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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. Read More

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Family Art Affair
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

View the unique collaborative exhibition Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts that displays traditional handmade quilts from the collection of both the MMFA and the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Enjoy replicating quilting styles and themes using textiles and colorful papers to make your own pattern designs to take home! Read More

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Short Course: Alabama Quilts
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for this short course to learn more about Alabama quilts and explore the exhibition Sewn Together.  Throughout our state’s history, quilting has brought communities together, and now the MMFA and the Archives have paired quilts from our collections, representing similar themes, pattens and techniques in works created across various times, places, classes, and racial lines.  The course sessions are described below. February 7 Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff and Carole King, co-directors of the Alabama Quilt Book Project, will present an overview of the Anglo and African-American quilting traditions in the state and highlight a few recent discoveries. February 14 and 21 Exhibition co-curators Margaret Lynne Ausfeld and Ryan Blocker will address the pairs of quilts on view in Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts. February 28 Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will explore the widely recognized and influential quilts of Gee’s Bend. Read More

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Clay Creations (ages 3 to 5 with an adult caregiver)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This exciting class for preschoolers inspired by the Museum exhibition Nature, Tradition, & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, engages participants in sculpting natural forms in clay. With help from their adult caregivers, participants will enjoy forming clay sculptures that will be fired and glazed, and creating air dry clay pieces that they will paint with acrylics. Classes are limited to 10 children with an adult caregiver. All supplies provided. Instructor: Donna Pickens Time and Dates: 3:30 to 4:40 P. M.; Wednesdays, February 1, 8; March 1, 8, 15 Cost: $65 members/$90 nonmembers for the series of 5 classes Read More

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After School Art 1 (ages 6 to 9)
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

In this series of classes, students grow as artists while exploring a range of techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking. Through using a variety of materials, participants are encouraged to discover their individual joys in art making. Regular gallery visits and discussions of works on view also inspire students with their studio creations. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 12 students. Instructor: Education Staff Wednesdays: January 18 and 25; February 1, 15, and 22; March 1, 8, 15, and 29; April 5, 12, 19, and 26 Time: 3:45 to 4:45 P.M. Cost: $125 members/$210 nonmembers for the series of 13 classes Read More

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

After School Art II (ages 10 to 13)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Older students delve further into art exploration in this series of classes, making impactful connections to art they view in the galleries through group discussion and individualized projects. Activities for this session will include designing with textiles, painting portraits with acrylics, and sculpting with clay. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to ten students. Instructor: Education Staff Thursdays: January 19 and 26; February 2, 16, and 23; March 2, 9, 16, and 30; April 6, 13, 20, and 27 Time: 4 to 5 P.M. Cost: $125 members/$210 nonmembers for the series of 13 classes Read More

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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. Read More

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Exploring Textiles (ages 6 to 13)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this unique class series, students will learn about traditional quilting patterns and techniques while also experimenting with batiking methods. Participants will engage with the exhibition that is the inspiration for the class, Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts, discussing and sketching the quilt patterns they view. In the studio they will put their newfound knowledge to use, creating various artworks to take home, including a batik wall hanging, a paint and textile pattern collage, and a decorative pillow. All supplies provided. Instructor: Sarah Struby Saturdays: February 11, 18, and 25; March 4 Time: 1 to 2:30 P.M Cost: $65 members/$90 nonmembers Read More

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

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