Upcoming Exhibitions


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.


Texas/Alabama Art Exchange

October 6, 2017 – January 7, 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.


5 Mobile Artists

October 6, 2017 – February 4, 2018

The artists represented in this exhibition have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama. They have created compelling work for over 50 years and shown tremendous passion for cultivating and inspiring the next generation of artists from our region. Each artist shows a truly unique perspective of the world around them. Portraiture, landscape, figurative and abstraction are all represented with a great sensibility for the subject matter and materials. These 5 Mobile Artists are true pioneers for the arts in the new South.

John Cleverdon   |   James E. Conlon   |   Kaye Wall Hoffman   |   James E. Kennedy   |   Tut Riddick


do it

January 26, 2018 – July 2, 2018

do it is a traveling exhibition conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and the accompanying publication were made possible, in part by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and the generous support from Project Perpetual and ICI’s International Forum and Board of Trustees.