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Paintings by Brian Rutenberg Exhibition at the Morris Museum

The Morris Museum of Art presents I Will Tell You a Place Paintings by Brian Rutenberg on view through May 15.2011.

Brian Rutenberg’s work is as grounded in Old Master painting and drawing as his sense of place and color is in coastal South Carolina, where he was born and raised. He spent his childhood exploring the coastal wetlands, developing a love for the landscape. He graduated from the College of Charleston, before moving to New York City where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of Visual Arts. His abstract oil paintings have always reflected his love of the low country, which he freely acknowledges. Rutenberg’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions in prestigious galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada, and he will be the featured artist at the 2011 Morris Museum Gala. The exhibition was organized with the assistance of Brian Rutenberg’s representative, the Jerald Melberg Gallery of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Brian Rutenberg, Cottonwood 2, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.

First incorporated as a nonprofit foundation in 1985, the Morris Museum of Art was established by William S. Morris III in memory of his parents William Shivers Morris, Jr,. and Florence Hill Morris.

According to the museum’s charter, The purpose of the Morris Museum of Art shall be: to enhance the quality of life in the Central Savannah River Area and to broaden the knowledge and understanding of the visual arts in the Southeastern United States by collecting, preserving and displaying works of art focused upon, but not limited to, the art and artists of the American South; by creating and hosting quality traveling exhibitions; and by developing and maintaining a library and research center focusing on Southern American painting; and to contribute to the general appreciation of art through lecture programs, symposia, publications, and other educational programs.

Morris museum of Art 1 Tenth Street Augusta, Georgia 30901 p. 706-724-7501 f. 706-724-7612

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