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The Museum strives to provide enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment to the public through art. Our blog features stories that spotlight artists, offer insight into artworks, feature programs, and highlight collaborators. Check back regularly for new posts.

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Recent Posts

Poetry of Glass

Introduced to ekphrasis writing by poet and Auburn professor Janelle Green, teens responded to works on view in Lino Tagliapietra: Master of Beauty by creating their own poetry.

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Contemporary Conversations: Lino Tagliapietra

The Museum’s Muses took a guided tour of Lino Tagliapietra: Master of Beauty and spoke with the artist about his life, his work, and his advice for young artists.

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Conservation: Untitled (Nymph), 1933

The John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden gained its first permanent resident in October when Jessie Duncan Wiggin’s (1872–1954) Untitled (Nymph) took center stage at the top of the new Garden.

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Volunteer Recognition 2018

Last week, we thanked our volunteers at the annual Volunteer Luncheon. We are incredibly grateful to our 200+ volunteers for their work over the past year.

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Recent Acquisition: After the Rain (Methane)

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.

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Docent Awards 2018

Each year we celebrate our new docents and honor those who have gone above and beyond in their service to the Museum.

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Flimp Chalk 2018

Working as individuals and in groups, artists of all ages transformed the Museum’s parking lot into a gallery of chalk masterpieces.

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Social Justice and Human Rights Through Art

In honor of the opening of the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Museum is pleased to highlight works of art that echo the EJI’s mission.

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Frank Fleming (1940–2018)

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, renowned Alabama artist Frank Fleming passed away. In addition to being an outstanding and creative talent in our state, Frank Fleming was a good friend to the Museum.

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Our Work in the Schools

The close of the 2017–2018 school year marks two milestones for the Museum.

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Contemporary Conversations:
Jamey Grimes

Jamey Grimes lives and works in Cottondale. He studied art and biology at Birmingham-Southern College and received his MFA in sculpture at the University of Alabama.

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The Calm within the Storm

There is a whole different sort of art to entertaining and doing it well. That’s been the function of our MMFA events planner since the Museum relocated to the Blount Cultural Park in 1989. Meet Aaron Ganey, the Museum’s new Events Coordinator.

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Five “Greats” Chosen By Our Staff

Short on time while visiting the Museum? Make sure to check out these works, voted on by our staff, for a glimpse at the variety of the Museum’s collection.

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Stars Falling on Alabama

Take a deep dive into the Museum’s iconic Lowder Gallery windows, which feature Cappy Thompson’s 2005 commission, Stars Falling on Alabama: We Are Enraptured by the Celestial Fireworks of the Muses.

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