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Albany Museum of Art
311 Meadowlark Drive
Phone: 912/439-8400 - Tty: -
Statement of Purpose
As an accredited art museum, the Albany Museum of Art is dedicated
to serving the citizens of southwest Georgia by providing exposure to
the visual arts through focused collections, diversified exhibitions,
educational programs and other activities with a specialization in American
and European 19th and 20th century fine and decorative art and traditional
sub-Saharan African art; encouraging broad-based awareness, participation
and enjoyment within the visual arts; encouraging the quality of life
in both the community of Albany and the southwest Georgia region.
Highlights & Collections
With one of the largest museum collections in the south of sub-Saharan African art, the Albany Museum, started in 1964, is dedicated to serving the people of the region and beyond. Not to be missed: a 1500 piece collection of African art that includes works from 18 different cultures.
African art; 16th- to 17th-century European drawings;
American paintings and works on paper since 1945; American and European
decorative arts; folk art; Southern art.
Exhibits & Special Events
Permanent Collection Exhibitions
Highlights from the Permanent Collection
McCormack Gallery and East Galleries
Premier works from the permanent collection will be on view in the
McCormack Gallery, including favorites such as Edward Henry Potthast's
Highlights from the late 20th century collection will be installed in
the East Galleries beginning February 22, 2001.
From Beginning to Beginning: The Cycle of Life in African
Miller Gallery, opens January 25, 2000
African art works are not only beautiful, but also play a large role in
the rituals of life in African society. The masks, textiles, and
sculpture on display have been used in ceremonies such as initiations,
harvest blessings, coronations, and funerals.
Evans Sporting Art Gallery, December 7, 2000-March 4, 2001
An exhibition of bronze dog and bird sculptures by Maryland artist
The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American
Haley Gallery, March 1-May 27, 2001
The 80-plus piece exhibition presents a unique opportunity to take
a comprehensive look at some of the most important African American artists
of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Henry O. Tanner, Romare
Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Elizabeth Catlett.
The Bird Paintings of Athos Menaboni
Evans Sporting Art Gallery, March 29-September 2, 2001
This exhibit highlights the works of wildlife artist and naturalist
Athos Menaboni (1895 - 1990). The birds that this Atlanta
artist depicted include Bobwhite quail and Ruffed Grouse.
Photographs of India by Fred Aquilino
Haley Gallery, June 7-July 22, 2001
For the past 14 years, this New York artist has been pursuing a
personal project of photographing India in black and white using large
The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays until 7:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Admission & Directions:
Admission is free. The Albany Museum of Art is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
The Albany Museum of Art is located at 311 Meadowlark Drive at Gillionville Road, just east of Darton College, in Albany, Georgia.
Timothy Close, Executive Director
Kristen Miller Zohn,
Curator of Art
Kristin Caso, Curator of Education
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