Along with the beautiful days of fall, many MMFA members also look forward to a new Collectors Society season. The annual program combines several excursions around the Southeast with luncheon lectures at the Museum – all with a focus on collecting art and art collections. During the spring there will also be a chance for Collectors Society members to make art – ceramic vessels inspired by the exhibition Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics.
In fact, many of the Collectors Society activities this year are dedicated to creations by living artists. We will kick off with a visit from Federico Uribe, whose installations made of everyday materials will be featured in the MMFA exhibition Federico Uribe:Transformart. We will also be presented with wearable works of art made of everyday materials when we hear from MMFA Artist Market featured artist Kathleen Nowak Tucci. The Birmingham Museum of Art will illuminate us further in the exhibition Third Space/shifting conversations about contemporary art.
At the same time, with all of the wonders of contemporary art, we might pause to ask whether we are losing touch with tradition? Spalding Nix of Spalding Nix Fine Art in Atlanta will address the topic with “Millennials Don’t Polish Silver.” But back to that beautiful fall weather, you won’t want to miss Dale Chihuly’s stunning glass works in Chihuly in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
We hope you will join Collectors Society today; we are waiting for you! For a full listing of events or to register, please click here.
Curator of Education