Past Exhibitions


Eat. Sleep. Art. Repeat
November 12, 2022 – March 4, 2023

Food and sleep fuel our basic needs as human beings. Over the last few years the pandemic forced us to reconsider and adapt how, when, and where those needs are met. Longing for a creative way to once again connect with our community, find commonalities, spark imaginations, conversations, and appetites, the solution became obvious, an exhibition featuring our permanent and private art collections in LaGrange.

Artists have long depicted food and sleeping as an essential aspect of human life. From Jacob Lawrence’s still life, Pablo Picasso’s children sleeping, Alexia Markarian’s Woman and Steak to the ceramic vessels created to serve and store food, our local collections capture the range and inspiration of these two subjects.

All artworks are from LaGrange Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, LaGrange College’s Lamar Dodd Art Center Permanent Collection, Wesley and Missy Cochran Collection, artist Annie Greene, and artist and curator, Lanora Pierce Yates.


Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange
September 22 – October 22, 2022

Local artists who are members of the Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange (VAAL) will exhibit their work at the LaGrange Art Museum September 9 – October 22.

“The annual exhibit at LaGrange Art Museum is the highlight of our year. Whether it is the professional setting of our local art museum or because awards are presented, artists always bring their highest quality work. And their talented efforts never fail to impress us,” said VAAL President Jennifer Emery.  

The artwork is available for purchase. “The VAAL exhibit is a great time for you to support local artists by purchasing art for your home or office,” said Jenni Sampson, Board President. “The local artists’ work is nothing short of exceptional.” The art museum receives a portion of the sales to support its art education efforts. West Point artist Laura Lewis will judge the exhibition.

Artists featured in the exhibition are: Yvette Abrahamson, Elizabeth Appleby, Joanna Baxter, Glynda Benham, Adriane Berris, Steve Boykin, Jeanine Bradfield, Sean Burnley, Elaine Clements, Steve Close, Terri Codlin, Ralph Dobbins,  Jennifer Emery, Lata Fields, Chelita Freeman, Scottie Freeman, Cindy Fulks, Micah Goguen, Luanne Gross, Deanne Hardigree, Ron Hunt, Renae Ideboen, Becky Jackson, William Jackson, Len Jagoda, Patrick McDonald, Steve Morgan, Terry Page, Randall Parmer, Whit Perry, Jesus Pineda, Nellie Ralat, Amy Skinner, Cathy Smith, Ashley Stewart, Sarah Swanson, Maryse Vallencourt-Prescott, Raymond Vantilburg, John Vollenweider, Charlie Warner, Leah Watts, Tami Weissert, Cathy Wiggins and Doug Wolfe.

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Lawrence J. Philp: Color Play
June 3 – August 20, 2022

Philp’s energetic and playful abstract paintings, assemblages and automatic drawings are expressions of his inherent creativity.  His works are a refreshing combination of bold colors, curiosity, and spontaneity.  From a young age he liked to make things which led him to the Rhode Island School of Design in 1967.  After receiving his MFA he taught at numerous colleges, including Parsons School of Design. He has exhibited nationally in New York City, Florida, and Colorado.  Originally from New York City, Philp is currently living and working in Rex, GA. 

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Butch Anthony: Art, Nature, and Intertwangleism
June 3 – August 13, 2022

This exhibition explores the prolific career of artist Butch Anthony, a contemporary, self-taught artist with a keen eye for assembling objects and art in unique compositions. Telling the stories of the American way of life, this exhibition includes clever installations that showcase the artist’s interest in fine art and design and his habit of collecting objects found in nature, like bones, insects, shells, and other artifacts.

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October 1- November 13, 2021

LAM is delighted to announce the October 1st exhibition, which will feature the enduring artist collective, Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange (VAAL). VAAL is an organization of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love the visual arts. This annual exhibition showcases the high caliber of creativity and talent in LaGrange.

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robin holder: Who Are We? June 8 through September 11, 2021, funded by the National Endowment For the Arts and the Callaway Foundation

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Opening Reception: June 19, from 5-8 pm
Artist Talk With Robin Holder and Tina Dunkley: June 18, SEE VIDEO BELOW

This exhibition consists of works on paper and handmade artist books portraying the unique and vast complexities of our American identity and sensibility.  Robin Holder’s art making process ia a constructive practice of experimentation, exploration, communication and courage that promotes a better understanding of our multicultural society.  Presented in collaboration with Trust Building, Inc. 

This project will consist of virtual and physical exhibitions along with artist-led Identity Workshops and museum tours for students, an art educator workshop, and pluralistic curriculum resources for local art educators.  This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Callaway Foundation, Inc.



About the artist:
Robin Holder is a biracial, interethnic artist whose work centers on the manifestations of conflicted cultural, class, gender, religious, and racial identity. Her work is exhibited widely and she is a recipient of grants and awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Brooklyn Arts Council, Manhattan Graphics Center, and The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Her work appears in the collections of, among others, the Library of Congress, the Washington State Arts Commission, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Presented in collaboration with Trust Building, Inc. Its mission is to bridge the racial divide in Troup County through trust building, research, community collaboration, and action, in order to remove barriers that prevent full access to opportunities for all. The organization’s long-term vision is that Troup County will be a thriving community where trust is built, unity is developed, hope is inspired and equal access to opportunity is assured for all people.


1Creative Youth Art League Exhibition 2021April 17 – May 1, see exact dates and times below.
This annual juried exhibition showcases the artwork of area elementary, middle, and high school students – public, private and homeschoolers, throughout a five county area. Now in its 28th year, this annual event began in 1993 as an outreach program for high school art students in Troup County and the surrounding areas, and has grown over the years. The founder of the museum’s Creative Youth Art League was the late Morrill Turner Hutchinson who wanted to make sure youth art is always an essential part our community.SUPPORT OUR YOUNG ARTISTS!Museum exhibition viewing hours: (masks for required)


February 5 – April 3, 2021

Looking Male offers multiple ways of visualizing the New American South and the men that live in it. The idea of the Southern male generated through personal experience, combined with the persisting effects of stereotypes, and spurred by vernacular photographs limits our ability to see the real men of the South. Many of these flawed and widely viewed images have become facts that people unconsciously rely upon to support their opinion of the region.  

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The combination of photographs presents issues centered on desire, race, religion, class, and gender. The curators repeatedly questioned the selections; the calculus was to create a balance, which would represent and capture the southern male’s multi-faceted essence. While the images were primarily chosen based on what was depicted and the aesthetic qualities of representation, we acknowledge that some of the complexity might only reveal itself by releasing further didactic information. For example, does an image of a black man change if it’s revealed that it was created by a white photographer or a black photographer, a man or a woman? If you know that the artist recreated a scene for the sake of the photograph, does that influence one’s interpretation of the resulting image?

Curated by Rylan Steele and Michael McFalls from works in The Do Good Fund Collection the selected 51 photographs by 22 male and female artists were drawn from a broad and diverse collection of over 600 images.  The curators of Looking Male are both artists and educators that grew up in the South and currently call Georgia home. The photographs included in this exhibition were chosen because it allowed the curators to talk about the only perspective they can see the world from: southern, middle class, white, and male. This exhibition offers two varied but similar points of view. It is intended to be evaluated in a nuanced manner without being exclusive to an identity. Looking Male represents what the curators know and understand. This exhibition invites critique, analysis, investigation, and admiration for what it means to be a man in the South


The Do Good Fund, Inc. is a Columbus, Georgia based public charity. Since its founding in 2012, the fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of photographs taken in the American South since World War II. The collection ranges from works by more than twenty Guggenheim Fellows to images by lesser known and emerging photographers working in the region.

Do Good’s mission is to make its collection of more than 600 images broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries, and nontraditional venues and to encourage complementary, community-based programming to accompany each exhibition.  WWW.THEDOGOODFUND.ORG


Fräbel Glass
November 20 – January 8, 2021

Kicking off the holiday season, the Museum will feature an exhibition of the glass art of Atlanta’s internationally renowned Fräbel Studio. Since the studio’s establishment in 1968, its founder Hans Godo Fräbel has created brilliant glass art forms. Among those who own a piece of Fräbel art are Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Elton John, Jeff Foxworthy, Julia Child, Prince Charles and Michael Douglas.

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Fräbel was born in Jena, East Germany in 1941. He studied scientific glassblowing at Jena Glaswerke and took art classes at the Mainzer Kunstschule in Mainz, Germany. In 1965 he moved to Atlanta where he worked at the Georgia Institute of Technology in its scientific glass blowing laboratory. During this time Fräbel continued his studies of glass as an art form at Emory University and Georgia State. While working at Georgia Tech, Fräbel created crystal glass sculptures as gifts for friends, partners and business associates, inspiring him to become a full-time artist. Over the next 50 years he has followed the European tradition of apprentice and master. As the master artist he passed his skills on to a handpicked group of apprentices and associates, who, after many years of training, became master artists in their own right.

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Fräbel’s delicate and innovative sculptural compositions begin with heated borosilicate rods that are shaped with a hot lamp or by hand. His subjects, often rendered at life-size scale, include the human figure, flora and fauna, tools, and even water droplets.



LAM is delighted to announce the August 28th exhibition, which will feature the enduring artist collective, Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange (VAAL). VAAL is an organization of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love the visual arts. This annual exhibition showcases the high caliber of creativity and talent in LaGrange.

Best of Show winner Steve Close was among area artists recognized with awards at the August 28 opening reception for the Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange’s (VAAL) exhibition. Close’s acrylic painting is entitled “Rainy Night in Georgia.” It depicts a local scene at the intersection of Greenwood and Vernon streets.

First place winner Victoria Slagle’s colorful multi-media piece entitled “Alicia” depicts a summer intern at the LaGrange Art Museum. Second place went to a still-life oil painting on linen of hydrangeas created by Cindy Fulks and entitled “Chasing Blues.”

A tiny watercolor entitled “Morning’s Mystery” by Mike Riedel fetched third place and fourth place went to West Point artist Charlie Warner for his marble sculpture entitled “Liz.”

Honorable mentions were awarded to Susan Kilgore Gadrix, Len Jagoda, Randall Parmer, William Roberts and Ashley Stewart.

Judging the show was plein air artist David Boyd Jr. from Newnan. He has a BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design and his work is exhibited in many notable galleries throughout the Southeast.

“The artists of VAAL pour all their talent into this favorite annual exhibit. We are so fortunate to have the support of LAM and the LaGrange community. If anyone has interest in joining this group of artists, please contact me at thea.mcelvy@gmail.comcreate new email,” said VAAL president Thea McElvy.

Most all the works are available for purchase. “Now is the time for you to support the artists who live among us and upgrade the art in your home or add to your collection,” said Al Brannon, board chairman of the art museum. “The local artists’ work is nothing short of exceptional.” A percentage of the sale proceeds go to the art museum.

Other artists featured in the exhibition are: Joanna B. Baxter, Jeanine Bradfield, Sean Burnley, Christie Cannon, Mary Carroll, Terri Codlin, Jennifer Y. Emery, Lata Fields, William G. Jackson, Thea McKay McElvy, Keith Parmer, Whit Perry, Nellie Ralat, Mary Sumners, John Vollenweider, Leah Watts and Cathy Wiggins. The exhibition runs through October 24. Museum hours are Tuesdays-Fridays from 9 am – 5 pm and Saturdays from 1-4 pm.

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The Details: Gail Wegodsky and Art Werger
Exhibition: November 1, 2019 – January 18, 2020

Atlanta based artist, Gail Wegodsky is a figurative painter whose works appear in public and private collections throughout the United States. Gail has taught painting at the University of Rhode Island, Southern Illinois University, University of Georgia, Indiana University, the Torpedo Factory Art League School in Alexandria, and Kennesaw State University.  For more information visit:

Art Werger is a Professor of Art in the Printmaking program at Ohio University where he was recently named a Presidential Research Scholar. Through the media of aquatint, etching and mezzotint, these works attempt to place the viewer into an active relationship with the subject through various forms of narrative engagement. His artwork presents imagery from an aerial vantage point, or overlapping other layers of reality, taking on the role of the omniscient narrator in a work of fiction. For more information visit:


Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange

Exhibition: August 16 – October 19, 2019

This annual exhibition gives local, amateur, and emerging artists who are members of VAAL to exhibit their work in a museum setting. The mission of VAAL is to bring together LaGrange area artists to form a more cohesive and supportive artist community, foster their activities, and to amplify their visibility and voice in the wider community.


What Color is Water?

WHAT COLOR IS WATER? Growing Up Black in a Segregated South
August 16 – October 19, 2019

Artist Annie Greene portrays her experiences of racial segregation in 31 colorful yarn paintings, reminding viewers of past times. She tells her story of success and perseverance that was nurtured by family, faith and hard work.



Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss
MAY 21 – AUGUST 10, 2019

Wes and Missy Cochran began building their impressive collection of abstract works at a time when it was unusual to collect non-figurative art by African American artists. The works in the exhibition attest to the remarkable depth of talent of African American women artists who worked in the field of abstraction.

Conrad Ross

This exhibition is a series of drawings inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, where Penelope’s stories soothe Laertes’ anxiety about what is real. As artistic processes and mediums of expression continue to evolve and change, Conrad Ross reminds us of the importance of drawing as a fundamental component of art.


Looking Back: A Retrospective 50 Years of Photographs by John Lawrence
February 15 – April 13, 2019

John D. Lawrence, Callaway Professor of Art and Design, is the Director of the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College.  He joined the faculty at LaGrange College in 1970. Since that time, he has been active in the cultural life of LaGrange, as well as, Georgia and the Southeast area, in general.  As the Director of the Lamar Dodd Art Center, he has established one of the largest college museum collections of twentieth century photography in the Southeast. In 1982, Mr. Lawrence served as Visual Arts Director of the Atlanta Arts Festival in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA. He was also the Curator of the 1981, Artists in Georgia, exhibition. In 2002 Mr. Lawrence was inducted into the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters from which he received the 2002 Award in Photography. In 2005 he produced photographs for a book published celebrating the 175th anniversary of LaGrange College.


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Society of Seven: Realist Plein Air and Studio Artists
October 27, 2018 – January 19, 2019

The Society of Seven is a group of realist plein air and studio painters based in and around Newnan, Georgia.  Their work promotes and educates the theories and practices of the modern day plein air and realist art movement. Painting from life in oil paint is at the core of our work.  Members include David Boyd, Jr., Sue Christman, Millie Gosch, Dana Johnson, Martin Pate, Elsa Sibley and Brenda Sumpter.  All the works will be for available for purchase.





Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange
September 8 – October 6, 2018

This annual exhibition gives local, amateur, and emerging artists who are members of VAAL to exhibit their work in a museum setting. The mission of VAAL is to bring together LaGrange area artists to form a more cohesive and supportive artist community, foster their activities, and to amplify their visibility and voice in the wider community.

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Lanora Pierce Yates, Portrait of a Young Woman. Terri Codlin, A Different Perspective. Lisa McCoy, Ma Rainey.


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Take Your Time

May 29 – August 18, 2018

Artworks from the Permanent Collection, Chuck Moore and Deborah McNeil + RL Hughey, Jr. This exhibition is inspired by the Slow Art Movement, enabling viewers to slow down, spending more time interacting and consciously savoring artworks.


Creative Youth Art League 2018

May 6- May 12, 2018

This juried exhibit showcased work by elementary, middle, and high school students – public and private, throughout a 4 county area. Now in its 25th year, this annual event began in 1993 as an outreach program for high school art students in Troup County and the surrounding areas, and has grown over the years.




Second LaGrange Southeast Regional

February 16 – April 20, 2018

The LaGrange Southeast Regional provides the citizens of West Georgia and East Alabama access to current artistic practice; offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities; and affords the LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center a means for the development of significant collections of contemporary American art. Both organizations have been extremely fortunate to have generous support from the Callaway Foundation of LaGrange who has provided purchase award funds to further their growing collections. Exhibition funding also provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts.

The LaGrange Southeast Regional traces its roots to the LaGrange National Competition which began in 1964 when a competitive show known as the Gardens Art Festival was organized and sponsored by the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange College and Callaway Gardens. In 1974, the competition was moved to LaGrange, took the name LaGrange National, and was expanded from a regional to a national show. In 1984, the competition expanded again and displayed in two locations, with the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center, of LaGrange College.

The LaGrange Southeast Regional provides the citizens of West Georgia and East Alabama access to current artistic practice; offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities; and affords the LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center a means for the development of significant collections of contemporary American art. Both organizations have been extremely fortunate to have generous support from the Callaway Foundation of LaGrange who has provided purchase award funds to further their growing collections. Exhibition funding also provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts.



Francoise Gilot: A Retrospective of Original Prints

November 10, 2017 – January 20, 2018

Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange: 10th Anniversary Exhibition

September 8 – October 20, 2017



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The First LaGrange Southeast Regional

Exhibition: February 19-April 2, 2016

The 1st LaGrange Southeast Regional features an extraordinary, rich body of art work selected from over 400 works submitted by almost 150 artists representing the twelve-state Southeastern United States. It celebrates the rich legacy of talent within our region, provides its citizens access to current artistic practice, and offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities.

The Art Museum collects and presents contemporary art by emerging and established artists with an emphasis on regional artists as well as outsider and folk artists from the lower Chattahoochee Trace; the Regional affords the LaGrange Art Museum a means for increasing its permanent holdings through Purchase Awards.



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Mirror Mirror
October 9, 2015- January 16, 2016

In partnership with Hills & Dales, this exhibit linked the Art Museum as community participant along with the Legacy Museum, in the year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Callaway family home.

Featuring portraiture-mirroring-portraiture, this unique exhibit compared photographs with paintings, taking a look at portraiture across centuries and cultures and included some of Troup County’s best known citizens as well as some of its unsung. The upper floor of the Museum featured a retrospective of Signe Gruschovenko’s contemporary twist on portraiture. Mirror Mirror was proudly sponsored by Renasant Bank.

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VAAL: Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange
Featuring Artist Sarah Swanson
August 28- September 26, 2015

This annual show enables local amateur and emerging artists who are members of VAAL to exhibit their work in a Museum setting. Sarah Swanson graduated with a BFA from Augusta State University, Georgia, in 2001. Her artistic focus is on figure drawing and portraiture but she delves into abstracts, collages, and paintings as well.She has portraits and commissions in local government, corporate, and private collections and has won awards at several regional art shows.
The Painted Strings Project: Also on display were violins and cellos, painted by local artists benefiting the LaGrange Symphony Guild Youth Programs (painted instruments to be auctioned at a later date).

Our County Collects
June 12- August 15, 2015
“Our County Collects” showcased Troup County residents’ passionate pursuit of every imaginable kind of collectable object from wind-up toys, political buttons, antique cameras, vintage guitars, coins, bells, cartoons, potttery to a host of other artifacts and memorabilia. With almost 30 area collectors sharing their treasures, “Our County Collects” was a salute to the long and diverse tradition of collecting that built the LaGrange Art Museum over 50 years ago.

Our thanks to collectors… Ethyl Ault, Jim Biagi, Bobby Cammon, Chris Cleaveland, Doug Cox, Annie Greene, Ralph and Nita Howard, Richard Ledyard, Bill Nixon, Helen Rice, Bill Stanckiewicz, Patrick and Jackie Terrail, John Tures, Carelton Wood, Al and Ginger Zachry, and many more!


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Diners, Dizzy, & Drives
October 17, 2014- February 28, 2015
This look down memory lane combined the history of freewheeling with the history of jazz and took us from Soap Box Derby to Sturgis and from Dixieland to Dizzy Gillespie. From Bo Callaway’s wooden soap box racer to the American Indian, this show featured the motercycle collection of Warm Springs Auctioneer Preston Evans, and the staggering vinyl jazz collection of a young English boy in pre-World War II who traded with stationed GI’s.

VAAL: Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange
September 5 – October 4, 2014
This show enables local amateur and emerging artists who are members of VAAL to exhibit their work in a Museum setting.
Featuring Gail Grice: Artist & Teacher
Gail is a native of Georgia currently residing in LaGrange. Her appreciation of natural beauty is reflected in her paintings.

June 13, 2014- August 22, 2014
This exhibit featured original, candid photographs of America’s iconic illustrator Norman Rockwell on loan from the Charles and Joy Flint Collection, Lenox, Massachusetts. This exhibit explored the man behind the canvas throught the lens of his photographer, Louis Lamone, and introduced America’s most beloved illustrator to the Chattahoochee Valley Community in a never-before-seen glimpse into his private life through anecdotal and personal memorabilia. Also featured were more than 100 Saturday Evening Post covers on loan to the Museum by Cindy Jamison Fulks from the collection of her father, the late Chris Jamison, Professional Artist.

LaGrange National XXVIII
February 21, 2014 – April 18, 2014
The LaGrange National Biennial is a juried competition open to all artists in the United States. The Lamar Dodd Art Center and the LaGrange Art Museum are the sponsors, with major support from the Callaway Foundation. Well over 300 artists from 42 states plus the District of Columbia applied for participation in the event this year, and 115 works were selected by juror Annette Cone-Skelton from over 1,100 submissions from some of the finest new works by professional artists from throughout the country.


Under The Prairie Sky: A Look at the American West

October 11, 2013 through January 31, 2014

This all-encompassing look at the American West forms a truly uncommon view of our Western Heritage and its iconic images. Experience a 100 year reflection of Western art through traditional paintings and sculpture as well as the geometric shapes and dramatic color found in Native American objects. Andy Warhol’s contemporary interpretations of iconic figures and Senator Barry M. Goldwater’s stunning black and white photography capture and define our perceptions of the West.

VAAL: Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange

August 23, 2013 – September 28, 2013

A perfect end-of-summer exhibition showcases the local talent of artists of the Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange.
Annie Greene: Painter, Craftswoman, Educator
This reprise of Georgia Farm Life in the 1940’s: The Farm in Yarn will introduce this beloved series to a new generation. Georgia Farm Life includes 37 yarn paintings depicting Annie’s experiences during two summers spent on her grandparents’ farm in Adel. A story told in Annie’s own words accompanies each painting.

May 10, 2013 – August 10, 2013
A Mother’s Day Celebration: Creative Energy, a Celebration of Spring
This exhibit is a family-friendly Celebration of the Creative Energies of Spring featuring seldom seen works by French post-impressionist, Eugène A Carrière as well as select works by locally revered mother-of-watercolor, Morrill Turner Hutchinson and the Museum’s Permanent Collection.

February 15, 2013 – April 27, 2013
Retrospective: Photographs by Douglas Kirkland
“Red Carpet Runway… A Night with Marilyn”
This touring Exhibition is organized and circulated by the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, Florida.

October 12, 2012 – January 19, 2013
American Folk Hero: Outsider Art of Georgia and Alabama
This show features works from the private collection of almost one dozen local and regional art collectors and will discuss America’s last folk hero, the folk artist, focusing on works by Georgia and Alabama “outsider artists”. The Exhibit will also include the works of Columbus-based woodworker Jack Key and blown glass form the Matt Janke Studio, Atlanta.

September 7, 2012 – September 29, 2012
VAAL, Jill Philips, and Donna Jackson
A perfect end-of-summer exhibition combines the giant garden insects of metal-worker Donna Jackson with the out-of-door artistry of Jill Philips, and showcases the local talent of artists of the Visual Artist Alliance of LaGrange.

May 1, 2012 – August 25, 2012
Permanent Collection
Since its inception, the Museum has collected a wealth of mementos, photographs, and archival materials. This is an exhibit showcasing works from our permanent collection.

February 10, 2012 – April 20, 2012
LaGrange National XXVII
The Museum partners with the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College to announce a call to artists for entry in the 28th biannual juried competition open to all artists in the United States. The categories for the competition include Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts.


October 29, 2011 – January 2012
Creative Obscurity: The Genius Noel Rockmore
Noel Rockmore (1928 – 1995) was an American painter, draughtsman, and sculptor based predominately in New Orleans. This show represents the largest collection of Rockmore works ever in one show. The three-venue exhibition will include nearly 200 works of painting, prints, sculpture, drawings and documentation of this undiscovered genius. Rockmore’s work is included in many major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, the Smithsonian, NOMA and others. His famous Jazz portraits are located in Preservation Hall in New Orleans.

September 10, 2011 – October 15, 2011
Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange (VAAL)
An exhibition of local artists in VAAL presents their themed exhibition, “Facing the Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire & Water.”

April 2011 – August 2011
Legends of The Printmaking Workshop
Will Barnet, Bob Blackburn, Chaim Koppelman & Tom Laidman
Cochran Gallery on the Square
In celebration of the 100-year birthday of visionary and historically important printmaker Will Barnet, this exhibition looks at the work of four key artists in the Printmaking Workshop. This small, but hugely influential print shop became a center for many artists and was an essential part of the development of printmaking in the United States. The show will include prints, drawings, photographs, audio interviews, a film and installation.

May 17, 2011 – October 15, 2011
Cult of Personality
Selections from the Cochran & Lamar Dodd Art Center Collections
This show will be curated by Megan Johnston LAM Executive Director and LaGrange College Museum Studies student Kathryn Schroeder. Curating from the Wes and Missy Cochran collection and the LaGrange College Lamar Dodd Art Center’s collection, the show will investigate the notion of cult of personality found within contemporary art. From Warhol and Dali to Picasso and Lady Gaga, the intense social and creative intensity of these artists is second to none. Why? What makes the viewer so interested?

May 17, 2011 – August 2011
Night Light Reflections: Visions of the New South
Photography by John Dowell
John Dowell presents a contemporary portrait of Atlanta’s nocturnal urban landscapes. This photographic series is a true homage to the city’s unique combination of historic monuments and glittering modernism, so often overlooked. The photographs invite the viewer to question what is real: is it the glittering surfaces, or the reflections they present? Dowell, a professor of Printmaking in the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, has been a painter, printmaker and photographer for almost 50 years.

African Americana
January 29, 2011 – April 2011
African American artists have been instrumental in the development of an American aesthetic; consequently, learning about these artworks is central to understanding our visual culture. This show will look at the history of African American art through both the LAM and Cochran Collections. Works in the show will include prints, drawings, multimedia, and video; genres and concepts to be found include abstract, figurative, conceptual, naturalistic, social and political.

August 14, 2010 – December 31, 2010
THE ZHANG FAMILY: From North China to the American South
Though all were educated in China’s “fine line” tradition, the Zhang family –father, mother, and three daughters – are eminently distinctive in style and in choice of subject and medium. Having adopted Western influences, the parents Zhang Sheng and Bai Yu Zhi exhibit an admirable melding of Chinese and Occidental tendencies. Seen together, the Zhangs represent an intriguing microcosm of China’s artistic evolution during the past half century.

August 14, 2010 – October 2, 2010
This show will look at several key elements in architecture, including form and function; vision and process; and place and vernacular. Exhibiting alongside Elements of Architecture, we will host work by students from Callaway High School entitled ‘Southern Analog’ in the Project Room. The exhibit is a series of photographs revealing the amazing context of visual landscapes in Hogansville.

July 13, 2010 – August 21, 2010
LOOK AGAIN Selections from the Permanent Collection
A contemporary look into the present and past of LaGrange Art Museum’s permanent collection. View the collection through the eyes of Megan Johnston, Executive Director. You will find the exhibit inspiring, challenging, and fun place to develop your creativity.

February 27, 2010 – April 17, 2010
The Museum partners with Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College to host the LaGrange National Biennial is a juried competition open to all artists in the United States.

October 24, 2009 – February 12, 2010
SPINNING YARNS: Southern Stories from the Past
An Annie Greene Exhibition
Although Greene is best known for her yarn art she is a painter, craftsman and retired educator. Her paintings frequently reflect culturally and socially relevant images of her life as an African American in the rural south and encompass a variety of subjects such as, music, dance, children’s games, cotton fields and urban life.

September 12, 2009 – October 17, 2009
From the Earth is a retrospective of the work of Cordray Parker. His life, dedicated to the arts, included the creation of bronze sculpture & watercolor landscapes. Also included is the work of his wife, Loni Parker, who faithfully brings flora to life with watercolors.

July 22, 2009 – September 5, 2009
Curlee Holton
Director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College. Exhibition held in conjunction with National Black Arts Festival.

April 21-June 30, 2009
An exploration of nature’s elegance through acrylic paintings and mixed media

February 21-April 4, 2009
A photography exhibit featuring portraits by internationally acclaimed photographer Curt Richter

November 8, 2008 – February 7, 2009
A debut exhibition of Andy Warhol’s works featuring 60 pieces from the collections of 13 LaGrange residents.

May 5-July 10, 2008
The largest collection of Korean ceramics to come to North America, revealing the adventurous spirit of Korea’s ceramic tradition, 5,000 years after it began.

November 17, 2007 – February 16, 2008
Eighteenth Century Russian Icons from the Collection of Daniel R. Bibb