News & Press

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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Azalea City Quilters’ Guild – Festival of Quilts

Posted on: April 10th, 2015

APRIL 17 & 18 Azalea City Quilters’ Guild’s FESTIVAL OF QUILTS – THE ART OF QUILTING Friday, April 17 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday April 18 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Drive, Mobile, AL 36602 Adults: $6, Children: $2,  Under 6: Free Parking in Lot:  $5 Features […]
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How An Alabama Handyman Became One Of America’s Most Beloved Outsider Artists

Posted on: April 7th, 2015

By Priscilla Frank   |   Huffington Post It’s not hard to recognize a Mose Tolliver painting. He communicates in a visual language all his own. The subject matter ranges from portrait to landscape to erotica with a lot in between, and yet his singular style — flat, full frontal or straight profile, a muted […]
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Mobile Alabama, Party Like You Live There!

Posted on: March 12th, 2015

By Renée S. Gordon   |   The Philadelphia Sun “People dancing all in the street, See the rhythm all in their feet, Life is good wild and sweet, Let the music play on….” –Lionel Ritchie, Alabama Native Native Americans inhabited the region that is now Alabama for thousands of years prior to European contact […]
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Art:work Open Call

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015

Bay Area Art Educators Annual Exhibition:    Art:work  2015 OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES:   February 1- April 31, 2015 MMofA, in partnership with Bay Area Art Educators, is please to present Art:work, an exhibition of art by local art educators. This opportunity is open for any artist actively teaching in Mobile or Baldwin County. Artists may submit […]
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The Reason Why Francis Bacon’s ‘Lucian Freud’ Is Worth $142 Million

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015

By Agustino Fontevecchia   |   Forbes November 13, 2013 While the world is scratching its head as it tries to digest the $142 million price tag slapped on Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” at Tuesday night’s post-war and contemporary auction in Christie’s New York headquarters, the writing appears to have been on […]
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State of the Art Museums in New Report

Posted on: January 9th, 2015

By Hilarie M. Sheets   |   New York Times A new report from the Association of Art Museum Directors compiled from a survey of its 236 members offers a sometimes surprising snapshot of the state of the museum ecosystem. On the 61 million trips to art museums in North America over the last fiscal […]
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