During the month of July, we offer new exhibitions and programs that provide you with numerous opportunities to celebrate and learn about art here at the MMFA. Take a look at the guide below of summer events being offered around the Museum, and we hope to see you soon!
Sunday, July 2, 1 P.M. and Saturday, July 15, 1 P.M.
Come and take an afternoon stroll through the MMFA galleries. During these one-hour docent-led tours, you can learn about the works of art on view at the Museum. For more information, please call 334.240.4333.
July 10 through 14 and July 24 through 28
The MMFA is offering its final two youth summer camps for the year. Both will focus on the elements of art and promise to be fun and engaging, and participants will leave with an armful of their own artworks created in the studio.
Ekphrasis: A Monthly Book Club About Art (Open Meeting)
Wednesday, July 19, at 12 noon
The featured book of the month of July is War and Turpentine: A Novel. Curator of Education Alice Novak will lead the presentation and provide visual context for the chosen book. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $10. To reserve lunch from Café M, call 334.240.4365, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 19, at 10 A.M. (for childcare groups) or 10:30 or 11 A.M. (for children with an adult caregiver)
This FREE monthly program (designed for children ages 2 to 5 with adult companions) 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. Each session is limited to 25 children on a first come, first serve basis.
Also during this month, daycare groups and other childcare organizations are invited to the Museum for a story and craft in our galleries. Reservations for the group session must be made by Wednesday, June 21. Adult chaperones must be present and encouraged to participate with their group.
Thursday, July 20, 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Please join us for DiVine Lunch Thursday, July 20, 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. in Café M. United- Johnson Brothers, LLC. will be pairing wines specifically for the menu created by the chefs at Café M. This special menu will highlight the seasonal fare. Lunch is offered for $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity), and additional glasses of wine may be purchased for $8.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 334.240.4399. Also, stop by the Museum Store between 12 noon and 2 P.M. to see Artist in Action Queen Opulence at work. Along with meeting the featured artist, you will have the opportunity to purchase some of her work.