August 7 through September 19, 2021
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August 5, 2021; 5:30 PM–7:00 PM CDT
Art Connects: Works from the Vault Curated by the Community is a collaborative exhibition shaped by local voices. Representatives from various local organizations and individuals who call the River Region “home” selected works of art from the MMFA’s permanent collection that are not often on view.
Join us in celebrating this new exhibition on Thursday, August 5 from 5:30 to 7 PM—please enter through the Sculpture Garden where you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. At 6 PM, exhibition curators Laura Bocquin and Jennifer Jankauskas will lead a tour. Due to the reinstituted mandatory mask mandate in all City of Montgomery municipal facilities, no food or beverages will be permitted inside the building.
Above (clockwise from left): William Wegman (American, born 1943), Audience, 1990, Polaroid Polacolor ER print on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Association Purchase, 1996.2; Selected by Sarah Walker Thornton, Artistic Director, Cloverdale Playhouse
Stephen Rolfe Powell (American, 1951–2019), Glaring Spanky Lurch, 2005, free-blown glass, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Gift of the artist, 2013.6; Selected by Barrie Harmon, Founder and CEO, Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, Inc., and Member, MMFA Board of Trustees
John Kelly Fitzpatrick (American, 1888–1953), Negro Store, 1936, oil on canvas, Loan from the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration Treasury Relief Art Project, 1935–1938, L2015.1; Selected by J. C. Love III, Judge, Probate Court of Montgomery County
Anne Goldthwaite (American, 1869–1944), Pool Room, about 1935, lithograph on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Gift of Adelyn D. Breeskin, 1982.16.396; Selected by Milton Madison, River Region artist
Yvonne Wells (American, born 1939), Helen Keller, 2006, cotton/polyester blend, cotton, plastic buttons, embroidery thread, and lace, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Association Purchase, 2012.11; Selected by Colonel Eries L. G. Mentzer, Commander, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
Maltby Sykes (American, 1911–1992), Still Life with Avocado, ink and polymer on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Gift of the artist, 1983.3.25; Selected by Tyler Bell, Owner, El Rey Burrito Lounge