News & Press

MMofA Lobby renovation takes home GOLD at ASID 2015 State Design Awards

Posted on: September 15th, 2015

The Mobile Museum of Art Lobby renovation took home GOLD at the ASID 2015 State Design Awards. Congratulations Don Bowden and Bowden Architects.
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Prichard art program teaching students identity

Posted on: September 9th, 2015

By Holden Barnett   |   Lagniappe On a recent Monday, visual artist Colleen Comer visited Mobile County Training School’s eighth grade class to engage them in an hour and a half art session. Her class is one in a series conducted under the Mobile Museum of Art’s “Who I Am” project, which will last […]
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Banksy Dismaland show revealed at Weston’s Tropicana

Posted on: August 20th, 2015

BBC News  | Bristol Graffiti artist Banksy has announced an exhibition at a derelict seafront lido in Weston-super-Mare. The Dismaland show – which will also feature work from Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Jimmy Cauty – will take over the Tropicana site for five weeks. “I loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw […]
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‘Outsider Art’ Under One Roof at Katonah Museum of Art

Posted on: August 17th, 2015

By Sarah Gold   |   New York Times In the almost 70 years since the term was first coined, “outsider art” — a somewhat dismissive designation for the work of self-taught artists — has been steadily finding its way inside the mainstream art world. These days, it is no longer unusual to see pieces […]
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Arts philanthropy booming, cultural giving rises 9.2%, new study says

Posted on: June 17th, 2015

By Mike Boehm   |   Los Angeles Times Americans’ donations to arts and culture rose 9.2% in 2014, the highest increase in nine categories tracked by Giving USA, an annual report on charitable contributions. Overall, however, arts and culture commanded a modest share of the philanthropic pie. Estimated gifts to arts and culture totaled […]
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Christie’s Has Art World’s First $1 Billion Week

Posted on: May 13th, 2015

By Scott Reyburn   |   The New York Times It was a week the art world had never seen before. For the first time, an auction house sold more than $1 billion of art — over three days at that — a vast outpouring of money that amazed even the wealthy and the celebrities […]
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On Human Creativity and the Liberal Arts: Walter Isaacson on Philanthropy

Posted on: May 7th, 2015

By Rick Cohen   |   Nonprofit Quarterly At the 2015 annual meeting of the Council on Foundations, the opening plenary’s star speaker was Walter Isaacson, the Chair and CEO of the Aspen Institute. His speech was delivered in TED-talk style, which seems to be the public speaking mode of many top speakers nowadays (Arthur […]
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Mobile Museum of Art Presents Four New Summer Programs

Posted on: May 1st, 2015

The Mobile Museum of Art is rolling out four new summer programs that scratch beneath the surface to the museum’s and our community’s inner workings. Anatomy of a Museum, Co-Lab, The Culture Kitchen, and a new web video series of Studio Visits explore how things work, and even how they could work better. The Anatomy […]
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Give Wheels Mobile – Portable Clay Classroom

Posted on: April 23rd, 2015

We have a large number of ceramics in our collection, and really, what better way to highlight it, than to offer the hands-on experience? Therefore, Mobile Museum of Art is raising money to purchase portable pottery wheels for school outreach and community art education. These tabletop wheels can be used in our multi-purpose classroom, before […]
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Art Institute of Chicago Gets $500 Million Gift of Art

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015

By Kelly Crow   |   The Wall Street Journal In one of the most significant gifts in the history of the Art Institute of Chicago, retired plastics manufacturer Stefan Edlis and his wife, Gael Neeson, have promised to give the museum a group of 42 Pop and contemporary artworks valued at roughly $500 million […]
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