Moonstruck

June 27 through September 28, 2025

On view in the Weil Graphic Arts Study Center

Overview

Artists throughout history have included the moon and its gentle light to convey a sense of romance in their work.

In this installation of works from the Museum’s collection of works on paper, the moon is depicted as both compositional device and as symbol. Light is soft, surfaces gently reflective, but the moon is also a signifier of the night its darkness. The contrasts of daylight versus moonlight reference many states from the energies of the world of day versus the quiet rest of the night.

Above: Laquita Thomson (American, born 1947), Day Moon (detail), 2013, cyanotype on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of the artist in honor of the MMFA’s 25th anniversary in the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, 2014.6

This selection of prints and a painting show us how an individual artist interprets, and depicts, the idea of winter.

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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