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Macon, Georgia, Cradle of American Music: Works by Steve Penley

Artist Steve Penley is recognized nationally for his interpretations of American heroes, icons and institutions. In Macon, Georgia: Cradle of American Music, Penley took on Georgia musicians with a connection to Macon, a city that can claim having launched the careers of Little Richard, Otis Redding and James Brown as

Billy Watson Music Factory Renovation

Opened in 1999, the Music Factory was the children’s wing of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Though originally developed to be a highly interactive area, the Music Factory eventually lagged behind in the subsequent decade as technology rapidly advanced. On a limited budget and using existing structures and resources,

Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous for Words

In partnership with the City of Savannah, Friends of Johnny Mercer, Armstrong Atlantic State University and Georgia State University, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame presented a year-long centennial celebration of native Georgian Johnny Mercer in 2009. Artifacts, including a personal typewriter, handwritten lyrics and music, awards and candid photographs

Nashville Portraits: Photographs by Jim McGuire

In the summer of 2009, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame presented sixty portraits by renowned photographer Jim McGuire. Organized by the Morris Museum of Art, the exhibit highlighted a thirty-plus year career which has grown to encompass over 1,000 of the nationʼs most influential singers, songwriters and musicians artists

Our Music Is Georgia Music at Stone Mountain Park

Our Music Is Georgia Music was an exhibit I organized during my at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, which traveled to Stone Mountain Park during the summer of 2009 and complimented the museum’s nightly appearance in the park’s acclaimed laser show. Press from Georgia Music Magazine:    

Otis Redding: I’ve Got Dreams to Remember

Named “Museum Exhibition of the Year” by the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries in January 2008, I’ve Got Dreams to Remember at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame featured over 175 artifacts including photographs, hand-written lyrics, posters, letters and other personal memorabilia, as well as multi-media kiosks exploring Otis Redding’s