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  • Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman –
    through January 31 2016 Inspired by seventeenth century Dutch still life paintings specifically the Haarlem style of traditional laid tables Wisconsin based artist Beth Lipman creates large scale three dimensional interpretations in glittering glass Like the paintings that she alludes to Lipman s compositions address themes of desire and consumption growth and decay religious and political symbolism and the transience of life Using varied processes combining blown lamp worked solid sculpted and kiln formed glass the artist creates tables overflowing with a multitude of glass objects Drawing three dimensionally with the material Lipman uses glass as a way to frustrate the eye She capitalizes on the way clear glass is simultaneously attainable and intangible forms are recognizable but the reflection and refraction of light causes the eye to question what it sees In addition to her sumptuous glass installations Lipman also utilizes photography Related to the sculptures but existing only in a two dimensional format Lipman arranges her glass objects into still life compositions for the camera s lens After capturing the image she destroys and recycles the original glass pieces What remains are images scaled to the actual objects a fleeting moment captured in time Lipman s spontaneous and expressive process results in works of art that not only capture transitory moments caught between growth and decay but also stand as timeless portraits of humanity Still Life with Plate of Cheese and Beer Stein 2011 Lambda print on Plexiglas lent by the artist Inspired by seventeenth century Dutch still life paintings specifically the Haarlem style of traditional laid tables Wisconsin based artist Beth Lipman creates large scale three dimensional interpretations in glittering glass Like the paintings that she alludes to Lipman s compositions address themes of desire and consumption growth and decay religious and political symbolism and the transience

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/once-again-still-lifes-by-beth-lipman/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Abundance and Pleasure: Still Lifes in Focus –
    and Pleasure Still Lifes in Focus November 14 through January 31 2016 Selected primarily from the MMFA s permanent collection the works in Abundance and Pleasure Still Lifes in Focus display the trajectory of this genre Beginning in sixteenth century Europe the painted depiction of ordinary everyday objects in various arrangements became widely accepted even if not as highly regarded as portraiture landscape or imagery based in historical religious or mythological themes This practice of capturing the essence of assembled inanimate objects migrated to America in the eighteenth century Since that time artists have employed still lifes as a vehicle to explore a multitude of ideas such as abundance beauty the pleasures of our senses and the insignificance and fleeting nature of earthly possessions vanitas all while simultaneously raising the level of respect for this subject matter Throughout the years the still life tradition branched out into various media including works on paper photography and even sculpture thereby revitalizing the genre Contemporary artists often use still life imagery to symbolically and metaphorically describe the human condition The exhibition Abundance and Pleasure Still Lifes in Focus features both historical and contemporary works including paintings by William Michael Harnett Childe Hassam Severin Roesen and Edgar Soberón prints by Alexander Archipenko and Joe Price and photography by William Eggleston among others Edgar Soberón American b Cuba 1952 Cazador de Nubes Cloud Hunter oil on canvas Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase 2009 15 Selected primarily from the MMFA s permanent collection the works in Abundance and Pleasure Still Lifes in Focus display the trajectory of this genre Beginning in sixteenth century Europe the painted depiction of ordinary everyday objects in various arrangements became widely accepted even if not as highly regarded as portraiture landscape or imagery based in historical religious Share More

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/abundance-and-pleasure-still-lifes-in-focus/ (2016-02-14)
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  • ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection –
    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 ReTooled Highlights from the Hechinger Collection November 07 through January 10 2016 ReTooled profiles 28 artists from the Hechinger Collection including Arman Anthony Caro Richard Estes Howard Finster Red Grooms Jacob Lawrence Fernand Léger Roger Shimomura and H C Westermann photographers Berenice Abbott William Eggleston and Walker Evans and pop artists Jim Dine Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist The show features more than 40 imaginative paintings sculptures works on paper and photographs that are presented in four categories Objects of Beauty Material Illusions Instruments of Satire and Tools An Extension of Self ReTooled celebrates the ubiquity of tools in our lives with art that magically transforms utilitarian objects into fanciful works that speak of beauty insight and wit John Hechinger was dedicated to art that was accessible and engaging to all audiences This exhibition furthers his mission by deepening audiences awareness and appreciation for tools while providing a compelling introduction to a range of ideas materials forms and creativity that comprise modern art Vladimir Salamun Siamese Hammers Joined at the Handle 1982 oak hammer heads ReTooled profiles 28 artists from the Hechinger Collection including Arman Anthony Caro Richard Estes Howard Finster Red Grooms Jacob Lawrence Fernand Léger Roger Shimomura and H C Westermann photographers Berenice Abbott William Eggleston and Walker Evans and pop artists Jim Dine Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist The show features more than 40 imaginative paintings sculptures works 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/retooled-highlights-hechinger-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Moment Musicale –
    through January 10 2016 Artists find joy and inspiration in music in the same ways as other people but they may also turn to their own visual creativity in responding to what they hear Such is the case with the artists in Moment Musicale a collection of works on paper from the MMFA permanent collection that find artists responding to music and musicians as subjects for their art Included are works by early twentieth century printmakers such as Anne Goldthwaite 1869 1944 and Irving Wolfson 1898 1961 who portray music and its effects from quiet contemplation and serenity to the happy syncopation of dance Contemporary compositions include works by Nissan Engel born 1931 and Jack Levine 1915 2010 Jack Levine American 1915 2010 Gion Corner Kyoto 1970 phototype on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Lila and Ralph Franco 2002 12 5 53 Artists find joy and inspiration in music in the same ways as other people but they may also turn to their own visual creativity in responding to what they hear Such is the case with the artists in Moment Musicale a collection of works on paper from the MMFA permanent collection that find artists responding

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/moment-musicale/ (2016-02-14)
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  • African Art from the Collections of Martha and Dileep Mehta and the MMFA –
    4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions African Art from the Collections of Martha and Dileep Mehta and the MMFA June 20 through November 15 2015 Masks sculptures and religious and domestic objects illustrate the artistry and craftsmanship of diverse African artists who work with wood gourds terra cotta iron and other natural materials Wood and gourds can be cut and shaped directly but terra cotta must be fired and iron requires smelting prior to forging or casting Knowledge of the these tasks is valued highly by the Baule Bamana Bamalike Bassa Djenne Dan Dogon Ewe Lega Massai Tabwa Tikar and Yoruba peoples whose art is displayed in this exhibition Bamana Peoples Crest Mask Female Antelope Chi Wara 20th Century wood Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Dileep and Martha Mehta 2013 17 5 Masks sculptures and religious and domestic objects illustrate the artistry and craftsmanship of diverse African artists who work with wood gourds terra cotta iron and other natural materials Wood and gourds can be cut and shaped directly but terra cotta must be fired and iron requires smelting prior to forging or casting Knowledge of the Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/african-art-from-the-collections-of-martha-and-dileep-mehta-and-the-mmfa/ (2016-02-14)
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  • William Christenberry: Tracing a Line –
    Exhibitions William Christenberry Tracing a Line August 22 through November 01 2015 Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts William Christenberry Tracing a LIne is the first significant exhibition to examine the importance of drawing in the artist s overall process while illuminating varied approaches to his subjects and themes Alabama native William Christenberry American born 1936 has received widespread acclaim and recognition for his photographs and sculptures that capture a place Christenberry knew well Hale County Alabama Blending universal themes with personal explorations his work expresses my life where I m from and what I care about and react to While working in a wide range of materials Christenberry continuously utilized drawing to further his ideas Some drawings reference the early influence of Abstract Expressionism while he renders others more realistically yet all clearly relate to ideas further developed in his paintings photographs and sculptures Each drawing demonstrates immediacy unseen in his well known photographs The movement spare lines and confident strokes of ink on paper made with a variety of tools including pens brushes chopsticks and twigs convey the intersection of time and memory that encompass all of the artist s works By pairing selected photographs and sculptures with a large collection of drawings William Christenberry Tracing a Line allows a comprehensive picture of Christenberry s artistic process to emerge Palmist Hand 1991 1996 mixed media on paper Collection of the John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts William Christenberry Tracing a LIne is the first significant exhibition to examine the importance of drawing in the artist s overall process while illuminating varied approaches to his subjects and themes Alabama native William Christenberry American born 1936 has received widespread acclaim and recognition for his photographs and Share More Facebook Twitter

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/william-christenberry-drawings/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Journey Through the Collection –
    the Collection August 22 through November 01 2015 Journey Through the Collection is the MMFA s first ever docent curated exhibition The MMFA s docents are trained volunteers who lead tours of our collections and temporary exhibitions and deliver other educational opportunities for our visitors The roles of art in our lives conveying the visual power of beauty and great design as well as prompting individual contemplation and intellectual curiosity provide the framework for this show The works of art are divided into several thematic areas as they were identified through docent eyes Remembering the Past showcases art that docents often use to relay social and cultural history The works in A Picture is Worth 1000 Words invite the audience to discover the story whether laid out by the artist or created by the viewers interaction The Isms Style s section displays the various styles of art as they evolved in the 20 th century Visitors can explore the creative process in various media through works included in How Do They Do It The subjects depicted in Echoes of the South remind the viewer of the strong sense of place embodied in Southern culture Journey Through the Collection takes a fresh look the ways our MMFA collection serves the Montgomery community and our visitors Crawford Gillis American 1914 2000 The Chess Players ca 1958 1959 oil on canvas Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Bequest of Charles E Shannon 1997 2 2 Journey Through the Collection is the MMFA s first ever docent curated exhibition The MMFA s docents are trained volunteers who lead tours of our collections and temporary exhibitions and deliver other educational opportunities for our visitors The roles of art in our lives conveying the visual power of beauty and great design as well as prompting individual contemplation

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/journey-through-the-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Sticking to Color–Pastel Drawings from the MMFA Collection –
    Sticking to Color Pastel Drawings from the MMFA Collection August 29 through October 25 2015 Artists using the medium of pastel pure pigments pressed into sticks their textures reminiscent of chalk often compare the process of building up their drawings to weaving a tapestry of colored strokes Pastels can be applied and manipulated in many ways Sometimes artists draw directly on the paper and allow their strokes to retain a grainy rough texture that reflects the paper s surface but those strokes can also easily be blended with fingers tissues or other tools to create a misty atmospheric effect This direct application of pastel color can be used to capture qualities of immediacy spontaneity and sparkle Pastel is also frequently combined with water based media such as watercolor or gouache or with charcoal to create contrasts in texture as well as color In this installation the Museum will feature a dozen drawings from our works on paper collection that feature the use of pastel These will range from the approach of early twentieth century artists such as Frederick Freer who used pastel to create a sense of heightened realism in light and skin tone for example to later artists such as Terry Rosenberg who used the gestural strokes of color to lend elegance to abstract compositions Frederick Warren Freer American 1849 1908 Two Ladies at the Seashore pastel on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Mrs Margaret Freer 1936 53 Artists using the medium of pastel pure pigments pressed into sticks their textures reminiscent of chalk often compare the process of building up their drawings to weaving a tapestry of colored strokes Pastels can be applied and manipulated in many ways Sometimes artists draw directly on the paper and allow their strokes to retain a grainy Share More

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/sticking-to-color-pastel-drawings-from-the-mmfa-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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