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Collectors Society

Let the Journey Begin
2016 – 2017

This special group for Museum members is designed for those who collect art as well as those who enjoy learning about art and collections.  The schedule includes programs at the Museum and travel.


Luncheon Lecture by Federico UribeCollectorSoc.Uribe.Ram
Friday, October 7, 12 noon – 1:30 P.M., MMFA

Hear from Colombian-born artist Federico Uribe about his work in the MMFA exhibition Federico Uribe: Transformart.  The exhibition features whimsical creatures and environments made from everyday materials.

Federico Uribe, Flooded, 2013,
electric cables and computer keys, Lent by the artist


Chihuly in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical GardenChihuly
Thursday, October 27, 8:30 A.M. – 5:45 P.M. via chartered coach

Enjoy vivid installations of glass in the garden by famed artist Dale Chihuly before the blockbuster show’s closing. Participants should bring rain boots and an umbrella in the event of rain. The group will have lunch at Linton’s.

Dale Chihuly, Sol del Citrón, 2014, 15 x 14.5 x 14′
photograph courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Garden



Luncheon Lecture by Kathleen Nowak TucciKathleen Nowak Tucci
“The Reluctant Fashionista – life in the world of high fashion and art jewelry”
Friday, November 18, 12 noon – 1:30 P.M., MMFA

Gulf Coast artist Kathleen Tucci will talk about her striking jewelry made of recycled materials. Additionally Collectors Society members will have the first look at select pieces created by Tucci for the MMFA’s annual
Artist Market.

Kathleen Nowak Tucci, Hummingbird Necklace, 2015,
(Saul Bell Design Winner), Photograph by Victor Wolansky



SPALDING NIXLuncheon Lecture by Spalding Nix
“Millennials Don’t Polish Silver: Personal Property in the 21st  Century”
Wednesday, January 18, 12 noon – 1:30 P.M., MMFA

Spalding Nix will discuss how the market for fine art and antiques is changing between the Baby Boomers, GenXers and Millennials. Mr. Nix is the principal of Spalding Nix Fine Art, a premier art appraisal and advisory firm.

Courtesy Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia



Third Space/shifting conversations about contemporary art
at Birmingham Museum of Art and Private Collection Visit
Thursday, February 2, 8:30 A.M – 5:45 P.M. via chartered coach

José Bedia

The Birmingham Museum will host Collectors Society in Third Space, an exhibition that creates connections between the American South and other parts of the world using contemporary art. The group will  also have lunch at Oscar’s and visit a private collection.


José Bedia, Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers), 2000, mixed media, 122 x 355 x 188 inches, Birmingham Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art in honor of Pauline Ireland



Lidded Water VesselCeramics Activity Inspired by Nature, Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics Followed by Lunch, MMFA
Tuesday, March 28, 10:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Make your own ceramic vessel inspired by Nature, Tradition, and Innovation with Dr. Scott Meyer, Head of Ceramics, University of Montevallo, and author of With Fire: Richard Hirsch: a Life Between Chance and Design.  Wear your “work clothes.”

Tetsuya Ishiyama, Lidded Water Vessel, n.d., stoneware with natural-ash glaze,
Collection of Gordon Brodfuehrer, Photograph courtesy of Tim Siegert


Join us for the journey!

Museum Members are invited to join Collectors Society.  Dues are $300 and include all food, beverage, admission, and transportation. Collectors Society Members are welcome to invite guests for an additional fee, space permitting.

Contact Alice Novak with any questions:, 334-240-4361.

Register online