LIVE at the Museum: Shouts & Murmurs

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Hailing from New Orleans, Shouts & Murmurs is a musical project founded by Andrew Marzoni & Bryan Gottshall in 2014. Their style consists largely of a dark pop sound with driving rhythm. The audible influences of Nick Cave, Camera Obscura, as well as new psychedelia like Tame Impala mix well for a nostalgically new sound.

Hear regional and local artists perform live in an intimate setting every 3rd Thursday for Live at the Museum, an original music and performance series celebrating the rare talents that heat and humidity can inspire.

$10 DOOR (CASH ONLY)   |   B & W BY DONATION

Alabama Landscapes: A Walking Tour of Longleaf Pine Forest

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Mobile Museum of Art welcomes the Mobile Botanical Gardens for a guided walking tour of the longleaf pine forest beginning right in our backyard. Inspired by MMofA’s CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama exhibition, this tour delves into our landscape and sense of place, a common theme of William Christenberry’s work. Bring the family for this adventure into our great outdoors.

A Scavenger Hunt! with AIDS Alabama South

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Bring the whole family and win prizes for exploring our galleries. AIDS Alabama South is joining us to present a scavenger hunt through the galleries of MMofA. Throughout history photographers have used their cameras to inspire empathy and compassion, as well as awareness of other cultures and communities. Utilizing our new photography exhibitions as well as other works throughout the museum, this  art-educational program will enlighten and entertain those interested in the role art has played in shaping society.

$5 suggested donation.

LIVE at the Museum: Daniel Markham

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Hailing from Denton, Texas, Daniel Markham is a one-man rock and roll band who pumps out album after album. Since 2012, Markham has churned out nine albums and doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

Hear regional and local artists perform live in an intimate setting every 3rd Thursday for Live at the Museum, an original music and performance series celebrating the rare talents that heat and humidity can inspire.

$10 DOOR (CASH ONLY)   |   B & W BY DONATION

Joe Jefferson Players

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

The Joe Jefferson Players present a sneak preview of their upcoming production this spring. JJP is a community theater group originating in Mobile. For more information about the 2017 season line-up visit joejeffersonplayers.com.

Classical Music for Dummies

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Mobile Museum of Art welcomes Mobile Symphony Orchestra Music Director Scott Speck for a discussion about the sharps and flats of classical music. Speck is the co-author of two of the world’s best-selling books on classical music for a popular audience, Classical Music for Dummies and Opera for Dummies. This talk will draw from Classical Music for Dummies and use live musicians to demonstrate topics like the difference between Beethoven and Bach and how all “classical” music is not defined as such.

$5 suggested donation (all proceeds go to MSO).

Subjects that Scare Us: How and Why Artists Address Difficult Subject Matter in Their Work

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

What is the purpose of art in today’s society? Is it to contribute a reprise of beauty in an often ugly world? Or should art reflect things that are true, even if they are difficult to look at?

There is no one answer to these questions, but every artist strives to answer them nonetheless. Local artists and academics Wanda Sullivan, Lavada Raouf, Phillip Counselman, April Livingston, and De’Anthony Delaney will discuss possible answers from their experience on why and to what end artists portray uncomfortable subjects. This talk, inspired by the CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama exhibition—which includes two of Christenberry’s controversial works of the KKK—explores why and how artists portray subjects and themes not always fit for the dinner table.

Art Talk: Richard McCabe

Posted on: January 27th, 2017

Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and guest curator of MMofA’s new exhibition, Contemporary Alabama Photography, Richard McCabe presents an in depth discussion on the medium of photography and its many applications by artists throughout the state of Alabama. Join us as we delve into the themes and processes explored by these artists and tour Contemporary Alabama Photography, currently on view through August 27, 2017.

Live at the Museum: Della Memoria

Posted on: January 27th, 2017

Della Memoria is a ‘Dreamy Synth Rock’ band comprised of Emily Sholes and Josh Smith from the Mississippi coast. Sholes , inspired by artists such as Fiona Apple and Cat Power, developed a love for singing and songwriting at an early age, which comes across in her haunting vocals and lyrical content .  Hear regional and local artists perform live in an intimate setting every 3rd Thursday for Live at the Museum, an original music and performance series celebrating the rare talents that heat and humidity can inspire. Admission is $10 a person and the performance is in Larkins Auditorium.

$10 DOOR (CASH ONLY)   |   B & W BY DONATION

Mobile SketchCrawl 21

Posted on: January 27th, 2017

The SketchCrawl, hosted by Mobile Arts Council is free for participating artists and the public. Bring your sketching materials and meet and greet with other local artists! MAC will post images of the artwork produced at the end of the evening.