Thursday February 27, 2014
BTW: Word and Image
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Following an ekphrastic writing workshop, Foster Dickson’s creative writing students of Booker T. Washington Magnet High will read their prose and poetry created in response to works of art in the Museum’s collection.
Keywords: Community / Schools / Teens
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
Wednesday April 09, 2014
The Art of Baking Puppet Show
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Come join the Montgomery Museum as it introduces its new puppet show, The Art of Baking. Children are engaged as they visit a bakery run by colorful animals from different parts of the world. The characters show children how it takes everyone working together to turn the bakery’s yummy treats into art. Children are shown that the bakery’s cakes are created using color, shape, and line.
Various works of art from MMFA’s collection make an appearance during this exciting production.
The Art of Baking will be available to the Montgomery Public School System Kindergarteners in March 2014. The show will also be available to the public for three days in April 2014, and is geared for three to six year olds. The April shows are by reservation only and are free. Please contact Jill Byrd at 334.240.4359 for more information or fill out the registration form shown on this page.
The Art of Baking Puppet Show was made possible through a generous grant from the Hearst Foundations. Puppet show created and produced by Crosstitch Productions.
Keywords: Children / Family / Schools
Friday May 02, 2014
FLIMP Chalk Art Competition
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The drawing times for the FLIMP Chalk Art Competition will be Friday May 2 and the morning of Saturday May 3, before the Festival begins. Chalk artists create inspired works of art in the Museum’s parking spaces, and the MMFA provides materials to all who register on time. During the FLIMP Festival, visitors enjoy the vivid chalk drawings in the parking lot gallery, and local celebrities judge the winners.
Keywords: Adults / Children / Community / Family / Grounds / Schools / Teachers / Volunteer
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