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size MATTERS Offers New Perspective at Mobile Museum of Art

Posted on: October 6th, 2015

size MATTERS Offers New Perspective at Mobile Museum of Art On View November 13, 2015 – February 14, 2016 MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 1, 2015 – The eight artists in an upcoming exhibition have taken great care in measuring the scope of their work.  In size MATTERS, they experiment with scale and how it affects the […]
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PNC Presents Larger than Life Exhibition at Mobile Museum of Art

Posted on: September 28th, 2015

PNC Presents Larger than Life Exhibition at Mobile Museum of Art John Cerney: SELFIE on View November 13, 2015 – February 14, 2016 MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 21, 2015 – PNC will present John Cerney: SELFIE at the Mobile Museum of Art, opening Nov. 13, 2015 through Feb. 14, 2016. For more than 30 years John […]
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Free admission to four museums

Posted on: September 24th, 2015

Atmore News Four museums in the Mobile area will open their doors free of charge Saturday, September 26, as part of “Smithsonian” magazine’s 11th annual Museum Day Live! Participating local museums are the Conde-Charlotte House, the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the Mobile Museum of Art, and USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. On […]
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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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