Saturday October 15, 2016
A Shakespeare Celebration!
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A Family-Friendly, Blount Cultural Park Event
Saturday, October 15, noon – 7 P.M.
MMFA and ASF in collaboration will present a day for families to view the First Folio with offerings on the grounds of the theater including performances, creative children’s activities, artisan demonstrations, fight presentations, talks on Shakespeare, and more. Several arts activities (1 to 2 P.M. and 3 to 4 P.M.) will also be offered at the MMFA.
The day will begin at noon with a special Theater in the Mind Lecture on ASF’s Festival Stage in anticipation of a 2 P.M. performance of Gravedigger’s Tale. The First Folio will be on view at the Museum until 5 with related drop-in arts activities offered at the Museum from 1 – 2 and 3 – 4 PM. At these times young visitors will be invited to create their own paper Hamlet characters with costumes. Throughout the day, a variety of the entertainments listed above will be ongoing at ASF.
For tickets to the matinee of Gravedigger’s Tale, please visit ASF.net.
Keywords: Adults / Children / Exhibitions / Family / Partner
Thursday February 16, 2017
Putting Together the Pieces: Alice Walker’s Everyday Use and Quilting Tradition, co-hosted by Alabama State University
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Jacqueline Trimble and Dr. Cat Gubernatis Dannen of ASU will lead a gallery talk in Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts, drawing upon Alice Walker’s famous story Everyday Use in which quilts are a symbol of African American identity. We will examine both the symbolism and context of the story alongside the quilts on the walls that were made by Alabamians and intended for everyday use.
Keywords: Adults / Classes / Partner / Schools / Special Event / Teens
Thursday March 16, 2017
Why I’m not a Painter, I’m a Poet, co-hosted by Alabama State University
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of original poetry and prose composed in response to View of Montgomery. Featured writers will read unique works of literature inspired by the Museum’s treasure, and audience members will be invited to select their favorite work of literature and to suggest works of art to be used as inspiration for future readings.
Keywords: Adults / Partner / Teens
Thursday March 16, 2017
Offered At the Department of Archives and History in Conjunction with Sewn Together
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Food for Thought: The Mt. Ida Quilt Project: Three Centuries, Two Quilts, One Community
Sarah Bliss Wright will speak Joseph M. Farley Alabama Power Auditorium at the Archives on the The Mt. Ida Quilt, on view in Sewn Together.
Alabama Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36130
Keywords: Adults / Classes / History / Partner