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.
Keywords: Community / Openings / Schools / Teens
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.
Keywords: Adults / Community / Exhibitions / Openings / Teachers / Teens
Thursday April 10, 2014
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
The James W. Wilson, Jr. and Wynona W. Wilson Family Foundation
Alabama Humanities Foundation
River Bank & Trust
Alabama Tourism Department
Laura and Barrie Harmon
Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection
Loree and Owen Aronov
Corinna and Barry Wilson
Laura and Michael Luckett
Also on view:
Ke Francis: A Selection of Large-Scale Works
Dr. Marla Wohlman and Mr. John Crews
Carolyn and Dr. Alfred Newman, Jr.
Keywords: Adults / Community / Exhibitions / Member / Openings
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
Keywords: Children / Community / Openings / Outreach / Schools