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Overview

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

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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First Person: Sharisma Bell

Congratulations to our former intern Sharisma Bell! Before getting her new job at Raycom Media, Bell interned with us in Marketing and Public Relations for six months, dedicating 324 hours of her time 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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Green Foreground by Adolph Gottlieb

In 1951, prominent Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb began working on the series Imaginary Landscapes.

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12 Things To Know Before Attending Art Auction 2018

We asked Contemporary Committee members Trey Sippial and Keven Belt what you should know before attending the 14th biennial Art Auction.

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Museum Statement

Some stories have appeared on social media about three missing cards from an interactive piece in Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama. For those who are interested here is an overview of what happened.

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Contemporary Conversations:
Pete Schulte

Artist Pete Schulte, from Birmingham, works mainly with abstract geometric patterns. He is an Assistant Professor of Drawing at the University of Alabama and has been teaching since 2011.

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Contemporary Conversations:
Amy Pleasant

Painter and sculptor Amy Pleasant lives and works in Birmingham. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. Her work focuses on specific fractions of the human body.

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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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Meet two artists of Artist Market 2017

Artist Market celebrates local and regional artists by offering an opportunity to feature and sell their art, while also connecting with others in the industry. We took a moment to interview a couple of our artists, Pam Buwalda and Brooks Barrow.

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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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