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  • Giovanni Balderi: Italian Marble Sculpture from Pietrasanta –
    Balderi Italian Marble Sculpture from Pietrasanta October 28 through January 02 2011 Giovanni Balderi is an accomplished contemporary Italian sculptor and as part of an ongoing cultural exchange program between Pietrasanta Italy and the State of Alabama the Museum will present examples of his work in marble this fall Balderi born 1970 has lived and worked around the famous Carrara marble quarries throughout his life He has exhibited in Pietrasanta Florence Rome Pisa and Lucca Italy and in Germany Holland and Egypt His sculpture is in public and private collections in Europe Japan and North America As part of the cultural exchange program in the spring of 2009 Balderi and other artists from Pietrasanta visited Sylacauga Birmingham and Montgomery He carved small sculptures in Alabama marble from Sylacauga quarries This exhibition will feature figurative abstractions and floral subjects carved in Pietrasanta from Carrara marble Giovanni Balderi is an accomplished contemporary Italian sculptor and as part of an ongoing cultural exchange program between Pietrasanta Italy and the State of Alabama the Museum will present examples of his work in marble this fall Balderi born 1970 has lived and worked around the famous Carrara marble quarries throughout his life He has Share

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/giovanni-balderi-italian-marble-sculpture-pietrasanta/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Objects of Wonder: Four Centuries of Still Life from the Norton Museum of Art –
    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 Objects of Wonder Four Centuries of Still Life from the Norton Museum of Art July 03 through October 10 2010 Objects of Wonder includes approximately fifty two works of art from the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach Florida It presents a cross section of works in many media united by the genre of still life encompassing works from many cultures and over four centuries dating from the Ming Dynasty of China to the early 2000s A still life is generally a depiction of a diverse arrangement of inanimate objects flowers fruits game plants and other materials The earliest such compositions are found in Egyptian funerary paintings and the genre extends through all periods of art in most every culture Accomplished and prominent artists such as Henri Matisse Georgia O Keeffe Andy Warhol Gustave Courbet Edward Weston and Claes Oldenburg contribute works in a variety of media to this exhibition Still life celebrates the significance of even the most mundane of objects embracing and perpetuating a moment in time that combines experience of real life with artistic representation Organized by the Norton Museum of Art West Palm Beach Florida Objects of Wonder includes approximately fifty two works of art from the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach Florida It presents a cross section of works in many media united by the genre of still life encompassing works from many cultures and over four centuries dating from the Ming Dynasty of China to the 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/objects-wonder-four-centuries-still-life-norton-museum-art/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Fabric in Landscape (2000 to 2010): Photographs by Laquita Thomson –
    ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Fabric in Landscape 2000 to 2010 Photographs by Laquita Thomson August 14 through October 03 2010 Artist Laquita Thomson embarked upon a personal art adventure in the year 2000 setting herself the task of photographing landscape in each of the fifty United States and on every continent While she has yet to cover some of the continents she completed her project to conceive and photograph landscapes in each of the fifty states organizing compositions utilizing fabric arrayed within the subject environment Thomson s project is rooted in her West Tennessee childhood and her awareness of the land I drew and painted pure landscapes by the time I was 12 or 13 years old This project is a response to place its landforms sky seasons weather crops man s interaction with all these elements brought about this series of photographs Fabric in Landscape will feature approximately twenty five of the compositions that were produced by Thomson during her travels around the United States in the last decade Her goal was to find distinctive sites that she responded to visually and then to build a fabric complement within that environment The results are her meditations on the elements and structures in landscape that normally escape our attention Laquita Thomson American born 1947 Cloud Wind Maui County Hawaii 2004 Fujiflex print Lent by the artist Artist Laquita Thomson embarked upon a personal art adventure in the year 2000 setting herself the task of photographing landscape in each of the fifty United States and on every continent While she has yet to cover some of the continents she completed her project to conceive and photograph landscapes in each of the fifty Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/fabric-landscape-2000-2010-photographs-laquita-thomson/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Photographs by Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) –
    membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Photographs by Yousuf Karsh 1908 2002 August 01 through August 08 2010 By the time of his retirement in 1992 more than 15 000 people had been the subjects of Yousuf Karsh s portraits Not all of his sitters were famous but Karsh made his reputation by crafting the iconic images of household names His technical mastery of lighting and printing enabled him to produce remarkable portraits with rich velvety blacks clear strong whites and a complete tonal range in between Over the next few months many of the master s best known works will be displayed in a series of small exhibitions in the Williamson Gallery and adjacent Orientation Lobby Artists Architects Designers and Dancers will be featured in back to back exhibitions February 6 through April 4 and April 10 through June 6 Picasso Giacometti Chagall Disney Steichen O Keeffe Warhol and Nureyev will be joined by Man Ray Le Corbusier Frank Lloyd Wright and others The Karsh series will conclude with Presidents Princes a Pope and More June 12 through August 8 Large black and white images of Truman Eisenhower Kennedy and Reagan impeccably printed under Karsh s direction will hang adjacent to portraits of European royalty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip Princess Grace and Prince Ranier The exhibition will also include group portraits the Apollo XI crew and one of Hellen Keller and her companion Polly Thompson By the time of his retirement in 1992 more than 15 000 people had been the subjects of Yousuf Karsh s portraits Not all of his sitters were famous but Karsh made his reputation by crafting the iconic images of household names His technical mastery of lighting and printing enabled him to produce remarkable portraits with rich Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/photographs-yousuf-karsh-1908-2002/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Lost in Form, Found in Line: Works by Robert Motherwell –
    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 Lost in Form Found in Line Works by Robert Motherwell April 03 through June 27 2010 Robert Motherwell was one of the great painter printmakers of the mid twentieth century and a prominent figure in the movement known as Abstract Expressionism This exhibition contains examples of his works on paper print multiples monotypes and unique drawings that explore his working process and particularly the influence of his studio environment For this artist the studio was a sanctuary which was self sustaining continually expansive and revealing of the possibilities that a phrase or poem might provide for a work of art About sixty works will be included along with photographs of Motherwell s studio inspiration walls and of the artist at work Organized by the Jerald Melberg Gallery Inc in cooperation with the Dedalus Foundation Robert Motherwell American 1915 1991 Airless Black 1983 lithograph on handmade paper Courtesy Jerald Melberg Gallery Charlotte NC Copyright 1983 Dedalus Foundation Inc Licensed by VAGA NY Robert Motherwell was one of the great painter printmakers of the mid twentieth century and a prominent figure in the movement known as Abstract Expressionism This exhibition contains examples of his works on paper print multiples monotypes and unique drawings that explore his working process and particularly the influence of his studio environment For this artist 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/lost-form-found-line-works-robert-motherwell/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Nicola Marschall and the Walker Family at Cedar Grove –
    Walker Family at Cedar Grove April 03 through June 20 2010 In 1865 Prussian born artist Nicola Marschall painted a full length posthumous portrait of a Civil War officer of the Confederate Army First Lieutenant J Mack Walker C S A The Museum acquired this work as a gift of Mr and Mrs Hopson Owen in 1938 Museum staff members have been researching this painting the artist and sitter for a number of years utilizing both scholarly resources as well as local and family histories This exhibition is a visual summation of this research which has established connections among the artist the subject s family and their ancestral home Cedar Grove near Faunsdale Alabama The portraitist Nicola Marschall was an itinerant artist who lived at Cedar Grove prior to the Civil War and for a period after the War when he painted portraits of members of the Walker family The exhibition will bring together family portraits historical artifacts photographic documentation and the lore of this plantation centered family and site to tell the story of art in the lives of West Alabamians in the 19th century It will reveal relationships and the dynamics of art patronage within the context of this remarkable period in Alabama history Nicola Marschall American born Prussia 1829 1917 First Lieutenant J Mack Walker C S A 1865 oil on canvas Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery Alabama Gift of Mr and Mrs Hopson Owen 1938 1 In 1865 Prussian born artist Nicola Marschall painted a full length posthumous portrait of a Civil War officer of the Confederate Army First Lieutenant J Mack Walker C S A The Museum acquired this work as a gift of Mr and Mrs Hopson Owen in 1938 Museum staff members have been researching this painting the artist and sitter for

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/nicola-marschall-walker-family-cedar-grove/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Patrick Dougherty: Sculpture Installation –
    36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Patrick Dougherty Sculpture Installation March 01 through May 11 2010 During March of 2009 North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty built a site specific sculpture on the lawn by the main entrance to the Museum He used saplings gathered around East Montgomery to create a structure ten to twenty feet tall and thirty to fifty feet square The sculpture echoed the shape of the brick port cochere that flanks the Museum s entrance The artist used volunteers to gather and weave the truckloads of sticks that are needed to create his signature sculptures The art was expected to last a year or two before nature takes its course at which time the sculpture was destroyed per agreement with the artist During March of 2009 North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty built a site specific sculpture on the lawn by the main entrance to the Museum He used saplings gathered around East Montgomery to create a structure ten to twenty feet tall and thirty to fifty feet square The sculpture echoed the shape of the brick port cochere Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/patrick-dougherty-sculpture-installation/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Movements in Stillness: The Still-Life Paintings of Edgar Soberon –
    about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Movements in Stillness The Still Life Paintings of Edgar Soberon October 24 through January 24 2010 Edgar Soberon s classically elegant still life paintings are grounded in the work of the old as well as the modern masters A contemporary painter and printmaker now based in San Miquel de Allende Mexico Soberon s works speak to the long tradition of painting still life in the Hispanic world as exemplified by works of Spanish masters such as Francisco de Zurbaran and Francisco de Goya The artist is recognized for his mastery of technique his sensitivity to light and textures as well his ability to convey a wide range of ideas and emotions within the relatively narrow thematic range of the still life Soberon left his native Cuba at a young age going to Spain with his family in 1971 before emigrating to New York two years later As a young artist he studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York City but returned to Europe in the 1980s While in Spain in 1987 it was the masters of the Spanish Golden Age of still life painting that most deeply struck a responsive chord in his imagination Together with his appreciation for the modern art of his native Cuba these influences came to define a style of painting that is a unique blend of past and present Edgar Soberon s classically elegant still life paintings are grounded in the work of the old as well as the modern masters A contemporary painter and printmaker now based in San Miquel de Allende Mexico Soberon s works speak to the long tradition of painting still life in the Hispanic world as exemplified by works of Spanish masters Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/movements-stillness-still-life-paintings-edgar-soberon/ (2016-02-14)
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