In conjunction with the Museum’s celebration of the Bicentennial and the symposium Bearing Witness: Art of Alabama, the Museum installed four paintings by Charles Shannon, one of the great artists of the mid- to late 20th century in the River Region. An important teacher as well as working artist, Shannon’s influence on art and artists in Central Alabama over a career that spanned more than fifty years is represented in the works included in this installation. One of the paintings, The Lover, became a part of the Museum’s collection in 1986; the other three important works are on loan from Mrs. Charles Shannon. Together these paintings represent the finest examples of Shannon’s ability as an artist with a sensitivity and passion for the American South and its people.
Above: Photograph of the 2019 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Support for this exhibition was provided by Max Wealth Management.