As fall transitions into winter, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ calendar heats up with free tours, classes, films, and other captivating events. Throughout the month of November, we are hosting entertaining activities for our community. Below is a preview of what you can expect.
Sunday, November 5, 1 P.M.
Join us for First Sundays! This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the art on view at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts of Fine Arts. Make plans now to take the FREE one-hour docent-led tour.
Art Ed Central
Thursday, November 9, 4:30 P.M.
Art educators are welcome to join us for these FREE monthly workshops and learn more about utilizing the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts as a classroom resource. After informative gallery talks with Museum curators, participants enjoy related art lessons in the studio. Light refreshments are served, and certification hours are earned.
Art Ed Central is a regional division of the Alabama Art Education Association. Meetings are co-hosted by the MMFA and organized by AAEA District Representative Sally Chambliss, art teacher at Loveless Academic Magnet Program.
Earth’s Heart: Connecting Cultures
Every Thursday, 2 P.M.
Visit ARTWORKS at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday afternoons to learn about the arts of a different country. Throughout the month of November, participants will explore the culture of Russia. ARTWORKS Educator Kelly Bazan will introduce young learners to the basic greetings, visual arts, music, clothing, and traditions of this country. Connections will also be made to works in the Museum’s galleries. Class size is limited to 25 students. First come first serve.
Look for drop-in art activities related to special exhibitions while you explore the ARTWORKS
Short Course: American Artists’ Views of the First World War
Tuesdays at 12 noon, November 7 and November 17
Many artists represented in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ collection lived through the First World War, including Kelly Fitzpatrick, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargeant, and the Canadian Kerr Eby. Some saw combat and each influenced our perspective in some way regarding how we see our world, our country, and our involvement in the unprecedented global conflict.
Tuesdays: November 7 and 21
Children (ages 3 to 5) and their adult caregivers will enjoy learning about art basics by creating their own unique artworks together at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Participants will learn through doing in our studio by exploring the elements of art and experimenting with new techniques. Class size is limited to 10 students per class.
Movie Screening at the MMFA: The Agony and the Ecstasy
Thursday, November 9, 5:30 P.M.
Join us at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts for the Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison film The Agony and the Ecstasy. Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following. Admission is FREE! The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase (cash only, please).
8th Annual Artist Market
Friday, November 17, 5:30 to 8 P.M.
and Saturday, November 18, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Mark your calendar for this year’s Artist Market at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. The two-day celebration of local artists begins with an Artful Opening: Artist Market Preview with special perks for MMFA members on Friday, November 17, 5:30 to 8 P.M. Artist Market will also be open to the public Saturday, November 18, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.