This exhibition paid homage to Nashville’s country music heritage through 60 black and white photographs of beloved artists such as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, and Bill Monroe. The images were taken by one of the industry’s most celebrated photographers, Jim McGuire, who has helped define the public’s perception of countless artists through his penetrating portraits. A native of New Jersey, McGuire moved to Nashville in the 1970s to pursue his interest in music and the people who made it.
He began the Nashville Portrait series in 1974; it now includes more than a thousand images of America’s most influential singers, songwriters, and musicians, often depicted with the instruments that are the tools of their trade.
Organized by the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia, Tour Development by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri Location:
Conte Community Arts Gallery Presenting Sponsor: Allstate