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Thursday January 16, 2014

Art Ed Central Teacher Workshops
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Art Ed Central, a regional division of the Alabama Art Education Association, meets monthly during the school year at the Museum, offering an opportunity for teachers and guest artists to share lesson plan ideas, view art in the Museum’s galleries, create hands-on art projects, network with other professionals, and earn certification credit hours.

January 17 – Guest teacher: Bee Lee Tullos
Mixed-media and textured surfaces
Exhibition connection – Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper

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Thursday February 13, 2014

Art Ed Central Teacher Workshop
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Mask Making
Art Ed Central Meeting
Thursday, February 13
4:30 p.m.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Mask Making.
Create a colorful, glittering mask using markers, sequins, jewels, and feathers.
Bring examples and lesson plans of your favorite masks to share with the group.
Enjoy refreshments and get CEU points.
Tour Art Auction 2014,
to view more than 400 works of art from galleries across the country.

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Saturday March 08, 2014

Native American Family Day
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend the afternoon at the Museum learning about the art and culture of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the only Federally-recognized tribe in the State of Alabama. Having been in the region for two-hundred years, the Creeks will share aspects of their heritage through an afternoon of storytelling, drumming, and dancing.

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Thursday March 13, 2014

Junior Curators Exhibition: Opening Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beginning in October 2013, students from the Booker T. Washington Magnet High School met twice a month with the Leadership Group of students from the Museum’s Outreach Program at E.D. Nixon Community Center, to create a photography documentation of their community and vision for the future. Digital cameras were purchased for the students by the Museum, with funding assistance from a Hearst Foundations Grant. This collaborative program also included instruction by Emily Thomas, photography teacher at the BTW School, art instruction by Museum teachers, and walking tours of the historical sites in the community surrounding the E.D. Nixon Center.
During January and February the students will be creating photography portraits of each other, and will learn special portrait techniques from visiting artist Jerry Siegel. Working with the Education Department and Exhibit Preparators, the students will curate and mount an exhibition of their photographs and collages in the ARTWORKS Corridor during the month of March. The exhibition will be open from March 1 through 30, 2014, with the opening reception and student recognition for this unique exhibition on Thursday, March 13th, at 6 P.M.

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Thursday March 13, 2014

Art Ed Central Teacher Workshops
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Art Ed Central, a regional division of the Alabama Art Education Association, meets monthly during the school year at the Museum, offering an opportunity for teachers and guest artists to share lesson plan ideas, view art in the Museum’s galleries, create hands-on art projects, network with other professionals, and earn certification credit hours.

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Thursday March 20, 2014

Meet the Artist with Ke Francis
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Artist Ke Francis will present a gallery talk to discuss his large-scale works of art.  A story-teller at heart, Francis is both comfortable and extremely proficient in working in a variety of media, including bookmaking, printmaking, mixed-media construction, and painting. Come hear Francis discuss his large-scale works now on view in the Weil Atrium.

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Thursday April 10, 2014

Art Ed Central Teacher Workshops
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Art Ed Central, a regional division of the Alabama Art Education Association, meets monthly during the school year at the Museum, offering an opportunity for teachers and guest artists to share lesson plan ideas, view art in the Museum’s galleries, create hands-on art projects, network with other professionals, and earn certification credit hours.

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Thursday April 10, 2014

Opening Reception
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an opening reception for Creator/Created: Jerry Siegel Portraits and Artists from the Permanent Collection and Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection.

 

Cash Bar and Hors d’oeuvres
Please RSVP by Friday, April 4, 2014 to 334.240.4333

 

Creator/Created: Jerry Siegel Portraits and Artists from the Permanent Collection
Sponsored by:

 

The James W. Wilson, Jr. and Wynona W. Wilson Family Foundation
Alabama Humanities Foundation
River Bank & Trust
Alabama Tourism Department
Morgan Stanley
Laura and Barrie Harmon

 

Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection
Sponsored by:

 

Loree and Owen Aronov
Teri Aronov
Jake Aronov
Corinna and Barry Wilson
BB&T
Laura and Michael Luckett
Helen Till

 

Also on view:
Ke Francis: A Selection of Large-Scale Works
Sponsored by:
Dr. Marla Wohlman and Mr. John Crews
Carolyn and Dr. Alfred Newman, Jr.

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Friday May 02, 2014

FLIMP Chalk Art Competition
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The drawing times for the FLIMP Chalk Art Competition will be Friday May 2 and the morning of Saturday May 3, before the Festival begins. Chalk artists create inspired works of art in the Museum’s parking spaces, and the MMFA provides materials to all who register on time. During the FLIMP Festival, visitors enjoy the vivid chalk drawings in the parking lot gallery, and local celebrities judge the winners.

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Saturday May 03, 2014

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Flimp Festival
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Flimp Festival is the Museum’s signature springtime event for fun and festivity in the Museum and on the Grounds.   The day is filled with activity—from the Flimp Chalk Art Competition to the Do-Dah Parade of pets— outdoors, and the art and music making inside, there is something for the entire family at the MMFA Flimp Festival.

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Thursday May 08, 2014

Art Ed Central Teacher Workshops
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Art Ed Central, a regional division of the Alabama Art Education Association, meets monthly during the school year at the Museum, offering an opportunity for teachers and guest artists to share lesson plan ideas, view art in the Museum’s galleries, create hands-on art projects, network with other professionals, and earn certification credit hours.

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Sunday May 18, 2014

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Tour the Museum with an Education Backpack
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Check out the Museum’s new Education Backpacks for elementary students and their families. Backpacks include imaginative activities to guide you through the museum galleries. To check one out visit the ARTWORKS gallery and look for an ARTWORKS supervisor. Visitors are required to leave a driver’s license in order to check out a backpack.

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Thursday May 22, 2014

Learning Through Art: Opening Reception
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This corridor exhibition will feature the artwork of 75 third grade students from the Wares Ferry Road Elementary School, who have been a part of the Museum’s Artist in Residence Program this year. Their drawings, paintings, sculpture, mosaic tiles, and mixed media works of art were created from September 2013 – May 2014 during weekly art classes held at the school, and were inspired by works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Opening reception and student recognition: Thursday, May 22, 2014: 5:30 P.M.

The Learning Through Art program was initiated through funding assistance provided by a Hearst Foundations grant.

Exhibition Dates: May 22 – June 29, 2014

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Thursday August 14, 2014

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Military Open House
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

EV.military.60blur-aThe Museum appreciates the service and commitment of military personnel and their families and takes this opportunity every year to show our appreciation.  Local active duty and retired military personnel and their immediate family are invited to attend Military Open House.  The festivities include art-making projects in the Studios, live music, and a buffet dinner.

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Tuesday August 19, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Early 20th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you imagine that there were really so many right angles and straight lines around Small Point Harbor, Casco Bay, Maine when John Marin painted it in 1931?  Does the surface of the painting even look finished?

In the early decades of the twentieth century, challenging conventions and exploring modes personal expression was the purview of the avant-garde.  Learn about the artist’s unique vision in Europe and at home, exploring movements from the bright colors of the Fauves to the fragmented surfaces of the Cubists and more.

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Tuesday August 26, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Early 20th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you imagine that there were really so many right angles and straight lines around Small Point Harbor, Casco Bay, Maine when John Marin painted it in 1931?  Does the surface of the painting even look finished?

In the early decades of the twentieth century, challenging conventions and exploring modes personal expression was the purview of the avant-garde.  Learn about the artist’s unique vision in Europe and at home, exploring movements from the bright colors of the Fauves to the fragmented surfaces of the Cubists and more.

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Thursday August 28, 2014

Free! — Video Editing for the iPhone and iPad: A Workshop for Beginners
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adults (Ages 14+)

Video Editing for the iPhone and iPad: A Workshop for Beginners

Mobile phones make it easy to share photos online, but what about video? During this workshop, you will learn how to create video slideshows with your photographs, add titles and music, and edit video with the latest software available for the iPhone and iPad. Best of all, this workshop is FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

Instructor: Tim Brown, Curator of Education

Time: 6 to 8 P.M.

Thursday: August 28

To register for classes, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday September 02, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Early 20th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you imagine that there were really so many right angles and straight lines around Small Point Harbor, Casco Bay, Maine when John Marin painted it in 1931?  Does the surface of the painting even look finished?

In the early decades of the twentieth century, challenging conventions and exploring modes personal expression was the purview of the avant-garde.  Learn about the artist’s unique vision in Europe and at home, exploring movements from the bright colors of the Fauves to the fragmented surfaces of the Cubists and more.

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Tuesday September 09, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Early 20th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you imagine that there were really so many right angles and straight lines around Small Point Harbor, Casco Bay, Maine when John Marin painted it in 1931?  Does the surface of the painting even look finished?

In the early decades of the twentieth century, challenging conventions and exploring modes personal expression was the purview of the avant-garde.  Learn about the artist’s unique vision in Europe and at home, exploring movements from the bright colors of the Fauves to the fragmented surfaces of the Cubists and more.

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Thursday September 11, 2014

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Art Ed Central Teacher Workshop
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Art Ed Central

Thursday, September 11: 4:30 to 6 P.M.

Beginning in September, these FREE fun and informative meetings designed especially for area art teachers will be held each month at the Museum. Each workshop offers an opportunity for teachers and guest artists to share lesson plan ideas, view art in the Museum’s galleries, create hand-on art projects, network with other professionals, and earn certification hours.

Art Ed Central is a regional division of the Alabama Art Education Association. The MMFA Education Department and AAEA District Representative BeeLee Tullos from the Montgomery Academy are co-sponsors of these workshops.

To reserve a space, call 334.240.4363, or email dpickens@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday September 23, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Early 20th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you imagine that there were really so many right angles and straight lines around Small Point Harbor, Casco Bay, Maine when John Marin painted it in 1931?  Does the surface of the painting even look finished?

In the early decades of the twentieth century, challenging conventions and exploring modes personal expression was the purview of the avant-garde.  Learn about the artist’s unique vision in Europe and at home, exploring movements from the bright colors of the Fauves to the fragmented surfaces of the Cubists and more.

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Tuesday September 30, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Early 20th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you imagine that there were really so many right angles and straight lines around Small Point Harbor, Casco Bay, Maine when John Marin painted it in 1931?  Does the surface of the painting even look finished?

In the early decades of the twentieth century, challenging conventions and exploring modes personal expression was the purview of the avant-garde.  Learn about the artist’s unique vision in Europe and at home, exploring movements from the bright colors of the Fauves to the fragmented surfaces of the Cubists and more.

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Friday October 10, 2014

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Art in Concert
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Featuring the Pine Hill Haints and the Owsley Brothers The Junior Executive Board will host its third annual Art in Concert featuring Alabama band the Pine Hill Haints. The traditional bluegrass, folk, honky tonk, and country band “Ghost Train,” “When You Fall,” and “Walking Talking Deadman.” The concert will open with the Owsley Brother, a  psychedelic garage blues band is from Freeport, Florida. The rock group is known for songs including: “Rotten on the Vine” and “Blood and Fire.” They just released their latest album in August. We thank Stivers Ford and AUM for being repeat lead sponsors! Tickets are $10 in advance until October 8 at 6:00 P.M.  Tickets at the gate will be $15

Gates open at 6:00

Concert begins at 7:00

Rain or Shine.  Food and Beverages will be for sale, no outside coolers permitted

Buy a ticket NOW

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Sunday October 26, 2014

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Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Art Affairs ( all ages welcome)

Bring the entire family to these free fun events and enjoy music, art activities in the studios, and wonderful artwork in the galleries! View a special exhibition of African art in the Museum galleries, see artists demonstrate wood carving, printmaking, and jewelry making, “jive” with the rhythm and sounds of jazz, make animal masks & stamped Adinkra designs in the studios, and enjoy the BTW Dance Theatre’s energizing performance to end an afternoon of fun.

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Friday November 21, 2014

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Artist Market and Preview Party
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ArtMarkt_9938aThe Museum Store is looking forward to the 5th Annual Artist Market on Friday, November 21st from 5:30 to 8 P.M., and Saturday, November 22nd from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. in the Lowder Gallery, Rotunda, and Durr-Fillauer Gallery. Artist Market consists of local and regional artists who are represented in the Museum Store. There will be painters, potters, glass artists, jewelers, mixed media artists, a stone carver, and many more. Friday evening’s Artist Market and Preview Party event includes hors d’oeurves and a cash bar. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet and shop with approximately 30 artists on Friday night and Saturday. Mark your calendar for this great holiday shopping opportunity. BUY LOCAL, BUY HANDCRAFTED!

 

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Saturday November 22, 2014

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Artist Market
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

ArtMarkt_9910aThe Museum Store is looking forward to the 5th Annual Artist Market on Friday, November 21st from 5:30 to 8 P.M., and Saturday, November 22nd from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. in the Lowder Gallery, Rotunda, and Durr-Fillauer Gallery. Artist Market consists of local and regional artists who are represented in the Museum Store. There will be painters, potters, glass artists, jewelers, mixed media artists, a stone carver, and many more. Friday evening’s Artist Market and Preview Party event includes hors d’oeurves and a cash bar. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet and shop with approximately 30 artists on Friday night and Saturday. Mark your calendar for this great holiday shopping opportunity. BUY LOCAL, BUY HANDCRAFTED!

 

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Saturday December 06, 2014

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Holiday Open House
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

HOH_DSC0107The festivities for the event include musical performances by local school choirs and performance groups, holiday art projects, cookies and lemonade, and horse and carriage rides in the park. Holiday Open House is free and open to the public, so invite your friends and family and spend the afternoon at MMFA celebrating the season.

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