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