With a new year comes more opportunities for the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. As we enter into 2017, we anticipate that the opening of our winter exhibitions, a free movie screening, and various other events will generate enthusiasm in the River Region.
Take a look at the list of happenings for the month of January.
Film at the Museum: Midnight in Paris
Thursday, January 5, 5:30 P.M.
We have heard from film lovers that you would like to see the movie Midnight in Paris. Join us for Woody Allen’s 2011 comedy in which an American writer and tourist in Paris suddenly finds himself in the 1920s–interacting with the likes of Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Josephine Baker, the Fitzgeralds, and many other creative luminaries.
Sunday, January 8, 1 P.M.
Art Ed Central
Thursday, January 12, 4:30 P.M.
Enjoy a gallery talk in a new exhibition at the Museum and experience related lessons to use in your classrooms at this FREE teacher workshop.
Thursday, January 19, 11 A.M.
Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams
Sunday, January 22, 2 P.M.
The lunar-inspired exhibition Moonstruck: Works on Paper from the MMFA Collection is sure to inspire you in the studio, where the whole family is welcome to create vivid nighttime scenes using various printmaking techniques.
Celebrating the Opening of Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts and Nature, Tradition & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection
Thursday, January 26, 5:30 P.M.
Fleischman Lecture: From Bed to Walls: Quilts as Art
Thursday, January 26, 7 P.M.
Following the opening of Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts, Jennifer Swope, Assistant Curator, David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will explore the work of Alabama and other American quilters in the context of their transformation from bed covers to art.
Figure 1: Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975), Huck Finn, from the Missouri State Capitol Mural Series, 1936, lithograph on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Luther Hill in memory of William Convington, 1969.13
Figure 2: Mallory and Welch Families, Mount Ida Wedding Quilt, 1851, cotton, Lent by the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, ADAH, 86.1457.1