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Tuesday November 21, 2017

Young Artists (ages 3 to 5 with an adult caregiver)
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

In this introductory class preschoolers will learn about the basic elements of art through looking at and creating a variety of artworks. The instructor will base the projects on work on display in our permanent and temporary galleries. Each class will focus on multi-step processes to engage students in a range of activities and materials. Class size is limited to ten children with an adult caregiver. All supplies will be provided. Instructor: Kaci Norman Time: 3:45 to 4:30 P.M. Tuesdays: September 12, 26, and October 10, 24, and November 7 and 21 Cost: $8 members/$12 non-members for each class $40 members/$60 non-members for the series of six classes…

Thursday November 30, 2017

Panel Discussion: Uncommon Territory
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To mark the bicentennial of Alabama’s creation as a territory, Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama includes both established makers along with younger, emerging artists to examine the current vitality of artistic creativity found throughout the state.  Following the exhibition’s opening reception, exhibition curator Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas will moderate a panel discussion with four artists to reflect in their diverse ways of working and their careers.  Jürgen Tarrasch, Birmingham-based abstract painter works in a variety of media; Huntsville-based printmaker and multi-media artist, Katie Baldwin‘s narrative imagery relates to her place in the landscape; Tuscaloosa-based installation artist Claire Lewis Evans creates drawings in space; and Birmingham-based sculptor Stacey Holloway combines human and animal attributes in her narrative works to explore ideas of domesticity.…

Thursday November 30, 2017

EARTH’S HEART: Connecting Cultures
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Visit ARTWORKS on Thursday afternoons to learn about the art of Peru (October), Russia (November), and India (December.)  Each month participants will explore a different culture.  ARTWORKS Educator Kelly Bazan will introduce young learners to the basic greetings, visual arts, music, clothing, and traditions of the country in focus.  Connections will also be made to works in the Museum’s galleries.  Class size is limited to 25 students.  First come first serve.…

Saturday December 02, 2017

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 22nd annual Holiday Open House. Activities include performances by local school choirs, 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.  

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Short Course: Uncommon Territory
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for this Short Course as Curator of Art Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas and Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer lead discussions with several artists represented in the exhibition Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama. December 5 Artists Elisabeth Pellathy and Annie B. Campbell Elisabeth Pellathy is a multi-disciplinary artist, utilizing drawing, printmaking, electronic media, and digital fabrication in her work.  Her art is reflective of issues raised by the disappearance of species, language, culture, and information.  Annie B. Campbell is a sculptor who works primary with clay in addition to various mixed media.  Her current concepts revolve around specific environmental elements, including accidents related to the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels. December 12 Artists Irby Pace and Carlton Nell Irby Pace is a photography and continues to be interested in capturing movement photographically by utilizing smoke in order to activate the landscape.  Carlton Nell is an oil painter whose large oil paintings and small drawings capture the essence of a moment, a place, or a sensation in nature. January 9 Jennifer Jankauskas and Elisabeth Palmer The Curators will present an overview of other artists in the exhibition and contemporary practices in Alabama. January 16 Artists E. Bruce

Thursday December 07, 2017

Art Ed Central
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Art educators are welcome to join us for these FREE monthly workshops and learn more about utilizing the Museum 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 the AAEA District Representative Sally Chambliss, art teacher at Loveless Academic Magnet Program.  To register for workshops, call Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.…

Thursday December 07, 2017

EARTH’S HEART: Connecting Cultures
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Visit ARTWORKS on Thursday afternoons to learn about the art of Peru (October), Russia (November), and India (December.)  Each month participants will explore a different culture.  ARTWORKS Educator Kelly Bazan will introduce young learners to the basic greetings, visual arts, music, clothing, and traditions of the country in focus.  Connections will also be made to works in the Museum’s galleries.  Class size is limited to 25 students.  First come first serve.…

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Short Course: Uncommon Territory
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for this Short Course as Curator of Art Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas and Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer lead discussions with several artists represented in the exhibition Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama. December 5 Artists Elisabeth Pellathy and Annie B. Campbell Elisabeth Pellathy is a multi-disciplinary artist, utilizing drawing, printmaking, electronic media, and digital fabrication in her work.  Her art is reflective of issues raised by the disappearance of species, language, culture, and information.  Annie B. Campbell is a sculptor who works primary with clay in addition to various mixed media.  Her current concepts revolve around specific environmental elements, including accidents related to the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels. December 12 Artists Irby Pace and Carlton Nell Irby Pace is a photography and continues to be interested in capturing movement photographically by utilizing smoke in order to activate the landscape.  Carlton Nell is an oil painter whose large oil paintings and small drawings capture the essence of a moment, a place, or a sensation in nature. January 9 Jennifer Jankauskas and Elisabeth Palmer The Curators will present an overview of other artists in the exhibition and contemporary practices in Alabama. January 16 Artists E. Bruce

Thursday December 14, 2017

EARTH’S HEART: Connecting Cultures
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Visit ARTWORKS on Thursday afternoons to learn about the art of Peru (October), Russia (November), and India (December.)  Each month participants will explore a different culture.  ARTWORKS Educator Kelly Bazan will introduce young learners to the basic greetings, visual arts, music, clothing, and traditions of the country in focus.  Connections will also be made to works in the Museum’s galleries.  Class size is limited to 25 students.  First come first serve.…
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