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.
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 Garden
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
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
Kathleen Nowak Tucci, Hummingbird Necklace, 2015,
(Saul Bell Design Winner), Photograph by Victor Wolansky
Luncheon 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
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
Ceramics 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: email@example.com, 334-240-4361.