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  • Caroline Davis: Gulf Wave Series –
    ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Caroline Davis Gulf Wave Series June 09 through August 26 2012 The Gulf Wave Series is an ongoing project to capture the colors of the sea from beneath the water The depth of the water suspended particles and available sunlight all cause dramatic shifts in color Davis documents these changes through photographs from the turquoise waters off Grand Cayman Island to the Emerald Coast of Destin Florida and beyond Using glass wide angle camera housings and print film Davis captures the water s true color and luminosity in large prints that she makes with a high resolution scanner digital printer and archival inks Caroline Davis American born 1963 Ft Morgan Mobile Bay 2004 digital inkjet print on paper Lent by the artist The Gulf Wave Series is an ongoing project to capture the colors of the sea from beneath the water The depth of the water suspended particles and available sunlight all cause dramatic shifts in color Davis documents these changes through photographs from the turquoise waters off Grand Cayman Island to the Emerald Coast of Destin Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/caroline-davis-gulf-wave-series/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Birds of the Enlightenment, Predecessors and Rivals of J.J. Audubon –
    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 Birds of the Enlightenment Predecessors and Rivals of J J Audubon March 17 through June 10 2012 On voyages of discovery from the 17th to the 19th centuries explorers sought out new species of animals and collected specimens or drawings that would be brought home to eager colleagues ready to carefully delineate new species make engravings or lithographs and publish them for presentation to the public all across Europe and America These are the early years of scientific inquiry best known as The Enlightenment Dozens of publications organizing and describing the natural world appeared from the middle of the 16th century to the end of the 18th This exhibition from the personal collection of Professor Thomas Puryear of Dartmouth Massachusetts included original bird illustrations from some 75 different publications that involved more than twice that many artists editors engravers writers printers and illustrators who gave direction to this endeavor of cataloging the natural world Brightly Charles and John Childs The Natural History of Birds Bungay UK Brightley Childs Publishers 1815 First Edition Chinese Teal Unnamed artist On voyages of discovery from the 17th to the 19th centuries explorers sought out new species of animals and collected specimens or drawings that would be brought home to eager colleagues ready to carefully delineate new species make engravings or lithographs and publish them for presentation to the public all across Europe and America These 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/birds-enlightenment-predecessors-rivals-j-j-audubon/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism –
    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 Dale Nichols Transcending Regionalism March 17 through June 10 2012 Nichols succeeding Iowa artist Grant Wood was art editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica from 1942 to 1948 and in 1930 40 served as Carnegie visiting professor to the University of Illinois As an early champion of good art in advertising and illustration he created artwork for direct mail industrial advertising in the 1930s and 40s In 1935 his book elaborating his theories of art A Philosphy of Esthetics was published and in 1957 he completed his book Figure Drawing published by Watson Guptill Nichols s primary subjects were evocations the farm life he experienced in his early years in Nebraska He stated I feel that an artist paints best what he has been exposed to during his youth I think my memory paintings of my home state may be my only creations that I sign with full confidence Dale Nichols American 1904 1995 While the Sun Shines 1936 oil on canvas The Dayton Art Institute Gift of the Honorable Jefferson Patterson 1970 109 Nichols succeeding Iowa artist Grant Wood was art editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica from 1942 to 1948 and in 1930 40 served as Carnegie visiting professor to the University of Illinois As an early champion of good art in advertising and illustration he created artwork for direct mail industrial advertising in the 1930s and 40s In 1935 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/dale-nichols-transcending-regionalism/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color –
    alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Loïs Mailou Jones A Life in Vibrant Color March 17 through June 10 2012 This exhibition illuminated the life and work of Lois Mailou Jones 1905 1994 an African American artist illustrator and educator who produced a substantial oeuvre of colorful paintings while teaching art at Howard University for 47 years This exhibition of 55 works surveyed the vast sweep of Jones s seventy five years as a painter stretching from late Post Impressionism to a contemporary mixture of African Caribbean American and African American iconography design and thematic elements Jones received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representation in important museum collections Her work remains a substantial contribution to American art This exhibition illuminated the life and work of Lois Mailou Jones 1905 1994 an African American artist illustrator and educator who produced a substantial oeuvre of colorful paintings while teaching art at Howard University for 47 years This exhibition of 55 works surveyed the vast sweep of Jones s seventy five years as a painter stretching from late Post Impressionism Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/lois-mailou-jones-life-vibrant-color/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Tornadoes –
    our newsletter Exhibitions Tornadoes March 10 through June 03 2012 In commemoration of the victims of the devastating storms that ravaged Alabama and the South on April 27 2010 the MMFA installed a small exhibition of art inspired by tornadoes twisters and windstorms This group exhibition combined objects from the Museum s permanent collection with loans of work by artists with an interest in the power of tornados It featured a series of mixed media drawings by California artist David Maxim sculpture prints and photographs by Florida based artist Ke Francis glass sculpture by Seattle based Studio Glass artist Ginny Ruffner along with works by artists based in Tuscaloosa Alabama an area particularly hard hit by the 2010 tornados Delving into one of nature s most destructive elements these artists portray the dualistic character of tornadoes They demonstrate the awe inspiring power of the beautiful spinning funnels of air while exploring the destruction and tragedy they leave in their wake In light of the horrific damage left in their path throughout the South a year ago the works of art in the exhibition provided an opportunity to pause and reflect upon the losses suffered as well as to celebrate the community spirit that aids in recovery and renewal David Maxim American born 1945 Untitled April 2006 pastel charcoal graphite and water wash on laid paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery Alabama Gift of the artist 2011 10 5 In commemoration of the victims of the devastating storms that ravaged Alabama and the South on April 27 2010 the MMFA installed a small exhibition of art inspired by tornadoes twisters and windstorms This group exhibition combined objects from the Museum s permanent collection with loans of work by artists with an interest in the power Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/tornadoes/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Jacques Callot (1592–1635): Selections from the Permanent Collection –
    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 Jacques Callot 1592 1635 Selections from the Permanent Collection April 14 through June 03 2012 Callot the first Frenchman to gain international renown as a printmaker was prolific producing more than 1400 etchings and about 2000 drawings during his short life He mastered the use of the echoppe an innovative stylus with a slanted oval tip that enabled him to swell the width of a line as an engraver could with a burin He also developed a tough new varnish that enhanced his ability to re cover or stop out delicate lines that he wanted to protect from further acid etching His skills were recognized early in his life and his name has subsequently remained among the virtuosos of the medium The exhibition included views of his native city of Nancy and the country village of L Imprunetta and selections from his well known series The Miseries of War plus a few prints from his Commedia dell Arte series Jacques Callot French 1592 1635 L Imprunetta 1620 etching on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery Alabama Gift of Jean K Weil in memory of Adolph Bucks Weil Jr 1999 7 1 Callot the first Frenchman to gain international renown as a printmaker was prolific producing more than 1400 etchings and about 2000 drawings during his short life He mastered the use of the echoppe an innovative stylus with a slanted oval tip that enabled him to swell the width of a line as an engraver could 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/jacques-callot-1592-1635-selections-permanent-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Dutch, German, and Italian Renaissance Prints –
    240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Dutch German and Italian Renaissance Prints February 04 through April 08 2012 Between 1450 and the early 16th century a few artists transformed the nascent craft of printing into an art form of nearly equal standing with painting This small Weil Print Study exhibition of Old Master Prints from the MMFA Permanent Collection included the work of several important printmakers of that era Martin Schongauer three of the five Little Masters Heinrich Aldegrever Albrecht Altdorfer and George Princz Lucas Van Leyden and Andrea Mantegna Lucas Van Leyden Dutch c 1489 94 1533 The Fall of Man ca 1530 engraving 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 1994 5 Between 1450 and the early 16th century a few artists transformed the nascent craft of printing into an art form of nearly equal standing with painting This small Weil Print Study exhibition of Old Master Prints from the MMFA Permanent Collection included the work of several important printmakers of that era Martin Schongauer three of Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/dutch-german-italian-renaissance-prints/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Paintings by Mose Tolliver (ca. 1920–2006) –
    36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Paintings by Mose Tolliver ca 1920 2006 January 14 through March 04 2012 Mose Tolliver usually known as Mose T was one of Montgomery s most prolific and best known self taught artists From the early 1980s until his death in 2006 he worked at his home on Sayre Street in downtown Montgomery making paintings using latex house paint on plywood or Masonite boards His first exhibition at the MMFA was held in 1981 and in 1982 he was included in the national exhibition Black Folk Art in America 1930 1980 held at the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington D C The subjects of Tolliver s paintings were largely established by the early 1980s and included first birds then animals people and fantastic creatures that were products of his vivid imagination Unable to stand without crutches due to an industrial accident in the 1960s he usually painted small works that could be supported on his lap or laid flat on the floor He used a wealth of paints and other materials many of them brought to him by Montgomerians who appreciated his work and regularly purchased it Mose Tolliver American ca 1920 2006 People Fishing n d acrylic on plywood Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery Alabama Gift of Dr R Douglas Hawkins 2009 16 4 Mose Tolliver usually known as Mose T was one of Montgomery s most prolific and best known self taught artists From the early 1980s until his death in 2006 he worked at his home on Sayre Street in downtown Montgomery making paintings using latex house paint on plywood or Masonite boards His first exhibition at the MMFA was Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/paintings-mose-tolliver-ca-1920-2006/ (2016-02-14)
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