You don’t need to be an art buff to appreciate the New Orleans Museum of Art’s most recent exhibition: “Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans.” Pride of Place celebrates art collector and gallery owner Arthur Roger’s personal collection that he gifted to the museum.
[Arthur Roger’s] donation — paintings, sculpture and photography by local and national luminaries of modern art — comprises a new NOMA exhibit, “Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans.” The exhibit opens Friday and runs through Sept. 3. In the exhibit’s 143-page catalog, museum Director Susan M. Taylor describes the gift as “transformational.” It “significantly expands” NOMA’s contemporary art holdings and “reaffirms the museum’s commitment to the work of local New Orleans artists,” she said.
Having an opportunity to view a gathering of Elemore Morgan paintings and drawings is like having an opportunity to visit with an old friend. Coming face to face with works ranging from small scale eight by five inch gouaches on paper to thirty-four by sixty inch acrylics on masonite offers an intimate experience infused by memories extending over more than fifteen ago when I first met the artist and his work soon after having moved to Louisiana from Ohio by way of Wyoming, New Mexico and California.
Elemore Morgan, plein air painter by Doug MacCash, THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Artist Elemore Morgan Jr., renowned for his fiery depictions of the prairie landscape around his Acadiana home, died Sunday at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore of complications after heart surgery. He was 76. Morgan influenced generations of artists during his long professorship…
Elemore Morgan Jr., 77, was often called the dean of Louisiana landscape artists. Whether in a classroom, the edge of a rice field or atop a skyscraper painting the New York skyline, Morgan was a gentle giant among artists.
Celebrated painter and beloved friend Elemore Morgan, Jr. died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at the age of 76, after complications following an April 8th heart surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. A private funeral service was held in rural Vermilion Parish on Sunday, May 25th.
The new landscape paintings by Elemore Morgan, Jr., hung quietly on the brightly lit white walls of the gallery on opening night.
Landscape painter Elemore Morgan Jr. says that as he stands at the edge of a rice field in the Louisiana heat and humidity, brushing flurries of fiery color onto oddly shaped Masonic panels, he can sense the curve of the Earth beneath him.
One thing about the Ogden — it’s not like other museums, at least not entirely. Sure, the art world is arranged according to a star system made up of big names and local and regional favorites, and while the Ogden necessarily focuses on some of the most prominent luminaries associated with the South, it also tries to put more emphasis on the context, the connective tissues that tie together the art of this region.
A Louisiana Life: Elemore Morgan Jr. An artist out-standing in the field by R. Reese Fuller, LOUISIANA LIFE When the sun is shining, Elemore Morgan Jr. stands in the rice fields with a piece of Masonite secured to an easel. He’s an upright praying mantis of a man with a straw lifeguard hat and a…