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Mobile Symphony Orchestra presents Scott Speck and Austin Wintory at MMofA

Posted on: January 24th, 2017

Wednesday, January 25 at 6 p.m., Mobile Museum of Art welcomes Mobile Symphony Music Director, Scott Speck and award-winning composer, Austin Wintory for a discussion of the role of the modern day composer and new works for orchestra, including the new genre of music written specifically for the video gaming industry.  The talk will feature […]
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CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama – An exhibition honoring the life and work of William Christenberry at Mobile Museum of Art

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017

CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama An exhibition honoring the life and work of William Christenberry at Mobile Museum of Art March 10, 2017 – June 4, 2017 In CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama, opening March 10, 2017, Mobile Museum of Art honors renowned  Alabama-born artist, William Christenberry (1936 – 2016). The exhibition, planned in 2015 with the Christenberry family, […]
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Mobile Symphony Orchestra presents the Harlem Quartet in Mobile Museum of Art East Gallery

Posted on: September 8th, 2016

  The Mobile Symphony Orchestra is offering another “not-to-be-missed” music opportunity on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 pm.  This rare performance by the world-renowned Harlem Quartet will be presented in a unique setting, inside one of Mobile Museum of Art’s galleries, surrounded by notable artworks by Harlem Renaissance artists, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and images […]
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Cultural & Business Links Bring Canada’s Consul General Back to Mobile, AL

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY Interview and Photo Opportunities Available Cultural & Business Links Bring Canada’s Consul General Back to Mobile, AL WHO: Honorable Sandy Stimpson, Mayor – City of Mobile Louise Blais, Consul General of Canada – Atlanta Deborah Velders, Director – Mobile Museum of Art WHAT: The Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) is honored to welcome […]
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Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play.

Posted on: May 19th, 2016

Wise words from Philip Pullman, who received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2005: Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. If you don’t give a child food, the damage quickly becomes visible. If you don’t let a child have […]
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Become an Art Blast Sponsor

Posted on: May 6th, 2016

From June 13 until July 29, the Mobile Museum of Art will be hosting Art Blast Summer Camp. Students will be busy creating art, viewing art, and discussing art in the context of history, while being taught by experienced art educators, who will inspire their creativity with ceramics, painting, drawing and more. We feel that every talented […]
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Museum Programs Affect Teens for a Lifetime

Posted on: April 8th, 2016

By Erin Blakemore   |   Smithsonian.com Every year, thousands of teenagers participate in programs at their local art museums. But do any of them remember their time at museum events later in life? A new report suggests that the answer is yes—and finds that alumni of arts-based museum programs credit them with changing the […]
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Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People)

Posted on: April 7th, 2016

Co.Create by JENNIFER MILLER 12.09.13 7:24 AM Those who would consider themselves part of the creative class would probably agree that art is an important part of primary school education. Since school boards concerned about the bottom line don’t necessarily agree, a team of social scientists at the University of Arkansas is trying to scientifically prove […]
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Museum of Art exhibit more than meets the ears

Posted on: March 10th, 2016

By Kevin Lee   |   Lagniappe I knew about the accolades but still had doubts. One sonic stroll gratefully dispelled them. Janet Cardiff’s 2001 installation “The Forty-Part Motet” is her most acclaimed work to date. The Canadian artist specializes in a sculptural approach she tagged “sound walks.” After listening to a CD of Renaissance […]
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PNC Presents Critically Acclaimed Sound Installation Exhibition at Mobile Museum of Art

Posted on: February 29th, 2016

Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet opens March 4, 2016 The critically acclaimed sound installation, Janet Cardiff:  Forty-Part Motet will presented at the Mobile Museum of Art, March 4, through July 3, 2016.  This brilliant sound sculpture by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff is a reworking of Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis, a 16th-century English composer. Forty […]
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