DIRECTOR’S SERIES: Fair Treatment for Artists Under the Law – Bruce A. Lehman

Posted on: August 9th, 2018

Join us for an evening discussion of the legal issues artists face today led by Bruce A. Lehman. In his lecture titled “Fair Treatment of Artists under the Law” he will bring some of these matters to light and open up an important discussion for artists and non-artists alike.


For the past 44 years, Bruce Lehman (Chairman and President of the International Intellectual Property Institute) has practiced law, advised lawmakers and made policy at the local, state, national and international levels in various capacities as a public servant, diplomat, attorney, and nonprofit executive. While he is best known for his role in shaping the development of intellectual property law both nationally and globally, his long career also included significant contributions in the areas of civil liberties, national security, health policy and public administration.

FREE for Museum Donors ($500+ annual giving) | $10 for all other current MMofA Members | $20 for Non-Members | Beer and Wine by donation

Delores Young,, 251.208.5203

This talk is part of a larger Director’s Series, which includes the following talks:

October 25 @ 6 p.m. | Howard Sutcliffe
“From Manchester to Montgomery: Textile Conservation in the UK & USA,” a lecture presented by Howard Sutcliffe, textile conservator with River Region Textile & Costume Conservation. RSVP by October 19.

November 15 @ 6 p.m. | Rod Bigelow
“Welcoming All: Launching a New Museum of American Art in the Heartland,” a lecture presented by Rod Bigelow, Executive Director of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. RSVP by November 9.DIRE

LIVE at the Museum: Abe Partridge

Posted on: August 9th, 2018

LIVE is a performance series celebrating home-grown and regional performance art of all genres. From songwriters to gospel singers, poets to musicians, jazz to contemporary dance, MMofA is interested in the rare talents that heat and humidity can inspire. The performance is in Larkins Auditorium.

Thursday, September 20 @ 7 PM

Mobile-native Abe Partridge is often lauded for his gravelly voice reminiscent of Tom Waits and his acoustic guitar strumming that weaves together blues, country, punk, and rock influences. Previous to becoming a musician, Partridge was an evangelical minister and also served in the Air Force, both of which shaped his unique path to becoming a musician and helped him develop his ability to connect with the audience during live performances. Join us for a night spent enjoying Partridge’s poetic lyrics, which tell tales of love, loss, and harassment by the IRS.


Educators’ Night Out

Posted on: August 3rd, 2018

Join us at the Museum for an evening planned especially for all educators to mingle and develop new, creative ideas to enrich their curricula. The event will feature networking over wine and snacks, a special tour of current exhibitions (including ART:work, an exhibition of art educators), a tour of the brand new classroom and activity area in the Education Wing, and information about using the Museum School to enhance educational programs in all curricula. Finish the evening with a concert by Abe Partridge, musician and visual artist, who will entertain us in Larkins Auditorium. The event is free and four Professional Development Hours will be awarded.


4:30 – 5 pm:  Participants will enter through the front door for sign in, refreshments, socializing, shopping and welcome.
5 – 5:45 pm: Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibitions.
5:45 – 6:15 pm: Explore the galleries of your choice.
6:15 – 6:40 pm: Visit the Education Gallery to view ‘ART:work’ and the new classroom and activity area.
6:40 – 6:50 pm: Raffle!
6:50 – 7 pm: Short Break
7 – 8:30 pm: Attend ‘Live at the Museum’ with Abe Partridge*, then fill out evaluations and receive certificates.

*Abe Partridge is both a musician and visual artist.  With deep roots in Alabama, as well as in Mobile, Abe draws his inspiration from blues, rock and folk music.  His musical style has been called ‘Southern Gothic’, and he has produced several albums.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Kim Wood at or call (251) 208-5212.

Family Studio: Alabama Face Jugs

Posted on: August 3rd, 2018

While face jugs were commonly created in many African cultures and also date back to Medieval times in Europe, these whimsical, sometimes outlandish vessels came to the American South during the 1800s. The first American face jugs are attributed to African American slaves, and eventually they grew to become a popular American household item. Join us for a family-friendly clay workshop where participants can craft their own imaginative facial expressions to attach to a clay jug in celebration of this deeply rooted Southern tradition.

Powerlines Poets

Posted on: August 2nd, 2018

PowerLines Poets, a Mobile-based poetry troupe featuring local writers and performers is returning to the Mobile Museum of Art for a slam poetry session. PowerLines Poets will be performing and inviting guest poets to take the mic as well. Join us for an evening of spoken artistry.

Paint Loose: Seeing, Simplifying, and Expression with Cat Pope

Posted on: July 10th, 2018

In painting any subject, balancing what you see and how you want to interpret it with the brush can be daunting to many artists. During this workshop, Cat will demonstrate her process and the methods she employs while painting with an expressive, “Alla Prima” style. (more…)

Sterling Silver Bracelets with Vaughn Millner

Posted on: July 10th, 2018

Experience the fun of jewelry-making in this great two-day hands-on workshop. You will fabricate two bracelets in sterling – a hammered square wire link bracelet and a curved link bracelet. (more…)

Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston

Posted on: July 10th, 2018

Learn to sculpt beautiful clay vessels with instructor Denise Ralston. Basic handbuilding methods of coiling, pinching, and slab building will be covered in class, and demonstrations will be given on creating texture and surface finishing. Bring your ideas and the instructor will help you to realize your creative dreams!

Fridays, August 17 – September 21
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$175/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$120 members
Register by 08/03/2018 for Early Bird Price 

Mixed Media Workshop with Darius Hill

Posted on: July 10th, 2018

Join Birmingham artist Darius Hill as he leads a three-hour mixed media workshop using your own imagery, for teens to adults. (more…)

Mixed Media Workshop with Darius Hill

Posted on: July 10th, 2018

Join Birmingham artist Darius Hill as he leads a three-hour mixed media workshop using your own imagery, for teens to adults. (more…)