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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 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 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 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 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 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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Thursday August 27, 2015

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 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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Thursday October 06, 2016

Opening for Federico Uribe and First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, October 6, 5:30 – 8 P.M.
Reading by Geoffrey Sherman of ASF at 6 P.M.
Lecture by artist Federico Uribe at 7 P.M

Join us for a celebration of our fall exhibitions, First Folio, Hamlet at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Federico Uribe, Callot’s Commedia dell’Arte Characters and 17th-Century Scenes, and The Political Persuader: Cartoons by Frank M. Spangler, Sr. The opening reception will last from 5:30 to 7 featuring hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. At 6 P.M. in the galleries Geoffrey Sherman, Producing Artistic Director of ASF, will deliver a dramatic reading of Hamlet’s soliloquy with brief commentary. This selection corresponds to the page that Shakespeare’s First Folio will be open to for the month of October. At 7 P.M. Federico Uribe will deliver a lecture in Wilson Auditorium about his magical installation pieces and whimsical work made from everyday materials.

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Thursday January 26, 2017

Opening for Winter Exhibitions
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

web-quilt_250x180-2017Join us Thursday, January 26, at 5:30 P.M. as we celebrate the opening of the MMFA’s 2017 Winter exhibitions. Attend the reception and tour the exhibitions “Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts” and “Nature, Tradition, & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection.” For more information go to

Immediately following the reception, Jennifer Swope, Assistant Curator, and David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will explore the work of Alabama and other American quilters in the context of their transformation from bed covers to art.

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Friday April 28, 2017

42 MAG Museum Exhibition Opening Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for the Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition opening with featured artist Mary Lynne Levy.


Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Awards Presentation begins at 6:30 P.M.


Organized by the Montgomery Art Guild and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Sponsored by Aldridge Borden & Company, Sterling Bank and Margaret Berry Lowder.

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Thursday September 21, 2017

2017 Fleischman Lecture Perpetual Invention: The Printed Work of Frank Stella
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We hope you will join us for the reception, beginning at 5:30 P.M., in honor of Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective and collector Jordan Schnitzer. Afterwards, please stay for a presentation by Dr. Richard H. Axsom, exhibition curator and the author of the catalogue raisonné of Stella’s prints, Frank Stella Prints (2014.)

Axsom will share personal insights about organizing the exhibition and his long association with Frank Stella and his prints.  Axsom will also reveal the joys of working with Stella and affiliated arts professionals, including artist and master printer Kenneth Tyler. Additionally the program will examine Stella’s diverse stylistic explorations and serial working manner of the modern master over his long career.  A book signing of Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné will follow the presentation.

The Fleischman Lecture Series is sponsored by the Carolyn and Winton Blount Endowment in honor of Larry Fleischman a dynamic specialist and leader in the field of American art.  As president of Kennedy Galleries of New York, Fleischman played a role in many innovative ventures, raising international awareness of issues concerning American art. He served as a member of the Fine Arts Advisory Committee of the White House, co-founded the Archives of American Art (now part of the Smithsonian), and founded and published The American Art Journal. During the 1950s, along with his wife, Mr. Fleischman amassed one of the nation’s earliest collections of significant American art.

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