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Month: May 2017

Happy Art Museum Day!

Held in conjunction with International Museum Day, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is celebrating Art Museum Day on this Sunday, May 21, from 2–4 P.M.

Every year since 1977, the International Council of Museums’ International Museum Day is organized worldwide on or around May 18. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. From America to Oceania, including Africa, Europe, and Asia, this international event includes almost 30,000 museums that organized activities in more than 120 countries, offering free admission, special programs and events in an international celebration of the importance of museums in our world.

This year’s theme for Art Museum Day is Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums. History is a vital tool for defining a given people’s identity, and each of us defines ourselves through important and fundamental historic events. Contested histories are unfortunately not isolated traumatic events. These histories, which are often little known or misunderstood, resonate universally, as they concern and affect us all.

Museum collections offer reflections of memories and representations of history. This day will therefore provide an opportunity to show how museums display and depict traumatic memories to encourage visitors to think beyond their own individual experiences. By focusing on the role of museums as hubs for promoting peaceful relationships between people, this theme highlights how the acceptance of a contested history is the first step in envisioning a shared future under the banner of reconciliation.

In honor of our shared belief that the arts are a crucial element of civil society, essential to the well-being of our communities and our democracies, the MMFA is celebrating Art Museum Day this Sunday, May 21, with a unique Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams from 2:00–4:00 P.M. We hope to see you at the Museum!

It’s a New Month to Create Many Fun Memories at the MMFA

The month of May promises to be an unforgettable one here at the MMFA. We kicked off the first week with the annual Flimp Festival and First Sundays, and that’s just a sample of we have planned with you in mind. Here is a list of other upcoming events.

Ekphrasis: Tom and Jack: the Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock

Wednesday, May 10, 12 noon

Ekphrasis is a monthly book club devoted to the history of art. Works of fiction and non-fiction are featured, covering periods ranging from the ancient world to the present. For this unique program, staff members lead presentations to provide visual context for the chosen books. To reserve lunch from Café M, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org. This is a free program for Museum members.

 

Third Saturdays

Saturday, May 20, 1 P.M.

Learn about works of art on view in the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. This FREE one-hour docent-led tour introduces some of the most important works in our collection. For more information call 334.240.4365.

International Museum Day!

 Sunday, May 21, 2 P.M.

Celebrate International Museum Day with us at Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams! Museums across the country will be celebrating this week and encouraging people to visit their local museums. Come and listen to inspiring music while you construct your own mini-gallery in our studio.

Tales for Tots (ages 2 to 5 with an adult caregiver)

Wednesday, May 24, 10:30 or 11 A.M.

This FREE monthly program helps develop early learning about elements of art through storytelling and a simple craft activity related to art that is on display in the galleries.

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