April is a season of renewal and growth. Here at the MMFA, we encourage you to visit the natural beauty of the Blount Cultural Park, stroll the Museum’s galleries, or participate in the many events we have scheduled throughout the month. Here is a sampling of the many activities designed for visitors of all ages.
Sunday, April 2, at 1 P.M.
Learn about works of art on view in the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. This FREE one-hour docent-led tour introduces some of the most important works in our collection. For more information call 334.240.4365.
Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7
This fun and educational event designed for three to six-year olds will be offered FREE at 9:30 and 10:45 A.M. on both days. Children will learn from charming animals working in a bakery on stage that “art is everywhere.”
Wednesday, April 12, 12 noon
Ekphrasis is a monthly book club devoted to the history of art. Works of fiction and non-fiction are featured, covering periods ranging from the ancient world to the present. See our website listing for more information, and be sure to check out the delicious catered lunches by Jennie Weller Catering and Events which can be reserved with a call to the education department.
For beginners as well as those with prior experience working with glass, this course teaches all the steps in creating a stained glass window.
Tuesdays at 12 noon, April 18, 25, and May 2
Enjoy this series of Tuesday noon gallery talks led by the Museum’s Curators giving more insight into our temporary exhibitions.
Thursday, April 20, 5:30 P.M.
Have you ever imagined Vermeer’s studio, or how he created such strikingly quiet images in the midst of a busy household? Tracey Chevalier depicts Vermeer’s daily life in her novel, The Girl With a Pearl Earring, in which she imagines how Vermeer’s famous painting came to be.
Sunday, April 23, 2 P.M.
Let the music move you as you create artwork to take home! Each date has a specific theme related to Museum exhibitions, so bring the whole family for these FREE Sunday outings every month!
Hear from juror Jim Neel about the varied expressions by local artists on view in the 42nd Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition.
Sunday, April 30, 2 P.M.
Along with her many other civic contributions, Montgomery Art Guild Featured Artist Mary Lynne Levy has long been active in Montgomery as an artist and supporter of the arts.