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Quiet Moments

June 30 through September 16, 2018

On view in the Weil Graphic Arts Study Center

In the 21st century, we are living busy, chaotic lives surrounded by technology and many other things that clamor for our attention. The artists included in Quiet Moments invite us to escape and revel in the soothing moments portrayed in their works of art. Contemplative and meditative, these pieces illustrate the period just before, or after, actions occur. Still scenes such as mist rising over an isle, a winter morning landscape, or an underwater world allow us to reflect, slow down and still our minds in order to be present in the moment.

By portraying calm spaces and scenes that we might otherwise speed on by in person, these artists help us to find beauty in simplicity.

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

Exhibition Preview

James Frazer (American, born 1949), Cedar Key, 1983, hand-colored photograph on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Association Purchase, 1983.6.2


Carlton Nell (American, born 1962), Composition No. 31, 2000, oil on wood panel, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of the artist, 2006.14


Joe Price (American, born 1935), Quiet Visit, 1974, screen print on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of the artist and M. Lee Stone Fine Prints, 2011.12.29

Cover Image:

Caroline Davis (American, born 1963), Cayman Sound, Grand Cayman, Caribbean Sea, negative 2003, printed 2012, from the Gulf Wave Series, digital inkjet print on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Mrs. Dee Davis, 2012.12