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Date:
September 5, 2019 - October 12, 2019
Time:
All Day
Time Details:
Gallery hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. LHAC is closed on Saturdays when there is a UGA home football game.
Address:
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St

Athens, GA 30601
Contact:
706-613-3623
Cost:
Free
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"The Artist and His Collection with James de Molyneux" Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center

Thursday, September 5, 2019


The Lyndon House Arts Center presents "The Artist and His Collection with James de Molyneux," opening on Thursday, September 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  A special event will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  This exhibition is on view through October 12, 2019.

As a collector, writer and painter, James de Molyneux is exploring the past. When de Molyneux and his partner relocated to Georgia to renovate the Smithonia Plantation, they brought with them a massive art collection, including works by visionary artists Minnie Evans and Purvis Young.  Over decades of collecting, de Molyneux developed a refined eye for art. Relatively recently, he has focused on his own exploration of painting, creating artistic interpretations of historical and personal past life events. 

A special artist talk event will be held at Smithonia Plantation on Saturday September 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Smithonia Plantation was originally built in 1863 by a slave owner and early user of convict labor. The home is eccentric and includes many architectural elements of interest such as an indoor water well. James de Molyneux will guide us through the works in his collection, the unique home and the stories of his life and artistic pursuits. Please RSVP for this event by calling the Lyndon House Arts Center at 706-613-3623 or emailing beth.sale@accgov.com.

The exhibition will be on view during regular gallery hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  All shows are free of charge and open to the public.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  The Lyndon House Arts Center is closed on Saturdays when there is a University of Georgia home football game.
 
Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt Street, is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department and is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through Appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner of the National Endowment of the Arts.