PowerLines Poets

Posted on: October 21st, 2019

Thursday, December 19 @ 6:15 p.m.

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.

Open Clay Studio- Members Only

Posted on: October 14th, 2019

Open Clay Studio- Members Only

Posted on: October 14th, 2019

Open Clay Studio- Members Only

Posted on: October 14th, 2019

Handmade Clay Gifts with Angie King

Posted on: October 10th, 2019

Want to make something special before the holidays? Learn to create unique handmade clay gifts including ornaments, jewelry, and functional pieces. (more…)

Beginning Black and White Photo Printing with Walter Bower

Posted on: October 10th, 2019

Dive into photography in the museum’s all-new darkroom in this weekend workshop with local photographer and teacher Walter Bower. For this first class, students will be learning how to print black and white photographs from existing negatives. The instructor will have a variety of negatives for students to use or students can bring their own from home. Participants will walk away with a handful of beautiful black and white photos while learning the proper techniques for using enlargers and photo chemicals. No experience necessary. Space is limited so reserve your spot now! Ages 16+

Saturday, November 2
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$125/$95 members

Exploring Hand-Stitching and Sashiko with Aaron Sanders Head

Posted on: September 30th, 2019

Participants will learn the basics behind hand-stitching, as well as the stitches and patterns of Sashiko stitching. After learning the basic rules of Sashiko, participants will then be encouraged to bend those rules and develop their own stitching voice. (more…)

Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day

Posted on: September 16th, 2019

Mobile, Ala.— Mobile Museum of Art will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 450,000 tickets were downloaded for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2019 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.

This year, Museum Day will celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian’s vast musical collections and resources through 365 days of music-related programming. Music is not only a reflection of human creativity and innovation, but also a key method of communication and cross-cultural exchange and understanding. The Smithsonian Year of Music crosses disciplines, bringing together music-related resources in art, history, culture, science and education.

Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) includes a permanent collection of close to 10,000 works of fine and decorative arts from America, Asia, and Europe. This collection spans periods from classical antiquity to the present day. MMofA is supported by a unique public/private partnership of city and community support. Its facility is owned by the city of Mobile, and the art collection is privately owned. MMofA’s collection exhibitions ALL AMERICAN: From the Collection, Asian Art, and NATIVE AMERICAN ART: From the Collection will be on display as well our special exhibitions such as Southern Masters.

FOR CHILDREN: The Elements of Art & Design has a special exhibition fee of $5 per person, $3 for children ages 12 and under.

Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday beginning August 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated, can be found at Smithsonian.com/museumday/search.

For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

About Smithsonian Media

Smithsonian Media is comprised of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, Air & Space magazine, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media oversees the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between  the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually. (smithsonian.com  / si.edu)



Tuesday Art

Posted on: September 6th, 2019

This evening class for preteens and teens is for students who want to dig in to more advanced art concepts through different media. Students will experiment with new techniques in pottery, painting, drawing, and other materials as they explore the MMofA galleries. No previous art experience required.

Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston

Posted on: September 6th, 2019

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. (more…)