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  • By Hand and Eye –
    alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions By Hand and Eye August 22 through April 10 2016 The MMFA holds more than 200 examples of works by self taught American artists most from Alabama or the Southeastern U S This installation features a cross section of these works from drawings by the early master Bill Traylor 1856 1949 to works by contemporary Alabamians of the Dial family It also includes examples of quilts from the Museum s extensive collection of late 20th century quilts made in West Alabama Featured quilters are Lureca Outland 1904 2008 and Joanna Pettway 1924 1993 Fred Webster American 1911 1988 Headed Back to Alabama acrylic on wood Gift of Micki Beth Stiller 2000 16 1 The MMFA holds more than 200 examples of works by self taught American artists most from Alabama or the Southeastern U S This installation features a cross section of these works from drawings by the early master Bill Traylor 1856 1949 to works by contemporary Alabamians of the Dial family It also includes examples of quilts from the Museum s Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/by-hand-and-eye-2/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Patriotic Prints –
    about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Patriotic Prints February 27 through May 01 2016 The Kent Bicentennial Portfolio Spirit of Independence 1975 was commissioned by the Lorillard Tobacco Company New York and was printed by Ives Stillman New Haven Connecticut to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States in 1976 Lorillard the maker of Kent cigarettes commissioned Will Barnet Colleen Browning Audrey Flack Red Grooms Joseph Hirsch Robert Indiana Alex Katz Jacob Lawrence Marisol Escobar Larry Rivers Edward Ruscha and Fritz Scholder to make a print in response to the question What does independence mean to me Additional patriotic prints will also be shown with the portfolio in the Williamson and Orientation galleries Colleen Browing American 1929 2003 Union Mixer 1975 lithograph on paper Gift of Lorillard a Division of Loews Theatres Inc 1976 52 The Kent Bicentennial Portfolio Spirit of Independence 1975 was commissioned by the Lorillard Tobacco Company New York and was printed by Ives Stillman New Haven Connecticut to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States in 1976 Lorillard the maker of Kent cigarettes commissioned Will Barnet Colleen Browning Audrey Flack Red Grooms Joseph Hirsch Robert Indiana Alex Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/patriotic-prints/ (2016-02-14)
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  • A Shared Legacy–Folk Art in America –
    through June 19 2016 The American tradition of art made by self taught or folk artists is a rich byproduct of our country s two centuries of multi cultural experiences and expressions Present in a myriad of forms and styles and produced in many locales these works are increasingly being seen as important elements in the larger scope of American art history A Shared Legacy showcases more than 60 works by some of the most admired 19th century American artists in this genre which dominated artistic production in the early years of the American republic Included are rare and very fine portraits by such artists as Ammi Phillips 1788 1865 and John Brewster Jr 1766 1864 vivid still lifes allegorical scenes and landscapes whimsical trade signs and figure and animal sculpture unique household objects and distinctive examples of furniture from the German American community In total they exemplify the breadth of American creative expression during a period of enormous political social and cultural change in the United States The works are drawn from the collection of Barbara L Gordon Over the past 20 years Gordon has assembled a broad reaching collection of American paintings sculpture furniture and related decorative arts of the highest quality The appreciation of this superb collection provides a path to seeing the importance of folk traditions and their significant conversation with academic art in the United States Box unidentified artist 1800 1820 white pine paint and iron Courtesy of the Barbara L Gordon Collection The American tradition of art made by self taught or folk artists is a rich byproduct of our country s two centuries of multi cultural experiences and expressions Present in a myriad of forms and styles and produced in many locales these works are increasingly being seen as important elements in the

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/a-shared-legacy-folk-art-in-america/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Surreal Visions –
    Teachers Community Tours YouTube Plan Your Visit Events Floor Plan Café M Museum Store Tours The Grounds Facility Use Fundraising Events Join Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Surreal Visions April 02 through June 05 2016 In the early 1920s a group of artists and writers in Paris began creating works that aimed to unlock the unconscious and unleash the imagination Known as Surrealism the movement was heavily influenced by the thinking of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and his contemporaries Channeling their subconscious through highly symbolic images Surrealists portrayed dreamlike scenes in order to decode the psyche Outside of the Surrealism movement artists continue to this day to produce visions that are odd humorous chaotic or bizarre in order to free hidden thoughts and emotions in order to get at the very essence of experience Surreal Visions on view in the Weil Print Study Center celebrates artists such as Hans Bellmer Ke Francis and Conrad Ross among others who reveal new worlds by mining the space between reality and imagination Betty Ann MacDonald American born 1936 Rescue 2002 drypoint on paper Gift of the Artist 2002 17 In the early 1920s a group of artists and writers in Paris began creating works that aimed to unlock the unconscious and unleash the imagination Known as Surrealism the movement was heavily influenced by the thinking of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and his contemporaries Channeling their subconscious through highly symbolic images Surrealists portrayed dreamlike scenes in Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00 pm Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund Tuesdays January 26 February 2 9 16 and 23 at 12 Read the rest

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/surreal-visions/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Feathers Fall Around You –
    Teens Adults Teachers Community Tours YouTube Plan Your Visit Events Floor Plan Café M Museum Store Tours The Grounds Facility Use Fundraising Events Join Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Feathers Fall Around You May 07 through July 10 2016 Birds have inspired artists throughout history Seen as early as the Lascaux caves and in ancient Egyptian art these winged creatures have continued to proliferate in artistic expression Whether adopting a naturalist approach to examine birds in scientific detail or using them symbolically to explore spirituality dreams or desires artists turn to birds as a way to signify humankind s connection with nature As seen in Feathers Fall Around You artists such as John James Audubon Ke Francis Anne Goldthwaite Jody Musoff and Maltby Sykes among others depict birds soaring majestically relaxing in their habitat or interacting with people These images demonstrate not only the wide array of differences among these individual creatures but also our complex physical and psychological relationship to them Walter Anderson American 1903 1965 Chickens ca 1945 watercolor and graphite on paper Gift of Mary Katherine A Blount 1982 17 Birds have inspired artists throughout history Seen as early as the Lascaux caves and in ancient Egyptian art these winged creatures have continued to proliferate in artistic expression Whether adopting a naturalist approach to examine birds in scientific detail or using them symbolically to explore spirituality dreams or desires artists turn to birds as a Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00 pm Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund Tuesdays January 26 February 2 9 16 and 23 at 12 Read the rest Tales for

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/feathers-fall-around-you-birds-in-art/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Joe Almyda: Works on Paper –
    Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Joe Almyda Works on Paper June 11 through August 14 2016 Joe Almyda American 1925 2011 a Florida native attended Florida State in 1949 the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1950 and subsequently returned to Florida State to receive his Masters in Art in 1955 He then became a member of the art faculty at Georgia State University in Atlanta where he taught for ten years between 1955 and 1965 Almyda shared his passion for abstraction and served as a mentor for his students and other younger artists in the Atlanta area While he began his career as a figurative painter he eventually produced multiple series of prints with abstract compositions many of them silkscreens produced at print ateliers such as the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque New Mexico Characterized by an elegant simplicity his prints pastels and other works on paper are spare geometric constructs or compilations of organic forms articulated in harmonies of tonal color The Museum will mount an exhibition in the Weil Print Study of 10 works on paper that entered the collection in 2014 Joe Almyda American 1925 2011 Untitled acrylic and pastel on paper Gift of Gay Massengill and Mikael Henderson 2014 7 13 Joe Almyda American 1925 2011 a Florida native attended Florida State in 1949 the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1950 and subsequently returned to Florida State to receive his Masters in Art in 1955 He then became a member of the art faculty at Georgia State University in Atlanta where he taught for Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00 pm

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/joe-almyda-works-on-paper/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Women’s Work: Prints from the Collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts –
    M Museum Store Tours The Grounds Facility Use Fundraising Events Join Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Women s Work Prints from the Collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts July 02 through September 25 2016 While women have been practicing artists for millennia they began to truly receive recognition as professional artists in the twentieth century Select individuals attained success as painters or sculptors prior to the modern era but it was only when the roles of women in the workplace began to expand that women saw increasing acceptance as artists outside of the domestic sphere Women s Work will showcase forty two prints by twenty women artists from the Museum s works on paper collection These women produced etchings lithography screen prints and mixed media work in a range of styles that reflect their times and their personal approaches to art The artists represented will include the Alabamians Anne Goldthwaite and Clara Weaver Parrish from the earliest part of the century to modern printmakers such as Jennifer Bartlett Pat Steir and Lesley Dill Lee Krasner American 1908 1984 Free Space ca 1975 screen print on paper Gift of Mr A C vanEkris 1980 16 5 While women have been practicing artists for millennia they began to truly receive recognition as professional artists in the twentieth century Select individuals attained success as painters or sculptors prior to the modern era but it was only when the roles of women in the workplace began to expand that women saw increasing acceptance as Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00 pm Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund Tuesdays January

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/womens-work-works-on-paper-from-the-collection-of-the-montgomery-museum-of-fine-arts/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Photo-Realism –
    Exhibitions Photo Realism July 02 through September 25 2016 Photo realist art represents the reality of the camera Photo realist paintings and prints depict photographic images typically of urban settings and consumer products and often in a banal manner that reflects the influence of movements such as Pop Art and Minimalism The exhibition includes several very large prints by Audrey Flack Ron Kleeman and Tom Blackwell as well as the City Scapes portfolio of 1979 which includes screen prints by John Baeder Charles Bell Arne Charles Besser Thomas Leo Blackwell Fran Bull Hilo Chen H N Han Ronald Kleeman Noel Anderson Mahaffey and C J Yao Four theatre marquees by Robert Cottingham will also be included John Baeder American born 1938 Market Diner 1979 screen print on paper Gift of Louis K and Susan P Meisel 2014 5 8 1 Photo realist art represents the reality of the camera Photo realist paintings and prints depict photographic images typically of urban settings and consumer products and often in a banal manner that reflects the influence of movements such as Pop Art and Minimalism The exhibition includes several very large prints by Audrey Flack Ron Kleeman and Tom Blackwell Share More Facebook

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