It is hard to believe we are approaching the end of 2016. As residents reflect on what they are thankful for throughout the month of November, here at the MMFA, we would like to give back. We are offering the River Region opportunities to see exciting exhibitions, take enjoyable and productive art classes, and so much more. The activities of November include a movie screening, a chance to learn more about the history of political cartooning and Alabama politics, and a spectacular way for you to get your holiday shopping done early.
Check out the list of happenings this month.
Films at the Museum: Pollock
Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 P.M.
Join us for the 2000 film Pollock, chronicling the abstract expressionist painter’s dramatic life in the 40’s and 50’s – from obscurity to fame, with fellow artist Lee Krasner – and his tragic end.
Sunday, November 6, 1 P.M.
Gallery Talk: The Political Cartoons of Frank M. Spangler, Sr.
Sunday, November 6, 2 P.M.
On the eve of the 2016 elections, the Museum will hold a gallery talk engaging the political cartoons of Frank M. Spangler, Sr., printed in the Montgomery Advertiser in the 1920’s and 30’s. The discussion will be led by Jim Earnhardt of the Media Production Group at Auburn University and the artist Marguerite Edwards.
Holiday Wood Carving
Saturdays: November 12, and November 19, at 1:30 P.M.
Friday, November 18, 5:30 P.M. and Saturday, November 19, 10 A.M.
Please join us for our 7th annual Artist Market beginning with a preview event on Friday, November 18 from 5:30-8PM. The market will continue on Saturday, November 19 from 10AM-4PM in the Lowder Gallery and Rotunda of the MMFA. In addition to our outstanding regional artists featured daily in the Museum Store, we are delighted to welcome Kathleen Nowak Tucci as our Featured Artist.
Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams
Sunday, November 20, 2 P.M.
Museum Store Black Friday Sale
Friday, November 25, 11 A.M.
Figure 2: Frank M. Spangler, Sr. (American, 1881–1946), Political Bridge Builder, ca. 1930; ink, conté crayon, Chinese white, and graphite on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of the artist, 1931.16.24