75 paintings, works on paper, photographs, and mixed media compositions. A book produced in conjunction with the exhibition will be available in the museum store.

Through the eyes of a range of artists, Landscape of Slavery examines plantation views and related images of enslaved Africans in the context of the history of landscape painting in America. "More than a history of the visual imagery related to the plantation, the show invites one to consider the impact that this imagery has had on race relations for three centuries," says Angela Mack, curator of the exhibition, organized by the Gibbes Museum of Art.

Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901-0100
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