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Traveling Exhibitions

Traveling Exhibitions

The Museum makes available exhibitions organized from the Museum’s Collections to other art museums and art centers around the country. By downloading the PDF documents below, you will find further information on the traveling exhibitions currently available for booking.

First Impressions

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834–1903), Thames Police (Wapping Wharf), 1859, from A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames (The Thames Set), etching on Japanese paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Jr., in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Sr., 1984.17.7

James McNeill Whistler was an American émigré painter and printmaker who lived an eventful life on the European stage, gaining as much notoriety as renown. Whistler was an artist of profound importance to the development of the aesthetic foundations of twentieth-century art. Click here for more information about this exhibition.

From Heart to Hand

Julia Irving Harris (American, 1859–1937), Crazy Quilt, 1884, silk velvet, and taffeta, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Mrs. Thomas D. McGough, III, 1977.88

This exhibition includes select quilts from both groups and features the work of Yvonne Wells and Nora Ezell, whose quilts showcase the variety of styles in the MMFA’s permanent collection. The exhibition is divided into three thematic areas, each of which help to introduce traditional patterns of pieced quilts, expand on the improvisations distinct to each quilt artist or region, and to focus on examples from the work of one contemporary Alabama quilter respectively. Click here for more information about this exhibition.

In Time We Shall Know Ourselves

Raymond Smith (American, born 1942), New Picture Books, Stoneville, North Carolina, 1974, gelatin silver print on paper, Lent by the artist, L2014.1.16

In the summer of 1974, a young man drove an aging Volkswagen from New England through the South and into the Midwest, camping and photographing people and places along the way to California. The car died in Kansas City, and Ray Smith took the train home to New Haven, Connecticut, where he printed some of the 750 exposures he had made with his Rolleiflex and Minolta twin-lens cameras. Few of these rare prints have been exhibited or published until now, the fortieth anniversary of Smith’s trip. Click here for more information about this exhibition.

Jane Cassidy: The Undersea Well

Jane Cassidy, Long Since the Sun Has Set, 2014, 4 channel video, 4 channel surround sound, Lent by the artist

Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Jane Cassidy: The Undersea Well is the first museum exhibition to bring together multiple examples of this talented sound and light artist’s immersive works. Debuting both new pieces and updated installations of favorite works, the exhibition demonstrates the mastery of Cassidy to create art that stirs wonder and our emotions. Click here to learn more about this exhibition.

Portraits by Karsh

Yousuf Karsh (American, born Armenia, 1908–2002), Frank Lloyd Wright, 1954, gelatin silver print on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gifted to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts by the artist in honor of Museum Director, Mark M. Johnson, 1996.5.12

This exhibition includes portraits of doctors, lawyers, political leaders, philanthropists, artists, writers, musicians, movie stars, and more. Most of the photographs are from the artist’s collection, kept over the years as standards of excellence for judging subsequent prints made from his vintage negatives. Click here to learn more about this exhibition. Click here for more information about this exhibition.

Contact

For more information about exhibition availability, please contact the Collections Information Specialist.