CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama
March 10, 2017 – June 4, 2017
This exhibition of William Christenberry’s work is organized on the occasion of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration, and honors the artist’s exploration of themes related to this native state: Alabama’s landscape, structures, traditions, and people.
Contemporary Alabama Photography
Curated by Richard McCabe
March 10, 2017 – August 27, 2017
Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.
THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light
by Rene Culler
March 10, 2017 – March 11, 2018
Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.
Texas/Alabama Art Exchange
October 6, 2017 – February 4, 2018
The Mobile Museum of Art will participate in an art exchange with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery. The exhibition will feature the art of Texan artists from the last 100 years. Alabama artists will likewise be shown in Houston, Texas.
Posing Beauty in African American Culture
Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis
October 6, 2017 – January 21, 2018
This photography exhibition, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, explores understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.
A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb
October 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Examining a largely unknown aspect of the career of Adolph Gottlieb, a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, this exhibition features his monotypes created between summer 1973 and February 1974. The intimate group of works provide a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year painting career, which helped to forge a new identity for American art.