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Lectures & Gallery Talks


Join us for talks and discussions that will ignite your curiosity, encourage conversation, and invite thoughtful questioning.

Upcoming Events

History, Labor, and Life in Montgomery

Monday, October 7
5:30 PM

At Kress on Dexter

Join Dr. Joe Caver, Adjunct Professor of history at ASU, and Alice Novak, Curator of Education, in examining Lawrence’s representations, connecting to life in Montgomery, and discussing artistic representations of African-American experiences and community life on view in the capital city today.

Partner: Alabama State University
Related Exhibition: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence

Gallery Talk: Recollections of William Andrew Christenberry

Tuesday, October 29

In conjunction with the exhibition Bill Christenberry: Brownies, this gallery talk will be filled with personal stories from those who knew and loved the artist and about their time spent with Bill and the Christenberry family.

Related Exhibition: Brownies

100 Things to Do in Alabama Before You Die

Sunday, November 10
3:30 PM

Join us for a book talk with Mary Johns Wilson, history buff and author of 100 Things to Do in Alabama Before You Die. Wilson honors Alabama’s bicentennial by providing this thoughtful guide that’s sure to make visitors’ and Alabamians’ experiences across the state memorable. Participants will hear about the author’s research and some of her favorite things. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Bearing Witness: Art of Alabama

November 14–16, 2019

On the occasion of the Bicentennial, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts will hold a symposium that will celebrate the rich visual arts traditions of the state—from the creations of Alabama’s native peoples to those of today.

Click here to learn more about this symposium.

Gallery Talk: Charles Shannon

Sunday, December 15
2 pm

Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will lead a gallery talk on one of the great artists in the River Region, Charles Shannon, and his influence, legacy, and portrayal of the American South and its people.

Related Exhibition: Charles Shannon