Welcome to Your MMFA
Welcome to our new website! I am delighted you can now see the fruit of months of labor by the entire staff of the Museum. I hope you find this site more user friendly and better able to deliver the information you are looking for in easy-to-navigate fashion. It will be constantly updated, so let me know if there is something we can and should be doing better.
This new site and new look are just part of the yearlong celebration of our 25th anniversary in the Blount Cultural Park. As we welcome 2014, we look forward to a series of exciting events to kick-off a year that will be full of celebration and activity.
We commence the New Year with the ever-popular Art Auction. Event Chair Emilie Reid and her team have done a fantastic job planning wonderful evenings, and the Art Selection Committee, chaired by Ginny Cumbus, have been traveling the country to bring you the best art for your collection. Whether a seasoned collector or just starting out, you can visit the Museum anytime after February 1 to pre-bid on the art to be sold at the Silent Auction on February 20 or the Live Auction on February 22.
On March 8, we are looking forward to hosting our Native American Family Day in partnership with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Between 1:00 and 4:00 pm we will have demonstrations, craft-making, and performances for all ages to enjoy and learn a bit more about Alabama’s only federally-recognized Tribe. March 13 brings the annual Fleishman Lecture with Erica Hirshler visiting from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to discuss one of American art history’s great portraitists John Singer Sargent.
Looking toward spring, we will be finalizing plans for the coming Sculpture Garden—our 25th anniversary present to the institution and our community. I hope to announce a groundbreaking date soon. The City of Montgomery has been instrumental in helping us evaluate our needs and providing in-kind assistance to our project. The Garden will be built using privately raised funds, and there are several levels of financial commitment. If you are interested in learning how you can support the Garden project, Jill Barry at 334-240-4344 will be delighted to speak with you.
I look forward to seeing you in the galleries soon.
Mark M. Johnson
Director, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts