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  • Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth-Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection –
    Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection April 12 through July 06 2014 The philosophy of Romanticism originating in late eighteenth century European literature and fine art found ongoing expression in the art of the nineteenth century Southern United States The cultural roots of the agrarian South inspired Southern artists love of nature and their response to the inevitability of change in an imperfect world Spanning the years 1810 to 1886 Romantic Spirits includes the works of thirty two artists who lived and painted in the American South The works in the exhibition are a portion of the holdings of The Johnson Collection Spartanburg South Carolina which is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting Southern artists works that capture the rich history and culture of the region Junius Brutus Stearns 1810 1885 The Letter 1865 oil on canvas The Johnson Collection Spartanburg South Carolina The philosophy of Romanticism originating in late eighteenth century European literature and fine art found ongoing expression in the art of the nineteenth century Southern United States The cultural roots of the agrarian South inspired Southern artists love of nature and their response to the inevitability of change in an imperfect world Spanning the years 1810

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/romantic-spirits-nineteenth-century-paintings-south-johnson-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Ke Francis: A Selection of Large-Scale Works –
    one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Ke Francis A Selection of Large Scale Works March 15 through June 15 2014 In his work Francis addresses the human condition and how we relate to nature This exhibition highlights Francis large scale works in a variety of formats including bookmaking and printmaking mixed media constructions and painting Through his combination of ancient symbols such as the Goddess Nike with contemporary imagery such as saw blades and tuning forks along with elements from nature such as tornadoes Francis taps into universal subjects such as disasters and rebuilding strength and resiliency He charts emotional and spiritual landscapes through complex and provocative imagery that evoke richly textured dreams and stories In his work Francis addresses the human condition and how we relate to nature This exhibition highlights Francis large scale works in a variety of formats including bookmaking and printmaking mixed media constructions and painting Through his combination of ancient symbols such as the Goddess Nike with contemporary imagery such as saw blades and tuning forks along Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/ke-francis-selection-large-scale-works/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Portraiture from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama –
    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 Portraiture from the Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama April 19 through June 15 2014 Paul R Jones collected scores of portraits of African American artists musicians actors and other celebrities This exhibition includes paintings sculptures prints and photographs of James Baldwin Paul Robeson Duke Ellington James Van Der Zee Harriet Tubman Hayward Louis Oubre Jacob and Gwendolen Knight Lawrence Sammy Davis Jr B B King Gordon Parks Aaron Douglas Miles Davis This is part of an exhibition series selected from the Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama Jones 1928 2010 described by Art Antiques magazine as one of the top collectors in the country amassed one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th century African American art and donated much of it to The University of Alabama Charles Rodgers James Van Der Zee Playing Violin 1995 watercolor Image Courtesy The Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama Paul R Jones collected scores of portraits of African American artists musicians actors and other celebrities This exhibition includes paintings sculptures prints and photographs of James Baldwin Paul Robeson Duke Ellington James Van Der Zee Harriet Tubman Hayward Louis Oubre Jacob and Gwendolen Knight Lawrence Sammy Davis Jr B B King Gordon Parks Aaron Douglas Miles 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/portraiture-paul-r-jones-collection-american-art-university-alabama/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Creator/Created: Jerry Siegel Portraits and Artists from the Permanent Collection –
    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 Creator Created Jerry Siegel Portraits and Artists from the Permanent Collection March 08 through June 01 2014 Over the past sixteen years Jerry Siegel has turned his camera to the South s most creative forces Through portraiture Siegel captures intimate moments with established and emerging celebrated and lessor known artists These images reveal the people behind many of the region s beloved works of art By providing details such as what the artist looks like or where they work Siegel creates an important visual record that illuminates the rich art making culture of the South Pairing works from the MMFA permanent collection with Siegel s portraits of their creators allows for fresh interpretations of the art works and new insight into their makers Artists photographed by Siegel with works on view include William Christenberry Thornton Dial Sr Crawford Gillis Dale Kennington Charles Shannon Mose Tolliver and Yvonne Wells Jerry Siegel American born 1958 Dale Kennington Alabama 2009 archival pigment print Lent by the artist Over the past sixteen years Jerry Siegel has turned his camera to the South s most creative forces Through portraiture Siegel captures intimate moments with established and emerging celebrated and lessor known artists These images reveal the people behind many of the region s beloved works of art By providing details such as what the artist looks 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/creatorcreated-jerry-siegel-portraits-artists-permanent-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Our Town: Montgomery People and Places –
    mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Our Town Montgomery People and Places March 15 through May 11 2014 Engraved and published images of Montgomery were produced from early in its history in the nineteenth century however artists began true documentation of the life of the city in the early twentieth century led by locals such as Anne Goldthwaite and J Kelly Fitzpatrick This exhibition of prints and watercolors from the Museum s permanent collection features people and places that these artists saw in and around their hometown J Kelly Fitzpatrick American 1888 1953 Roadside Flower Market 1941 Watercolor on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Algie Neill McCorvey 2012 10 2 Engraved and published images of Montgomery were produced from early in its history in the nineteenth century however artists began true documentation of the life of the city in the early twentieth century led by locals such as Anne Goldthwaite and J Kelly Fitzpatrick This exhibition of prints and watercolors from the Museum s permanent collection Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/town-montgomery-people-places-2/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Portraits of Paul R. Jones –
    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 Portraits of Paul R Jones February 08 through April 13 2014 Paul R Jones 1928 2010 met many contemporary artists during his quest to collect African American art and many of those artists made him the subject of their paintings sculptures drawings and photogaphs This exhibition featured portraits of the collector by Sheila Pree Bright Al Bailey Louis Delsarte Clarissa Thompson Sligh and others Some portraits show him at home surrounded by his art collection while others picture him in galleries and museums actively engaged with artists Still others isolate his face and head to focus on his handsome features and friendly personality This was part of an exhibition series selected from the Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama Jones 1928 2010 described by Art Antiques magazine as one of the top collectors in the country amassed one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th century African American art and donated much of it to The University of Alabama Ife Walker Paul Jones with artworks 1999 color photograph Image Courtesy The Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama Paul R Jones 1928 2010 met many contemporary artists during his quest to collect African American art and many of those artists made him the subject of their paintings sculptures drawings and photogaphs This exhibition featured portraits of the collector by Sheila Pree Bright Al Bailey Louis Delsarte Clarissa Thompson Sligh and others Some portraits show him 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/portraits-paul-r-jones/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Amos “Ashanti” Johnson from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama –
    montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Amos Ashanti Johnson from the Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama November 30 through February 02 2014 Amos Ashanti Johnson American born 1950 is a South Carolina graphic artist painter and printmaker He studied at Syracuse University and modeled his art after that of Charles White American 1918 1979 a noted African American artist and educator Johnson assumed the Ashanti moniker to acknowledge his strong personal association with the Ashanti or Asante people of Ghana His art celebrates his African and African American cultural heritage Amos Ashanti Johnson Self Portrait 1970 graphite on paper Image Courtesy The Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama Amos Ashanti Johnson American born 1950 is a South Carolina graphic artist painter and printmaker He studied at Syracuse University and modeled his art after that of Charles White American 1918 1979 a noted African American artist and educator Johnson assumed the Ashanti moniker to acknowledge his strong personal association with the Ashanti or Asante people of Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/amos-ashanti-johnson-paul-r-jones-collection-american-art-university-alabama/ (2016-02-14)
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  • David Allison Ogburn: Oggi’s “Photomart” of Great African Americans from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art –
    Allison Ogburn Oggi s Photomart of Great African Americans from the Paul R Jones Collection of American Art November 30 through February 02 2014 David Allison Ogburn American born 1942 and his cameras have been on the scene and behind the scenes of the rhythm and blues world since the early 1970s capturing the ups and downs of performers lives on the road He has also photographed many other prominent African American musicians authors and celebrities This exhibition included portraits of Muhammad Ali Yosef Ben Jochanman James Brown Ruth Brown Stokely Carmichael John Henrik Clarke Joe Frazier Dizzy Gillespie Quincy Jones Coretta Scott King Cheryl Lynn Tenna Marie Sade Gil Scott Heron and Chancellor Williams David Allison Oggi Ogburn Cheryl Lynn 1987 silver gelatin print Image Courtesy The Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama David Allison Ogburn American born 1942 and his cameras have been on the scene and behind the scenes of the rhythm and blues world since the early 1970s capturing the ups and downs of performers lives on the road He has also photographed many other prominent African American musicians authors and celebrities This exhibition included portraits of Muhammad Share More

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/david-allison-ogburn-oggis-photomart-great-african-americans-paul-r-jones-collection-american-art/ (2016-02-14)
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