Photograph of the 2021 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Portraits from the Student Art Collection

Student Art

May 14 through June 26, 2022

On view in the ArtWorks Corridor Gallery


The MMFA has been collecting student art work since the mid 1990s; the collection boasts a large variety of styles, techniques, media, and subjects. Out of collection storage emerges a powerful display of portraits made by students of all ages inspired by the Museum’s larger exhibition, Homecoming, by artist Lava Thomas. The works on display in Homecoming are portraits of remarkable African American people that the artist rendered from photographs. In the accompanying student exhibition, the works focus on living subjects, each conveying a different message and interaction with the viewer. Spend time getting to know these works, which will only be on view for a brief time, and you will come to understand why they were chosen to become part of the Museum’s student art collection.

Above: Photograph of the installation of the ArtWorks Corridor Gallery.



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


Support for this exhibition was provided by Regions.

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