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  • Maltby Sykes: A Witness to His Time –
    the South his home Sykes travelled extensively to places such as Europe Japan and Mexico and these trips influenced his work greatly Sykes formative experiences of working as an assistant to Diego Rivera on a mural for the Hotel Reforma in Mexico City in 1936 and interacting with printmaker George C Miller in New York provoked a shift in his style from realism to semi abstraction and abstraction and in technique from painting to printmaking In fact printmaking and specifically lithography became a lifelong passion for the artist and one that he would share with many others After returning to his teaching appointment at Alabama Polytechnic Institute now Auburn University following his stint as an Air Force combat artist in WWII Sykes began a printmaking program at the school This program allowed Sykes to experiment with different printmaking technologies including adapting commercial lithographic processes for art making This type of creative thinking and use of alternative approaches is also inherent in Sykes approach to his art In 1983 the artist donated a large number of works of art to the MMFA A selection of works from this collection illustrates the arc of Sykes career in printmaking From realism to abstraction Sykes s imagery follows a trajectory illustrating was happening in art and in the world around him Sykes not only embodies what it means to be a modernist but also his art reflects the changes that occur over a lifetime proving that he was indeed a witness to his time Maltby Sykes American 1911 1992 Zen Garden Three 1975 lithograph on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of the artist 1981 10 20 Born in Aberdeen Mississippi artist Maltby Sykes American 1911 1992 grew up in Birmingham Alabama While he always considered the South his home Sykes travelled extensively

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/maltby-sykes-a-witness-to-his-time/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Zelda–Watercolors by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald from the Permanent Collection –
    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 Zelda Watercolors by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald from the Permanent Collection June 20 through August 23 2015 Montgomery was the birthplace of one of the best known figures of the Jazz Age Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald who with her husband the novelist Scott Fitzgerald found significant fame but little good fortune During their early married life they traveled and socialized with the European and American creative elite but their lifestyle took its toll on them both Each eventually fell victim to substance abuse and mental illness Like Scott Zelda was able to take some comfort in creative endeavors which for her included paintings in oil and watercolor The Montgomery Museum holds 25 watercolors created by the artist in the 1940s many of them paper dolls that she made for her grandchildren These fragile works on paper are rarely on view but the Museum will install them this summer to celebrate the artist and her life Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald American 1900 1948 Landscape ca 1945 watercolor and graphite on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Mrs Frances Fitzgerald Smith 1986 4 8 Montgomery was the birthplace of one of the best known figures of the Jazz Age Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald who with her husband the novelist Scott Fitzgerald found significant fame but little good fortune During their early married life they traveled and socialized with the European and American creative elite but their lifestyle took its toll on 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/zelda-watercolors-by-zelda-sayre-fitzgerald-from-the-permanent-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • 41st Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition –
    Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions 41st Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition June 12 through August 09 2015 This collaboration between Montgomery s finest visual artists and Alabama s oldest art museum is a mutually beneficial relationship that has been happening for a half a century The Museum is happy to continue this tradition as part of its mission to exhibit art of the highest quality for the enrichment enlightenment and enjoyment of the public This art in a wide range of media and with diverse subject matter will provide a sample of the best contemporary art in the River Region 41st MAG Exhibition Catalog Web format This collaboration between Montgomery s finest visual artists and Alabama s oldest art museum is a mutually beneficial relationship that has been happening for a half a century The Museum is happy to continue this tradition as part of its mission to exhibit art of the highest quality for the enrichment enlightenment and enjoyment of the public 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/41st-montgomery-art-guild-museum-exhibition/ (2016-02-14)
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  • MAG Featured Artist: Clark Walker –
    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 MAG Featured Artist Clark Walker June 12 through August 09 2015 Walker was born in Selma and grew up in Montgomery In the 1960s he studied art here with Charles Shannon and he attended the Art Students League in New York City and the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine where he studied with Ben Shahn and Jack Levine In 1966 Walker exhibited in the Skowhegan Faculty and Alumni Show in New York City and won the Bocour Award A long time member of the Montgomery Art Guild his work has been shown at the MMFA Stonehenge Gallery Gallery One and other venues in the area His paintings and drawings are in many collections in and around Montgomery He was selected to design the awards for the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts in 2006 Walker s life and work are subjects of a monograph by Foster Dickson I Just Make People Up published by NewSouth Books in 2008 Exhibition Brochure Clark Walker American born 1940 Self Portrait 1968 gouache on cardboard Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase 1968 9 Walker was born in Selma and grew up in Montgomery In the 1960s he studied art here with Charles Shannon and he attended the Art Students League in New York City and the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine where he studied with Ben Shahn and Jack Levine In 1966 Walker exhibited in the Skowhegan 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/mag-featured-artist-clark-walker/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Animals in Art –
    Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Animals in Art May 23 through July 26 2015 Animals have fascinated artists throughout the ages This exhibition includes art dating from the Renaissance through the twentieth century all from the Museum s extensive collection of works on paper The imagery will be used by students in the Museum s summer art camps and will be enjoyed by all animal lovers Nicolaes de Bruyn Antwerp 1571 1656 Rotterdam Adam and Eve in Paradise The Fall of Man 1600 engraving on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Mr and Mrs Adolph Weil Jr in memory of Mr and Mrs Adolph Weil Sr 1992 7 Animals have fascinated artists throughout the ages This exhibition includes art dating from the Renaissance through the twentieth century all from the Museum s extensive collection of works on paper The imagery will be used by students in the Museum s summer art camps and will be enjoyed by all animal lovers Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00 pm Gifts

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/animals-in-art/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Landscapes of the Mind –
    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 Landscapes of the Mind April 04 through June 14 2015 This exhibition pulls together works by modern and contemporary artists inspired not only by the world visible around them but also by their innermost thoughts and emotions These artists mine both individual and collective psyches to portray dreamlike and self reflective scenes and landscapes Looking inward to the furthest reaches of imagination the artists depict psychological states of being and intellectual landscapes that play with what is real and what is invented Artists such Karel Appel Dutch 1921 2006 Rosie Bernardi American born 1951 Eric Avery American born 1948 Rene Magritte Belgian 1922 1967 and Ed Ruscha American born 1937 among others transform and organize their thoughts and feelings making the intangible concrete Through their works they open up possibilities resurrect memories and reveal hidden worlds Marcus Rees Roberts English born 1951 The Days of Hope 1999 color relief etching on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase 2000 11 1 This exhibition pulls together works by modern and contemporary artists inspired not only by the world visible around them but also by their innermost thoughts and emotions These artists mine both individual and collective psyches to portray dreamlike and self reflective scenes and landscapes Looking inward to the furthest reaches of imagination the artists depict psychological 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/landscapes-of-the-mind/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Masterworks on the Move: American Paintings from Wesleyan College –
    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 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Masterworks on the Move American Paintings from Wesleyan College March 21 through May 31 2015 The exhibition is comprised of thirty five American paintings from the Wesleyan College Helena Ogden Eastman Campbell Collection of American Art Ogden Campbell who was an alumna of the college and her circle of associates in New York and Europe donated the collection between 1930 and 1960 The works exemplify the academic styles taught at such art schools as the Academie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris the Chase School and the Art Students League in New York and the school of the Art Institute of Chicago Ogden Campbell chose traditional subjects still life portraiture and genre painted in a classically trained manner The exhibition includes works by William Stanley Haseltine Robert Vonnoh Jane Peterson Chauncey Ryder Francis Coates Jones and others Emil Holzhauer Houses and Towns oil on canvas Campbell Collection Wesleyan College The exhibition is comprised of thirty five American paintings from the Wesleyan College Helena Ogden Eastman Campbell Collection of American Art Ogden Campbell who was an alumna of the college and her circle of associates in New York and Europe donated the collection between 1930 and 1960 The works exemplify the academic styles taught at such 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/masterworks-move-american-paintings-wesleyan-college/ (2016-02-14)
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  • History Refused to Die—Alabama’s African-American Self-Taught Artists in Context –
    about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions History Refused to Die Alabama s African American Self Taught Artists in Context March 14 through May 31 2015 In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March the Museum will present this collection of works by a group of Alabama s most important self taught artists who were active in the latter part of the twentieth century These artists Thornton Dial and the Dial Family Lonnie Holley Joe Minter and others responded to the cultural and social environment of their times through their art Using found objects as well as traditional art materials they created works of great power that speak to the roles of Black people throughout their history in the state from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March the Museum will present this collection of works by a group of Alabama s most important self taught artists who were active in the latter part of the twentieth century These artists Thornton Dial and the Dial Family Lonnie Holley Joe Minter and others responded to the cultural and social Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/history-refused-to-die-alabamas-african-american-self-taught-artists-in-context/ (2016-02-14)
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