Y'all, after much planning and then quite a bit of work, including a late-night install at Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta Airport, the exhibition "All Creatures Great and Small" is up. Featuring works by self-taught artists that depict animals and are drawn from GMOA's collection and from the collection of Carl and Marian Mullis of Atlanta, it will be on display in the T Gallery at the airport's T Gates through April 2012, so if you're going to be in the airport, build some extra time into your visit to stop by and take a look.
Larry Forte, who installed the exhibition along with curator Paul Manoguerra, head preparator Todd Rivers and David Vogt and Katherine Marbury of the Airport Art Program, made this short video from the photographs he took during the install. What they don't reflect is how late at night most of this was.
The other major part of the exhibition was the production of a film that will loop alongside the display, directed by David McClister of Lampshade Films, who has worked with the Avett Brothers among many other famed musicians. The first part covers general information about the museum, and the second part features interviews with many of the artists whose work appears in the exhibition.