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  • Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace –
    Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Winfred Rembert Amazing Grace August 31 through January 19 2014 This was the first major museum exhibition dedicated to Winfred Rembert a remarkable self taught artist originally from Georgia who has lived in New Haven CT for the past thirty years A mid career survey this exhibition emphasized the dramatic overtly biographical nature of Rembert s stretched etched and stained leather panels Rembert s work combines his artistic inspiration with documentation of some of the most tumultuous moments of Civil Rights era history Winfred Rembert Cotton Field Rows 2009 dye on carved and tooled leather Collection of Jan and Warren Adelson This was the first major museum exhibition dedicated to Winfred Rembert a remarkable self taught artist originally from Georgia who has lived in New Haven CT for the past thirty years A mid career survey this exhibition emphasized the dramatic overtly biographical nature of Rembert s stretched etched and stained leather panels Rembert s work combines his artistic inspiration Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/winfred-rembert-amazing-grace/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Material Transformations –
    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 Material Transformations September 14 through January 05 2014 The artists of Material Transformations Angela Ellsworth Alison Foshee Johnston Foster Kirsten Hassenfeld Rune Olsen Lucrecia Troncoso and Paul Villinski all find symbolism in the very unconventional substances they use to construct their works of art They find inspiration in the stuff of life items we frequently encounter use and discard with rarely a second thought such as aluminum cans cleaning sponges construction debris corsage pins masking tape office supplies and wrapping paper Manipulating and transforming these humble and common objects the artists address a multitude of ideas including our culture s preoccupation with goods along with other cultural and social issues of the twenty first century Removed from their normal use and modified into inventive works of art the artists give these ordinary products an extraordinary second life In their altered form these new objects form intriguing works of art that challenge us to question our relationship to the consumer based foundations of our modern lives while leaving behind established hierarchies between art craft and design The artists of Material Transformations Angela Ellsworth Alison Foshee Johnston Foster Kirsten Hassenfeld Rune Olsen Lucrecia Troncoso and Paul Villinski all find symbolism in the very unconventional substances they use to construct their works of art They find inspiration in the stuff of life items we frequently encounter use and discard with rarely a second 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/material-transformations/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Biblical Imagery by Italian, German, and Dutch Old Master Printmakers –
    Biblical Imagery by Italian German and Dutch Old Master Printmakers November 02 through December 29 2013 Throughout the Renaissance and Baroque eras in Europe artists created religious imagery in prints for art collectors This exhibition featured selections from the extraordinary collection of Old Master prints assembled by Adolph Weil Jr and subsequently donated by him and his heirs to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Woodblock prints engravings and etchings by Andrea Mantegna Italian 1431 1506 Albrecht Durer German 1471 1528 Martin Schongauer German c 1450 1491 Lucas von Leyden Dutch c 1489 1533 and Rembrandt van Rijn Dutch 1606 1669 were included Albrecht Dürer German 1471 1528 The Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin 1510 woodcut on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of the Weil Print Endowment in memory of Mr and Mrs Adolph Weil Sr 2001 5 Throughout the Renaissance and Baroque eras in Europe artists created religious imagery in prints for art collectors This exhibition featured selections from the extraordinary collection of Old Master prints assembled by Adolph Weil Jr and subsequently donated by him and his heirs to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Woodblock prints engravings and etchings by Andrea Share More Facebook

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/biblical-imagery-italian-german-dutch-old-master-printmakers/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Gogo: Nature Transformed –
    Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Gogo Nature Transformed October 05 through December 29 2013 Inspired by nature Georgia designer Janet Gogo Ferguson creates sophisticated and intriguing jewelry and home wares Based on Cumberland Island the southernmost barrier island on the Georgia coast Gogo spends much of her time in this beloved environment finding animal bones along with shells and seaweed washed ashore objects that are the creative force behind her dazzling wearable art Over the last twenty five years Gogo s nature derived designs have evolved as she began incorporating different techniques and materials First working directly with the fragile bones and shells Gogo created cast versions in gold and silver made with the lost wax process to capture minute detail Now in addition to casting she also employs 3 D scanning technology Playing with scale Gogo creates large works that echo her wearable pieces including a mobile of whalebone a sea urchin pouf and a seaweed sculpture Through her vision these large pieces together with her elegant jewelry offer a transformed experience of nature Gogo Ferguson designer Henry Vo maker Vitor Toniolo maker Armadillo Scapula Necklace ca 1996 produced 1996 present Gogo Ferguson designer Henry Vo maker Vitor Toniolo maker sterling silver and green turquoise photo by Peter Harholdt Inspired by nature Georgia designer Janet Gogo Ferguson creates sophisticated and intriguing jewelry and home wares Based on Cumberland Island the southernmost barrier island on the Georgia coast Gogo spends much of her time in this beloved environment finding animal bones along with shells and seaweed washed ashore objects that are the creative force behind her Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/gogo-nature-transformed/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Optical Pulse: Modern Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection –
    membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Optical Pulse Modern Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection September 21 through November 24 2013 In the 1960s a group of abstract artists led by Richard Anuszkiewicz American born 1930 and Victor Vasarely Hungarian 1906 1997 began controlling the relationships between colors and shapes in their works to produce particular optical effects A visual feast their works engage both the eye and the mind with the illusion of movement Known as Op Art Optical Art or Perceptual Abstraction these works play with our senses our mind recognizes that they are flat and two dimensional but the artistic distortions cause us to see vibrating form and color in three dimensions Juergen Strunck American born Germany 1943 Untitled 1973 screen print on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase 1974 5 In the 1960s a group of abstract artists led by Richard Anuszkiewicz American born 1930 and Victor Vasarely Hungarian 1906 1997 began controlling the relationships between colors and shapes in their works to produce particular optical effects A visual feast their works engage both the eye and the mind with the illusion of movement Known as Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/optical-pulse-modern-works-paper-permanent-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler: The Thames Set –
    about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions James Abbott McNeill Whistler The Thames Set August 29 through October 27 2013 Whistler American 1834 1903 was a provocative artist whose art for art s sake philosophy sparked controversy in his day even while his printmaking skills garnered positive criticism Most of his second print set A Series of Sixteen Etchings of the Thames was executed in 1859 but the set was not published until 1871 This exhibition includes the complete set but individual impressions come from different stages in the evolution of the plates James Abbott McNeill Whistler American born England 1834 1903 Thames Police Wapping Wharf 1859 etching on Japanese paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Mr and Mrs Adolph Weil Jr in memory of Mr and Mrs Adolph Weil Sr 1984 17 7 Whistler American 1834 1903 was a provocative artist whose art for art s sake philosophy sparked controversy in his day even while his printmaking skills garnered positive criticism Most of his second print set A Series of Sixteen Etchings of the Thames was executed in 1859 but the set was not published until 1871 This exhibition includes Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/james-abbott-mcneill-whistler-thames-set/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Excavating Architecture: Projects by Lead Pencil Studio –
    about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Excavating Architecture Projects by Lead Pencil Studio June 15 through September 01 2013 Working together since 1997 as Lead Pencil Studio the collaborative Seattle based duo of Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo has created installations and interventions that blur the line between art and architecture Formally trained and working as practicing architects the two utilize the principles of architecture to investigate varying perceptions of spatial concerns Han and Mihalyo make the invisible visible through an emphasis on negative space within rural and urban built environments By focusing on what is not there or presenting something that is somewhat incomplete Han and Mihalyo offer a narrative that each viewer completes Through alternate views of the subject the artists address how our bodies interact with space to draw out an emotional reaction to space and illuminate how we perceive our surroundings With architectural degrees from the University of Oregon where they met and a background in the traditional art media of ceramics photography sculpture and drawing Han and Mihalyo pull from both their architectural and fine arts practices For them it is about overlapping dissimilar methods to create a new discipline by using the language of architecture in combination with the looser and less rigid process of visual art to shape sculptural installations and fine drawings The resulting works of art inform a new way of seeing the spaces we occupy Working together since 1997 as Lead Pencil Studio the collaborative Seattle based duo of Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo has created installations and interventions that blur the line between art and architecture Formally trained and working as practicing architects the two utilize the principles of architecture to investigate varying perceptions of spatial concerns Han and Mihalyo Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/excavating-architecture-projects-lead-pencil-studio/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes: Spain’s Old Master (and Modern) Printmaker –
    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 Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes Spain s Old Master and Modern Printmaker July 06 through August 25 2013 Goya Spanish 1746 1828 had the great misfortune to be blessed with extraordinary powers of perception and phenomenal graphic skills during the dark and chaotic era of the Napoleonic Wars that consumed Europe in the wake of the French Revolution In this Weil Print Study installation selections from two of Goya s print series La Tauromaquia 1816 and The Disparetes or Los Proverbios 1864 plus images from early and late in his outstanding career illustrated the artist s insightful observations and his condemnation of mankind s foibles and inhumanity to man Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes Spanish 1746 1828 A Circus Queen Una reïna del circo 1816 1823 etching and aquatint on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery Alabama Gift of Mr and Mrs Adolph Weil Jr in memory of Mr and Mrs Adolph Weil Sr 1988 4 3 Goya Spanish 1746 1828 had the great misfortune to be blessed with extraordinary powers of perception and phenomenal graphic skills during the dark and chaotic era of the Napoleonic Wars that consumed Europe in the wake of the French Revolution In this Weil Print Study installation selections from two of Goya s print series La Tauromaquia 1816 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/francisco-jose-de-goya-y-lucientes-spains-old-master-modern-printmaker/ (2016-02-14)
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