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Native American Family Day
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spend the afternoon at the Museum learning about the art and culture of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the only Federally-recognized tribe in the State of Alabama. Having been in the region for two-hundred years, the Creeks will share aspects of their heritage through an afternoon of storytelling, drumming, and dancing. Read more…
Keywords: Community / Family
Art History Short Course
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Study European art of the 18th and 19th centuries and American art of the same time period with Assistant Curator of Education Alice Novak. For reservations call 334.240.4365. Read more…
Keywords: Adults / Classes
Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Irish Game Read more… by Matthew Hart. In the annals of art theft, no case has matched—for sheer criminal panache—the heist at Ireland’s Russborough House in 1986. The Irish police knew right away that the mastermind was a Dublin gangster named Martin Cahill. Yet the great plunder —including a Gainsborough, a Goya, two paintings by Rubens, and a Vermeer— remained missing for years.
Keywords: Adults / Lunch
After School Art II
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Studying paintings, prints, and sculptures in the Museum by well-known artists, students will learn to improve their own artwork with more advanced art techniques and principles of design in this weekly class. Lessons include a variety of art materials: sculpting with clay and mixed-media; painting with acrylics and watercolors; drawing with charcoal, oil and chalk pastels; monotype and linoleum block printing. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Read more…
Keywords: Children / Classes / Studio
Art Ed Central Teacher Workshops
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Ed Central, a regional division of the Alabama Art Education Association, meets monthly during the school year at the Museum, offering an opportunity for teachers and guest artists to share lesson plan ideas, view art in the Museum’s galleries, create hands-on art projects, network with other professionals, and earn certification credit hours. Read more…
Keywords: Adults / Community / Teachers
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. Read more…
Keywords: Community / Openings / Schools / Teens
Fleischman Lecture 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In our 25th year in the Blount Cultural Park, we invite you to join us in celebrating a favorite artist in the Blount Collection, John Singer Sargent. Following a reception, guest lecturer Erica Hirshler of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will explore Sargent’s images of women, from his celebrated and controversial portrait of Madame X to the MMFA’s own glamorous likeness of Henriette Goldschmidt Raphael. Dr. Hirshler’s many contributions to the field of Sargent scholarship include co-curating the current popular exhibition John Singer Sargent Watercolors; she is also the author of Sargent’s Daughters, a biography of the MFA’s beloved masterpiece, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit.
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. Read more…
Inside Acrylics Painting Workshop
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Back by popular demand, Phil Garrett will offer strategies for working with Golden acrylic paints, mediums and gels to achieve a level of finesse usually associated with oil painting techniques. The two-day workshop will cover topics in Phil’s book, Inside Acrylics, such as preparing painting supports, using acrylic gels to create surface texture, color mixing, glazing, and varnishing. All paints, mediums, and gels provided by Golden paints. Class size is limited to 15. Read more…
Keywords: Adults / Classes / Studio
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