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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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Can Alzheimer’s be treated with the arts? Researchers aim to determine the answer.

Posted on: December 26th, 2014

By Fredrick Kunkle   |   Washington Post As rock-and-roll fills a sunny recreation room at Birmingham Green in Manassas, residents of the assisted-living facility seem swept up in the music as if by a powerful wind. Brett Sigmundsson, 52, belts out the lyrics of a Beatles tune while dancing in place with all the […]
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Group effort puts MMoA Mardi Gras over the top

Posted on: December 18th, 2014

By Kevin Lee   |   Lagniappe If two heads are better than one, then four sets of hands are doubly so. When the pressure is on and a museum is awaiting your results, then they’re heaven-sent. “We did six months’ worth of work in about six weeks. We were working right up until the […]
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Get up close and personal with local musicians live at the Mobile Museum of Art

Posted on: December 16th, 2014

By Lindsay Mott   |   AL.com The Mobile Museum of Art wants to celebrate art of all kinds in the local Mobile community and has been doing just that by incorporating a music series into their permanent and traveling art exhibitions. Eric Erdman will contribute to the series Dec. 18. For approximately the last […]
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Swiss Museum Accepts Art Trove Amassed Under Nazis

Posted on: November 24th, 2014

By Melissa Eddy   |  The New York Times BERLIN — A Swiss museum will accept the bequest of an immense trove of art amassed by a Nazi-era art dealer, but will ensure that any looted art in the trove is returned to its rightful owner, museum officials said on Monday. The bequest was made by […]
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