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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
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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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