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Friday April 28, 2017

42 MAG Museum Exhibition Opening Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for the Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition opening with featured artist Mary Lynne Levy. Complimentary hors-d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Awards Presentation begins at 6:30 P.M.

Organized by the Montgomery Art Guild and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Sponsored by Aldridge Borden & Company, Sterling Bank, and Margaret Berry Lowder.

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Saturday April 29, 2017

MAG Museum Exhibition Juror’s Critique
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hear from juror Jim Neel about the varied expressions by local artists on view in the 42nd Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition.  Examine how the artists’ choices shaped the works that were ultimately chosen to be included in the exhibition and to receive awards.  A practicing sculptor, Neel is a Professor of Art at Birmingham Southern College, where he has served as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History and Director of the Durbin Gallery.

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Sunday April 30, 2017

An Afternoon with Mary Lynne Levy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Along with her many civic contributions, MAG Featured Artist Mary Lynne Levy has long been active in Montgomery as an artist and supporter of the arts.  She describes herself as a colorist; Levy’s expressive works, which feature local and distant subjects, adorn a favorite spot in many a Montgomery home and office.  Join us to hear from the artist about her career and her work, including selections from her own home, on view in the 42nd MAG Museum Exhibition Featured Artist Mary Lynne Levy.

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Saturday July 22, 2017

From Alabama to the Skies of France, 1917-1918: Penrose Vass Stout’s Improbable Journey
10:30 am - 11:30 am

In conjunction with the exhibition Sketching the Skies: Penrose Vass Stout, Alabama’s WWI Artist-Aviator Jeff Jakeman, Professor Emeritus, Auburn University, will share insights into the life and art of Montgomery native Penrose Stout (1887–1934).  A World War I aviator, architect, and artist, Stout sent home rich letters documenting his experiences while abroad and created detailed sketches that document military life, the French countryside, and views from the cockpit. Jakeman will discuss Stout’s involvement in the war effort along with how the works in the exhibition fit within the larger Penrose Stout collection held at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

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Thursday September 21, 2017

2017 Fleischman Lecture Perpetual Invention: The Printed Work of Frank Stella
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We hope you will join us for the reception, beginning at 5:30 P.M., in honor of Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective and collector Jordan Schnitzer. Afterwards, please stay for a presentation by Dr. Richard H. Axsom, exhibition curator and the author of the catalogue raisonné of Stella’s prints, Frank Stella Prints (2014.)

Axsom will share personal insights about organizing the exhibition and his long association with Frank Stella and his prints.  Axsom will also reveal the joys of working with Stella and affiliated arts professionals, including artist and master printer Kenneth Tyler. Additionally the program will examine Stella’s diverse stylistic explorations and serial working manner of the modern master over his long career.  A book signing of Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné will follow the presentation.

The Fleischman Lecture Series is sponsored by the Carolyn and Winton Blount Endowment in honor of Larry Fleischman a dynamic specialist and leader in the field of American art.  As president of Kennedy Galleries of New York, Fleischman played a role in many innovative ventures, raising international awareness of issues concerning American art. He served as a member of the Fine Arts Advisory Committee of the White House, co-founded the Archives of American Art (now part of the Smithsonian), and founded and published The American Art Journal. During the 1950s, along with his wife, Mr. Fleischman amassed one of the nation’s earliest collections of significant American art.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017

Short Course: Uncommon Territory
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for this Short Course as curators lead discussions with artists Irby Pace and Carlton Nell represented in the exhibition Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama. This program is free and open to the public.

Irby Pace is a photographer and continues to be interested in capturing movement by utilizing smoke in order to activate the landscape. Carlton Nell is an oil painter whose large paintings and small drawings capture the essence of a moment, a place, or a sensation in nature.

Click here to learn more about this series of programs.

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Sunday March 11, 2018

Anne Goldthwaite as Printmaker
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld and Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer for a gallery-based discussion about the graphic work of native Montgomerian painter and printmaker Anne Goldthwaite. The curators will be discussing Goldthwaite’s early training as a maker of fine art prints in the early twentieth century when women were just beginning to join the ranks of professional printmakers. Participants will take a closer look at impressions and subjects produced during her almost 50 year-long-career in Paris, Montgomery, and New York City.

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Thursday March 22, 2018

The Peaceable Kingdom and Landscape
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Artist Jacqueline Bishop featured in Natural Wonders: The Art of Jacqueline Bishop and Douglas Bourgeois will be sharing insight into her work, landscapes, and the politics behind her art.

Bishop’s paintings, drawings, and installations explore the long tradition of landscape painting and the environmental issues behind it. Her detailed works are close observations of the world she inhabits, exploring species extinction, climate politics, and eco-political injustice. In her works on paper Bishop uses natural materials drawn from the landscape to address environmental issues.

We hope you will stay for a reception in honor of the opening of the spring exhibitions afterward. This event is for members only. Not a member? Become one today!

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