MMofA Closed to the Public

Posted on: October 9th, 2018

MMofA closed to the public for the the opening of For Children and our Children’s Gala. To join the party and for more details, click here >>

Film Screening: A City Without Jews

Posted on: October 3rd, 2018

“In the so-called Republic of Utopia at the Ball House Square in Vienna, unrest rules. The workers are out on the streets, money has lost its value, and speculators are expediting inflation with avarice. In the beer halls people already know what the answer is: Out with the Jews … Die Stadt ohne Juden (The City without Jews) is based on the novel of the same name written in 1922 by Hugo Bettauer, in which the populist Enlightener thinks satirically about the consequences of raging antisemitism to its endpoint. This film was appeared in theaters only two years after the novel was written.”

Bettauer’s work has received new life in this day and age, as antisemitism once again has reared its ugly face. Still, one can’t but be aware that this novel and film were written before the Nazi’s were in power and was written as a reflection of the entire era and its overwhelming antisemitism. Dr. David Meola will introduce the film with short remarks. The film will be followed by Q & A.


David Meola is the Bert & Fanny Meisler Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Meola received his Doctorate from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2012, and has also earned degrees in European Studies (also from UBC) and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Meola’s research focuses on Jewish agency during the 1815 to 1848 period with specific interest in how Jews participated in the German-language local and pan-German newspapers and in the Liberal and Democratic movements of the 1830s and 1840s. His research also deals with inner-Jewish religious reform, Jewish emancipation, honor, antisemitism, and philanthropy. At South Alabama, Dr. Meola is the Director of the newly-establish Jewish & Holocaust Studies minor and teaches courses on the Holocaust, Jews’ and other Minorities’ lives in Europe, and Jewish contributions to 20th century American Culture.

Ten minute introduction, 80 minute filmscreening followed by Q and A. This event is sponsored by the Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education.

For Children FUNdraiser

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018

Join us in celebrating MMofA’s first ever kid-focused exhibitions. Opening day will feature face painting, art activities, food, a photobooth, and more.

Members: $10 per person
Non-members: $25 per person
After Nov. 29: $35 for everyone

Questions? Concerns?
Contact Meredith Ivy at 251.208.5217 or at OR Delores Young at 251.208.5203 or at

Children’s Studio

Posted on: October 1st, 2018

Join us in the Education Wing for our weekly Children’s Studio. This activity is open for all ages and is perfect for you to come and go as you please. The craft can be completed in 15-20 minutes.


Children’s Studio

Posted on: October 1st, 2018

Join us in the Education Wing for our weekly Children’s Studio. This activity is open for all ages and is perfect for you to come and go as you please. The craft can be completed in 15-20 minutes.

This week, we will be making collages inspired by Monica J. Beasley: Feminism and Magical Thinking. Check out this special exhibition and then head down to the Education Wing to make your own collage!

Plein Air Workshop with Sharon Martin

Posted on: September 25th, 2018

Join Landscape artist Sharon Martin for a 2 day plein air workshop in the beautiful surroundings of the Mobile Museum of Art and Botanical Gardens. She’ll begin the day with short demos and lectures throughout on her process to simplify a complex landscape scene into beautiful harmonious color. She’ll discuss value, color temperature and how to build a sound composition. Sharon will spend the remainder of time working one on one with each artist as they develop their own style. Some painting experience recommended. Demos will be in oils using a primary palette; pastels and slow drying acrylics welcome. Supply list provided upon registration.

Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4
9 a.m. –  3 p.m.
$280/$245 members
Early Bird: $260/$225 members
Register by 10/19/2018 for Early Bird Price

About the Artist

A romantic at heart, with a passion for new experiences, Sharon dreams and plans where she’ll go next. You’ll find her studying language, reading a classic historical novel, and planning her route. Painting unreal places on canvas is another way to capture and bring home memories. 

As a plein air artist and photographer, she has traveled to Italy, England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Ireland and Wales. Closer to home she paints seascapes, marshes, fields and architecture. She paints in plein air to increase her understanding of light on form as many of the great landscape artists of the past have done.

She has studied with renowned artists Dee Beard Dean, Bill Davidson, Damon Carter, Millie Gosch, and Chris Di Domizio. A versatile artist, she enjoys working in oil, pastels, and acrylics, and paints mainly in oils.

A gifted instructor, she relishes passing on that passion to her students which have included high school and adults. Past instruction has included The Timothy Ministry of First Baptist Church and Masters Academy of Fine Art Portfolio program, Woodstock, Ga. Currently she teaches landscape oil painting courses at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Ala, and is available for private instruction. 

Handmade Clay Gifts with Angie King

Posted on: September 25th, 2018

Want to make something special before the holidays? Learn to create unique handmade clay gifts including ornaments, jewelry, and functional pieces. The first two classes we will create and the final class we will glaze and decorate. No experience is necessary and students 12 and up are welcome. Register soon because space is limited!

Thursdays, November 27, December 4 & 11
5:30-8 p.m.
$60/$40 members

Beginning Pottery on the Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: September 25th, 2018

Try something that you have always wanted to do by learning to throw clay on the pottery wheel! This class is for brand new students or those who still need guidance. Students will create and decorate functional pieces such as bowls and cups. Friends and family will be impressed with your new skills.

Wednesdays, November 7 – December 12
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$185/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $165/$120 members
Register by 10/24/2018 for Early Bird Price

Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston

Posted on: September 25th, 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!

Thursdays, October 18- November 29 (No class on Thanksgiving Day)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$175/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$120 members
Register by 10/4/2018 for Early Bird Price 


Apple Snail Roundup

Posted on: September 24th, 2018

Join us for an Apple Snail Roundup and help us remove this invasive species from Three Mile Creek to prevent it from spreading to the Mobile River and Delta.

Volunteers will get free admission to the Museum that day. Just mention that you volunteered, and you’re in!

To sign up, click here >>