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Wednesday July 19, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (Open Meeting)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

War & Turpentine: A Novel by Stefan Hertmans

“The life of Urbain Martien—artist, soldier, survivor of World War I—lies contained in two notebooks he left behind when he died in 1981. In War and Turpentine, his grandson, a writer, retells his grandfather’s story, the notebooks providing a key to the locked chambers of Urbain’s memory.

With vivid detail, the grandson recounts a whole life: Urbain as the child of a lowly church painter, retouching his father’s work;dodging death in a foundry; fighting in the war that altered the course of history; marrying the sister of the woman he truly loved; being haunted by an ever-present reminder of the artist he had hoped to be and the soldier he was forced to become.”

Menu: Grilled Chicken over New Southern Succotash, Sweet Corn, Black Eyed Peas, Grape Tomatoes, and Cucumbers over Mixed Greens with an Herb Vinaigrette, Cookie

Led by Alice Novak

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Wednesday August 09, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the Reinvention of Seeing by Laura Snyder

“On a summer day in 1674, in the small Dutch city of Delft, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek―a cloth salesman, local bureaucrat, and self-taught natural philosopher―gazed through a tiny lens set into a brass holder and discovered a never-before imagined world of microscopic life. At the same time, in a nearby attic, the painter Johannes Vermeer was using another optical device, a camera obscura, to experiment with light and create the most luminous pictures ever beheld . . .In Eye of the Beholder, Laura J. Snyder transports us to the streets, inns, and guildhalls of seventeenth-century Holland, where artists and scientists gathered, and to their studios and laboratories, where they mixed paints and prepared canvases, ground and polished lenses, examined and dissected insects and other animals, and invented the modern notion of seeing.”

Menu: Velma’s Chicken Salad over a Fruited Spinach Salad with Seasonal Berries, Mandarin Oranges, Crumbled Feta, and our house-made Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Cookie

Led by Alice Novak

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Wednesday September 13, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Art Held Hostage: The Battle Over the Barnes Collection by John Anderson

“This is the story of how a fabled art foundation―the greatest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art in America, including 69 Cézannes, 60 Matisses, and 44 Picassos, among many priceless others―came to be, and how more than a decade of legal squabbling brought it to the brink of collapse and to a move that many believe betrayed the wishes of the founder, Dr. Albert C. Barnes (1872―1951). Art Held Hostage is now updated with a new epilogue by the author covering the current state of this international treasure and the endless battle over its fate.”

Menu: Sliced Grilled Chicken over a Basmati Rice Salad with a Mint & Lemon Dressing, Brownie

Led by Jennifer Jankauskas

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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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Wednesday October 11, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Georgia: A Novel by Dawn Tripp

In 1916, Georgia O’Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to meet Stieglitz, the famed photographer and art dealer, who has discovered O’Keeffe’s work and exhibits it in his gallery. Their connection is instantaneous. O’Keeffe is quickly drawn into Stieglitz’s sophisticated world, becoming his mistress, protégé, and muse, as their attraction deepens into an intense and tempestuous relationship and his photographs of her, both clothed and nude, create a sensation.

Yet as her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. And soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in.

A breathtaking work of the imagination, Georgia is the story of a passionate young woman, her search for love and artistic freedom, the sacrifices she will face, and the bold vision that will make her a legend.

Led by Margaret Lynne Ausfeld

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Wednesday November 08, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World by Thomas Cahill

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the many developments in European thought and experience that served both the new humanism of the Renaissance and the seemingly abrupt religious alterations of the increasingly radical Reformation. This is an age of the most sublime artistic and scientific adventure, but also of newly powerful princes and armies and of newly found courage, as many thousands refuse to bow their heads to the religious pieties of the past.  It is an era of just-discovered continents and previously unknown peoples. More than anything, it is a time of individuality in which a whole culture must achieve a new balance if the West is to continue.

Led by Elisabeth Palmer

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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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Tuesday September 25, 2018

Annual Membership Meeting and Garden Ribbon Cutting
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us for the annual meeting of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association membership, followed by the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden, and the reception for the fall exhibitions.

This event is for Members only. Not a Member? Join today.


Wednesday November 14, 2018

Ekphrasis: In Sunlight or in Shadow
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A truly unprecedented literary achievement by author and editor Lawrence Block, a newly-commissioned anthology of seventeen superbly-crafted stories inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. Learn More

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Wednesday January 09, 2019

Ekphrasis: The Painter’s Chair
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When George Washington was born, the New World had virtually no artists. Over the course of his life, a cultural transformation would occur. Virtually everyone regarded Washington as America’s indispensable man, and the early painters and sculptors were no exception. Learn More

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Wednesday March 13, 2019

Ekphrasis: The Art of Rivalry
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships in history. The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists, each linked to a counterpart by friendship, admiration, envy, and ambition. Learn More

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Wednesday April 10, 2019

Ekphrasis: A Piece of the World
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

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Wednesday May 08, 2019

Ekphrasis: Thieves of Baghdad
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thieves of Baghdad is a riveting account of Colonel Matthew Bogdanos and his team’s extraordinary efforts to recover over 5,000 priceless antiquities stolen from the Iraqi National Museum after the fall of Baghdad.

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Friday May 31, 2019

Park and MMFA Building

Opening Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join fellow Museum and Montgomery Art Guild members for a reception in honor of the opening of the 43rd Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition. Meet and mingle with the artists while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

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