Educators’ Night Out

Posted on: September 6th, 2017


Join us at the Mobile Museum of Art for a special evening designed for educators. Network with other area educators over wine and snacks, while learning how our Museum School can enrich your curricula. The evening will include a behind the scenes sneak peek of our upcoming exhibitions, a classroom demonstration in clay, and general gallery tours. The event is free.


5 – 5:30 PM
Wine and Welcome

5:30 – 5:45 PM
The Mobile Delta: Glass & Light tour by Rene Culler

5:45 – 6 PM
Behind the Scenes – Sneak peek at the planning and installation of upcoming exhibitions and tour of the MMofA research library

6 – 6:30 PM
Native American Art from the Collection & General Gallery tours

6:30 – 7 PM
Wheel Throwing demonstration by Angie King

7 PM – until (optional)
Join us for the Thursday night program, LIVE @ the Museum: Strange Her

Relief Printmaking with Matthew Hopson-Walker

Posted on: August 28th, 2017

Saturdays, October 14 & 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$160/$120 members

This two-day workshop will offer a starting point to help students in the understanding of the reduction printmaking technique. Picasso is credited with invention of the reduction process which allows the creation of complicated multicolor prints from one block through the use of a number of color overprints. The printmaker progressively cuts away more of the plate at each stage and the plate is re-cut and then re-printed with a new ink color from a single block until the image is complete. The block is destroyed in the process, so it is not possible to go back a step and re-do a prior state. The challenge is to think through the process of the reduction so that the final print, although somewhat of a surprise, will be what the artist was aiming for.

Art Talk: Native American Art from the Collection

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

MMofA Director, Deborah Velders, leads a tour of Native American Art: From the Collection. The exhibition features early 20th century photographs and hand-colored lithographs of Native American peoples, and various Native American arts and artifacts.


Art Talk: 5 Mobile Artists

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

Our own Stan Hackney will give a tour of 5 Mobile Artists, an exhibition featuring artworks by local artists John Cleverdon, James E. Conlon, Kaye Wall Hoffman, James E. Kennedy and Tut Altman Riddick. This exhibition highlights these five artists as true pioneers for the arts in the new South.


Night of the Dead Artists

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

Want to meet the ghosts of your favorite artists? The museum will be haunted with famous artists for this Day of the Dead-meets-Night at the Museum Halloween extravaganza! We have partnered again with AIDS Alabama South for another day of the Halloween art history event for the whole family. Performers from a number of community theaters will be joining us as deceased artists come to haunt the galleries. Fun also includes a gallery scavenger hunt, live music, Day of the Dead altars made for artists no longer with us, sugar skull making, face painting, and tarot card readings. Come in costume with the whole family and take a spooky trip through time and into art history.


Art Talk: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb explores the last body of work completed by one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Adolph Gottlieb is known for being a member of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists and working with various media such as sculpture, tapestry, stained glass, and prints. The exhibition features Gottlieb’s monotype prints that he began in 1973 during the last months of his life.


Power Lines Posing Beauty

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

In this call-and-response style program, we’ve invited Power Lines Poets, a Mobile-based poetry troupe that features local writers of various styles and genres, to each respond to a photograph in the new exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Come hear all the spoken word responses and get a chance to talk to each of the poets about what it means to ‘represent’ and the opportunities of various art forms.

Night Market

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

MMofA hosts a monthly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsman who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink, and live music.

Apply to become a vendor>>

Night Market is supported by funds awarded by the Mobile County Commission.

LIVE at the Museum: Strange Her

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

Strange Her is an indie/alternative rock band from coastal Alabama. Their sound stems from a deep rooted love for emo/hardcore/indie progressions of the 90s, and a childhood saturated by the musical remnants of 60s and 70s classic rock bands.

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.


Art Talk: Wood from the Collection

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

Donan Klooz, Curator of Exhibitions at Mobile Museum of Art, takes visitors on a tour through Wood from the Collection: 1945-Present. The exhibition comprises of works by some of the major pioneers of the Studio Crafts Movement who sought to blur the lines between traditional wood crafts and fine art.