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 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