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  • A Century of Retablos: The Janis and Dennis Lyon Collection of New Mexican Santos, 1780-1880 –
    join our newsletter Exhibitions A Century of Retablos The Janis and Dennis Lyon Collection of New Mexican Santos 1780 1880 October 24 through January 17 2010 A rich tradition of religious painting flourished in the Southwest in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries In this era of Spanish Colonial rule painters and their workshops created wooden panels embellished with images from the lives of the saints and other holy figures These panels known as retablos were visual narratives created for churches and homes as aides to veneration of the Saints This exhibition features ninety three Spanish colonial wooden retablos of New Mexico drawn from one of the most complete collections of this work in the United States The artists or santeros were self taught and these images continue to influence the contemporary production of folk art in the Southwest A rich tradition of religious painting flourished in the Southwest in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries In this era of Spanish Colonial rule painters and their workshops created wooden panels embellished with images from the lives of the saints and other holy figures These panels known as retablos were visual narratives created for churches and Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/century-retablos-janis-dennis-lyon-collection-new-mexican-santos-1780-1880/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Beverly Erdreich: Metaphor Boxes and Drawings –
    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 Beverly Erdreich Metaphor Boxes and Drawings July 25 through September 27 2009 In 2007 Birmingham artist Beverly Erdreich prepared an exhibition that was a striking departure from her previous work Associated primarily with abstract painting Erdreich began to research topical issues as subjects for mixed media presentations of drawings paintings and box based constructions The result was Metaphor Boxes and Drawings which challenged the viewer to consider the larger implications of the most important social and political concerns of our modern world Erdreich writes For the last several decades I have been a painter My work has been primarily abstract and approached in a rather lyrical manner However the foreboding tragedies of AIDS and drugs reoccurring tragedies of war and devastation the dark and continuing prejudice among people the unquestioned side of religion and the lost innocence of children prompted me to want to deal with these topics Her responses to these issues take the form of two dimensional works accompanied by boxes she conceived and constructed in order to prompt the viewer s contemplation and involvement Beverly Erdreich Limited Vision Box In 2007 Birmingham artist Beverly Erdreich prepared an exhibition that was a striking departure from her previous work Associated primarily with abstract painting Erdreich began to research topical issues as subjects for mixed media presentations of drawings paintings and box based constructions The result was Metaphor Boxes and Drawings which challenged the viewer to consider 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 Art Acquisition Fund Tuesdays

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/beverly-erdreich-metaphor-boxes-drawings/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Alabama Threads: African American Quilts from the Permanent Collection –
    4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Alabama Threads African American Quilts from the Permanent Collection July 25 through September 27 2009 Throughout history quilts have held an important and often cherished place in our culture society and family traditions Created in domestic settings quilts serve both decorative and practical purposes The creator is typically a woman and is not professionally trained but has learned the essential skills of quilting in the home from her mother or relatives The quilts quickly become treasured by the owners and often are passed on through the family to become prized heirlooms Though the materials and techniques may be common quilts as process as art as image reflect the very fabric of our history and democracy In 2004 the Museum acquired a collection of 48 quilts most of which were created in West Alabama between 1945 and 2001 The collector Kempf Hogan assembled the collection in concert with folk art dealer Robert Cargo and their mutual dedication insured that the collection is of both historical as well as artistic significance Featured artists include Yvonne Wells Mozell Benson and Nora Ezell all of whom now enjoy national renown The designs of these textiles range from the traditional to the most contemporary forms of expression Mary Maxtion American born 1924 Bars and Blocks 2000 cotton polyester blend polyester cotton Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Kempf Hogan 2008 10 2 Throughout history quilts have held an important and often cherished place in our culture society and family traditions Created in domestic settings quilts serve both decorative and practical purposes The creator is typically a woman and is not professionally trained but has learned the essential skills of quilting in the home from her mother or Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/alabama-threads-african-american-quilts-permanent-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Mia Pearlman MAELSTROM –
    Fundraising Events Join Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Mia Pearlman MAELSTROM July 25 through September 27 2009 Sculptor Mia Pearlman creates the ineffable from the ephemeral her massive works of art are fashioned from paper and they suggest the transitory nature of life on planet Earth Featured in this exhibition will be MAELSTROM a giant multilevel mobile 12 feet in diameter with a 360 degree rotation Consisting of six circular layers of cut paper hanging from an aluminum armature it hovers just above the heads of its viewers Swirling cut paper clouds evoke nature s duality both perfectly sublime and supremely destructive Sculptor Mia Pearlman creates the ineffable from the ephemeral her massive works of art are fashioned from paper and they suggest the transitory nature of life on planet Earth Featured in this exhibition will be MAELSTROM a giant multilevel mobile 12 feet in diameter with a 360 degree rotation Consisting of six circular layers of cut paper 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

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/mia-pearlman-maelstrom/ (2016-02-14)
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  • 38th Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition –
    Adults Teachers Community 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 38th Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition May 23 through July 19 2009 The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was proud to sponsor this biennial series of exhibitions in cooperation with the Montgomery Art Guild in order to give the community to survey the achievements of area artists Traditionally the Art Guild Museum exhibitions are filled with contemporary works in a variety of media demonstrating significant dedication and creativity by a myriad of artists in the Montgomery area as well as the State of Alabama Since the late 1950s the Museum has partnered with the Montgomery Art Guild to produce exhibitions focusing on the works of artists in Central Alabama While names have changed the intent of the show has always been to encourage the production and appreciation of art within the community Today the two organizations partner not just to produce the exhibitions but also to provide instructional and enrichment experiences for artists of all ages The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was proud to sponsor this biennial series of exhibitions in cooperation with the Montgomery Art Guild in order to give the community to survey the achievements of area artists Traditionally the Art Guild Museum exhibitions are filled with contemporary works in a variety of media demonstrating significant dedication and 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 the rest Tales

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/38th-montgomery-art-guild-museum-exhibition/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Pietrasanta Festival Exhibitions –
    mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Pietrasanta Festival Exhibitions May 02 through July 12 2009 The Museum s Flimp Fesival had an international twist this year with exhibitions in the galleries featuring the work of Italian sculptors from Pietrasanta Italy The exhibitions on view until July 12 focused on the creative process of sculpting particularly those works carved from marble which is the prime material utilized by Pietrasanta artists and artisans In addition an exhibition of photography by Romano Cagnoni a photographer from Tuscany who has been a photo journalist for over fifty years included photographs that interpret the practices and traditional techniques of the artisans of Pietrasanta Kan Yasuda Ishinki plaster The Museum s Flimp Fesival had an international twist this year with exhibitions in the galleries featuring the work of Italian sculptors from Pietrasanta Italy The exhibitions on view until July 12 focused on the creative process of sculpting particularly those works carved from marble which is the prime material utilized by Pietrasanta artists and artisans In 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/pietrasanta-festival-exhibitions/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Sonia Handelman Meyer: Images from the Photo League –
    May 10 2009 In the years around World War II Sonia Handelman lived in New York City and worked as a photographer focusing on the lives of common people who surrounded her The child of Eastern European immigrant parents she gravitated towards the poor and dispossessed Like Lewis Hine and Farm Security Administration photographers of the Great Depression she believed that social documentary photography could improve the lives of people by communicating the humanity of the oppressed and disadvantaged Handelman s sentiments were shared by members of the Photo League a group of photographers active in New York City from 1936 to 1951 The Photo League was loosely organized around exhibitions lectures classes and a newsletter Dorothea Lange Margaret Bourke White Lisette Model Bernice Abbott W Eugene Smith Aaron Siskind and Paul Strand were members Handelman was an active member of the group and she served briefly as its secretary the only paid staff position Her Photo League photography has sparked renewed interest Exhibitions in Charlotte and New Orleans have acquainted a new generation of viewers with modern prints from the vintage negatives made in her twin lens Rolleicord Now Montgomerians can appreciate the art of this compassionate photographer whose honest and un manipulated images provide insight to the lives of Americans who faced the challenges of their own day with dignity Sonia Handelman Meyer American born 1920 Untitled Spanish Harlem Negative ca 1946 1950 printed 2008 gelatin silver print on paper Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase 2009 8 2 In the years around World War II Sonia Handelman lived in New York City and worked as a photographer focusing on the lives of common people who surrounded her The child of Eastern European immigrant parents she gravitated towards the poor and dispossessed Like Lewis Hine and Farm

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/sonia-handelman-meyer-images-photo-league/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women –
    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 Bessie Potter Vonnoh Sculptor of Women February 07 through May 10 2009 Bessie Potter Vonnoh Sculptor of Women is the first scholarly examination and the first exhibition since 1930 dedicated to the work of one of the most widely respected American artists of the turn of the twentieth century The exhibition features 35 sculptures that span Vonnoh s most productive period from about 1895 to 1930 It also includes portraits of the artist by her husband the painter Robert Vonnoh and several photographs which provide an intimate view into the life and work of this accomplished artist A short video on the lost wax method of casting bronze illuminates the complex process employed by the sculptor to capture the fluid modeling and delicate details that characterize her popular naturalistic portrayals of women and children Bessie Potter Vonnoh Allegresse Modeled 1920 Bronze no A11 cast by Roman Bronze Works New York probably 1930 Lent by Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington D C Bequest of Bessie Potter Vonnoh Keyes 55 71 Bessie Potter Vonnoh Sculptor of Women is the first scholarly examination and the first exhibition since 1930 dedicated to the work of one of the most widely respected American artists of the turn of the twentieth century The exhibition features 35 sculptures that span Vonnoh s most productive period from about 1895 to 1930 It also 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/bessie-potter-vonnoh-sculptor-women/ (2016-02-14)
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