Join us for talks and discussions that will ignite your curiosity, encourage conversation, and invite thoughtful questioning.
Saturday, June 1
Hear from juror David Reyes, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Huntsville Museum of Art, about the works of art by local artists on view in the 43rd Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition. Examine how the artists’ choices shaped the works that were ultimately chosen to be included in the exhibition and receive rewards.
Related Exhibition: 43rd Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition
Artist Talk with Richard Mills
Sunday, June 2
Hear from the MAG Featured Artist Richard Mills about his career as an artist and teacher and the lessons and travels that influenced his watercolor paintings on view in the 43rd Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition.
Related Exhibition: inVISIBLE
Pairs and Partners: Portals
Tuesday, July 9
Museum Director Angie Dodson and Sculpture Garden Superintendent Jeff Dutton, guest curators of Pairs and Partners, will discuss the works they selected and how the works speak to the theme of portals.
Related Exhibition: Pairs and Partners
Ben Shahn: Selections from For the Sake of a Single Verse
Tuesday, July 30
Curator of Art Jennifer Jankauskas will lead a discussion on painter, photographer, and printmaker Ben Shahn and his use of line and distortion of scale and perspective to illustrate Rainer Maria Rilke’s verse.
Related Exhibition: Ben Shahn
History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence
Thursday, August 1
As part of the opening reception, Storm Janse van Rensburg, the exhibition curator and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) head curator of exhibitions, will share insights about organizing the exhibition and examine Jacob Lawrence’s oeuvre and legacy.
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Related Exhibition: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence
New Acquisitions by Alabama Artists
Tuesday, August 6
Through the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, the Museum acquired five works by contemporary African-American artists from Alabama to its permanent collection in May. Curator of Art Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will lead the discussion examining the acquired works by artists Thornton Dial, Sr., Jimmy Lee Sudduth, and Gee’s Bend quiltmakers Minnie Sue Coleman, Emma Mae Hall Pettway, and Joanna Pettway.
Tuesday, August 13
Explore Laquita Thomson: Taking Flight with Curator of Art Margaret Lynne Ausfeld as she discusses the idea light and flight found in Thomson’s use of aerial imagery, lightning bugs, butterflies, and aircraft.
Related Exhibition: Taking Flight
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.