With a new season comes a change of scenery in the galleries of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts will debut its much anticipated fall exhibitions: First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, Hamlet at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Boydell Shakespeare Gallery Engravings, Callot’s Commedia dell’ Arte Characters and 17th-Century Scenes, Federico Uribe: Transformart, and The Political Persuader: Cartoons by
Frank M. Spangler, Sr.
The Museum is hosting an array of events all month long to celebrate.
Teacher Workshop: First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare
Saturday, October 1, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Read More
Short Course: Shakespeare Today
Tuesday: October 4, 11, 18, 25
12 noon to 1 P.M. Read More
Celebrating the Opening of the Fall Exhibitions
Thursday, October 6, 5:30 to 8 P.M.
Join us for the unveiling of our fall exhibitions. The evening will begin with a free reception from 5:30 to 7 P.M., followed by a reading of Hamlet’s soliloquy, “To Be or Not to Be…,” from Act 3, Scene 1 by Geoffrey Sherman, ASF Producing Artistic Director, at 6 P.M. We will end the evening with a lecture by Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe at 7 P.M. Read More
College Night: First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare
Thursday, October 13, 6 to 7 P.M.
In honor of the First Folio! exhibition, Dr. Elizabeth Hutcheon, Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College, will host an evening for the university community celebrating the enduring relevance of the works of William Shakespeare. Read More
Family Day: A Shakespeare Celebration
Saturday, October 15, 12:30 to 4:30 P.M.
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Collaboration with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival will present a day for families to view the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare exhibition with offerings on the grounds of the theater including performances, creative children’s activities, artisan demonstrations, theatrical fight presentations, talks on Shakespeare, and more. Several arts activities (1 P.M. and 3 P.M.) will be offered at the MMFA.
Mixed Media Workshops
Saturday: October 15 and 22, 12:30 to 4:30 P.M. Read More
Figure 1: Federico Uribe (American, born Colombia 1962), Mapache (Racoon), 2007, in Corn Field, 2011, wooden shovels, bicycle tires, and shoes, Lent by the artist
Figure 3: Nathan Hosner as HAMLET and Greta Lambert as GERTRUDE, photograph courtesy of Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Figure 2: Martin Droeshout (English, 1601–c.1650), Shakespeare, 1623, engraving, photograph courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library