Beginning in 2017, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Montgomery Therapeutic and Recreation Center, a City of Montgomery entity that serves individuals with physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges, have collaborated to bring students of the Center to the Museum to learn about the collection and exhibits and create works of art of their own inspired by their visits to the galleries. This year the students embarked on an ambitious goal of creating works inspired by a range of exhibits at the Museum culminating in an exhibition that will be on view for the remainder of the year. Images of the students working in their classroom and in the galleries are displayed next to their finished works of art. Though the class was cut short due to the global pandemic the students were able to finish an amazing selection of pieces that show their passion and skill in learning about art and being able to use that knowledge to create something new and deeply personal to each student.
Photograph of the 2020 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Through innovative programs, TRC staff members bring art activities, such as painting and drawing, to those who otherwise might not be able to participate.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Exhibitions of student artwork in the ArtWorks Gallery are made possible by Regions Bank.