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Meet the Artist – Carl Burton

Detail: Carl Burton, The Dogana, Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, 1996; full image below Introduction Carl Burton is a New York photographer whose work was exhibited at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Color and Light: Photographs by Carl Burton in 2011. He often works with a panoramic camera capturing landscapes and cityscapes such as …

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Regarding COVID-19

Update | October 15, 2020 After a seven-month closure, we are thrilled to welcome visitors back into our changing exhibition and permanent collection galleries beginning this Thursday, October 15. We are equally excited to welcome visitors to take part in our first in-person programming outside in the Caddell Sculpture Garden. Explore Upcoming Programs See What’s …

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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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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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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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