Year: 2018

Contemporary Conversations: Lino Tagliapietra

Above: Artist Lino Tagliapietra (right) giving an exhibition preview tour of his work at the Museum to the MMFA teen group Muses. The Artist Lino Tagliapietra is one of the greatest glass makers alive today. Growing up in Murano, Italy, and achieving the title of maestro (glass master) at the age of twenty, Tagliapietra is …

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Poetry of Glass

Lino Tagliapietra, Avventurine Installation (2017) Overview During our recent Poetry of Glass workshop, poet and Auburn professor Janelle Green introduced teens to ekphrasis writing inspired by the exhibition, Lino Tagliapietra: Master of Beauty. She prompted the teens to find three pieces in the exhibition, look at them and think about the musicality, the colors, and …

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Conservation: Untitled (Nymph), 1933

Jessie Duncan Wiggin (American, 1872–1954), Untitled (Nymph) (detail), 1933, bronze, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Vicki Weil, Rosalind Markstein, and Bobby Weil II, in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Weil, 2017.3 Overview The John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden gained its first permanent resident in October when Jessie Duncan …

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Recent Acquisition: After the Rain (Methane)

Detail: Jacqueline Bishop, After the Rain (Methane), 2014–2015; full image below Overview The Museum has acquired After the Rain (Methane) by Jacqueline Bishop who was recently featured in the Museum’s Natural Wonders: The Art of Jacqueline Bishop and Douglas Bourgeois exhibition in the spring of this year. The addition of Bishop’s work to the Museum’s collection is significant—enhancing the …

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In Memory: Frank Fleming (1940–2018)

Frank Fleming (American, 1940–2018), The Magic Hoop, 1988, bronze, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Jackie Aronov and children in loving memory of Herman Aronov, 1988.7.1-2 Frank Fleming 1940–2018 On Sunday, March 18, 2018, renowned Alabama artist Frank Fleming passed away. Born in Bear Creek, Alabama (roughly 155 miles northwest of Montgomery) in 1940, Fleming …

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