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Tuesday April 01, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Late 19th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Study European art of the late 19th centuries and American art of the same time period as represented in the Museum’s collection.  The course will include impressionism post-impressionism, and other movements.  The collection focus will include American Impressionism.

To register, please contact Max Milligan, 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday April 08, 2014

Short Course: Art of the Late 19th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Study European art of the late 19th centuries and American art of the same time period as represented in the Museum’s collection.  The course will include impressionism post-impressionism, and other movements.  The collection focus will include American Impressionism.

To register, please contact Max Milligan, 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday April 15, 2014

Short Course: Art of the Late 19th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Study European art of the late 19th centuries and American art of the same time period as represented in the Museum’s collection.  The course will include impressionism post-impressionism, and other movements.  The collection focus will include American Impressionism.

To register, please contact Max Milligan, 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday April 22, 2014

Short Course: Art of the Late 19th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Study European art of the late 19th centuries and American art of the same time period as represented in the Museum’s collection.  The course will include impressionism post-impressionism, and other movements.  The collection focus will include American Impressionism.

To register, please contact Max Milligan, 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday April 29, 2014

Short Course: Art of the Late 19th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Study European art of the late 19th centuries and American art of the same time period as represented in the Museum’s collection.  The course will include impressionism post-impressionism, and other movements.  The collection focus will include American Impressionism.

To register, please contact Max Milligan, 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday May 06, 2014

Short Course: Art of the Late 19th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Study European art of the late 19th centuries and American art of the same time period as represented in the Museum’s collection.  The course will include impressionism post-impressionism, and other movements.  The collection focus will include American Impressionism.

To register, please contact Max Milligan, 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday May 13, 2014

Short Course: Art of the Late 19th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Study European art of the late 19th centuries and American art of the same time period as represented in the Museum’s collection.  The course will include impressionism post-impressionism, and other movements.  The collection focus will include American Impressionism.

To register, please contact Max Milligan, 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday May 20, 2014

Short Course: Art of the Late 19th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Study European art of the late 19th centuries and American art of the same time period as represented in the Museum’s collection.  The course will include impressionism post-impressionism, and other movements.  The collection focus will include American Impressionism.

To register, please contact Max Milligan, 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday June 17, 2014

Short Course: Art of the Late 19th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Study European art of the late 19th centuries and American art of the same time period as represented in the Museum’s collection.  The course will include impressionism post-impressionism, and other movements.  The collection focus will include American Impressionism.

To register, please contact Max Milligan, 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday June 24, 2014

Short Course: Art of the Late 19th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Study European art of the late 19th centuries and American art of the same time period as represented in the Museum’s collection.  The course will include impressionism post-impressionism, and other movements.  The collection focus will include American Impressionism.

To register, please contact Max Milligan, 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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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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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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Tuesday September 15, 2015

Short Course: Journey Through the Collection with the Docents
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gallery talks by five different docents will be presented on each of the five themes of the docent-curated exhibition, A Journey Through the Collection: Docent Choices. Topics include: “Remembering the Past”; “How Do They Do It?” (on technique); “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words”; “Isms and Styles”; and “Echoes of the South.”

Drop-ins welcome, Registration preferred. To register, contact Brandy Morrison at 334-240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org

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Tuesday September 22, 2015

Short Course: Journey Through the Collection with the Docents
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gallery talks by five different docents will be presented on each of the five themes of the docent-curated exhibition, A Journey Through the Collection: Docent Choices. Topics include: “Remembering the Past”; “How Do They Do It?” (on technique); “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words”; “Isms and Styles”; and “Echoes of the South.”

Drop-ins welcome, Registration preferred. To register, contact Brandy Morrison at 334-240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org

Led by Museum Docents

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Tuesday September 29, 2015

Short Course: Journey Through the Collection with the Docents
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gallery talks by five different docents will be presented on each of the five themes of the docent-curated exhibition, A Journey Through the Collection: Docent Choices. Topics include: “Remembering the Past”; “How Do They Do It?” (on technique); “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words”; “Isms and Styles”; and “Echoes of the South.”

Drop-ins welcome, Registration preferred. To register, contact Brandy Morrison at 334-240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org

Led by Museum Docents

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Tuesday October 06, 2015

Short Course: Journey Through the Collection with the Docents
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gallery talks by five different docents will be presented on each of the five themes of the docent-curated exhibition, A Journey Through the Collection: Docent Choices. Topics include: “Remembering the Past”; “How Do They Do It?” (on technique); “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words”; “Isms and Styles”; and “Echoes of the South.”

Drop-ins welcome, Registration preferred. To register, contact Brandy Morrison at 334-240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org

Led by Museum Docents

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Tuesday October 13, 2015

Short Course: Journey Through the Collection with the Docents
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gallery talks by five different docents will be presented on each of the five themes of the docent-curated exhibition, A Journey Through the Collection: Docent Choices. Topics include: “Remembering the Past”; “How Do They Do It?” (on technique); “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words”; “Isms and Styles”; and “Echoes of the South.”

Drop-ins welcome, Registration preferred. To register, contact Brandy Morrison at 334-240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org

Led by Museum Docents

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Thursday October 22, 2015

MMFA Trip to Mobile
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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October 22, 8:30 A.M.
$65/Collectors Society Members  $75/Docents $85/members
Register by September 4 by calling Brandy Morrison at 240-4365

Join us for an excursion to the Alabama Contemporary Arts Center and Mobile Museum of Art.  The AC, along with the MMFA, organized the groundbreaking, two-part exhibition History Refused to Die: Alabama’s African-American Self-Taught Artists in Context, in commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery March.  The MMFA had great response to the exhibition and related programs, and our sister show – featuring different objects, by the same artists, and organized around the same themes – is still on view on Mobile.

We will hear from AC Director Bob Sain about History Refused to Die and the renovated building the AC makes its home in.  Enjoy lunch at the original Wintzell’s Oyster House and visit the Mobile Museum of Art to hear from their Director, Deborah Velders.  Drinks and light snacks will be provided on the bus, provided by Southern Coaches.

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Tuesday November 03, 2015

Short Course: Still Life Beyond Tradition
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 3, 10, 17, and December 1, noon
Led by Alice Novak

Educator Alice Novak will engage the topic still life in a 4-week short course. The course will address in lectures the still life tradition and contemporary expressions of still life in a variety of
media and progress to gallery talks in the Museum’s still life exhibition and Once and Again.

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Tuesday November 10, 2015

Short Course: Still Life Beyond Tradition
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 3, 10, 17, and December 1, noon
Led by Alice Novak

Educator Alice Novak will engage the topic still life in a 4-week short course. The course will address in lectures the still life tradition and contemporary expressions of still life in a variety of
media and progress to gallery talks in the Museum’s still life exhibition and Once and Again.

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Tuesday November 17, 2015

Short Course: Still Life Beyond Tradition
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 3, 10, 17, and December 1, noon
Led by Alice Novak

Educator Alice Novak will engage the topic still life in a 4-week short course. The course will address in lectures the still life tradition and contemporary expressions of still life in a variety of
media and progress to gallery talks in the Museum’s still life exhibition and Once and Again.

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Tuesday December 01, 2015

Short Course: Still Life Beyond Tradition
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 3, 10, 17, and December 1, noon
Led by Alice Novak

Educator Alice Novak will engage the topic still life in a 4-week short course. The course will address in lectures the still life tradition and contemporary expressions of still life in a variety of
media and progress to gallery talks in the Museum’s still life exhibition and Once and Again.

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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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Tuesday January 26, 2016

Short Course
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund
Tuesdays January 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 12 noon

Thanks to the generosity of the late Ida Belle Young, the Museum has acquired a range of American treasures in recent years and will continue to do so.  From a late Mary Cassatt, Francoise in Green, Sewing, 1908-1909, acquired in 2009, to a Thomas Hart Benton, Ozark Autumn, 1949, unveiled this fall; the docent-led course will celebrate the nine Young acquisitions that have added much to the Museum’s rich American holdings.  Docents will discuss each work in depth, and the course will also address Ida Belle’s legacy, how the Museum acquired the works, and ways in which young visitors engage the pieces.

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Tuesday February 02, 2016

Short Course
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund
Tuesdays January 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 12 noon

Thanks to the generosity of the late Ida Belle Young, the Museum has acquired a range of American treasures in recent years and will continue to do so.  From a late Mary Cassatt, Francoise in Green, Sewing, 1908-1909, acquired in 2009, to a Thomas Hart Benton, Ozark Autumn, 1949, unveiled this fall; the docent-led course will celebrate the nine Young acquisitions that have added much to the Museum’s rich American holdings.  Docents will discuss each work in depth, and the course will also address Ida Belle’s legacy, how the Museum acquired the works, and ways in which young visitors engage the pieces.

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Tuesday February 09, 2016

Short Course
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund
Tuesdays January 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 12 noon

Thanks to the generosity of the late Ida Belle Young, the Museum has acquired a range of American treasures in recent years and will continue to do so.  From a late Mary Cassatt, Francoise in Green, Sewing, 1908-1909, acquired in 2009, to a Thomas Hart Benton, Ozark Autumn, 1949, unveiled this fall; the docent-led course will celebrate the nine Young acquisitions that have added much to the Museum’s rich American holdings.  Docents will discuss each work in depth, and the course will also address Ida Belle’s legacy, how the Museum acquired the works, and ways in which young visitors engage the pieces.

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Tuesday February 16, 2016

Short Course
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund
Tuesdays January 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 12 noon

Thanks to the generosity of the late Ida Belle Young, the Museum has acquired a range of American treasures in recent years and will continue to do so.  From a late Mary Cassatt, Francoise in Green, Sewing, 1908-1909, acquired in 2009, to a Thomas Hart Benton, Ozark Autumn, 1949, unveiled this fall; the docent-led course will celebrate the nine Young acquisitions that have added much to the Museum’s rich American holdings.  Docents will discuss each work in depth, and the course will also address Ida Belle’s legacy, how the Museum acquired the works, and ways in which young visitors engage the pieces.

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Tuesday February 23, 2016

Short Course
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund
Tuesdays January 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 12 noon

Thanks to the generosity of the late Ida Belle Young, the Museum has acquired a range of American treasures in recent years and will continue to do so.  From a late Mary Cassatt, Francoise in Green, Sewing, 1908-1909, acquired in 2009, to a Thomas Hart Benton, Ozark Autumn, 1949, unveiled this fall; the docent-led course will celebrate the nine Young acquisitions that have added much to the Museum’s rich American holdings.  Docents will discuss each work in depth, and the course will also address Ida Belle’s legacy, how the Museum acquired the works, and ways in which young visitors engage the pieces.

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Saturday March 12, 2016

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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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Tuesday May 10, 2016

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore A Shared Legacy, featuring works by 19th-century self-taught American artists. As the cultural landscape of the nation shifted, self-taught artists created still lifes, landscapes, and allegories popular with the growing middle class. The course will also examine the essential genres of portraits, decorative arts, and signs made by folk artists of the time. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of Barbara L. Gordon.

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Tuesday May 17, 2016

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore A Shared Legacy, featuring works by 19th-century self-taught American artists. As the cultural landscape of the nation shifted, self-taught artists created still lifes, landscapes, and allegories popular with the growing middle class. The course will also examine the essential genres of portraits, decorative arts, and signs made by folk artists of the time. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of Barbara L. Gordon.

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Tuesday May 24, 2016

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore A Shared Legacy, featuring works by 19th-century self-taught American artists. As the cultural landscape of the nation shifted, self-taught artists created still lifes, landscapes, and allegories popular with the growing middle class. The course will also examine the essential genres of portraits, decorative arts, and signs made by folk artists of the time. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of Barbara L. Gordon.

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Tuesday May 31, 2016

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore A Shared Legacy, featuring works by 19th-century self-taught American artists. As the cultural landscape of the nation shifted, self-taught artists created still lifes, landscapes, and allegories popular with the growing middle class. The course will also examine the essential genres of portraits, decorative arts, and signs made by folk artists of the time. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of Barbara L. Gordon.

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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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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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Saturday July 30, 2016

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A Morning for Anne Goldthwaite
9:00 am - 11:30 am

During her summer sojourns from New York City, artist Anne Goldthwaite captured views of Montgomery, the surrounding countryside, and local inhabitants that are currently on view in Going Home: Paintings by Anne Goldthwaite. In honor of her early to mid-twentieth century seasonal visits, the Museum has chosen a summer morning to celebrate one of Alabama’s most accomplished women. Participants will hear from the May Lamar, who is currently at work on a fictional biography of Anne and her family. The group will also share in historian Mary Ann Neeley’s insights about the locations depicted in Goldthwaite’s work and examine the prints, paintings, and sculptures by Anne in the galleries with Curators Margaret Lynne Ausfeld and Alice Novak. Light refreshments will be served.

For reservations, please call Brandy Morrison at 240-4365

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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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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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