On View

Bloom Where You’re Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders

May 19, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Lamar Dodd, Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries

“Bloom Where You’re Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders” features highlights from one of the most important Georgia-based collections of American art and includes furniture and porcelain as well as paintings by artists including Severin Roesen, Thomas Sully, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Thomas Moran, John G. Brown, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam and Ernest Lawson. The exhibition represents a unique opportunity to see this exceptional collection from Bellmere, the home of Jim and Deen Day Sanders. The works date from the 19th through the early 20th century and represent the full range of interests within American art during that time. The furniture emphasizes neoclassical objects with restrained forms and attenuated lines from urban American style centers, including New York. It also makes an elegant counterpoint to porcelain from prominent American and European factories, including Tucker (Philadelphia) and Jacob Petit (Limoges and Paris). Mrs. Sanders has been a long-time supporter of the University of Georgia, in particular the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and we are pleased to share her impeccable collection with the Athens community and beyond.


Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art