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  • Canaletto and Piranesi: Italian “Vedute” and “Capricci” –
    Piranesi Italian Vedute and Capricci March 16 through May 05 2013 Canaletto Giovanni Antonio Canal Italian 1697 1768 and Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian 1720 1778 created real and imaginary views of Italian cities and ruins that have remained popular with collectors since their own time The vedute i e views by Canaletto in this Weil Print Study show were made in his hometown of Venice The carceri d invenzione i e imaginary prisons by Piranesi in the show are capricci invented images of dark cavernous interiors with monstrous machines reminiscent of the cruel ancient Roman justice system Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian 1720 1778 The Pier with a Lamp ca 1760 etching 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 1974 18 Canaletto Giovanni Antonio Canal Italian 1697 1768 and Giovanni Battista Piranesi Italian 1720 1778 created real and imaginary views of Italian cities and ruins that have remained popular with collectors since their own time The vedute i e views by Canaletto in this Weil Print Study show were made in his hometown of Venice The carceri d invenzione i e Share

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/canaletto-piranesi-italian-vedute-capricci/ (2016-02-14)
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  • William Dawson –
    for himself translated into an artistic career that began with his retirement in 1965 and lasted until his death in 1990 Dawson created a wide ranging body of work including carved totems wood reliefs and paintings His animal subjects and portraits of friends celebrities and political personalities created using found wood remnants and paper embody a wide eyed exuberance while his architectural spaces are futuristic visions Early memories of his time on his grandfather s rural farm in Huntsville Alabama where he was born and raised inspired much of Dawson s work particularly his images involving horses and dogs At the age of twenty two Dawson moved to Chicago and despite his lack of a formal education worked his way up into management at a South Water Market produce distributor Turning to art as a way to fill his time after retirement Dawson tried art classes at his local senior center Finding that his ideas did not mesh with their formal views Dawson continued on his own path creating an astonishingly varied body of work created from an assortment of materials including chicken bones wood paint and other found objects Memories of his childhood his connection to the world around him and popular culture along with his personal relationships all found its way into his drawings and sculptures The exhibition developed by the MMFA included 60 works gathered from several private collections that demonstrate Dawson s sophisticated signature style through a wide range of motifs including animal studies architecture and portraiture William Dawson Ship date unknown bones paint wood Collection of Michael and Cindy Noland Woodstock Illinois Artist William Dawson 1901 1990 was a self made man as well as a self taught artist Dawson s tenacity and vision for himself translated into an artistic career that began with his

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/william-dawson/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Cam Langley—GLASS –
    join our newsletter Exhibitions Cam Langley GLASS January 12 through March 17 2013 As a participant in the American Studio Glass movement for more than thirty years Birmingham artist Cam Langley created hand blown objects both functional and formally inventive Langley trained as a civil engineer at Virginia Tech transitioned to a career as an artist after a visit with Harvey Littleton the dean of the American Studio Glass movement After learning the techniques of glass blowing at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina he set up his hot glass studio in Birmingham This exhibition featured 22 glass objects that are now a part of the MMFA s permanent collection a miniature survey of the artist s career in glass blowing His most utilized forms are represented single flowers floral bouquets goblets stemware and flower bowls As a participant in the American Studio Glass movement for more than thirty years Birmingham artist Cam Langley created hand blown objects both functional and formally inventive Langley trained as a civil engineer at Virginia Tech transitioned to a career as an artist after a visit with Harvey Littleton the dean of the American Studio Glass Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/cam-langley-glass/ (2016-02-14)
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  • In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows –
    Angels Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows January 19 through March 17 2013 In 1902 Louis Comfort Tiffany created seven eight foot tall stained glass windows for a Swedenborgian church in Cincinnati When the church was demolished in 1964 the windows were saved and subsequently restored Each window features an angel that represents a passage from the Bible s Book of Revelation The windows utilize a rich and varied palette of Tiffany s opalescent drapery rolled textured antique and flashed glass While the faces and flesh of the angels were painted by hand the rest of the windows are plated through an innovative technique of layered glass that imparts great depth to the imagery Within the exhibition the windows in combination with reproductions of selected historical documents and a documentary video of the window s conservation treatment weave together art history and spirituality In 1902 Louis Comfort Tiffany created seven eight foot tall stained glass windows for a Swedenborgian church in Cincinnati When the church was demolished in 1964 the windows were saved and subsequently restored Each window features an angel that represents a passage from the Bible s Book of Revelation The windows utilize a rich and varied palette of Tiffany

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/company-angels-seven-rediscovered-tiffany-windows/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Clara Weaver Parrish, Tiffany Studios, and Stained-Glass Windows in Central Alabama Churches –
    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 Clara Weaver Parrish Tiffany Studios and Stained Glass Windows in Central Alabama Churches January 19 through March 17 2013 The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts collection holds thirteen oils drawings and pastels by Selma native Clara Weaver Parrish 1861 1925 An artist who studied and exhibited internationally during her long and prominent art career in New York City Parrish produced several designs for impressive stained glass windows that were fabricated by Tiffany Studios and the Montague Castle London Co for central Alabama churches This exhibition featured Parrish s original designs for these and other windows plus modern photographs of her windows in St Paul s Episcopal and First Baptist churches both in Selma The installation was organized to complement the installation of In Company With Angels angel themed windows by Tiffany Studios on view in an adjacent gallery Clara Weaver Parrish American 1861 1925 Devotion ca 1900 1910 watercolor on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase 1980 7 The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts collection holds thirteen oils drawings and pastels by Selma native Clara Weaver Parrish 1861 1925 An artist who studied and exhibited internationally during her long and prominent art career in New York City Parrish produced several designs for impressive stained glass windows that were fabricated by Tiffany Studios and the Montague 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/clara-weaver-parrish-tiffany-studios-stained-glass-windows-central-alabama-churches/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper –
    Dial Thoughts on Paper January 12 through March 17 2013 Since the early 1990s Thornton Dial b 1928 of Birmingham Alabama has produced a rich body of lyrical works on paper often engaged with themes of gender and human relationships Focusing on the very earliest of those drawings the exhibition featured a group of 50 sheets with Dial s characteristic and broadly coherent iconography of women fish birds roosters and tigers rendered in a variety of media This pioneering exhibition presented an underappreciated side to the work of Dial an artist best known and celebrated for his large scale multi media assemblages dealing with a wide range of charged social and political themes Thornton Dial American born 1928 Tiger Will Stand by This Lady As Life Go On 1990 watercolor and graphite Gift of The Souls Grown Deep Foundation 2011 15 2 Since the early 1990s Thornton Dial b 1928 of Birmingham Alabama has produced a rich body of lyrical works on paper often engaged with themes of gender and human relationships Focusing on the very earliest of those drawings the exhibition featured a group of 50 sheets with Dial s characteristic and broadly coherent iconography of women fish Share

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/thornton-dial-thoughts-paper/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Rembrandt van Rijn: Master Printmaker –
    Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Rembrandt van Rijn Master Printmaker January 19 through March 10 2013 During his long and productive printmaking career Rembrandt Dutch 1606 1669 used a variety of intaglio techniques including engraving etching and drypoint to delineate a wide range of subjects This small Weil Print Study show demonstrated his mastery of the medium with religious imagery portraits peasants and landscape views Rembrandt Van Rijn Dutch 1606 1669 Canal with a Large Boat and a Bridge Het Schuytje Op De Voorgrondt 1650 etching and drypoint on cream laid paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery Alabama Gift of Jean K Weil in memory of Adolph Bucks Weil Jr 1999 7 110 During his long and productive printmaking career Rembrandt Dutch 1606 1669 used a variety of intaglio techniques including engraving etching and drypoint to delineate a wide range of subjects This small Weil Print Study show demonstrated his mastery of the medium with religious imagery portraits peasants and landscape views 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/rembrandt-van-rijn-master-printmaker/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Ming Smith: Selections from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama –
    ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Ming Smith Selections from the Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama January 05 through March 03 2013 Smith has practiced her art in New York City since the 1980s producing photographs of jazz musicians including her husband saxophonist David Murray singers dancers artists actors and other celebrities This exhibition featured photographs of dancers Gregory Hines and Judith Jamison musicians Lena Horne Wynton Marsalis Lester Bowie Angela Bofill Eubie Blake Stevie Wonder Duke Ellington and Tina Turner actors Samuel Jackson and Ice T Tracy Morrow artists Gordon Parks and Moneta Sleet and writer James Baldwin Ming Smith Tina Turner 1985 gelatin silver print Image Courtesy The Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama Smith has practiced her art in New York City since the 1980s producing photographs of jazz musicians including her husband saxophonist David Murray singers dancers artists actors and other celebrities This exhibition featured photographs of dancers Gregory Hines and Judith Jamison musicians Lena Horne Wynton Marsalis Lester Bowie Angela Bofill Eubie Blake Stevie Wonder Duke Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/ming-smith-selections-paul-r-jones-collection-american-art-university-alabama/ (2016-02-14)
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