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Month: June 2016

Last Call Draws a Great Crowd

Last Call Crowd Blog Photo 6.9.16The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Junior Executive Board hosted its first Last Call of 2016 in conjunction with A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. The JEB was one of the lead sponsors for the exhibit and was very excited to bring the young professional community out to see the show before it closed.

Almost 100 people attended the lively event on Thursday, June 9 that included food provided by On A Roll and sampled spirits from John Emerald Distillery based in Opelika, AL. While the event took place in the Rotunda, partygoers were encouraged to peruse the galleries and take a last chance to see the amazing show. For some at the event, this was their first time at the Museum, and all were very impressed with the temporary exhibit, our permanent collection items as well as the event itself.

Last Call Blog #3A favorite component of Last Call events has been the raffle with all money raised going directly to the MMFA’s Education Department. Our guests were able to raise over $600 attempting to win a stock the cellar package and four VIP tickets to Art in Concert in October. The funds will provide scholarships for Summer Camp at the Museum to well deserving kids and help to fund the receptions on Fridays where the children can display their artwork.

LastCall Blog #2If you were not able to make it last week, please mark your calendar for Thursday, September 1 at 5:30 P.M. when we will be hosting our second Last Call of the year. The event is free and open to all young professionals in the River Region. For more information on the Junior Executive Board check us out on our Facebook page, MMFA Junior Executive Board or follow us on Instagram under the handle mmfajuniorboard. You can learn more about Art in Concert taking place on October 14th and featured band Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes by visiting our website www.mmfa.org.

Interested in joining the Junior Executive Board? We will begin accepting applications for the 2017 board on October 1, 2016. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jill Barry at jbarry@mmfa.org or call 334.240.4350 for more information.

Blake Rosen
Special Events Coordinator

Docent Graduates Honored by the MMFA

Docent Graduation Folo#3The 2015‐2016 docent year culminated on May 12, 2016, in a joyous celebration. Traditionally as docents, we lead gallery tours, art lessons, a puppet show, and more. This was a historic year, beginning with the first ever docent‐curated exhibition. The class of new docents was also
among the largest and most diverse in recent history. It was a year of doing more with less. Docents led short courses for adults and organized docent field trips and docent socials. The socials ranged from luncheons to movies to attending plays together. It was a year when we realized the value of staff and how much they support and encourage us. It was fun on every level but also a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow.

Docent Graduation Folo#2The graduation and awards event itself was fabulous, from the happy hour to the great meal to the recognition. It almost seems unreasonable to have awards given for docents having so much fun. We receive the incredible opportunity to learn about art from such a knowledgeable and genuinely likeable professional staff. That being said, we love that our efforts are recognized and appreciated. I am truly looking forward to an even more successful 2016‐2017.

DocentGraduationFoloIf you have any questions about what it is like to be a docent, please contact Jill Byrd at 334.240.4359 or tours@mmfa.orgDocent Graduation Folo#4

Paula Murphy Smith
Docent Council Chairman

 

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