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  • 1934—A New Deal for Artists –
    4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions 1934 A New Deal for Artists September 24 through January 15 2012 The period that produced arguably the United States greatest challenges the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II also produced art that both reflected the values of the nation and provided optimism for the future 1934 A New Deal for Artists is a collection of fifty six paintings produced under the auspices of the Public Works of Art Program from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum The PWAP which was a component of President Franklin D Roosevelt s New Deal economic recovery program lasted from mid December of 1933 to June of 1934 During that brief period around 4 000 artists from around the nation were commissioned by the program to produce some 15 000 paintings reflecting the everyday life of the nation The paintings are a lasting visual record of America at a specific time and embody the country s hope for a brighter future Organized and circulated by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with support from the William R Kenan Jr Endowment Fund and the Smithsonian Council for American Art The C F Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum s traveling exhibition program Treasures to Go Julia Eckel Radio Broadcast 1933 1934 oil on canvas Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the U S Department of Labor The period that produced arguably the United States greatest challenges the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II also produced art that both reflected the values of the nation and provided optimism for the future 1934 A New Deal for Artists is a collection of fifty six paintings produced under the auspices of the Public Works of Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/1934-new-deal-artists/ (2016-02-14)
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  • The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design –
    Seating Two Hundred Years of American Design September 24 through January 15 2012 The Art of Seating presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day The chair is presented not only as a functional item but also as sculptural object the chair as art Each of the 44 chairs is chosen for its inherent beauty and its ability to reflect its social and cultural context Selections from The Jacobsen Collection of American Art are joined by contemporary designs offering a stylistic journey in furniture with examples by John Henry Belter George Hunzinger Herter Brothers Stickley Brothers Frank Lloyd Wright Charles Ray Eames Isamu Noguchi and Frank Gehry among others Developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville in collaboration with the Jacobsen Collection of American Art and tour organized by International Art Artists Washington D C The Art of Seating presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day The chair is presented not only as a functional item but also as sculptural object the chair as art Each of the 44 chairs is chosen for its inherent beauty and its ability to

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/art-seating-two-hundred-years-american-design/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Engravings and Woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer –
    Events Join Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Engravings and Woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer November 23 through January 15 2012 Albrecht Dürer s engravings and woodcuts are landmarks in the history of art While his painted altarpieces and portraits brought him acclaim it was primarily through his more lucrative work in engraving and woodcut that his influence became widespread in Europe He mastered these media as no artist had done previously eliciting remarkable naturalism and fine modulations of tone that had previously been possible only in painting He transformed a crude woodcut medium into a nuanced art form that conveys emotional intensity and formal depth As an engraver he followed in the footsteps of northern artists such as Martin Schongauer and The Housebook Master but he was equally influenced by Italian masters such as Andrea Mantegna Albrecht Dürer is remembered today not only as the most important artist of sixteenth century Germany but as a true Renaissance man who furthered the cause of art for centuries to come Albrecht Dürer German 1471 1528 St Jerome in His Cell 1511 woodcut on laid paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery Alabama Gift of Jean K Weil in memory of Adolph Bucks Weil Jr 1999 7 30 Albrecht Dürer s engravings and woodcuts are landmarks in the history of art While his painted altarpieces and portraits brought him acclaim it was primarily through his more lucrative work in engraving and woodcut that his influence became widespread in Europe He mastered these media as no artist had done previously eliciting remarkable naturalism and fine 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/engravings-woodcuts-albrecht-durer/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Avondale Mills Advertising Originals (Oil Paintings by Douglass Crockwell) –
    ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Avondale Mills Advertising Originals Oil Paintings by Douglass Crockwell October 15 through January 08 2012 Douglass Crockwell 1904 1968 one of America s top illustrators visited Alabama in 1947 to make paintings for a series of advertisements that Avondale Mills ran in The Saturday Evening Post in 1947 and 1948 He selected employees of the textile company and their children to model for 18 paintings a half dozen of which are included in this exhibition images that contrast radically with the Depression Era art made just a dozen years earlier in the concurrent exhibition 1934 A New Deal for Artists Crockwell s paintings convey the sense of optimism financial success and family strength that Avondale Mills Alabama s largest textile manufacturer at the time wanted to communicate about the company and its 7000 employees as the nation surged into prosperity following World War II The paintings titles are telling A Saving Wage That Home of One s Dream An Enduring Partnership Independence America s Sense of Beauty The Fabric of America and The Fabric of Mankind Crockwell s paintings champion Avondale Mills its employees and their values of hard work good health financial security and family values shared with Avondale Mills customers Douglass Crockwell The Fabric of America 1948 oil on panel B B Comer Memorial Library Sylacauga Alabama Douglass Crockwell 1904 1968 one of America s top illustrators visited Alabama in 1947 to make paintings for a series of advertisements that Avondale Mills ran in The Saturday Evening Post in 1947 and 1948 He selected employees of the textile company and their children to model for 18 paintings a half dozen of which are included in Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/avondale-mills-advertising-originals-oil-paintings-douglass-crockwell/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Circa 1934: Images of American Agriculture & Industry by Rockwell Kent & J. J. Lankes –
    economic impact of the Great Depression not all artists participated in New Deal programs like the Public Works of Art Project PWAP The two artists featured in this small exhibition from the collections of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Rockwell Kent 1882 1971 and Julius John Lankes 1884 1960 were not employed by the PWAP or other government relief programs Kent wrote and illustrated books as he had before the Depression Lankes taught at Wells College in Aurora NY from 1932 to 1939 and he illustrated books When the stock market crashed in October 1929 Lankes was assisting Kent by cutting numerous woodblocks commissioned by Doremus and Company a New York advertising agency whose clients included United Founders Corporation and American Founders Group stockbrokers for banks and investment firms These woodblock prints were published as full page advertisements in the newspapers of thirty three major cities and in revised form in Forbes Harper s Scribner s Time and other magazines The ad had the effect of associating the client with Kent the best known artist illustrator of the day whose reputation had been built on illustrations of classic literature and books he wrote about adventure in the arctic and the Pacific These graphic ads communicated the courageous spirit of the companies in ways that marketing slogans could not The prints of Kent and Lankes provide a slightly bigger picture of American art produced circa 1934 Rockwell Kent American1882 1971 Concrete Bridge 1930 woodcut on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery Alabama Gift of J B Lankes 2005 12 1 Despite the economic impact of the Great Depression not all artists participated in New Deal programs like the Public Works of Art Project PWAP The two artists featured in this small exhibition from the collections of the Montgomery Museum

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/circa-1934-images-american-agriculture-industry-rockwell-kent-j-j-lankes/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Deep South Subjects by Walker Evans, Eudora Welty, Tom Rankin, and Caroline Davis –
    Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Deep South Subjects by Walker Evans Eudora Welty Tom Rankin and Caroline Davis October 01 through November 13 2011 During the Great Depression of the 1930s the typical Southern work week was somewhat different than it is today The Southern economy was still primarily agrarian so Saturday was for goin to town Then as now Sunday was for goin to church These twelve images reveal Deep South subjects from various perspectives picturing the personality of the place in black and white Walker Evans American 1903 1975 Sidewalk Scene Selma Alabama December 1935 1935 gelatin silver print on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase 1994 7 During the Great Depression of the 1930s the typical Southern work week was somewhat different than it is today The Southern economy was still primarily agrarian so Saturday was for goin to town Then as now Sunday was for goin to church These twelve images reveal Deep South subjects from various perspectives picturing the personality 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/deep-south-subjects-walker-evans-eudora-welty-tom-rankin-caroline-davis/ (2016-02-14)
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  • On Paper: The Lincoln Center / List Art Collection –
    Exhibitions On Paper The Lincoln Center List Art Collection June 18 through September 11 2011 In celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 2009 82 limited edition prints and posters commissioned by the Albert and Vera List Collection were exhibited at UBS Art Gallery in New York City The MMFA was pleased to present that exhibition in Montgomery Beginning with the first limited edition serigraph poster by Ben Shahn announcing the opening of Philharmonic Hall in 1962 the Lincoln Center List Collection commissioned works by a variety of prominent contemporary artists Early posters by Marc Chagall Larry Rivers Frank Stella and Andy Warhol lent the fledgling program considerable impact and good will In 1970 the List Collection broadened its scope by publishing its first signed and numbered print edition by James Rosenquist as a complement to the poster component Since 1970 the List Collection has published four to six signed editions annually making the List Collection print publishing program one of the oldest in the country in continual operation The List Collection provided a window on the last half century of contemporary art Minimalism Pop Art Color Field and Abstract Expressionism are only a few of the art movements represented in this impressive collection In addition to the artists mentioned above Josef Albers Elizabeth Murray Jacob Lawrence Robert Kushner Robert Motherwell Julian Schnabel Jamie Wyeth Jennifer Bartlett Helen Frankenthaler and many more artists are included In celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 2009 82 limited edition prints and posters commissioned by the Albert and Vera List Collection were exhibited at UBS Art Gallery in New York City The MMFA was pleased to present that exhibition in Montgomery Beginning with the first limited edition Share More Facebook Twitter

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/paper-lincoln-center-list-art-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Human Traces: L’essere Umano Traccia –
    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 Human Traces L essere Umano Traccia June 16 through July 17 2011 This body of artwork by Alabama photographer Wayne Sides examined icons and metaphors of what it means to be a minority by race or ethnicity The connections groups and regions of people have in common and share throughout their history also was a central idea for the artist The work uses words and images to draw visual comparisons between the stereotypes inherent in the cultures of both the United States and Italy In 2008 Sides visited Italy as part of a cultural exchange program organized by the Alabama State Council on the Arts ASCA and Pietrasanta Italy He photographed the Roma also known as Gypsies and on his return to Alabama created art informed and inspired by the experience His work speaks to issues of human rights civil rights and equality among people issues illuminated by ASCA s cultural exchange program and Sides artistic efforts Wayne Sides Olympia 2010 photographic collage on paper Lent by the artist This body of artwork by Alabama photographer Wayne Sides examined icons and metaphors of what it means to be a minority by race or ethnicity The connections groups and regions of people have in common and share throughout their history also was a central idea for the artist The work uses words and images to 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/human-traces-lessere-umano-traccia/ (2016-02-14)
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