Conservation: Untitled (Nymph), 1933

Jessie Duncan Wiggin (American, 1872–1954), Untitled (Nymph) (detail), 1933, bronze, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Vicki Weil, Rosalind Markstein, and Bobby Weil II, in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Weil, 2017.3 Overview The John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden gained its first permanent resident in October when Jessie Duncan …

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Recent Acquisition: After the Rain (Methane)

Detail: Jacqueline Bishop, After the Rain (Methane), 2014–2015; full image below Overview 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. The addition of Bishop’s work to the Museum’s collection is significant—enhancing the …

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In Memory: Frank Fleming (1940–2018)

Frank Fleming (American, 1940–2018), The Magic Hoop, 1988, bronze, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Jackie Aronov and children in loving memory of Herman Aronov, 1988.7.1-2 Frank Fleming 1940–2018 On Sunday, March 18, 2018, renowned Alabama artist Frank Fleming passed away. Born in Bear Creek, Alabama (roughly 155 miles northwest of Montgomery) in 1940, Fleming …

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An arched, stained-glass window, showing angels in the midst of a meteor shower, looking down on two figures at the bottom of the window. The window is flanked by two stained-glass doors which also show people looking up at the angels.

Stars Falling on Alabama

Cappy Thompson (American, born 1952), Stars Falling on Alabama: We Are Enraptured by the Celestial Fireworks of the Muses, 2005, vitreous enamel on glass, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Commission, 2006.2 Stars Fell on Alabama On the nights of November 12 and 13, 1833, a dramatic meteor shower occurred in North American that came …

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