LaGrange Art Museum
Founded in 1963 as an outgrowth of the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, the museum was originally called the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association Gallery. The museum facility was completely renovated in 1978 and became the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum in 1991. In 2006 the name changed once again to become the LaGrange Art Museum.
Along with the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College, the museum cosponsors the LaGrange National Biennial, a nationally juried art exhibition held at the museum and at the Dodd Art Center. The museum also provides support for the LaGrange Artists' Guild, which holds its regularly scheduled meetings at the museum.
The permanent collection focuses primarily on twentieth-century works, with an emphasis on American southern art. Artists whose work resides in the permanent collection include Pat San Soucie (watercolor) and Larry Welo (etchings). In 1996 the museum was the venue for the Georgia Watercolor Society National Show, an annual exhibition hosted yearly by various Georgia museums.
Lamar Dodd, Lamar Dodd: The LaGrange College Collection ([LaGrange, Ga.]: LaGrange College, 1978).
Anne R. King and Lamar Dodd, A Shared Vision: The Life and Art of Lamar Dodd, exhibition catalog (LaGrange, Ga.: Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, 1996).
Conrad Ross and Janice Koenig, Through the Years: Drawings, Paintings, and Prints by Conrad and Janice Koenig Ross, exhibition catalog (LaGrange, Ga.: Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, 2003).
William J. Thompson and Jean Westmacott, Going to the Source: The Work of William J. Thompson (Gainesville, Ga.: Brenau University Galleries; Athens, Ga.: Georgia Museum of Art, ).
Robin Fay, University of Georgia Libraries
A project of the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor.