Art Connects

August 9 through October 20, 2024

On view in the Atrium, Blackmon, Goldman, Richard, Rushton Stakely, and Weil Galleries

Overview

Art Connects assembles works from the Museum’s extensive permanent collection of paintings, sculpture and works on paper with the goal of challenging visitors and viewers to engage with these works more deeply, considering their own personal responses and reactions to the works, and capturing them via onsite and digital media resources. The theme of the exhibition is conveyed by its title: visual arts are an integral part of all cultures, and artists speak to us of their human condition in a particular time and place, as we engage with that work in our own time.

The installation will include diverse media, subjects, and content. It will ask viewers to assess their perceptions of the artist’s original intent, versus how they perceive the work in contemporary terms. This approach focusing on viewer response allows us to share works that are less regularly on view, and to explore more varied and audience-inspired approaches to interpretation of MMFA’s collection.

Above (left to right):

Irving Kriesberg (American, 1919–2009), Portrait of Irene, 1957, oil on canvas, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Anonymous gift, 2004.14;

Tom Moore (American, born 1944), Carnal Knowledge, 1981, oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphite, and collage on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Virginia Anne Housum, 1987.3.2

The theme of the exhibition is conveyed by its title: visual arts are an integral part of all cultures, and artists speak to us of their human condition in a particular time and place, as we engage with that work in our own time.

Organizer

Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

Sponsor

Support for this exhibition was provided, in part, by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. 

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