MMCC Calendar of Events



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Farm is an exhibition celebrating the agrarian lifestyle of the rural South. Respect, reliance, and love in relation to land are qualities deeply "rooted" in Madison and Morgan County. FARM explores these rural values by pairing regional artists with local farms. Inspired by their experiences on these farms, the artists have created two and three-dimensional pieces reflecting their impressions of this essential and perennial way of life.

Artists include: Keith Bennett, Angelina Bellebuono, Shannon Candler, Chris Cook, Elisabeth Guibert, Mary Leslie Hartman, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, and Thomas Prochnow 

Farms include: Charleston Allen Farm, Crystal Organic Farm, Full Circle Farm, Johnston family farm, Lambert Farms, Oak Haven Farm, Oak Meadow Farm, and Serenata Farm

This exhibit is a visual celebration of farm living in Morgan County!

Patron Sponsor: Godfrey-Seed

FARM will be on display through January 4, 2015.

Angelina Bellebuono, goatballad: A PASTURE HYMN


November 3The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

9:30 AM and 11:30 AM

Students: $5, Teachers & Bus Drivers are FREE

Appropriate for Grades 2-6

The Lightning Thief is a new Theatreworks musical based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them.The musical follows Percy on a quest - one that's larger than bringing peace to a warring Mount Olympus!

Sponsors: GA Power     MorganStanley

Click here for more information and to download study guides

To book your class, please call Rebecca Bonas at the Cultural Center 706-342-4743 ext. 23 or send her an email.


November 11


OLLI@UGA, Madison Lecture:
"The Art Collections of Two Powerful Women: Empress Catherine the Great of Russia and Marjorie Merriweather Post" by Dr. Asen Kirin, UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art faculty

2:30-3:45 PM, MMCC Auditorium

This lecture explores the art collections of two extraordinary women—Empress Catherine the Great of Russia and Marjorie Merriweather Post—who accomplished what great men did in the spheres of governance, politics, and business. In addition, they continuously engaged in the realm of domesticity, which tradition had sanctioned as a limitation of womanhood, while simultaneously excelling in their feminine roles.

The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is pleased again to be offering educational programming through thought-provoking lectures presented by OLLI@UGA, Madison. These courses, available to adults aged 50 and older, have no prerequisites, no exams, and no grades.

A special OLLI membership rate of $25 is required, and each lecture is $10.

To join OLLI for this first year special and to order tickets, call (706)-542-7715 or email olli at UGA.

Visit OLLI's website for more information:


November 16

Yankees Marching By: A 150th Anniversary Symposium
on the Civil War in Madison & Morgan County

2:00 – 5:00 PM, MMCC Auditorium

Admission is FREE, donations are encouraged

150 years ago on November 16-19, 1864, Gen. Henry W. Slocum's 20th Corps advanced through Madison and Morgan County as part of General W.T. Sherman's "March to Sea."

Morgan County residents looked on as thousands of Union troops ripped up railroad tracks, destroyed strategic properties, and commandeered supplies without facing Confederate military opposition.

Legends abound and questions linger about these critical few days. What was life in Madison/Morgan County like during the war? How did citizens, black and white, react when Union troops arrived? What was the role of Madison Mayor Joshua Hill? How much looting and destruction was done by soldiers and stragglers? How did Madison's experience compare with other towns along Sherman's route? What was the long-run effect of the war on Madison and the surrounding Piedmont?

Several experts will address these and other important questions in lectures and audio-visual presentations in a Sunday afternoon symposium with a refreshment break. 

Join us for this lively and interesting exploration of the Civil War in Madison.


 November 20

The Road to Fame, Southern Circuit Independent Film

7:00 PM Screening, MMCC Auditorium

Tickets: $5

China's top drama academy stages the American musical Fame—China's first official collaboration with Broadway—as the graduation showcase for its senior class. During the eight-month rehearsal, five students compete for roles, struggle with pressure from family and authority, and prepare to graduate into China's corrupt entertainment industry. They must confront complex social realities and their own anxieties, and, in the process of staging Fame, negotiate their own definitions of and paths to success in today's China.

A Q&A session and reception with the filmmaker Hao Wu will follow the screening.

Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available for purchase and popcorn will be free!

For more information, visit the films website:

Click here to view the film's trailer:

A program of SouthArts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from SouthArts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and local partner organizations. Special support for Southern Circuit was provided by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.



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