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Georgia Museum of Art to host exhibition of works by William H. Johnson

GMOA William H. Johnson “Ring Around the Rosey”-h.painting
William H. Johnson's "Ring Around the Rosey

The Georgia Museum of Art will host a new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service from Feb. 16 to May 12.

The exhibition will feature rare paintings by William H. Johnson from the collection of the James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University.

Johnson was an American virtuoso skilled in various media and techniques and produced thousands of works.

GMOA will present several events in conjunction with the exhibition, including its annual Black History Month dinner on Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Carissa DiCindio, curator of education at the museum, will lead a discussion on Johnson’s painting “High Peaks” on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. A family day, “Portraits: Bold and Bright,” will focus on Johnson’s work. It will be held March 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. Paul Manoguerra, in-house curator, will lead a tour on March 27 at 2 p.m., and, on April 25, Museum Mix will encourage new audiences to experience Johnson’s work.