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Saturday March 12, 2016

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

During this FREE event, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will share many different aspects of their heritage in fun and interactive ways for all ages!  There will be storytelling by the Poarch Creek Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, dance performances, tribal drumming, and artisans demonstrating their skills.  We will have hands-on basket weaving, medallion making, and creating in clay, all in the Poarch Creek tradition.

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Friday April 08, 2016

Homeschool Day
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Math at the Museum
April 8, 9 – 12

Homeschool families are invited to sign up for Math at the Museum.  Students will explore the use of geometry in works of art and the Museum itself and have the opportunity to create an original work of art based on the Fibonacci sequence.  Pre-school age children will also have the chance to explore the galleries, make art, and visit ARTWORKS.  Parents are encouraged to remain with the pre-school age children.  Registration is required and open until April 1, space permitting.  Please contact Brandy Morrison at edsecy@mmfa.org, 334-240-4365.  The event is free of charge.

Download the registration form here.

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Thursday April 14, 2016

Corridor Opening: Inspired by American Folk Art
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Inspired by American Folk Art
through May 8,  2016
Exhibition Connection: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, from the Barbara L. Gordon collection, and organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia.

Don’t miss this colorful and humorous exhibition of stylized portraits, still lifes, allegorical scenes, landscapes, and animal images created by kindergarten through high school aged students from schools in the River Region!

Join us for a recognition of the student artists on April 14th at 6:00 P.M.

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Friday May 06, 2016

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

Year after year participants fill the Museum’s parking lot with inspired works of art during the Flimp Chalk Art Competition. The MMFA provides premium materials and a designated parking space to all who register on time for the contest. During the Flimp Festival, visitors enjoy the vivid chalk drawings on the asphalt gallery, and local celebrities judge the winners.

The drawing times for the Flimp Chalk Art Competition will be Friday, May 6 from 8A.M. to 5 P.M. and Saturday, May 7 from 8 to 10A.M., before the Festival begins. Contestants can work individually or in small groups of up to 4 participants. The registration deadline is Wednesday April 6, 2016. Please contact edsecy@mmfa.org for more information.

 

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Sunday May 22, 2016

Art Museum Day 2016
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for the MMFA’s celebration of Art Museum Day 2016 with Jazz Jams and Family Art Affair.

From 2 to 4 P.M. listen to David Banks Gospel Jazz Ensemble in the Orientation Circle, and enjoy art making activities in the studio inspired by An Alternate Vision: Self-Taught Art of the Twentieth Century from the MMFA Collection. The exhibition is on view through June 19.

Please also help us celebrate the opening of the ARTWORKS Corridor Exhibition: Learning Through Art. The show will feature the artwork of 140 third and fourth grade students from Wares Ferry Road Elementary School who were enrolled in the MMFA Artist in Residence Program for the 2015-2016 school year.

The opening reception and student recognition ceremony will be held from 3 to 4:30 P.M.

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Thursday June 09, 2016

Last Call
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Junior Executive Board invites you to Last Call in conjunction with the JEB sponsored show A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America.  Enjoy food provided by On A Roll and sample spirits from John Emerald Distillery in the Museum’s Rotunda.  We will have a stock the cellar raffle and will be raffling off an Art in Concert prize package with all proceeds benefiting the Education Department of the MMFA.

Admission is free.  Raffle drawing at 7:15pm.  Must be present to win.

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Friday October 14, 2016

Art in Concert
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

AIC Print Ad with Band

Join us for Art in Concert October 14, 2016 featuring Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes.

To purchase tickets online click here.  Tickets can also be purchased the night of the concert; we will accept cash or credit card.

We have a NEW VIP Package for $100 that includes food, drink and a meet and greet with the band prior to the concert!

This event is rain or shine on the grounds of the Museum.  Please no outside food or drink.

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Sunday October 23, 2016

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

The whole family is invited to this FREE Museum program where everyone can enjoy the background of Jazz Jams, a dynamic exhibition, and a related art activity and ballet spectacular.

Participants will be invited to explore the exhibition Federico Uribe: Transformart and create inventive 3-dimensional artwork with jazz performances ongoing. The afternoon will end with a dance interpretation of Uribe’s work by the Booker T. Washington Magnet High Dance Theater starting at 4 P.M.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Sunday November 20, 2016

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Thursday January 19, 2017

ARTtalk (for registered participants)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This unique program, designed for artists and art lovers alike, has been celebrating the work of Montgomery area artists for over 25 years. Sign up for a new season of six opportunities to view outstanding artwork and receive feedback about your own work. ARTtalk meets on select Thursday evenings in the Museum Library.

Dates and Times:
Thursday, January 19, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, March 23, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, May 25, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, July 27, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, September 28, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, November 16, 6 – 8 PM

Annual Dues: $20 for Museum or Montgomery Art Guild members
$35 for Non-members
To register, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Thursday January 19, 2017

Artist In Action
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join us for Artist in Action in the Museum Store from noon – 2P.M. and meet artist Betty Plaster.  Betty will be demonstrating her beautiful pressed flower pieces and answer questions you may have about how to create similar works yourself!  We have pieces in the Store of Betty’s ranging from $40 – $300 both framed and unframed.  Each unique piece is a true celebration of nature of the indigenous plants of Alabama.

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Sunday January 22, 2017

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Sunday February 26, 2017

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Sunday February 26, 2017

Family Art Affair
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

View the unique collaborative exhibition Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts that displays traditional handmade quilts from the collection of both the MMFA and the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Enjoy replicating quilting styles and themes using textiles and colorful papers to make your own pattern designs to take home!

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Saturday March 11, 2017

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

Join us for Native American Day! During this free event, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will share many different aspects of their heritage in fun and interactive ways for all ages. There will be storytelling by the Poarch Creek Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, dance performances, tribal drumming, and artisans demonstrating their skills. We will have hands-on basket weaving, medallion making, and creating in clay, all in the Poarch Creek tradition.

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Thursday March 23, 2017

ARTtalk
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This unique program, designed for artists and art lovers alike, has been celebrating the work of Montgomery area artists for over 25 years. Sign up for a new season of six opportunities to view outstanding artwork and receive feedback about your own work. ARTtalk meets on select Thursday evenings in the Museum Library.

Dates and Times:
Thursday, January 19, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, March 23, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, May 25, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, July 27, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, September 28, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, November 16, 6 – 8 PM

Annual Dues: $20 for Museum or Montgomery Art Guild members
$35 for Non-members
To register, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Sunday March 26, 2017

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Friday March 31, 2017

American History Homeschool Event
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Museum will host its fifth annual event for the local homeschool community, offering interdisciplinary connections through engaging gallery tours and studio activities. Participants will traverse our country’s cultural development as represented in the Museum’s permanent collection, from Colonial and Early American portraiture, to romantic landscapes and simple country scenes as the nation industrialized, and increasingly new artistic styles that developed in stride with America’s cosmopolitanization. We welcome the whole family to participate, as activities will also be offered for preschoolers with their parents.

To register for the homeschool event, call Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org. Please register for this event no later than March 24.

Registration form available here.

 

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Thursday April 20, 2017

Girl With a Pearl Earring
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever imagined Vermeer’s studio, or how he created such strikingly quiet images in the midst of a busy household? Tracey Chevalier depicts Vermeer’s daily life in her novel, The Girl With a Pearl Earring, in which she imagines how Vermeer’s famous painting came to be. The movie by the same name name features Colin Firth as the modern master and Scarlett Johansson as his model . . . Enjoy the film (by popular request) at the Museum with an introduction by Curator of Education Alice Novak and a brief discussion following the film.

The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Saturday May 06, 2017

Flimp Festival
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

 

Join us for an exhilarating and creative approach to art. There will be art-related activities and entertainment including a sidewalk chalk art competition and live theatrical and musical performances by Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. Guests can look forward to a new student performance every 45 minutes. There will also be interactive demonstrations with Museum Store artists, a scavenger hunt, and concessions. The festivities will kick off with the ever-popular Do-Dah Pet Parade.

The event is free for all MMFA members, active-duty military and their immediate families. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event and are $5 for adults and $3 for children.

For more information, please click here.

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Sunday May 21, 2017

Family Art Affair
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts will join 150 other AAMD-affiliated art museums across America in celebrating Art Museum Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2 to 4 P.M. Art Museum Day is scheduled to coincide with the celebration of International Museum Day, which is this year on Thursday, May 18, 2016.  To mark the occasion, the MMFA will host a special edition of Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams on May 21, and as always, admission is FREE.  The Museum encourages guests to share their experiences at the MMFA’s Art Museum Day celebration via social media, with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.

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Thursday May 25, 2017

ARTtalk
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This unique program, designed for artists and art lovers alike, has been celebrating the work of Montgomery area artists for over 25 years. Sign up for a new season of six opportunities to view outstanding artwork and receive feedback about your own work. ARTtalk meets on select Thursday evenings in the Museum Library.

Dates and Times:
Thursday, January 19, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, March 23, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, May 25, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, July 27, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, September 28, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, November 16, 6 – 8 PM

Dues: $15 for Museum or Montgomery Art Guild members
$30 for Non-members
To register, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Sunday May 28, 2017

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Thursday July 27, 2017

ARTtalk
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This unique program, designed for artists and art lovers alike, has been celebrating the work of Montgomery area artists for over 25 years. Sign up for a new season of six opportunities to view outstanding artwork and receive feedback about your own work. ARTtalk meets on select Thursday evenings in the Museum Library.

Dates and Times:
Thursday, January 19, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, March 23, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, May 25, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, July 27, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, September 28, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, November 16, 6 – 8 PM

Annual Dues: $20 for Museum or Montgomery Art Guild members
$35 for Non-members
To register, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Thursday August 17, 2017

Film at the Museum: How to Steal a Million
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the classic Audrey Hepburn Film How to Steal a Million. Amazon.com describes it as follows, “The daughter (Audrey Hepburn) of a wealthy Frenchman (Hugh Griffith) who creates counterfeit art learns her father is in danger of being exposed as a crook. She decides to steal the family’s forged Cellini sculpture from a museum before experts can examine it and enlists a society burglar (Peter O’Toole) to help her.”

Assistant Curator of Education Kaci Norman will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following. The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Thursday August 24, 2017

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

All active-duty military veterans and their immediate families are invited to join us for a FREE evening of family fun.  Guests will enjoy art-making activities, music, and a family-friendly dinner. The galleries and ARTWORKS will be open for everyone to enjoy. This event is our way of saying thank you for your service. For more information call 334.240.4333.

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Sunday September 24, 2017

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

Let the music inspire you as you create artwork in our studio to take home. Each date has a specific theme related to Museum exhibitions, so bring the whole family for these FREE Sunday outings each month!

Come and create in our studio! Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon at the MMFA. Listen to delightful music while you create a print inspired by the Frank Stella exhibition.

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Thursday September 28, 2017

ARTtalk
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This unique program, designed for artists and art lovers alike, has been celebrating the work of Montgomery area artists for over 25 years. Sign up for a new season of six opportunities to view outstanding artwork and receive feedback about your own work. ARTtalk meets on select Thursday evenings in the Museum Library.

Dates and Times:
Thursday, January 19, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, March 23, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, May 25, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, July 27, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, September 28, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, November 16, 6 – 8 PM

Annual Dues: $20 for Museum or Montgomery Art Guild members
$35 for Non-members
To register, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Wednesday October 04, 2017

Film: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As a followup to Night at the Museum, shown over the summer, we hope your family will join us for further Museum adventures with Ben Stiller, this time on a mission in the Smithsonian.  Assistant Curator of Education Kaci Norman will introduce the film and lead a fun discussion afterwards.  The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.  Cash only please.

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Friday October 20, 2017

Art in Concert
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

 

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Junior Executive Board will host its annual Art in Concert featuring Tank and the Bangas. The group from New Orleans recently won the NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest. Band saxophonist/flutist Albert Allenback is a Montgomery native and graduate of Booker T. Washington Magnet High School.

Early bird VIP tickets cost $50 per person and include a meet-and-greet with the band, food and drinks. Early bird general admission tickets are $15 per person. Early bird pricing ends October 18, 2017 so get your tickets now!

Art in Concert will be held on the Museum grounds. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the event. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. No outside coolers will be permitted.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by clicking here. Tickets will also be available for purchase on the evening of the concert.

 

 

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Sunday October 29, 2017

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

Music will fill the Museum and get your creativity going as you visit the studio and complete a make-and-take art project.  This FREE family program has specific themes related to Museum exhibitions and is sure to be fun and engaging for the whole family.

Inspired by the work of Hans Grohs, a German printmaker, participants will create a fall or Halloween themed print.

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Thursday November 16, 2017

ARTtalk
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This unique program, designed for artists and art lovers alike, has been celebrating the work of Montgomery area artists for over 25 years. Sign up for a new season of six opportunities to view outstanding artwork and receive feedback about your own work. ARTtalk meets on select Thursday evenings in the Museum Library.

Dates and Times:
Thursday, January 19, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, March 23, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, May 25, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, July 27, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, September 28, 6 – 8 PM
Thursday, November 16, 6 – 8 PM

Annual Dues: $20 for Museum or Montgomery Art Guild members
$35 for Non-members
To register, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Sunday November 19, 2017

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

Music will fill the Museum and get your creativity going as you visit the studio and complete a make-and-take art project.  This FREE family program has specific themes related to Museum exhibitions and is sure to be fun and engaging for the whole family.

Create a landscape, using a variety of materials, inspired by the works in the exhibit Landscapes, Cityscapes, and Harvest Scenes on display in our gallery.

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Saturday December 02, 2017

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

Holiday Open House

Join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer at the 22nd annual Holiday Open House. This event is FREE and open to the public; however, we encourage you to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots or canned goods for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

Activities include:

  • Performances by local school choirs
  • Festive studio activities
  • Carriage rides

The galleries will be open, as will ARTWORKS. Be on the lookout for a certain red-suited guest who will listen to all holiday wishes!

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