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AMA celebrates artist's 100th birthday

The exhibit has more than 50 works on display. (Source: WALB) The exhibit has more than 50 works on display. (Source: WALB)
Katie Dillard is the museum interim curator of exhibitions and collections. (Source: WALB) Katie Dillard is the museum interim curator of exhibitions and collections. (Source: WALB)
The exhibit will be up through February 25th. (Source: WALB) The exhibit will be up through February 25th. (Source: WALB)

The Albany Museum of Art is celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of Howard Finster, a popular self-taught Georgia folk artist.

The museum hosted a reception on Friday to open a new exhibit of more than 50 of his works. 

Finster is considered the 'Andy Warhol of the South.'

As a pastor, much of his work was dedicated to spreading the gospel. 

The museum is one of the few in the nation that is able to showcase Finster's work in the centennial year of his birth. 

"It's been a joy to install the pieces and just see all the little details and the intricacy of his work and his dedication to spreading the word," said the museum interim curator of exhibitions and collections Katie Dillard. 

The exhibit will be up through February 25th... and it's always free to visit the Albany Museum of Art.

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