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  • Cynthia Milledge –
    Moving On Posted December 18th 2015 by Cynthia Milledge filed under General Despite pleas from her co workers Donna Pickens retired from her more than fulltime position as Assistant Curator of Education for ARTWORKS School Family Children s Programs at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in December For 11 years she designed the Museum s Give a Community Gift Posted December 7th 2015 by Cynthia Milledge filed under General It s December which means that people are looking to donate to charitable causes for a couple of reasons 1 They are in the holiday spirit and they want to give freely of their time and money this time of year Holiday Open House Welcome the Season at the MMFA Posted December 1st 2015 by Cynthia Milledge filed under General Join your neighbors and friends at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts for Holiday Open House an afternoon of merriment and holiday cheer This annual event will be held next Saturday December 5 from 1 to 4 P M This is The Fall Edition of DiVine Lunch and Artist in Action Posted October 9th 2015 by Cynthia Milledge filed under General Please join us for what promises to be a great afternoon of delectable food and beautiful art on Thursday October 15 with DiVine Lunch 11 A M to 2 P M and Artist in Action 12 noon to 2 P M The menu for A Day in Historic Eufaula with the Collectors Society Posted October 6th 2015 by Cynthia Milledge filed under General Programs On Thursday October 1 the Collectors Society took a splendid excursion to Eufaula Doug Purcell Executive Director Emeritus of the Historic Chattahoochee Commission led the tour of historic architecture and collections The day began at the neo classical Shorter Mansion 1884 Military Open House Welcomed

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  • Pastels.Freer.Callout –
    Open Today 12pm 5pm 14 View full calendar Welcome News MyMMFA blog History MMFA Timeline Staff and Boards Careers Facility Use Exhibitions Collections Collection Spotlight MMFA on Tour Sculpture Garden Inquiries Search ARTWORKS Youth and Family 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

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  • Callout.FolkArt.2015 –
    Partner support Open Today 12pm 5pm 14 View full calendar Welcome News MyMMFA blog History MMFA Timeline Staff and Boards Careers Facility Use Exhibitions Collections Collection Spotlight MMFA on Tour Sculpture Garden Inquiries Search ARTWORKS Youth and Family 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

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  • Art in Concert 2015 –
    support Open Today 12pm 5pm 14 View full calendar Welcome News MyMMFA blog History MMFA Timeline Staff and Boards Careers Facility Use Exhibitions Collections Collection Spotlight MMFA on Tour Sculpture Garden Inquiries Search ARTWORKS Youth and Family 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

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  • The Fall Edition of DiVine Lunch and Artist in Action –
    the soup and salad combo The second course continues the Latin American theme using cumin and paprika to spice up the tomato sauce covering a quinoa and lentil hash which may be accompanied by your choice of Lamb Pops Braised Grouper or Cheese and Bread Stuffed Mirliton Squash The squash often referred to as Mirliton in Haitian or Creole cultures is better known in the states by another moniker the chayote It is smaller in size and green in color Depending upon your entrée choice either the A to Z Pinot Noir which received a 90 point rating from Wine Spectator or the Cambria Chardonnay will enhance your dining experience Last but certainly not least the Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake uses spiced chocolate to create an interesting spin on a classic dessert We are excited to be working with Goat Hill Roasters an original coffee roasting company located in Montgomery for the first time The owners will bring their unique coffee blend to the Museum from their mobile store downtown Make sure to stop by the Museum Store to see Betty Carroll our Artist in Action She will be working on a fall lake scene with the vibrant colors of the changing foliage reflecting on the water s surface She has been a great addition to the Museum Store and her landscapes are always in high demand So make sure to meet her as she brings fall colors to life as the Artist in Action Reservations are strongly recommended for DiVine Lunch please call 334 240 4339 as soon as possible to insure a not to be missed dining experience The cost is 20 per person excluding tax and gratuity Upcoming DiVine Lunch dates are Thursday January 21 and Thursday April 21 2016 Blake Rosen Special Events Coordinator Please join

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  • A Day in Historic Eufaula with the Collectors Society –
    view The group enjoyed lunch on the porch of the Italianate style Fendall Hall 1860 Afterwards the Collectors Society toured the notable murals in the house which was built by the ancestors of Lucy Jackson who was on the tour The last residence the Petry Honan House 1868 is still in the hands of the family that bought it in the 1870 s and retains its original detached kitchen The final stop was the Eufaula Athenaeum which houses special collections related to Barbour County in a historic drug store building 1850 s located downtown Jane Barganier articulated the impact of the day We went to a small town that is proud of their history and they are keeping it alive I was reminded that the culture of small towns is just as important as that of major cities We should all be proud of the communities in our state such as Eufaula and Selma that have worked so hard to preserve their heritage in their homes buildings and art and have so much to contribute in terms of interesting people history artists and writers The day was fun it was interesting and studying history is so terribly important The Collectors Society will hear from glass sculptor Beth Lipman next month in conjunction with Once and Again Still Lifes by Beth Lipman The group is also looking forward to a visit to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to see the exhibition Hapsburg Splendor a luncheon lecture with the Chief Historian of the History Channel and more It is not too late to join for this year If you would like to be part of the Collectors Society please contact Alice Novak at 334 240 4362 or at ano a o Alice Novak Assistant Curator of Education On Thursday October

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  • A Thomas Hart Benton for the MMFA –
    1930 Thomas Hart Benton was a controversial and influential character in both the art and social worlds in early and mid twentieth century America After study and the practice of art in Paris and New York Benton s outspokenness writings and large scale public mural projects made him a voice for national political and art issues in Depression era America Early in his career he worked for a time as a modernist painter but he eventually abandoned that style to pursue one rooted in traditional European art creating murals with distinctly American themes that resonated with the public He is best known for his mural cycles such as America Today now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and his massive composition for the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City His association with Wood and Curry along with a December 1934 Time magazine cover story about Benton s work allowed him to settle into his permanently defined role as a Regionalist painter Above Registrar Pamela Bransford and MMFA Consulting Conservator Larry Shutts examine the Museum s latest acquisition The acquisition of this critical work was made possible only by the amazing legacy of Ida Belle Young who bequeathed the Museum funds for the purchase of traditional American art upon her death in 2004 However having the resources for a purchase was only one factor in acquiring the appropriate work The staff made a concerted effort for more than seven years to locate the right Benton before Ozark Autumn became available This work possessed two attributes that were considered critical as a larger scale work in oil and tempera it could be put on long term view with our other important American paintings unlike a work on paper which is subject to damage over time from exposure to light and the subject was an agrarian one depicting a corn harvesting scene Since many of our Southern Regionalist works depict the rural South it was important to us that our Benton reflect that same agrarian tradition And yet a second exciting day dawned on August 31 when we finally unveiled this outstanding work of art for our MMFA Board of Trustees The event held in the Museum s Rotunda at 5 30 P M celebrated the support of the Board the generosity of Ida Belle Young and the City of Montgomery s ongoing belief in our mission to the community The painting was given a very warm and hearty welcome accompanied by a toast to the memory of Ida Belle Young whose gift in the form of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund had made its acquisition possible Right Acquisition Committee Chairman Winnie Stakely and MMFA President of the Board of Trustees Roger Spain unveil Ozark Autumn For any collecting museum the addition of a truly major work of art is a rare event and one that contributes to the ongoing vitality of the institution It takes a concerted team effort to achieve the Museum s

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  • Korean–Language Gallery Talk: Connecting to American History through Art –
    as represented in the exhibition that you find particularly interesting Jiyeon At the beginning of the gallery talk I introduced the idea that learning about the major conflicts that define American history helps to understand the social and cultural shifts in this country s relatively brief history We looked at representations of the Civil War First World War and Second World War during the gallery talk Korean audiences can follow the timeline of American history easily because there are many close relationships to our national history What connections to popular culture did you make in the galleries to help people understand the works of art J While we were looking at a painting of Plains Indians beside a portrait of a Confederate Solider I talked about Dances with Wolves since native cultures and the Civil War are at the heart of the movie We also examined works from the 20s and 30s and I made connections to The Great Gatsby which is very well known in Korea and a more recent Korean film Assassination which is set in 1933 What is your message to your friends about enjoying the Museum J The Museum is a wonderful gift to all of the families in Montgomery I love the people I meet at the Museum connecting with my fellow volunteers and the passion for art here With a Korean audience I like to emphasize that by learning more about American art history literature music movies and current issues we can better relate to our children and help them with everything they are studying in school It also gives us fun topics to discuss at home Many people are looking forward to hearing more from Jiyeon and her perspective on American culture in Journey Through the Collection very soon Alice Novak Curator with

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