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  • Rewind: Art of the 1970s –
    series of exhibitions focuses on pieces from the MMFA Permanent Collection to illustrate significant art movements from three key decades in contemporary American art the 1960s 1970s and 1980s Each exhibition reveals the important artists styles processes and movements that emerged during each decade to have a lasting impact on the direction of art During this period art making experienced a seismic shift moving away from the gestural forms of Abstract Expressionism toward styles that embodied both representational and abstract forms This allowed artists to reflect and investigate identity while also exploring views on social and political events occurring in the world A fascination with real life and with the media took hold Rewind Art of the 1970s delves deeper into the artistic changes that began in the 1960s revealing the multiple new directions that emerged Still dealing with the political and social upheavals of the 1960s artists in the 1970s searched for personal connections with their art For example the figure came back to the forefront with New Realism and the Photorealists portrayed lifelike subjects in exacting detail pushing the fascination with everyday much further than Pop Art Additionally expanding from Minimalism Conceptual Artist created works that elevated the idea of art while deemphasizing the object itself All of these art movements of continued to push at the boundaries of art making as seen in Rewind Art of the 1970s Robert Cottingham American born 1935 Fox 1973 color lithograph on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Lila and Ralph Franco 2002 12 2 The Rewind series of exhibitions focuses on pieces from the MMFA Permanent Collection to illustrate significant art movements from three key decades in contemporary American art the 1960s 1970s and 1980s Each exhibition reveals the important artists styles processes and movements that emerged during

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  • The Grand Tour: Prints from Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, and London –
    our newsletter Exhibitions The Grand Tour Prints from Rome Florence Venice Paris and London September 27 through November 23 2014 From the middle of the seventeenth century through the turn of the twentieth wealthy Europeans and Americans took the Grand Tour of Europe s historic sites museums and music halls to cap their cultural educations Rome Venice and Florence were the most popular places on the lengthy tour because of Rome s antiquity Florence s association with the Renaissance and Venice s distinctive scenic beauty Americans and provincial Europeans added stops in London Paris and other cultural capitals The most leisurely also visited Greece and Egypt In the days before photography many tourists purchased paintings and prints of local landmarks as souvenirs This exhibition features a few views of Grand Tour cities including images by Canaletto and Whistler Canaletto s real and imagined views of Venice were among the most popular of eighteenth century images sought by tourists in the artist s native Venice Whistler was a traveller himself The American expatriate artist lived in Venice Paris and London His prints were popular with art collectors and the last wave of wealthy travelers on the Grand Tour Charles Meryon French 1821 1868 La Pompe Notre Dame 1852 etching and drypoint on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Mr and Mrs Adolph Weil Jr in memory of Mr and Mrs Adolph Weil Sr 1983 12 2 From the middle of the seventeenth century through the turn of the twentieth wealthy Europeans and Americans took the Grand Tour of Europe s historic sites museums and music halls to cap their cultural educations Rome Venice and Florence were the most popular places on the lengthy tour because of Rome s antiquity Florence s association with the Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/grand-tour-prints-rome-florence-venice-paris-london/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Art for Life’s Sake: An African Collection for the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts –
    of 32 objects created by 23 different ethnic groups in sub Saharan Africa during the twentieth century Masks figurative sculptures stools and chairs textiles and a variety of other objects provide vivid evidence of the daily lives and diverse religious beliefs of the people who made and used them To introduce this new collection to the community the Museum has organized Art for Life s Sake with consulting curator for African art Robin Poynor Professor Poynor is a member of the faculty in the University of Florida s Department of Art and Art History and is affiliated with the Center for African Studies Many of the cultural traditions for which these objects were created no longer exist or have changed significantly as people now choose to live lives impacted by national and international political structure western style educational systems and conversion to religions such as Christianity or Islam Traditional African art was not made for display in galleries and museums but was employed for everyday activities for indicating rank within a leadership hierarchy for educational purposes or for use in religious ritual In most instances the art exhibited here would have been part of a larger multi media event that involved processions music and dance This installation gives insight into a variety of objects and how they were used in the context of African life in traditional societies The objects in Art for Life s Sake were all made in the twentieth century and represent art by 33 traditional African cultural groups The installation contains 32 objects donated to the MMFA in 2013 by Dileep and Martha Mehta and 30 objects on loan from their private collection Bamana Chi Wara Crest Mask Crest Antelope wood Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Dileep and Martha Mehta 2013 17 5 In

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/mwaliko-montgomery/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Rewind: Art of the 1960s –
    of exhibitions focuses on pieces from the MMFA Permanent Collection to illustrate significant art movements from three key decades in contemporary American art the 1960s 1970s and 1980s Each exhibition reveals the important artists styles processes and movements that emerged during each decade to have a lasting impact on the direction of art During this period art making experienced a seismic shift moving away from the gestural forms of Abstract Expressionism toward styles that embodied both representational and abstract forms This allowed artists to reflect and investigate identity while also exploring views on social and political events occurring in the world A fascination with real life and with the media took hold Rewind Art of the 1960s explores the decade that set in motion various art movements that altered art production leading to the art we see today As the nation turbulently swirled with political and social events artists began to experiment their art grew and shifted to keep pace with these social changes Major movements that came to the forefront during this period include Pop art inspired by the media and popular culture Op Art which utilized simple lines shapes and bands or blocks of color that pulse and shimmer and Minimalism a movement celebrating the reductive qualities of color and form itself On view are works by artists from the MMFA Permanent Collection that exemplify these artistic advances Victor Vasarely Hungarian 1906 1997 Untitled ca 1960 screen print on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Lila and Ralph Franco 2002 12 11 The Rewind series of exhibitions focuses on pieces from the MMFA Permanent Collection to illustrate significant art movements from three key decades in contemporary American art the 1960s 1970s and 1980s Each exhibition reveals the important artists styles processes and movements that emerged during

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  • Origins: The First Twenty-Five Years of the MMFA Collection –
    Join Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Origins The First Twenty Five Years of the MMFA Collection July 12 through September 21 2014 In 1930 art found a home in Montgomery Alabama Established under the name The Alabama Society of Fine Arts the Museum leased its first home from the City of Montgomery for 1 00 per year and its first acquisition was an old shoe Since that time the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has evolved into a showcase for the visual arts and art education in central Alabama In celebration of the Museum s twenty fifth anniversary in the Blount Cultural Park we will exhibit some highlights of the first twenty five years of the museum s acquisitions including the old shoe A large number of early acquisitions were works by local and regional artists which was appropriate as artists such as J Kelly Fitzpatrick and his students were the earliest participants in and beneficiaries of the MMFA programs From its earliest days the Museum has played a central role in the nurturing of appreciation for fine art in the community Margaret M Law American 1871 1956 Fruit Vendors ca 1937 oil on canvas Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of the artist 1950 1 In 1930 art found a home in Montgomery Alabama Established under the name The Alabama Society of Fine Arts the Museum leased its first home from the City of Montgomery for 1 00 per year and its first acquisition was an old shoe Since that time the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has evolved into a 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/origins-first-twenty-five-years-mmfa-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Shadowlands: Cyanotypes by Laquita Thomson, 2007-2013 –
    4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Shadowlands Cyanotypes by Laquita Thomson 2007 2013 July 19 through September 21 2014 Printmaker and photographer Laquita Thomson has been experimenting with various printing processes for most of her career Her methods of making art compel her to push the boundaries of her various media and in her own way to revisit and reconsider media that have been abandoned or are underused by others The subjects of Thomson s cyanotypes mirror those of her photography and prints usually images of her native South This exhibition will contain sixteen cyanotypes that reflect the flavor of the region and capture both the nostalgic and romantic sensibility that is associated with life in Dixie Laquita Thomson American born 1947 County Election 2013 cyanotype on paper Lent by the artist Printmaker and photographer Laquita Thomson has been experimenting with various printing processes for most of her career Her methods of making art compel her to push the boundaries of her various media and in her own way to revisit and reconsider media that have been abandoned or are underused by others The subjects of Thomson s cyanotypes Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/shadowlands-cyanotypes-laquita-thomson-2007-2013/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Snapshot 2004–2014: Selections from a Decade of Photography Acquisitions –
    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 Snapshot 2004 2014 Selections from a Decade of Photography Acquisitions June 21 through August 24 2014 In celebration of 25 years in Blount Cultural Park the Museum is highlighting extraordinary works from our collection through a series of exhibitions Over the past decade the MMFA has grown our collection of photographs through both gifts and purchases Snap Shot 2004 2014 Selections from a Decade of Photography Acquisitions brings forward images that are already old favorites alongside others that are making their debut in the galleries with this exhibition From Nancy Marshall s Windsor Ruins 2000 which we acquired in 2004 to our newest acquisition Andy Warhol s Little Red Book F126 Album 1972 and many in between this grouping of works demonstrate the Museum s commitment to expanding our photography collection which spans a variety of themes architectural conceptual documentary landscape and portraiture all by noted and accomplished artists William Wegman American born 1943 Cloud Buster 2001 color photograph on paper Gift of Laura and Barrie Harmon in loving memory of their daughter Stephanie Holt Harmon 2006 5 In celebration of 25 years in Blount Cultural Park the Museum is highlighting extraordinary works from our collection through a series of exhibitions Over the past decade the MMFA has grown our collection of photographs through both gifts and purchases Snap Shot 2004 2014 Selections from a Decade of Photography Acquisitions brings forward images that are 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/snapshot-2004-2014-selections-decade-photography-acquisitions/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Kerr Eby: Camofleur, Combat Artist, and Pacifist –
    newsletter Exhibitions Kerr Eby Camofleur Combat Artist and Pacifist May 17 through July 13 2014 Eby 1890 1946 was an illustrator known for his combat imagery of the First and Second World Wars In World War I he drove ambulances and camouflaged artillery all the while recording scenes of death and destruction that he produced in etchings and lithographs issued in the 1920s and 1930s with anti war essays Too old to reenlist in 1941 he returned to the battlefield as a commercial combat artist in the Pacific and contracted a tropical disease which took his life in 1946 Kerr Eby American 1889 1946 September 13 1918 St Mihiel etching and aquatint 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 2 1 Eby 1890 1946 was an illustrator known for his combat imagery of the First and Second World Wars In World War I he drove ambulances and camouflaged artillery all the while recording scenes of death and destruction that he produced in etchings and lithographs issued in the 1920s and 1930s with anti war essays Too old to Share More Facebook Twitter

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