Few people ever get to fully follow their passions, and realize their dreams and visions in life. One such fortunate person is Sister Gertrude Morgan, a self-taught African-American artist, preacher, musician, and poet. Sister Morgan (April 7, 1900 – July 8, 1980) was born in LaFayette, Alabama and in 1939 arrived in New Orleans where she spent the remainder of her life painting, preaching, performing, working at an orphanage and providing spiritual guidance for prison inmates. During her lifetime, Sister Morgan achieved critical acclaim for her folk art paintings. The exhibit features twenty-five of Sister Morgan’s original paintings. These paintings are part of the renowned Montague Collection of African-American History. Listen to her songs from “Let Us Make a Record,” and view her life expressions in vivid color at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives.
Free to the general public of all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
For more information, call 850-599-3020 or go to http://www.tallahasseearts.org/event/the-montague-collection-series-the-gertrude-morgan-exhibit/.