Artful Instruments of Death: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Craft

December 02, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

This exhibition gathers a range of early Georgia firearms and related accessories from both private collections and other museums. For example, it includes a flintlock long rifle dating 1830–40, crafted by Georgia gunsmith Wiley Grover Higgins and decorated with a gamecock motif, on loan from the Frazier History Museum, in Louisville, Kentucky. The exhibition will be on view during the ninth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts (Feb. 1–3, 2018) and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue published by the museum.


Sam Thomas, curator, T.R.R. Cobb House, and Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts


Community Foundation for Northern Virginia/the MOTSTA Fund, the Watson-Brown Foundation, the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art