Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Wayback Machine

Back in 2002, the Georgia Museum of Art joined with museums in communities throughout the United States to celebrate "freedom" as a way to mark the one-year anniversary of September 11.

Freedom, a display of works from the museum's permanent collection, was on view from August 24 to September 22 in the Lamar Dodd Gallery in 2002. The exhibition focused on the freedoms to assemble, to create, to worship, to inquire, to express ideas, and freedom from fear. It was also a collaboration between me and our two other curators at the time, Ashley Callahan (decorative arts) and Romita Ray (prints & drawings).

Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio came to the museum and did a story on 8/30/02 on Freedom. The audio (which we only previously had on cassette but, thanks to Lynn Boland, now in a digital format) has (a much younger) yours truly interviewed a couple of times, and is embedded and playable below:

The two paintings above -- Art Rosenbaum's McIntosh County Shouters (Oil on canvas; GMOA 1996.84) [Art is also interviewed in the piece...] and Ferdinand Warren's Night Ball Game (1946; oil on canvas; GMOA 1947.174), respectively -- are mentioned in the radio story. The display also included, and the radio blurb mentions, a marble portrait bust of Abraham Lincoln by Randolph Rogers, based upon his large-scale public sculpture in Philadelphia.

(Double posted at Classic Ground.)

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