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With the start of 2017 comes a new opportunity to celebrate the openings of several exciting exhibitions at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection provides a dynamic survey of the diverse and innovative practices of ceramic making in Japan.
Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts presents examples of Alabama-made quilts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries drawn from the extraordinary collections of the MMFA and the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The exhibition presents the quilts as “exemplary pairs,” demonstrating comparisons of the varied techniques, themes, and traditional patterns as seen through 200 years of Alabama quilt making.
Following the opening of Sewn Together, Jennifer Swope, Assistant Curator, David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will deliver this year’s Fleischman Lecture. Swope will explore the work of Alabama quilters and examine quilts in the context of our lives and homes and as objects of art.
We hope to see you at this year’s Bazaar d’Art. Held on March 9, from 7 to 10 P.M. Bazaar will feature works of art donated from some of Montgomery’s finest homes. It is the perfect opportunity to find a hidden treasure for your growing collections. You can buy your tickets online now, and auction items will be on view during regular Museum hours beginning February 16.
If you are making room in your homes for all the new treasures you accumulated through the holidays, remember you can bring in any of your previously loved works of art to the Museum as a tax-deductible donation to Bazaar d’Art until January 31.
In the upcoming weeks, be sure to look out for details about these events and more on mmfa.org, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Thank you for your support of your Museum. I hope to see you touring the galleries soon.
Mark M. Johnson