Month: June 2020

A woman sitting on a rock, holding a bouquet of yellow flowers and surrounded by trees. She is wearing a blue dress in the style of the late 19th century, as well as gloves and a small straw hat.

Sunday Puzzle – Lady in Blue

Detail: Frederick Warren Freer, Lady in Blue, date unknown; full image below Overview Each week we will share a new puzzle featuring an artwork from the Museum’s collection. Whether a solo personal challenge or joint family effort, we make it easy for you to get started solving—simply play on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. This …

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Home Studio: Honoring Juneteenth

Overview Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in our nation. Traditionally celebrated on the third Sunday of June, this momentous occasion has been widely celebrated by African Americans since 1866 but it is only recently gaining broader recognition. For example, last Friday, Mayor Steven Reed issued a proclamation encouraging Alabamians to …

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Public Art: Protest + Justice

Detail: Sunny Paulk, Selma to Montgomery March, 2015, mural Overview Please join us in exploring art related to protest and racial justice located downtown and in West Montgomery. This post features works grounded in key historical moments—such as the one we are living in—including public art and works on display in partner organizations.  Lynching …

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A colorful painting, dominated by reds, yellows, and blues, with floral shapes outlined in black.

Sunday Puzzle – In the Realm of the Fantastic

Detail: Ford Crull, In the Realm of the Fantastic, 1999; full image below Overview Each week we will share a new puzzle featuring an artwork from the Museum’s collection. Whether a solo personal challenge or joint family effort, we make it easy for you to get started solving—simply play on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. …

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Film Recommendations – June 2020

Overview This month, we’ve chosen to spotlight films that both challenge our own entrenched ways of thinking, as a people and society, and celebrate Black artists, heritage, and culture in honor of Juneteenth. As Is by Nick Cave Not Rated | 1h 10min This 2015 behind the scenes documentary follows fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance …

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A log cabin with four windows and a porch, in shades of brown, green, and turquoise.

Sunday Puzzle – Untitled (Two-Story Log Cabin)

Detail: Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Untitled (Two-Story Log Cabin), ca. 1975; full image below Overview Each week we will share a new puzzle featuring an artwork from the Museum’s collection. Whether a solo personal challenge or joint family effort, we make it easy for you to get started solving—simply play on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. …

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MMFA Responds

Dear Museum + Montgomery Community In mid-March, we reached out with our concerns for the community’s wellbeing as the public health crisis began to emerge. Today, we reach out again with concern for the community—this time in the wake of the demonstrations in our nation, state, and city protesting the senseless death of George Floyd and …

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