Art at Lunch
During December Carrie and I went to ‘Art at Lunch’ at the Morris Museum of Art. I had never been before, but am always up to try something new. The Morris Museum is located right on the Riverwalk in Augusta and features art about the South and by Southern artists. This month’s Art at Lunch featured the work of Ansel Adams, who is one of my favorite photographers. He was a pioneer of photography, helping people to see photographs as art instead of merely a picture. Adams was also a conservationist and a lot of his work features Yosemite and other U.S. National Parks. Lunch was catered by the French Market Grille, one of Carrie’s favorite local restaurants. They specialize in Cajun-style cooking with Louisiana flair. We were treated to a delicious shrimp gumbo with salad and bread. Their gumbo is fantastic, too! If you’re looking for unique cuisine in Augusta, you should try one of their two locations in town. While we were enjoying our lunch we learned all about the life and work of Ansel Adams, as well as other programs the Morris Museum offers. And, as a part of Art at Lunch, we also received coupons to the museum gift shop! If you are interested in trying something new, you should definitely try Art at Lunch at the Morris Museum. It’s new every month and this spring upcoming topics include the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and Historic Augusta in Photographs. If you would like more information about Art at Lunch and upcoming events at the Morris Museum of Art, check out their calendar of events online. The Morris is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. Admission is only $3 to $5 to visit and free on Sundays!