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Upcoming Events Tagged "Exhibitions"

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

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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Thursday July 10, 2014

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Gallery Talk and Book-Signing by Ray Smith
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A grand adventure is always worth revisiting. In 1974, Ray Smith traveled around the U. S. for months, photographing people and places along the way. Smith says, “photography…is more closely related to literature, especially fiction…than it is to the other visual arts. Whether the location is a city sidewalk, a back yard, a roadside, or a door front, for me the portrait is primary, and the photograph is a short story exploding beyond its frame.”

Please join the artist to discuss the photographs in the exhibition In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith, followed by a book-signing of the catalog, which illustrates all 52 photos with essays by Richard King and Alexander Nemerov.

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Thursday October 09, 2014

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Evening with the Curator: Printmaking and the Avant-Garde of the 1960s and 1970s
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Looking at modern and contemporary prints included in the exhibitions, Rewind: Art of the 1960s and Into the Light: American Works on Paper of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Curator of Art Jennifer Jankauskas will examine several American art movements of the 1960s and 1970s. In particular, Ms. Jankauskas will discuss how the various advancements in printmaking techniques during this era allowed Pop, Minimalist, and Photorealist artists to explore new avenues of expression in their art.

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Thursday October 23, 2014

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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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Thursday November 06, 2014

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An American Collection: Gifts to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts From Babette and Charles Wampold
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

On the evening of the opening of An American Collection Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will lead a brief tour of the exhibition, which features the gifts of Charles and Babette Wampold to the MMFA collections. She will discuss selected artists whose works are represented, including landscape painter George Inness (1825–1894), William Glackens (1870–1938), and Charles Burchfield (1893–1967), placing the Wampold’s paintings into the larger body of the artists’ work. She will also focus on how the Wampold’s gifts have broadened the range of our Museum’s collection of early twentieth-century American art.

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Thursday November 06, 2014

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A Collision of Cultures: Manifest Destiny and the American Indians
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Following the opening of Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Robert Thrower, of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will deliver a lecture. In “A Collision of Cultures: Manifest Destiny and the American Indian”, Mr. Thrower will offer a Creek Indian perspective on the effects of Manifest Destiny upon American Indians.

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Thursday November 20, 2014

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Evening with the Curator: Into the Light: Early Materials and Techniques
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Gouache, tempera, pastel, graphite, ink, aquatint, etching…. These are among the dizzying array of media and techniques that artists  used to make the art on paper in the exhibition Into the Light: American Works on Paper. Michael Panhorst Curator of Art, will discuss some of the materials and processes that 19th and early 20th-century-century artists employed to achieve their artistry.

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Thursday December 11, 2014

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Evening with the Curator: Into the Light: Edward Hopper’s Watercolor Practice
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, Curator of Art, will discuss the two major examples of Edward Hopper’s watercolors in the Blount Collection: Bow of the Beam Trawler, Widgeon, 1926 and Light at Two Lights, 1927. These two rarely seen examples of Hopper’s work reflect his interest in maritime life and the sea. Raised in Nyack, New York on the Hudson River, he had a life-long interest in water and activities associated with it, including the effects of light as reflected by bodies of water. Ms. Ausfeld will discuss Hopper’s use of the medium and will place his works in the context of other important American watercolorists of the early twentieth century.

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Thursday February 19, 2015

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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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Saturday March 14, 2015

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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

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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

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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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Thursday April 02, 2015

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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

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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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Thursday August 27, 2015

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Members Reception Celebrating the Fall Exhibitions
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at 5:30 for a gallery talk in Journey Through the Collection: Docent Choices, led by George Jacobsen and Pat Wanglie.  A reception following will celebrate the show, along with Maltby Sykes: A Witness to His Time, Sticking to Color: Pastel Drawings from the MMFA Collection, and William Christenberry: Tracing a Line.  Also on view is a selection from our Student Art Collection.  At 7:00 P.M. the drawings of Christenberry will be explored in a discussion led by organizing Curator Jennifer Jankauskas.

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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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Thursday April 14, 2016

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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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Sunday May 22, 2016

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Corridor Opening: Learning Through Art
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Through Art May 21 through June 26, 2016 This exhibition in the ARTWORKS Corridor will feature the artwork of 140 third grade and fourth grade students from the Wares Ferry Road Elementary School, who have been enrolled in the MMFA Artist in Residence Program for the 2015 – 2016 school year.

Join us for the opening of Learning Through Art and student recognition on Sunday, May 22, from 3 to 4:30 P.M.

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Sunday May 22, 2016

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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

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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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Tuesday July 12, 2016

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Photo-Realism: Selections from the Permanent Collection
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Leading up to the reception for Photo-Realism, Curator Michael Panhorst will explore themes in the show such as the camera’s influence on these paintings and prints, representations of urban settings and consumer products derived from photographs, and the genesis of this new approach to realism that developed in the United States in 1960s and 1970s.

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Thursday July 14, 2016

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Women’s Work
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Following the opening reception for the exhibition, Dr. Kathleen Spies of Birmingham Southern will deliver a lecture on Women’s Work: Prints from the Collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Dr. Spies will explore the range of expressions in the show, spanning the early 19th to the early 21st centuries, including work that is figurative and abstract, universal and specific to the realm and influence of women. A specialist in Modern and American art, Dr. Spies also has an interest in gender studies and is currently working on a book about female performers in the 20s and 30s.

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Tuesday July 26, 2016

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Joe Almyda
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will discuss recently acquired works from the MMFA’s permanent collection now on view in Harmonics: Joe Almyda’s Works on Paper. Participants will take a closer look at the elegant, often abstract, natural and geometric forms presented in compelling color harmonies by an artist who influenced many others in the Atlanta area during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Wednesday August 17, 2016

Dark City with Lynn Saville
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Lynn Saville will lead a discussion of her photographs in the exhibition Dark City: Urban America at Night. Explore the uninhabited scenes and observations of changing city spaces that nighttime photography allows. Hear from the creator about the often solitary process of capturing these nighttime views. To learn more about the range of her work, visit LynnSaville.com.

 

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Thursday August 18, 2016

Panel discussion: Women Making Art
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas, Curator of Art, has a special interest in contemporary art.  She will moderate a discussion with the photographer Lynn Saville, figurative painter Elana Hagler, sculptor Rachel Wright and quilt maker Louisiana Bendolph to reflect on their diverse ways of working, their careers, and their experiences as women in the art world.

Following the discussion, Lynn Saville will sign copies of her book Dark City, which features her work on view in Dark City: Urban America at Night.

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Tuesday August 30, 2016

Short Course
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Women’s Work

Margaret Lynne Ausfeld and Alice Novak will lead a short course about the work of women artists, from beloved Alabamians Anne Goldthwaite and Clara Weaver Parish – who lived into the twentieth century – to artists practicing today. For the exhibition Women’s Work, the Museum has drawn upon its holdings of works on paper to explore the creations of women painters, print-makers, and sculptors that are often not on view. The course will examine the social changes of the early to mid-20th century when women moved beyond employment in the home, and into the salaried, working world. As women achieved more financial independence and responsibility, social recognition of their varied roles— including that of artist—profoundly impacted our culture. Addressing an array of subjects, techniques, styles, and media, the program will demonstrate women artists moving into America’s art world mainstream, where they are now trendsetters as never before.

Tuesdays August 30, September 6, 13, and 20, noon

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Tuesday September 06, 2016

Short Course
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Women’s Work

Margaret Lynne Ausfeld and Alice Novak will lead a short course about the work of women artists, from beloved Alabamians Anne Goldthwaite and Clara Weaver Parish – who lived into the twentieth century – to artists practicing today. For the exhibition Women’s Work, the Museum has drawn upon its holdings of works on paper to explore the creations of women painters, print-makers, and sculptors that are often not on view. The course will examine the social changes of the early to mid-20th century when women moved beyond employment in the home, and into the salaried, working world. As women achieved more financial independence and responsibility, social recognition of their varied roles— including that of artist—profoundly impacted our culture. Addressing an array of subjects, techniques, styles, and media, the program will demonstrate women artists moving into America’s art world mainstream, where they are now trendsetters as never before.

Tuesdays August 30, September 6, 13, and 20, noon

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Tuesday September 13, 2016

Short Course
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Women’s Work

Margaret Lynne Ausfeld and Alice Novak will lead a short course about the work of women artists, from beloved Alabamians Anne Goldthwaite and Clara Weaver Parish – who lived into the twentieth century – to artists practicing today. For the exhibition Women’s Work, the Museum has drawn upon its holdings of works on paper to explore the creations of women painters, print-makers, and sculptors that are often not on view. The course will examine the social changes of the early to mid-20th century when women moved beyond employment in the home, and into the salaried, working world. As women achieved more financial independence and responsibility, social recognition of their varied roles— including that of artist—profoundly impacted our culture. Addressing an array of subjects, techniques, styles, and media, the program will demonstrate women artists moving into America’s art world mainstream, where they are now trendsetters as never before.

Tuesdays August 30, September 6, 13, and 20, noon

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Thursday September 15, 2016

Women’s Work on Paper and More
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Women’s Work on Paper and More
Thursday, September 15, 6 – 7 PM
Dr. Elizabeth Hutcheon of Huntingdon College and Curator of Education Alice Novak will lead an engaging evening, drawing upon the exhibition Women’s Work and the Museum’s permanent collection. Participants will consider the radical nature of Mary Cassatt’s subjects (the lives of ordinary women and children), the glass ceiling shattered by Edmonia Lewis in sculpting marble in Rome the 19th century, works such as Faith Ringgold’s that employ the traditional crafts of women, and the relationship of famous women artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Louise Nevelson, Lee Krasner, Grace Hartigan and others to the mainstream art world. Come explore the challenges and achievements of American painters, sculptors, and print-makers in recent history.

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Tuesday September 20, 2016

Short Course
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Women’s Work

Margaret Lynne Ausfeld and Alice Novak will lead a short course about the work of women artists, from beloved Alabamians Anne Goldthwaite and Clara Weaver Parish – who lived into the twentieth century – to artists practicing today. For the exhibition Women’s Work, the Museum has drawn upon its holdings of works on paper to explore the creations of women painters, print-makers, and sculptors that are often not on view. The course will examine the social changes of the early to mid-20th century when women moved beyond employment in the home, and into the salaried, working world. As women achieved more financial independence and responsibility, social recognition of their varied roles— including that of artist—profoundly impacted our culture. Addressing an array of subjects, techniques, styles, and media, the program will demonstrate women artists moving into America’s art world mainstream, where they are now trendsetters as never before.

Tuesdays August 30, September 6, 13, and 20, noon

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