Room by Room: A Selection of Mural Proposals and Other Works by Athos Menaboni
Legacy Museum on Main is proud to present this exhibit of mural proposals and other works by the renowned artist Athos Menaboni. The Italian native moved to Georgia as a young man, living and painting here for the rest of his life.
Best known for his paintings of birds, he also had a prolific career painting murals. His mural works created for government buildings, which may have been prepared for the Works Progress Administration, feature the austere, civic-minded themes of agriculture and industry that were so prevalent during the Great Depression. By contrast, his works for homes and restaurants are relaxed and fluid. The exhibit displays a variety of these artworks as a testament to the varied artistic range of Athos Menaboni.
In celebration of the holiday season, almost forty Christmas cards created by Menaboni will be added to the exhibit in November. Menaboni created artwork for Christmas cards sent out by Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Woodruff, of the Coca-Cola Company. Each card features a bird found at one of the Woodruff’s homes.
Legacy Museum on Main is located at 136 Main Street in LaGrange. The October 7 reception is open to the public. Museum admission is free of charge. Room by Room: A Selection of Mural Proposals and Other Works will be on display until January 15, 2015. Operating hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.
Whatsoever a Man Soweth
Athos Menaboni Collection of Cason Callaway / Callaway Gardens