onEXHIBIT Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts | WINTER 2017
Sewn Together | Look Here, Look Now | Moonstruck | Nature, Tradition & Innovation | and more!
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On the Cover: Mary Maxtion (American, born 1924), Hotel Window, ca. 1996, cotton, cotton/polyester blend, wool, and taffeta, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Kempf Hogan in honor of Nadine and Walter Ludwig, 2004.20.4
With the start of 2017 comes a new opportunity to celebrate the openings of several exciting exhibitions at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection provides a dynamic survey of the diverse and innovative practices of ceramic making in Japan. Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts presents examples of Alabamamade quilts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries drawn from the extraordinary collections of the MMFA and the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The exhibition presents the quilts as “exemplary pairs,” demonstrating comparisons of the varied techniques, themes, and traditional patterns as seen through 200 years of Alabama quilt making. Following the opening of Sewn Together, Jennifer Swope, Assistant Curator, David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will deliver this year’s Fleischman Lecture. Swope will explore the work of Alabama quilters and examine quilts in the context of our lives and homes and as objects of art. We hope to see you at this year’s Bazaar d’Art. Held on March 9, from 7 to 10 P.M. Bazaar will feature works of art donated from some of Montgomery’s finest homes. It is the perfect opportunity to find a hidden treasure for your growing collections. You can buy your tickets online now, and auction items will be on view during regular Museum hours beginning February 16. If you are making room in your homes for all the new treasures you accumulated through the holidays, remember you can bring in any of your previously loved works of art to the Museum as a tax-deductible donation to Bazaar d’Art until January 31. In the upcoming weeks, be sure to look out for details about these events and more on mmfa.org, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Thank you for your support of your Museum. I hope to see you touring the galleries soon.
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A New Dimension for the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts It is a garden of endless possibilities! The construction of our new threeacre sculpture garden at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is officially underway. This nearly $3 million dollar project will grow out of the Lowder Gallery and Education Wing, located on the east side of the building. This new dimension will provide an outstanding venue for entertaining and appreciating the beauty of art in the natural setting in Blount Cultural Park. The MMFA’s new outdoor gallery is an integration of the Museum and the Park. This space will invite Museum visitors to linger, and it will encourage more outdoor art activities and special events. The garden will inspire contemplation of three-dimensional works of art and provide more areas for social interaction and scheduled activities. The MMFA is a leading American art museum in the Southeast and as such will fill this new outdoor gallery with changing exhibitions of sculpture by contemporary American artists, as well as carefully curated pieces that will relate to the Museum’s permanent collection. Designed with flexibility, the garden will accommodate a variety of art in the temporary installations. The garden will serve as much more than a gallery space, however, as it will expand the world-class educational offerings in our ARTWORKS hands-on gallery and studios and facilitate innovative ancillary programming. It also provides an opportunity to broaden the education department’s messier offerings such as ceramics and basketry. Adding outdoor classrooms will augment the capacity for summer camp enrollment and after-school art programs as well as add resources for these groups. The sculpture garden is expected to enhance the image of the city of Montgomery. The Museum’s consulting architects, Barganier Davis Sims Architects Associated, planned this beautiful and distinctly different expansion of the building with an anticipated completion date in early 2018.
in the GALLERIES
January 28 through April 16, 2017 The handmade quilt is a benchmark of traditional American culture and creativity—quilts were both treasured family heirlooms as well as everyday staples in the homes of most Alabamians since settlement. Sewn Together presents examples of Alabama-made quilts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries drawn from the extraordinary collections of the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. The 28 quilts in this exhibition are presented as “exemplary pairs,” RELATED EDUCATIONAL demonstrating and illustrating PROGRAMS comparisons of the varied techniques, For more information see pages 16, 18, 19, 20, and 23. themes, and traditional patterns as seen in two hundred years of Alabama Opening: Sewn Together: Two quilt making. Centuries of Alabama Quilts and Throughout recorded history all around Nature, Tradition & Innovation: the world, sewing has been one of the Contemporary Japanese primary domestic arts conveyed by Ceramics from the Gordon one generation of women to the next, Brodfuehrer Collection integral and necessary to daily lives Thursday, January 26, 7 P.M. as caretakers of the home and family. 2017 Fleischman Lecture At the lower end of the economic and From Bed to Wall: Quilts as Art social spectrum, women sewed as a Thursday, January 26, 7 P.M. matter of necessity to clothe themselves Short Course: Alabama Quilts and those in their care, and in the case Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, of quilting, to provide protection from the 12 noon cold. The higher a woman’s place on the Art Ed Central Teacher Workshop social scale, the less she was required Thursday, February 9, 4:30 to 6 P.M. to sew for practical reasons; however, her ability to sew was considered a Studio Class: Exploring Textiles desirable refinement. Much in the same (ages 6 to 13) Saturdays, February 11, 18, and 25; fashion as young girls of the upper March 4, 1 to 2:30 P.M. class were taught to play a musical instrument, dance, or sketch and paint, College Night: Putting Together they were also taught the skills of fancy the Pieces: Alice Walker’s “Every needlework and sewing. Day Use” and Quilting Tradition, co-hosted by Alabama State The interpretive materials produced University for the exhibition will focus on the Thursday, February 16, 6 P.M. commonalities in the design and Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams construction of the quilts, but will also Sunday, February 26, 2 to 4 P.M. discuss the elements that make these individual textiles a product of the Offered at the Department time in which they were made. Don’t of Archives and History in forget to check out the website, Conjunction with Sewn Together, Food for Thought: The Mount Ida www.sewntogether.org! Quilt Project: Three Centuries, This exhibition was organized from the Two Quilts, One Community collections of the Alabama Department of Thursday, March 16, 12 noon Archives and History and the Montgomery Gallery Talk: Quilting with Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Ellen Baker Alabama. The exhibition is a cooperative Saturday, March 18, 10 A.M. program of both institutions. Studio Class: Quilting Workshop The Museum is grateful
to the sponsors Laura and Michael Luckett.
in the GALLERIES
Sewn Together Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts
(teens and adults) Saturday, March 18; 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Nora Ezell (American, 1919–2007), Nora’s Necktie Flower Garden, 1994, polyester, cotton/polyester blend, plastic and wood beads, and cowrie shells, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Kempf Hogan in honor of Bethine Whitney, 2005.9.2
Mallory and Welch Families, Mount Ida Wedding Quilt, 1851, cotton, Lent by the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, ADAH, 86.1457.1 7
in the GALLERIES
January 28 through April 23, 2017
Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection provides a dynamic survey of the diverse and innovative practices of ceramic making in Japan—from exquisite flower vases and serene tea bowls to whimsical candle holders and robust platters— revealing the earthy beauty of Japanese ceramics. Featuring works by more than 40 exceptional contemporary Japanese ceramists profoundly inspired by the natural world, this exhibition showcases objects of unsurpassed beauty created for everyday use. The 62 ceramic works chosen are closely associated with Japan’s historical pottery centers and reinterpret traditional methods in a modern context. In addition to the ceramic vessels, 13 digital photographs taken by photographer Taijiro Ito poetically highlight the almost spiritual link between ceramic making and nature. Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection was developed by the Mingei International Museum, San Diego, tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The Museum is grateful to exhibition sponsors Doug Lowe and co-sponsors Dawn and Adam Schloss and Oakworth Capital Bank.
42nd Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition Save the Dates – April 28 through August 6 IMPORTANT DATES Juror: Jim Neel
Photo shoot at MMFA – Saturday, February 11, 10:30 A.M. to 2 P.M. Deadline for Entry Form to MAG – Saturday, February 18 Artist Notification Emailed by – Friday, March 24
Delivery of Art to the Museum – Friday, April 21, 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Opening and Awards Presentation – Friday, April 28, 6:30 P.M.
in the GALLERIES
Nature, Tradition & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection
Juror’s Critique and Gallery Talk – Saturday, April 29, 10 A.M. The Call for Entries will be mailed and posted on MAG and MMFA websites by early January. The Museum is grateful to exhibition co-sponsors Aldridge Borden & Company and Sterling Bank.
The Montgomery Artist Guild and the MMFA are excited to welcome Mary Lynne Levy as our featured artist for the 42nd MAG Museum Exhibition.
RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS For more information see pages 15, 16, 18, 19, and 21.
Opening: Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts and Nature, Tradition & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh Vase, 2012, stoneware, Collection of Gordon Brodfuehrer Photograph courtesy of Ken Kondo
Thursday, January 26, 7 P.M.
Studio Class: Clay Creations
Mary Lynne Levy, Portrait of John Smith, ca. 2012, acrylic wash on paper, Lent by the artist
(ages 3 to 5 with an adult caregiver) Wednesdays, February 1, 8; March 1, 8, 15; 3:30 to 4:30 P.M.
Studio Class: Clay Workshop with Chris Greenman
Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 2, 6 to 8 P. M. Workshop: Thursdays, February 9 and March 2, 6 to 8 P.M.
Art Ed Central Teacher Workshop Thursday, March 16, 4:30 to 6 P.M.
Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams Sunday, March 26, 2 to 4 P.M. Tetsuya Ishiyama, Lidded Water Vessel, n. d., stoneware with natural-ash glaze, Collection of Gordon Brodfuehrer Photograph courtesy of Tim Siegert 8
An Evening with Collector Gordon Brodfuehrer Thursday, March 30, 6 P.M.
in the GALLERIES
Through January 29, 2017
Visual artists have consistently taken cues from society to create portraits, not just of their contemporaries, but also of the times themselves. Clothing is a key element used to convey cultural and aesthetic intention as well as serving as an indicator of rank or status. As the definitions of art have become more elastic in the 21st century, fashionable clothing serves to characterize the wearer’s public persona, more intensively individualizing self-expression by providing clues to gender, race, and identity. This installation will include works of art from the MMFA’s permanent collection that focus on clothing and the role that it plays for the wearer as well as our own views of social history. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts organized this exhibition.
Bill Traylor (American, 1856–1949), Woman, ca. 1940–1942, watercolor and graphite on cardboard, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Charles and Eugenia Shannon, 1982.4.25
Moonstruck Works on Paper from the MMFA Collection
Through February 19, 2017 Perhaps no phenomenon of nature depicted in art carries more romantic resonance than images of the moon; artists throughout history have included it, and its gentle light, to convey a sense of romance in their work. In this installation of works from the Museum’s collection of works on paper, artists use the moon as both a compositional device and symbol. Among the artists included in the exhibition are French landscape painter/ printmaker Charles-Francois Daugbigny (1817–1878), German Expressionist Hans Grohs (1892– 1981), and American Regionalist Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975).
RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
For more information see pages 18, and 19.
Art Ed Central Teacher Workshop Thursday, January 12, 4:30 to 6 P.M.
Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams Sunday, January 22, 2 to 4 P.M.
in the GALLERIES
Look Here, Look Now: Fashion, Costume, and Style in Art
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts organized this exhibition.
Maltby Sykes (American, 1911–1992), Moon Viewing House, 1969, color lithograph on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of the artist, 1981.10.14
Kenneth Hayes Miller (American, 1876–1952), Leaving the Shop, 1929, etching on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, 1982.6.1
Lucas van Leyden (Flemish, ca. 1489/94–1533), A Nobleman and a Lady Seated in a Landscape, 1520, engraving on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph “Bucks” Weil, Jr., 1999.7.38
Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975), Huck Finn, from the Missouri State Capitol Mural Series, 1936, lithograph on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Luther Hill in memory of William Covington, 1969.13 11
on view in the WILSON ORIENTATION CENTER & WILLIAMSON GALLERY
February 4 through April 9, 2017
What comes to mind when you think of springtime? It is a season of promise of new growth and potential, but also a season of transition— sometimes stormy and chaotic. Picturing Springtime looks at the ways that artists have depicted subjects that remind us both of the beauty of spring, as well as the dramatic, and destructive, turn the season can take. The exhibition will feature selections from the MMFA’s permanent collection of works on paper by nationally-known artists such as Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975), Keith Haring (1958–1990), and Jennifer Bartlett (born 1941), and by local favorites including John Lapsley (1915–2005), and Kelly Fitzpatrick (1888–1953). The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts organized this exhibition. The Museum is grateful to exhibition sponsors Bruce and Emilie Reid and co-sponsor BB&T.
Irving Wolfson (American, 1898–1981), Curb Market, ca. 1945, watercolor on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of the artist, 1946.14
Pairs and Partners Curatorial Conversations: Chiaroscuro
February 25 through April 16, 2017 Pairs and Partners is a new initiative of the MMFA curators designed to share different points of view on topics that are related to artists and their works in the MMFA collections. The topic for this inaugural show is Chiaroscuro, a technique used by artists throughout history to add drama and emphasize the effects of light in their compositions. In this installation, curators will share their thoughts on the use of chiaroscuro in pairs of works they have selected from the collection.
RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
For more information see page 23.
Short Course: Pairs and Partners Tuesday, March 14, 21, 12 noon
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts organized this exhibition.
Ronald L. Milhoan (American, born 1950), Four Envelopes and Letter, 1974, charcoal on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, 1975.2
Maximillien Luce (French, 1858–1941), Environs de Vernon, 1897, color lithograph on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Jr., in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Sr., 1985.6
Joe Price (American, born 1935), Tulips, 1988, screen print on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of the artist and M. Lee Stone Fine Prints, 2011.12.39
on view in the WEIL GRAPHIC ARTS STUDY CENTER
Félicien Rops (Belgian, 1833–1898), La femme au chapeau a cabriolet, 1862, etching on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, 1995.1.2
on view in the ARTWORKS CORRIDOR
The Museum regularly organizes exhibitions of student artwork displayed in the ARTWORKS Corridor Gallery. Themes are designed to go handin-hand with those of major exhibitions, and a jury of art professionals selects works for each show. Detailed guidelines and entry forms for each exhibition are available by request. Call 334.240.4365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
ON VIEW NOW! Threaded Through Tradition
January 21 through March 26, 2017 Come see this innovative show of student art inspired by the Museum exhibition Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts. The quilts in Sewn Together are from the collections of the MMFA and the Alabama Department of Archives and History and are currently displayed alongside one another. Threaded Through Tradition showcases student interpretations of quilting and other important traditions in our state. The young artists were invited to reflect on ways in which Alabama’s cultural heritage has influenced our contemporary expressions and arts. Creating with a wide variety of materials, these talented students referenced traditional craftsmanship in innovative and thought-provoking artwork. ARTWORKS Corridor is sponsored by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Junior Executive Board.
Young Artists (ages 3 to 5 with adult caregiver) In this introductory class, preschoolers learn about the elements of art through creating with a variety of materials. The instructor will base the projects on art from both the Museum’s collection and temporary exhibitions, and each class delves into multi-step processes to engage students in a range of activities from color mixing and collaging to printmaking and sculpting. Class size is limited to ten children with an adult caregiver. All supplies provided. Instructor: Laura Bocquin Tuesdays: January 10 and 24; February 7 and 21; March 7 Time: 3:45 to 4:30 P.M. Cost: $8 members/$12 non-members for each class; $32 members/$48 non-members for the series of five classes
PRESCHOOL (ages 2 to 5 with an adult caregiver)
Clay Creations (ages 3 to 5 with an adult caregiver)
This exciting class for preschoolers inspired by the Museum exhibition Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection engages participants in sculpting natural forms in clay. With help from their adult caregivers, participants will enjoy forming clay sculptures that will be fired and glazed; also creating air-dry clay pieces that they will paint with acrylics. Classes are limited to ten children with an adult caregiver. All supplies provided. Instructor: Donna Pickens Wednesdays: February 1 and 8; March 1, 8, and 15 Time: 3:30 to 4:30 P.M. Cost: $65 members/$90 non-members for the series of five classes To register for any of the following MMFA studio classes, call 334.240.4365 or email email@example.com.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH (ages 6 to 13) After School Art I (ages 6 to 9)
In this series of classes, students grow as artists while exploring a range of techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking. Through using a variety of materials, participants are encouraged to discover their individual joys in art-making. Regular gallery visits and discussions of works on view also inspire students. All supplies provided. Class size is limited to 12 students. Instructors: Museum Education Staff Wednesdays: January 18 and 25; February 1, 15, and 22; March 1, 8, 15, and 29; April 5, 12, 19, and 26 Time: 3:45 to 4:45 P.M. Cost: $125 members/$210 non-members for the series of 13 classes
After School Art II (ages 10 to 13)
Older students delve further into art exploration in this series of classes, making impactful connections to art they view in the galleries through group discussion and individualized projects. Activities for this session will include designing with textiles, painting portraits with acrylics, and sculpting with clay. All supplies provided. Class size is limited to ten students. Instructors: Museum Education Staff Thursdays: January 19 and 26; February 2, 16, and 23; March 2, 9, 16, and 30; April 6, 13, 20, and 27 Time: 4 to 5 P.M. Cost: $125 members/$210 non-members for the series of 13 classes 14
(ages 6 to 13) In this unique class series, students will learn about traditional quilting patterns and techniques while also experimenting with batiking methods. Participants will engage with the exhibition that is the inspiration for the class, Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts, discussing and sketching the quilt patterns they view. In the studio they will put their newfound knowledge to use, creating various artworks to take home, including a batik wall hanging, a paint and textile pattern collage, and a decorative pillow. All supplies provided. Instructor: Sarah Struby Saturdays: February 11, 18, and 25; March 4 Time: 1 to 2:30 P.M. Cost: $65 members/$90 non-members
TEENS AND ADULTS (ages 14 and older)
Clay Workshop with Chris Greenman
The first session of the workshop will be open to participants, their guests, and other Museum members. On February 2, Dr. Chris Greenman, an expert potter and Associate Professor of Art at Alabama State University will present a gallery talk in the exhibition Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection. After the enriching discussion, participants can purchase beverages in Orientation Circle. The evening will end with a delightful demonstration by Dr. Greenman, who will create a beautiful clay piece in the Japanese tradition. In the remaining two sessions of this unique workshop, Dr. Greenman will lead participants in creating Japanese-inspired items intended for daily use, guiding them through making a sushi plate, a tokuri-sake server, and a sake cup or tea bowl! After the pieces have been bisque fired, students will return to complete their sets by decorating them with glazes safe for everyday use. All materials provided. Instructor: Chris Greenman Gallary Talk: Thursday, February 2, 6 to 8 P. M. Workshop Time and Dates: Thursdays, February 9 and March 2, 6 to 8 P.M. Workshop Cost: $90 members/$120 non-members
This weekend workshop will begin with an engaging discussion on quilting techniques and traditions led by Ellen Baker. Immediately following, there will be a book signing for Baker’s book 1-2-3 Quilt. Next, participants will move to the studio for quilt-related activities emphasizing the contrast between traditional pattern techniques and improvisational quilting. The product outcomes may range from wall hangings to pillows to trivets, depending on the individual interests of the participants! All materials provided. Instructor: Ellen Baker Date: Saturday, March 18 Time: 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Cost: $90 members/$120 non-members
Tales for Tots (ages 2 to 5 with an adult caregiver)
This FREE monthly program helps develop early learning about art fundamentals as participants engage with storybooks and simple craft activities related to art on display in the galleries. Instructors: Museum Education Staff and Docents Wednesdays: January 25, February 15, and March 22 Time: 10:30 to 11 A.M. and 11 to 11:30 A.M.
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts presents
The Art of Baking Puppet Show
April 6 and 7, 2017 9:30 A.M. and 10:45 A.M.
Children will learn that “art is everywhere” from charming animals working in a bakery on stage. The characters demonstrate that their particular differences, talents, and skills allow them to work together to make tasty masterpieces. In the course of the show children will also identify shapes, primary colors, cool and warm colors, patterns used in confections, and what it takes to become an artist. The show is for three to six-year-olds. Reservations required in advance (taken on a first-come, first-serve basis). 200 seats per show. Fax completed form to 334.240.4384, or Mail to: Puppet Show, MMFA P.O. Box 230819 Montgomery, AL 36123-0819
❏ Yes! I want to make reservations for the Puppet Show! ❏ N o, I’m not interested right now, but please keep our school on your mailing list. School/Individual Name: _____________________________________________ Phone:___________________________Other Phone:______________________ Teacher’s Name: ____________________________________________________ School/Individual Address: ___________________________________________ City:_______________________________State:_______Zip:_________________ Total number of seats needed (#children & #adults)______________________ Date/time requested: F irst choice ____________________________________ Second choice _________________________________ Please note: Scheduled visits to ARTWORKS are not available on Puppet Show dates.
January 8, February 5, and March 5 Learn more about the artwork in the Museum in these one-hour FREE docent-led tours, held the first Sunday of each month at 1 P.M.
Each month enjoy gallery talks in new exhibitions at the Museum and experience related lessons to use in your classrooms at these FREE teacher workshops. Earn certification hours while sharing ideas with other arts professionals. Be sure to mark these workshops on your calendar: Thursday, January 12, 4:30 to 6 P.M. Moonstruck: Works on Paper from the MMFA Collection Thursday, February 9, 4:30 to 6 P.M. Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts Thursday, March 16, 4:30 to 6 P.M. Nature, Tradition & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams (all ages welcome)
Let the music move you as you create artwork to take home! Each date has a specific theme related to Museum exhibitions, so bring the whole family for these FREE Sunday outings every month! Sunday, January 22, 2 to 4 P.M. The lunar-inspired exhibition Moonstruck: Works on Paper from the MMFA Collection is sure to inspire you in the studio, where the whole family is welcome to create vivid nighttime scenes using various printmaking techniques. Sunday, February 26, 2 to 4 P.M. View the unique collaborative exhibition Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts that displays traditional handmade quilts from the collections of both the MMFA and the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Enjoy replicating quilting styles and themes using textiles and colorful papers to make your own pattern designs to take home! Sunday, March 26, 2 to 4 P.M. Join us for this fun activity inspired by the exhibition Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection, and create decorative vessels from air-dry clay to take home and enjoy!
In addition to the interactive exhibits for learners of all ages, look out for drop-in art activities in the ARTWORKS Gallery, too. The MMFA is grateful to ARTWORKS sponsor Alabama Power.
American History Homeschool Event
Friday, March 31, from 8 A.M. to 12 noon The Museum will host its fifth annual event for the local homeschool community, offering interdisciplinary connections through engaging gallery tours and studio activities. Participants will traverse our country’s cultural development as represented in the Museum’s permanent collection, from Colonial and Early American portraiture to romantic landscapes and simple country scenes as the nation industrialized, to new artistic styles that developed in stride with America’s cosmopolitanization. We welcome the whole family to participate. Activities will also be offered for preschoolers with their parents. To register for the homeschool event, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@ mmfa.org. Please register for this event no later than March 24.
Art Ed Central
Art Ed Central is a regional division of the Alabama Art Education Association and is co-sponsored by the MMFA.
FAMILIES (all ages welcome)
TEEN PROGRAMS AP Art History
Calling all high school students! Do you enjoy learning about the different cultures of the world, thinking about how artistic tastes, styles, and technologies have changed through the ages? Are you interested in the political and religious messages behind works of art or the way we interact with space and meanings in architecture? Join our AP Art History class and learn to identify works of art by artist or time period, to analyze individual works of art in depth, to compare and contrast art from different world cultures and periods, and to examine influences in art. Over the years, students from many schools have achieved a great deal in the art history class at the Museum, deepened their understanding of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, and had a great time doing so. Come carry on the tradition! The class meets daily at 7:25 A.M. in the Museum library. The course is FREE and offered for academically motivated students from all schools and the homeschool community. To apply, please contact Alice Novak at 334.240.4361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Museum website at www.mmfa.org. The deadline is April 28. The MMFA is grateful to AP Art History sponsor BBVA Compass Foundation.
The MUSES is a teen council that meets to enjoy creative experiences in the galleries and to plan art events for teens in Montgomery. To learn how to represent your school and become part of the MUSES, please contact Alice Novak at 334.240.4361.
An Expressive Evening, hosted by the MUSES Teen Council Thursday, January 19, 6 P.M. Enjoy a FREE evening of creativity at the Museum with teens. Each year the Teen Council designs and hosts a tableau of artistic expression presented by local students. Past acts have included readings of poetry inspired by works in the Museum’s collection; performances of arias, folk, and classical music; traditional Indian dance and ballet; speed drawing on a stage set to music; commercials and dramatic readings; and much more. Come enjoy this year’s lineup.
Thursday, March 2, 5:30 to 7 P.M. In the Arts is designed for teens who dream of working in the arts. This FREE event offers them a chance to interact with professionals working in the visual arts, design, performance, and literature, and to ask about the education, career paths, and skills of those serving in leadership and creative roles in the arts. Many presenters bring examples of current projects. All ages are welcome at the event.
Putting Together the Pieces: Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” and Quilting Tradition, co-hosted by Alabama State University Thursday, February 16, 6 P.M. Dr. Jacqueline Trimble, Chairperson of the Department of Languages and Literatures, and Dr. Catherine Gubernatis Dannen, Assistant Professor of English, of Alabama State University, will lead a gallery talk in the exhibition Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts. They will draw upon Alice Walker’s famous story, “Everyday Use,” in which quilts are a symbol of African American identity. We will examine both the symbolism and context of the story alongside the quilts on the walls that were made by Alabamians and intended for everyday use.
Why I’m Not a Painter, I’m a Poet, co-hosted by Alabama State University
Gallery Talk and Demonstration with Chris Greenman
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7 P.M. Expert potter and Associate Professor of Art at Alabama State University; Dr. Chris Greenman will present a gallery talk in the exhibition Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection. After the enriching discussion, participants are invited to the Orientation Circle where beverages will be available for purchase. The evening will finish with a delightful demonstration by Dr. Greenman, who will create a beautiful clay piece in the Japanese tradition. To learn about continuing in a workshop with Dr. Greenman, see Studio Classes, Teen and Adult.
Offered at the Department of Archives and History in Conjunction with Sewn Together Food for Thought: The Mount Ida Quilt Project: One Community, Two Quilts, and Three Centuries
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 12 noon At the Alabama Department of Archives and History Sarah Bliss Wright will speak in the Joseph M. Farley Alabama Power Auditorium at the Archives on the Mount Ida Quilt, on view in Sewn Together. Wright is a member of the American Quilt Study Guild and curator of Our Quilted Past, an exhibit of Alabama feed sack quilts and Bemis Bro. Bag Company.
Thursday, March 16, 7 P.M. Enjoy an evening of original poetry and prose composed in response to View of Montgomery, an 1872 painting in the MMFA collection by an unknown artist. Featured writers will read unique works of literature inspired by the Museum’s treasure, and audience members will be invited to select their favorite work of literature and to suggest works of art to be used as inspiration for future readings.
Quilting with Ellen Baker
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6 P.M. Intrigued by contemporary artists’ interpretations of traditional ceramic techniques and representations of the natural world, Gordon Brodfuehrer has amassed an incredible collection of innovative works currently on view in Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection. The exhibition also includes beautiful photographs of the Japanese landscape by Taijiro Ito on view alongside select ceramic pieces, highlighting the links between the two. Brodfuehrer has traveled extensively in Japan, visited many studios, and worked with scholars and experts to guide his acquisitions.
Lectures and Gallery Talks
2017 Fleischman Lecture: From Bed to Wall: Quilts as Art
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7 P.M. Following the opening of Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts, Jennifer Swope, Assistant Curator, David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will explore the work of Alabama and other American quilters in the context of their transformation from bed covers to art. Drawing upon her recent exhibition and catalog Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim/Roy Collection, Swope will discuss the Alabama quilts on view, examining how these treasured textiles relate to the larger history of the recognition of quilts as art.
In the Arts, hosted by the MUSES and BTW
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10 A.M. Enjoy an engaging gallery discussion on quilting techniques and traditions led by Ellen Baker, followed by a book signing for her book 1-2-3 Quilt. To learn about continuing in a workshop with Ms. Baker, see Studio Classes.
An Evening with Collector Gordon Brodfuehrer
Join us for a dialogue and an evening of insights into how Brodfuehrer formed his collection, his experiences with artists, and his adventures in Japan.
The Fleischman Lecture Series is sponsored by the Carolyn and Winton Blount Endowment in honor of Larry Fleischman, a dynamic specialist and leader in the field of American art. As president of Kennedy Galleries of New York, Fleischman played a role in many innovative ventures, raising international awareness of issues concerning American art. He served as a member of the Fine Arts Advisory Committee of the White House, co-founded the Archives of American Art (now part of the Smithsonian), and founded and published The American Art Journal. During the 1950s, along with his wife, Mr. Fleischman amassed one of the nation’s earliest collections of significant American art. 20
Ekphrasis is a monthly book club devoted to the history of art. Works of fiction and non-fiction are featured, covering periods ranging from the ancient world to the present. For this unique program, staff members lead presentations to provide visual context for the chosen books. To reserve lunch from Café M, call 334.240.4365, or email email@example.com. Payment must be received by 10 A.M. the Friday before the book club meets. Ekphrasis is a free program for Museum members.
Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lillies by Ross King
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12 noon “Claude Monet is perhaps the world’s most beloved artist, and among all his creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are most famous. Seeing them in museums around the world, viewers are transported by the power of Monet’s brush into a peaceful world of harmonious nature. Monet himself intended them to provide “an asylum of peaceful meditation.” Yet, as Ross King reveals in his magisterial chronicle of both artist and masterpiece, these beautiful canvases belie the intense frustration Monet experienced with the difficulties of capturing the fugitive effects of light, water, and color. They also reflect the terrible personal torments Monet suffered in the last dozen years of his life.” Amazon.com Led by Alice Novak Lunch: Three Bean Tumble with Grilled Chicken, Mixed Greens, and an Herbed Vinaigrette, Cookie
The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12 noon “When Alizée Benoit, a young American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in Germanoccupied France. Not her arts patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends and fellow WPA painters, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who, while working at Christie’s auction house, uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those of now famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?” Amazon.com Led by Jennifer Jankauskas Lunch: Reuben Sandwich with Pickled Slaw, 1000 Island Dressing, and Swiss Cheese, Potato Salad, Fruit, Brownie
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12 Noon “Instantly recognizable, Auguste Renoir’s masterpiece depicts a gathering of his real friends enjoying a summer Sunday on a café terrace along the Seine near Paris. A wealthy painter, an art collector, an Italian journalist, a war hero, a celebrated actress, and Renoir’s future wife, among others, share this moment of la vie moderne, a time when social constraints were loosening, and Paris was healing after the Franco-Prussian War.” Amazon.com Led by Alice Novak Lunch: Grilled Salmon on Green Tumble with Roasted Asparagus, Sweet Peas, Spinach, Baby Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, and Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Lemon Glazed Pound Cake 22
Short Course: Alabama Quilts
Join us for this short course to learn more about Alabama quilts and explore the exhibition Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts. Throughout our state’s history, quilting has brought communities together. Now the MMFA and the Archives have paired quilts from our collections representing similar themes, patterns, and techniques in works created across various times, places, classes, and racial lines. Below is a description of each session. Tuesday, February 7, 12 noon Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff and Carole King, co-directors of the Alabama Quilt Book Project, will present an overview of the Anglo and African-American quilting traditions in the state and highlight a few recent discoveries.
Ekphrasis: A Monthly Book Club About Art
Tuesday, February 14 and 21, 12 noon Exhibition co-curators Margaret Lynne Ausfeld and Ryan Blocker will address the pairs of quilts on view in Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts. Tuesday, February 28, 12 noon Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will explore the widely recognized and influential quilts of Gee’s Bend.
Short Course: Pairs and Partners
Tuesday, March 14 and 21, 12 noon In this short course, hear from Museum curators about why they have selected various works of art to be viewed together in the first in a series of exhibitions of Pairs and Partners. The theme for the pairs selected for the show is chiaroscuro. Composed of the Italian words for light and dark respectively, the use of chiaroscuro (or dramatic lights and darks) is a description of the formal quality of light in a work of art, with which the metaphoric qualities of light are closely associated. Light and shadow can serve to accentuate emotional content, reveal or conceal certain elements of a scene, or even represent a mysterious or supernatural force at work. Hear from the curators about the works of art they have selected as they compare and contrast two uses of chiaroscuro.
Midnight in Paris
Thursday, January 5, 5:30 P.M. We have heard from film lovers that you would like to see Midnight in Paris. So please join us after the holidays for Woody Allen’s 2011 comedy in which an American writer and tourist in Paris suddenly finds himself in the 1920s–interacting with the likes of Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Josephine Baker, the Fitzgeralds, and many other creative luminaries. Outreach Coordinator Laura Bocquin will introduce the history and the film with a brief discussion following. Beverages will be available for purchase. Popcorn will be served.
Thursday, February 23, 5:30 P.M. Layered with symbols, text, graffiti-like expressions, and references to other creative minds, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s paintings broke auction records for work by an African-American artist and remain highly collectible today. Basquiat, written and directed by painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, tells the story of the artist’s short, tragic life, and his meteoric success. Curator of Art Jennifer Jankauskas will introduce the historical context and the film with a brief discussion following. Beverages will be available for purchase. Popcorn will be served.
This unique program designed for artists and art lovers alike, has been celebrating the work of Montgomery area artists for over 25 years. Sign up for a new season of six opportunities to view outstanding artwork and receive feedback about your own work. ARTtalk meets on select Thursday evenings in the Museum Library. Dates and Times: Thursday, January 19, 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, March 23, 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, May 25, 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, July 27, 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, September 28, 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, November 16, 6 to 8 P.M.
Art in the Afternoon
The winter session of Art in the Afternoon brings new topics of art exploration to students at the Chisholm Boys and Girls Club, E. D. Nixon Community Center, and the Mt. Meigs Campus for Alabama DYS. Participants at all sites will find inspiration from the Museum exhibitions Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts and Nature, Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection, and will engage in making art related to traditional Alabama quilts and Japanese ceramics. Art in the Afternoon continues at Valiant Cross Academy, where high school seniors from Bridge Builders Alabama and the MUSES are enhancing the scholars’ extracurricular activities by teaching weekly art classes connected to the Museum’s collection, following a curriculum they helped to develop.
Learning Through Art: Artist in Residence Program With the new year comes the second semester of this unique program’s fourth school year. The Museum continues to bring art enrichment and cross-curricular connections to third and fourth-grade students at Wares Ferry Road Elementary School. Class activities are strongly founded on the Visual Thinking Strategies method, and students show increasingly enhanced critical thinking skills with each weekly class.
The MMFA is grateful to Learning Through Art sponsor The Kiwanis Club of Montgomery.
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Thursday, March 9, 7 to 10 P.M. Excitement is building for Bazaar d’Art 2017. The biennial event will feature works of art donated from some of Montgomery’s most exquisite homes. It is the perfect opportunity to find a hidden treasure for your growing collections. The evening will consist of a cocktail party with hearty hors d’oeuvres while guests peruse hundreds of available items. With two rounds of a silent auction, everyone gets a chance to take something wonderful home. This year we are trading in pencils and bid sheets for mobile bidding. Bid online from your mobile device during the event or in advance from any location. You can set your maximum bids ahead of time and enjoy the party that evening. Huntingdon’s Accounting Club will be present to assist with bidding. You have until January 31 to make your donations of pre-loved art. Please contact Jen Eitzmann at 334.240.4347 or email@example.com if you would like to donate art. Auction preview and pre-bidding will begin February 16. Art will be on view during regular Museum hours. Tickets are $35 per person if reserved before February 19. All ticket purchases after February 19 will be $50 per person. We thank our committee for their efforts in planning Bazaar d’Art 2017. Mahaley McInnes (Chair) Ben Cumbus Lucy Jackson Sheryl Rosen Beth Acker Taylor Dunn Gage LeQuire Julie Salley Mary Margaret Carroll Camille Elebash-Hill Cathy Martin Gloria Simons Ward Chesser Bonner Engelhardt Sommer Morris Melissa Tubbs Mallory Combest Julie Goolsby Michelle Mowery Laurie Weil Derek Covington Ann Hubbert Brooke Reid Ashley White The Museum is grateful to Bazaar d’Art sponsors Max Credit Union and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Junior Executive Board.
Please join us for DiVine Lunch Thursday, January 19, 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. in Café M. Our three-course meal designed by Beth Clark will highlight seasonal produce and Beth’s love of ethnic cuisine. The cost of lunch with wine pairings is $20 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Additional glasses of wine may be purchased for $8. Thank you to United Johnson Brothers, LLC for their perfect wine pairings! Reservations are recommended; please call the Café at 334.240.4339 to reserve a table for you and your friends. Make sure to stop by the Museum Store between 12 noon and 2 P.M. to see Betty Plaster, our Artist in Action at work.
Native American Day
Saturday, March 11, 1 to 4 P.M. Join us for the third Native American Day. During this FREE event, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will share many different aspects of their heritage in fun and interactive ways for all ages! There will be storytelling by the Poarch Creek Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, dance performances, tribal drumming, and artisans demonstrating their skills. We will have handson basket weaving, medallion making, and creating in clay, all in the Poarch Creek tradition. Please visit mmfa.org for further details.
28th Annual Flimp Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Join us for an exhilarating and creative approach to art. There will be art-related activities and entertainment including a sidewalk chalk art competition and live theatrical and musical performances by Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. Guests can look forward to a new student performance every 45 minutes. There will also be interactive demonstrations with Museum Store artists, a scavenger hunt, and concessions. The festivities will kick off with the ever-popular Do-Dah Pet Parade. To register your costumed pet visit the Flimp portion of the website mmfa.org.
The event is free for all MMFA members, active-duty military and their immediate families. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event and are $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Flimp Chalk Art Competition
Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, 2017 It is hard to say who enjoys the annual Flimp Chalk Art Competition more–those working individually or in groups to create compelling works of art on the asphalt, or those who stroll the parking lot gallery. The Chalk Art contest is free of charge, and the Museum provides all necessary supplies. Groups can include up to four chalk artists, and chaperones are required for youth artists. Friday during the day and Saturday morning before the Flimp Festival, participants are able to draw in their assigned spaces. Entries are judged by local celebrities, and winners are announced during the festival. This year’s competition theme is quilts. Contestants are invited to design a quilt for the sidewalk, or include a quilt in their work. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 5, 2017. You must register on time to guarantee space and materials. Please contact edsecy@ mmfa.org or visit mmfa.org for an application.
Flimp Chalk Art Sponsors
Sponsor a square in the Flimp Chalk Art Competition! It is someone like you who allows an artist or artists to spend Friday and Saturday morning at the Museum creating a colorful chalk drawing in the parking lot. This community event allows artists of all ages to form lasting memories as they express their passions. Everyone enjoys viewing the masterpieces on the asphalt—seeing the range of subjects and styles, responses to current events, the contest theme, and our own Museum and community. Every year generous gifts guarantee that the Museum can provide premium materials and support for all of the artists in the competition. Local leaders volunteer to judge the winners, and local businesses provide the prizes. The sponsorship of one space in the parking lot is $100. Supporters are thanked on signage during the Flimp Festival and in onExhibit. Interested in sponsoring a chalk artist or team? Please contact Alice Novak at firstname.lastname@example.org, 334.240.4361 for more information. The deadline for donations is Friday, April 21.
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The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was delighted to host a dinner on Thursday, October 25 to honor our many volunteers. The theme was “Stars Falling on Alabama,” and we had many stars to shine the light on! The Museum is fortunate to have wonderful people (from 18 to 90 years old) who share their time and talents with us and make such a difference in the lives of our visitors. Their efforts allow the museum to extend the quantity and quality of educational programs and exhibitions that are provided every year. The following volunteers were recognized: Mary Dunn (Outstanding Leadership); Savanna Moore and Sarah Struby (Excellence in Community Outreach); Mattie Dejarnette and Sheryl Rosen (First Impressions Desk Awards); Tom Sellers (Outstanding Contribution to Public Programs); Madeline Burkhardt (Outstanding Education Intern); Nancy McBride (Rookie of the Year); Luigi Edwards (Outstanding Contribution to Family Programs); Marlee Bryant and Meili Wang (Teen Leadership). Additionally, some of the Docents who had received awards at Docent Graduation were recognized once again: Binnie Coats, Grace Cook, Frank Gitschier, George Jacobsen, Gloria Simons, Paula Smith, Penny Thompson, and Meg Hall.
Holiday Open House
Over 1200 people attended this year’s festive Holiday Open House held Saturday, December 3, from 1 to 4 P.M. This was the 21st year for the FREE event designed to help spread holiday cheer and celebrate the arts. Family-oriented activities included musical performances by local choral groups, festive art-making activities, horse-drawn carriage rides through the park, the Museum’s Christmas tree adorned with hand-made ornaments created for the Museum by Alabama artists, and an appearance by Santa Claus. Cookies and lemonade were served to complete this magical day. If you missed Holiday Open House, mark your calendars. The event is held the first Saturday in December every year.
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is grateful to our corporate sponsors for their commitment to the mission of the Museum. Through their generosity, the Museum continues to provide arts education and enrichment to Montgomery and surrounding communities. These companies have recently contributed substantially as Corporate Partners. Their generosity and leadership in giving are truly appreciated.
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A special thank you to BBVA Compass Foundation the sponsors of this year’s Holiday Open House.
We welcomed 25 artists and hundreds of eager shoppers for the seventh annual Artist Market on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, highlighting featured artist Kathleen Nowak Tucci. Tucci’s jewelry was well received and those lucky enough to acquire pieces will treasure them for many years to come! We want to thank everyone who shopped with us this year, supporting our local artists and the Museum Store as a purveyor of their works. The Boydell Shakespeare print sale was a new element for Artist Market and was very successful in raising funds for the Acquisition Fund of the MMFA. This event would not have been possible without Stifel’s support of our Montgomery artists and Artist Market.
In addition to several luncheon lectures at the Museum, Collectors Society members and special guests, along with Amy and Mark Johnson, enjoyed a trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden to see the outdoor installation by Dale Chihuly on October 27, 2016.
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