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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presale ticketing has ended. Please come to the concert and purchase your ticket at the gate. Cash and credit cards accepted.

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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.

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Sunday October 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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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.

 

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Thursday February 19, 2015

Reflections with Myrna Colley-Lee
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Myrna Colley Lee will discuss the exhibition Reflections, organized from her extensive 20th century African American art collection. Featured are works by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Betye Saar, James Van Der Zee, Eudora Welty, Charles White, and Hale Woodruff, representing African American lives, stories, and communities. In addition to the paintings and works on paper on view are fabric works, reflecting materials that feature prominently in the life of Ms. Lee. She is a highly accomplished costume designer in the black theatre movement. Curator Jennifer Jankauskas will facilitate Reflections with Myrna Colley Lee.

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Sunday February 22, 2015

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

Bring the entire family to this FREE fun event, and enjoy a little jazz, art activities in the studios, and wonderful art work in the galleries!

Join us for Jazz Jams and special art making activities in the studios, in connection with the exhibition Reflections: African-American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection.

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Saturday March 14, 2015

Film Screening and Tour
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

There will be a screening of the film Selma, Lord, Selma with a discussion by Sheyann Webb-Christburg, co-author of the book Selma, Lord, Selma. Additionally, History Refused to Die: Alabama’s African-American Self-Taught Artists in Context will be on view with a docent led tour.

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Thursday March 19, 2015

Lecture on Alabama’s Self-Taught Artists
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the evening of the opening of the exhibition History Refused to Die, Leslie King-Hammond will deliver a lecture about art made by self-taught artists active in Alabama in the latter twentieth century. The works in the exhibition were primarily created by these artists—they are personal, introspective, and philosophical creations that are suffused with the quality of memory, and increasingly appreciated for their visual power and honesty. Created largely with found objects and cast-off materials, the works are related to earlier works from the folk tradition, but incorporate the insights of individuals who have known life in Alabama during its period of greatest social and cultural evolution. Leslie King Hammond is Founding Director, Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Thursday March 19, 2015

Opening Reception
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the opening receptions for History Refused to Die Alabama’s African-American Self-Taught Artists in Context and the ARTWORKS Corridor. The theme for the student exhibition is Confronting the Issues and a student recognition will be held at 6:00 P.M.

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Sunday March 22, 2015

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

Bring the entire family to this FREE fun event, and enjoy a little jazz, art activities in the studios, and wonderful art work in the galleries!

Be inspired by the works of art in the exhibition History Refused to Die: Alabama’s African American Self-Taught Artists in Context, listen to the rhythmic sounds of jazz, and add your own creation to the civil rights community quilt. The completed quilt will be displayed in the Museum.

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Thursday April 02, 2015

Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery with Loyd Howard
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hosted by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Civil Rights activist Loyd Howard will reflect on coming of age in Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement, leading up to the Voting Rights Act.  Mr. Howard will focus on the bus boycott, in anticipation of the 60th anniversary later this year.

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Thursday April 23, 2015

History of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama with Randall Williams
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Writer, publisher, and history editor Randall Williams will explore the larger context of the civil rights movement in a discussion that ranges from slavery through Civil War and Reconstruction to the late 19th and early 20th century activism and organizing that resulted in the 1950s and 1960s dismantling of Jim Crow segregation. Alabama and Montgomery were at the center of this movement but were also part of a national political and social strategy that was evolving in the courts, the streets, the media, and government at all levels.  The program will also be recorded and made available on YouTube, Google+ and Museum’s website.

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Saturday May 02, 2015

Flimp Festival
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

FLIMP Festival – the MMFA’s annual celebration of imagination, creativity, and good humor includes a Do-Dah costumed Pet Parade, demonstrating artists, chalk art competition, fun art activities for the whole family, music, food, and more!

Admission fee: $5 adults, $3 children

FREE to Museum members and Active Duty Military and their immediate families.

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Friday June 12, 2015

Montgomery Art Guild Opening Reception, with Featured Artist Clark Walker
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

ARTWORKS Corridor Opening Reception  6:00 P.M.

Opening of the 41st Biennial Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition, with featured artist Clark Walker. Juror Tom Butler has selected works in a wide range of media and with diverse subject matter, providing a sample of the best contemporary art in the River Region.  Foster Dickson, author of I Just Make People Up: Ramblings with Clark Walker,  (NewSouth Books) will be present to sign copies of the book at the opening, available for purchase in the Museum Store.

The exhibition in the ARTWORKS Corridor will feature a selection of art from Advanced Placement (AP) art students of the River Region.

The juror of the 41st Biennial Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition will also hold a critique in the galleries on Saturday at 10 A.M.

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Thursday August 20, 2015

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

All active, reserve, and retired military personnel and their families are invited to the Museum for an evening of family fun. Guests will enjoy art making activities, music and dinner catered by Wintzell’s Oyster House. The galleries and ARTWORKS will be open for everyone to enjoy. This event is our way of saying thank you for your service and is free of charge for all military families. For more information call 240.4333

The Museum is grateful to Wintzell’s Oyster House for sponsoring Military Open House.

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Friday October 16, 2015

Art in Concert
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Junior Executive Board will host its 4th annual Art in Concert featuring The Futurebirds.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for what promises to be a great night of live music on the Museum grounds.  The Futurebirds formed in Athens, Georgia in 2008 and have been touring with the likes of Drive By Truckers, Widespread Panic, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.  Their alt-country style is best exemplified in their high energy live shows.

Doors open at 6:00 pm with music starting at 7:00.  No outside coolers are permitted.  Food and beverages will be sold during the event.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here for $10 or $15 at the gate.  Both cash and cards will be accepted.

We want to thank our lead sponsors MATTER, The Poarch Band of Creek Indians and Auburn University Montgomery for their support of Art in Concert.

This event is rain or shine.

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Saturday December 05, 2015

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

The Museum invites you to an afternoon of holiday cheer at the 20th annual Holiday Open House. Local choral groups will be performing throughout the Museum and the studios will be bustling with holiday crafts including the ever-popular Reindeer Feed Bags. The galleries will be open, as will ARTWORKS. Be on the look out for a certain red-suited guest who will listen to all holiday wishes. There is no charge for Holiday Open House, but we encourage you to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots or canned goods for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

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Thursday January 21, 2016

College Night: Honoring the Montgomery Bus Boycott, an Artistic Evening
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

As the City of Montgomery embarks upon a year-long commemoration of the 60th
anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, there are many citizens who remember the efforts towards equality in public transportation led by the Montgomery Improvement Association in 1955 and 1956. At the same time, the next generation has reflected on the meaning of this important milestone in American history that occurred in our very city.

In partnership with the university and college community, the Museum has organized an evening of creative celebration of the legacy of Rosa Parks and many others. With Trebled Soul from Alabama State University, Director of the Rosa Parks Museum, Dr. Felicia Bell, performers from Huntingdon College, dancers from Tuskegee University, students from Auburn University at Montgomery, and more, the college community will offer a memorable tribute at the Museum. Dr. Bell will offer a historical introduction followed by performances.

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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

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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 rain or shine 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

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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