Year: 2019

A Fresh Look at our Studio Glass Collection

Harvey K. Littleton (American, 1922–2013), Orange Triple Movement, 1983, from the series Topological Geometry, free-blown glass, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, Decorative Arts Fund, 2014.2.2 Overview In March of 1962, a seismic shift occurred in the creation of art glass with a workshop led by American glass artists Harvey Littleton (1922–2013) and Dominick …

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A Gift that Sparks the Imagination

Vincent Buwalda, (American, born 1965), The Children’s Gate, 2019, urethane paint on welded steel, Gift of the City of Montgomery, Todd Strange, Mayor, 2019.6 Overview The Museum is thrilled to introduce its latest permanent installation in the John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden to the River Region. The Children’s Gate (2019) is a gift of the …

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Yvonne Wells – 2019 Governor’s Arts Award Recipient

Yvonne Wells (American, born 1939), Yesterday: Civil Rights in the South III, 1989, Cotton, cotton/polyester blend, wool, polyester, and plastic buttons, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Kempf Hogan, 2004.20.8 Congratulations! The Museum wishes to celebrate artist Yvonne Wells (American, born 1939), a recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Arts Award from the Alabama State …

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Souls Grown Deep Acquisition

Photograph of the installation of three quilts (left to right): Mary Lee Bendolph (American, born 1935), Strings, 2003–2004, cotton corduroy, cotton, and cotton/ polyester blend, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase in memory of Shirley A. Woods, MMFA Assistant Director, 1979–2008, 2008.9.1, © Mary Lee Bendolph / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Emma …

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Gifts from Mark and Amy Johnson

Overview In January of this year, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts received as gifts three works of art that were part of the collection of the Museum’s Director Emeritus, Mark Johnson, and his wife, Amy Johnson (pictured above). Mark spent most of his 23 years as Director of the Museum strategizing the refinement and …

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