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Thursday February 19, 2015

Reflections with Myrna Colley-Lee
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Myrna Colley Lee will discuss the exhibition Reflections, organized from her extensive 20th century African American art collection. Featured are works by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Betye Saar, James Van Der Zee, Eudora Welty, Charles White, and Hale Woodruff, representing African American lives, stories, and communities. In addition to the paintings and works on paper on view are fabric works, reflecting materials that feature prominently in the life of Ms. Lee. She is a highly accomplished costume designer in the black theatre movement. Curator Jennifer Jankauskas will facilitate Reflections with Myrna Colley Lee.

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Thursday March 05, 2015

Bazaar d’Art
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for our biennial Bazaar d’Art at 7:00 P.M. this evening, featuring a cocktail party with hearty hors d’oeuvres as guests peruse the hundreds of items available in this biennial silent auction.  With two rounds of the closing of bidding, everyone gets a chance to take something wonderful home.

Tickets are $50 per person. See the Bazaar d’ Art listing on our Support/Fundraising Events page for  details.

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Saturday March 14, 2015

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

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 April 02, 2015

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

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 20, 2015

Military Open House
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

All active, reserve, and retired military personnel and their families are invited to the Museum for an evening of family fun. Guests will enjoy art making activities, music and dinner catered by Wintzell’s Oyster House. The galleries and ARTWORKS will be open for everyone to enjoy. This event is our way of saying thank you for your service and is free of charge for all military families. For more information call 240.4333

The Museum is grateful to Wintzell’s Oyster House for sponsoring Military Open House.

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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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Friday October 16, 2015

Art in Concert
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Junior Executive Board will host its 4th annual Art in Concert featuring The Futurebirds.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for what promises to be a great night of live music on the Museum grounds.  The Futurebirds formed in Athens, Georgia in 2008 and have been touring with the likes of Drive By Truckers, Widespread Panic, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.  Their alt-country style is best exemplified in their high energy live shows.

Doors open at 6:00 pm with music starting at 7:00.  No outside coolers are permitted.  Food and beverages will be sold during the event.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here for $10 or $15 at the gate.  Both cash and cards will be accepted.

We want to thank our lead sponsors MATTER, The Poarch Band of Creek Indians and Auburn University Montgomery for their support of Art in Concert.

This event is rain or shine.

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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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Saturday March 12, 2016

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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Thursday March 31, 2016

2016 Fleischman Lecture: The Daily Lives of American Folk Artists
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2016 Fleischman Lecture: The Daily Lives of American Folk Artists

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7 P.M.

Following the opening of A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, Dr. Libby O’Connell will explore the work and daily lives of selected artists in the exhibition, including Edward Hicks (represented in the Museum’s Blount Collection), Ammi Phillips, and Clarissa Peters Russell. The Fleischman Lecture will examine the early to mid-19th century through both the folk art on view, which is often associated with the customs of ordinary Americans, and aspects of the artists’ personal lives. For example, What did they eat? How did they dress? What were the prevailing attitudes about love and marriage? And how did the era inform the artists’ careers and expressions?

Building upon her early scholarship in social history, Dr. O’Connell’s Emmy-award-winning career at the History Channel speaks to her dedication to connecting people to the past.
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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Thursday June 09, 2016

Last Call
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Junior Executive Board invites you to Last Call in conjunction with the JEB sponsored show A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America.  Enjoy food provided by On A Roll and sample spirits from John Emerald Distillery in the Museum’s Rotunda.  We will have a stock the cellar raffle and will be raffling off an Art in Concert prize package with all proceeds benefiting the Education Department of the MMFA.

Admission is free.  Raffle drawing at 7:15pm.  Must be present to win.

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Thursday June 16, 2016

Featuring Frida
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Featuring Frida Thursday, June 16, 5:30 P.M. In anticipation of the summer exhibition Women’s Work, celebrating female artists, the MMFA will screen Frida (2002.) The film, in which Salma Hayek plays one of the most intriguing and popular modern artists, will be introduced by Jennifer Jankauskas, Curator of Art. Dr. Jankauskas will provide the context for Frida Kahlo’s life and career. Beverages will be available for purchase. Popcorn will be served.

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Thursday August 25, 2016

Military Open House
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Military Open House EventAll active duty and reserve military, veterans and their immediate families are invited to the Museum for an evening of family fun. Guests will enjoy art-making activities, music, and dinner provided by Wintzell’s Oyster House. The galleries and ARTWORKS will be open for everyone to enjoy. This event is our way of saying thank you for your service. It is FREE for all military families.

Military Open House is co-sponsored by Wintzell’s Oyster House.
For more information call 334.240.4333.

 

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Friday October 14, 2016

Art in Concert
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Join us for Art in Concert October 14, 2016 featuring Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes.

To purchase tickets online click here.  Tickets can also be purchased the night of the concert; we will accept cash or credit card.

We have a NEW VIP Package for $100 that includes food, drink and a meet and greet with the band prior to the concert!

This event is rain or shine on the grounds of the Museum.  Please no outside food or drink.

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Sunday November 20, 2016

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Saturday December 03, 2016

Holiday Open House
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts invites you to a Saturday afternoon
of holiday cheer at the 21st annual Holiday Open House. Activities include
performances by local choral groups, festive studio activities, and carriage
rides. The galleries will be open, as will ARTWORKS. Be on the lookout for a
certain red-suited guest who will listen to all holiday wishes.

There is no charge for Holiday Open House, but we encourage you to
bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots or canned goods for the
Montgomery Area Food Bank.

Holiday Open House is sponsored by the BBVA Compass Foundation.

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Thursday January 19, 2017

An Expressive Evening, hosted by the MUSES Teen Council
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of creativity at the Museum with other teens.  Each year the Teen Council designs and hosts a tableau of artistic expression presented by local students.  Past acts have included readings of poetry inspired by works in the Museum’s collection; performances of arias, folk, and classical music; traditional Indian dance and ballet; speed drawing on stage set to music; commercials and dramatic readings; and much more.  Come enjoy this year’s lineup.

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Thursday January 19, 2017

Artist In Action
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join us for Artist in Action in the Museum Store from noon – 2P.M. and meet artist Betty Plaster.  Betty will be demonstrating her beautiful pressed flower pieces and answer questions you may have about how to create similar works yourself!  We have pieces in the Store of Betty’s ranging from $40 – $300 both framed and unframed.  Each unique piece is a true celebration of nature of the indigenous plants of Alabama.

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Sunday January 22, 2017

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Thursday January 26, 2017

2017 Fleischman Lecture: From Bed to Wall: Quilts as Art
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Following the opening of Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts, Jennifer Swope will explore the work of Alabama and other American quilters in the context of their transformation from bed covers to art. Drawing upon her recent exhibition and catalog Quilts and Color, the Pilgrim/Roy Collection,  Swope will discuss the Alabama quilts on view, examining how these treasured textiles relate to the growing quilt collection in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textiles and Fashion at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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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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.

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Sunday February 26, 2017

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Thursday March 02, 2017

In the Arts, hosted by the MUSES and BTW
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In the Arts is designed for teens who dream of working in the arts, offering them a chance to interact with professionals working in the visual arts, design, performance, and literature, and to ask about the education, career paths, and skills of those serving in leadership and creative roles in the arts.  Many presenters bring examples of current projects.  All ages are welcome at the event.

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Sunday March 26, 2017

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Sunday April 23, 2017

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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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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Saturday May 06, 2017

Flimp Festival
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

 

Join us for an exhilarating and creative approach to art. There will be art-related activities and entertainment including a sidewalk chalk art competition and live theatrical and musical performances by Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. Guests can look forward to a new student performance every 45 minutes. There will also be interactive demonstrations with Museum Store artists, a scavenger hunt, and concessions. The festivities will kick off with the ever-popular Do-Dah Pet Parade.

The event is free for all MMFA members, active-duty military and their immediate families. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event and are $5 for adults and $3 for children.

For more information, please click here.

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Sunday May 28, 2017

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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