PRESS PLAY: A Hip Hop Experience hosted by Eterniti Everlasting

Posted on: December 4th, 2018
Join Eterniti and Friends for a phenomenal night of story through song as he takes you on a journey from the beginning of his career to now in Press Play: A Hip Hop Experience. Please be advised this event will have Adult Content. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
 
$10 suggested donation at the door (cash only), Beer & Wine by donation

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel I with Angie King

Posted on: November 19th, 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 with no previous experience. Students will learn the basics of how to center clay and create and decorate functional pieces such as bowls and cups. Friends and family will be impressed with your new skills.

Tuesdays, January 8- February 12
5:30 – 8 p.m.
OR
Wednesdays, January 9 – February 13
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 12/26/2018 for Early Bird Price

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel I with Angie King

Posted on: November 19th, 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 with no previous experience. Students will learn the basics of how to center clay and create and decorate functional pieces such as bowls and cups. Friends and family will be impressed with your new skills.

Tuesdays, January 8- February 12
5:30 – 8 p.m.
OR
Wednesdays, January 9 – February 13
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 12/26/2018 for Early Bird Price

Moms’ Morning Out

Posted on: October 31st, 2018

Members: $10 per child
Non-members: $25 + $10 for each additional sibling

Need more time to knock out that last-minute holiday shopping, cooking, and cleaning? Need a breather before the chaos begins? Drop the kids at Moms’ Morning Out at Mobile Museum of Art!

In four, fun-filled hours, the kiddos will take a gallery tour, make ornaments and holiday cards, have some play time, and watch a holiday film.

Activities for ages 4-12  |  Please pack a peanut-free lunch!

For more information, call Kim Wood, 251.208.5212 or email KWood@MobileMuseumofArt.com.

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.

ABOUT DR. DAVID MEOLA:

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.

$35 per person
Children under 3 are FREE

Questions? Concerns?
Contact Meredith Ivy at 251.208.5217 or at mivy@mobilemuseumofart.com OR Delores Young at 251.208.5203 or at delores.young@mobilemuseumofart.com.

Purchase a ticket for a child in need, which MMofA will distribute tickets to participating partner organizations and schools as they become available >>

 

Frequently Asked Questions:


What is it?

For Children is a kid-focused, interactive exhibition exploring the elements of art: form, shape, line, color, value, space and texture. Where many of MMofA’s opening receptions are cocktail parties for adults, For Children’s opening reception (December 8) is a family day full of art activities, food, and fun.


How much are tickets?

Tickets for opening day, December 8, 10 am – 1 pm, are $10 (PER PERSON) for members, $25 (PER PERSON) for non-members. Children under 3 are free. Ticket prices are $35 per person for all members and non-members after MMofA’s Holiday Night Market on November 29. 


What sorts of activities will be happening on opening day?

Art activities like mask making, face painting, and other crafts. There will also be inflatable games, Bob H. Miller’s exhibition Reflectorama in the Art Theater, and don’t forget, the For Children exhibition is fully interactive.


Can I drop my kids off?

Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


Is there anything fun for adults to do?

The For Children exhibition is built for kids, but can be enjoyed by all ages. Our other exhibitions will also be open during the event.


Is food included in the ticket price?

Yes. All food and activities are free with your ticket.


What are we raising funds for?

All funds will go to MMofA’s educational programs and events.


 

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.