Thursday October 23, 2014
Art for Life’s Sake: An African Collection for the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
In the past African artists created objects that served specific purposes: leadership, religion, education, social control, etc. Following a reception, the MMFA’s consulting Africanist, Dr. Robin Poynor of the University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History and affiliated with the Center for African Studies, will deliver a lecture on the functions of art in traditional African communities. The program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Art for Life’s Sake: An African Collection for the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Keywords: Adults / Children / Collections / Community / Exhibitions / Family / Member
Sunday January 25, 2015
Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bring the entire family to this FREE fun event, and enjoy a little jazz, and wonderful art work in the galleries!
View the fabulous ball gowns and costumes worn by Marjorie Merriweather Post in the exhibition Invitation to the Ball: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Fancy Dress Costumes, create your own fashion accessories in the studios, enjoy jazz rhythms, and walk the MMFA fashion runway to end an afternoon of fun! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
Keywords: Adults / Children / Collections / Community / Family / Music / Studio
Sunday February 15, 2015
Celebrating the Weil Collection
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Adolph “Bucks” Weil, Jr. was a great inspiration to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Montgomery community, both in his contributions to the Museum’s collections and in his legacy of philanthropy. With the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth, we are celebrating the centennial of Bucks’ birth by jointly organizing Canaletto’s Vedute Prints: An Exhibition in Honor of Adolph Weil, Jr. Following a reception, join Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld as she shares insights into the collecting vision and connoisseurship of Bucks Weil, and discusses Canaletto’s 30 etchings which form his series the Vedute, a stunning collection of 18th-century views of Venice.
Reception 3:00, Gallery Talk 3:30 to 5:00
Keywords: Adults / Collections
Thursday August 27, 2015
Members Reception Celebrating the Fall Exhibitions
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us at 5:30 for a gallery talk in Journey Through the Collection: Docent Choices, led by George Jacobsen and Pat Wanglie. A reception following will celebrate the show, along with Maltby Sykes: A Witness to His Time, Sticking to Color: Pastel Drawings from the MMFA Collection, and William Christenberry: Tracing a Line. Also on view is a selection from our Student Art Collection. At 7:00 P.M. the drawings of Christenberry will be explored in a discussion led by organizing Curator Jennifer Jankauskas.
Keywords: Adults / Collections / Exhibitions / History / Openings / Special Event
Thursday September 17, 2015
Korean Language Gallery Talk: Journey Through the Collection
10:00 am - 11:00 am
An overview of the Docent Choices exhibition will be presented by docent Jiyeon Suh. Her talk will address the five categories featured in the exhibition, as well as specific works of art.
Keywords: Adults / Classes / Collections / Exhibitions / History
Thursday October 22, 2015
MMFA Trip to Mobile
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
MMFA Trip to Mobile
October 22, 8:30 A.M.
$65/Collectors Society Members $75/Docents $85/members
Register by September 4 by calling Brandy Morrison at 240-4365
Join us for an excursion to the Alabama Contemporary Arts Center and Mobile Museum of Art. The AC, along with the MMFA, organized the groundbreaking, two-part exhibition History Refused to Die: Alabama’s African-American Self-Taught Artists in Context, in commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery March. The MMFA had great response to the exhibition and related programs, and our sister show – featuring different objects, by the same artists, and organized around the same themes – is still on view on Mobile.
We will hear from AC Director Bob Sain about History Refused to Die and the renovated building the AC makes its home in. Enjoy lunch at the original Wintzell’s Oyster House and visit the Mobile Museum of Art to hear from their Director, Deborah Velders. Drinks and light snacks will be provided on the bus, provided by Southern Coaches.
Keywords: Adults / Collections / History / Member
Thursday November 05, 2015
Transformations: Tools and Art
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Join us for the corridor opening of Transformations: Tools and Art. The student recognition will be held at 6:00 P.M.
Retooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection
Keywords: Children / Collections / Exhibitions / Openings