Welcome to Your MMFA
It has been quite a winter at the MMFA! February saw one of our most successful Art Auctions and we owe a debt of gratitude to Chair Emilie Reid and her Co-Chair Lisa Capell. Their leadership of the committee of over 32 of your friends and neighbors put in countless hours to make the Auction the very special series of events it was. Art Selection Chair Ginny Cumbus with her Co-Chair Mary Dunn traveled the country securing consignments from galleries and artists providing an outstanding variety of art to guarantee our success. Thank you to everyone who served, donated, consigned, or bid. Each step is equally important.
Nearly 1,000 people came to the Celebration of Exhibitions on April 10. Ke Francis: A Selection of Large-Scale Works opened last month and Romantic Spirits, Nineteenth-Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection opened that evening. Jerry Siegel was in the galleries with several of the artists and the lecture featured Martha Severens speaking on the Johnson Collection. It was a night filled with something for everyone!
I can hardly believe that FLIMP is right around the corner! FLIMP, along with the Museum, is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in the Park and we are bringing back the favorite Do-Dah Parade to help celebrate the day featuring the ever popular Chalk Art competition, art making in the studios and with on site artists, and scavenger hunt. Music will once again fill the air with Dave Holland joining us again and a new partnership with Booker T. Washington students performing music, dancing and showcasing other talents. I hope to see you May 3 from 10 to 2.
So much going on in the galleries! I hope to see you here often.
Mark M. Johnson
Director, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts