School is out and summer is just around the corner. With the temperatures approaching the 90-degree mark or higher many people are looking for ways to get out and enjoy themselves while keeping comfortably cool. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has just what you looking for in our air-conditioned galleries, studios, Café M, and Museum Store.
Check out the list of activities for June here at the MMFA. Click through to discover some fun events to make your summer memorable.
Sunday, June 4, 1 P.M.
Learn about works of art on view in the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. This FREE one-hour docent-led tour introduces some of the most important works in our collection.
Short Course: The Work of Auguste Rodin
Tuesdays, June 6, 13, and 20, at 12 noon
The Museum now enjoys the loan of several bronze sculptures by the French master Auguste Rodin from the collection of Iris Cantor. As is evident in his work, Rodin was a transitional figure in the art world of nineteenth-century France, both a traditional sculptor and radical innovator .
Free Film at the Museum
Thursday, June 15, 5:30 P.M.
Join us for a FREE showing of the movie Lust for Life. Enjoy the 1956 classic in which Kirk Douglas plays Vincent Van Gogh and Anthony Quinn plays Paul Gauguin. There will be wine, soft drinks, and bottled water available for purchase, and as always, the delicious popcorn is free!
Saturday, June 17, at 1 P.M.
Take a FREE one-hour docent-led tour of the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. For more information call 334.240.4365.
June 19 through 22, 8:30 A.M.
This is the first of three youth summer camps the MMFA education department will offer this year. It will focus on the elements of art, and promises to be both fun and instructive. Participants will leave with an armful of their own artworks created in the studio.
Tales for Tots (ages 2 to 5 with an adult caregiver)
Wednesday, June 28, 10:30 A.M., and 11 A.M.
This FREE monthly program for the pre-school set helps foster learning about elements of art through storytelling and a simple craft activity related to art that is on display in the galleries.
Saturday, from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Café M’s Saturday Brunch offers a variety of delicious options made from fresh local ingredients. Check out our summer menu now featuring French Toast Casserole with Peach Compote, delicious summer salad combos with grilled fish and chicken, and our always popular crustless quiches. We invite you to enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a stunning view overlooking the lake and park. Call ahead and make your reservations at 334.240.4339.