Fused Glass Gifts with Rachel Wright

Posted on: September 10th, 2018

Forgot to find a gift for your favorite aunt? Who wouldn’t love a unique glass gift? We will use the time in the studio to make fused glass pendants, ornaments and sun catchers for your loved ones. This workshop is great for newbies and glass veterans alike.

*Students need to purchase their own glass cutter, running pliers, and safety glasses. Please email for instructions or suggestions.

Saturdays, October 27 & November 3
11am- 2pm
$160 non-members
$120 members

Intermediate Pottery on the Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: September 10th, 2018

Build on basic pottery wheel skills in this six-week intermediate class. Participants will learn to refine their forms, throw larger pieces, and create more complex forms such as lidded jars. Students registering for Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel must have prior wheel throwing experience and the ability to center by themselves.

Tuesdays, October 2 – November 6
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$185/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $165/$120 members
Register by 09/18/2018 for Early Bird Price 

 

Mobile Animation Film Festival

Posted on: September 5th, 2018

Mobile Museum of Art is hosting the first annual Mobile Animation Film Festival. Lead by the Animation Department at the University of South Alabama, MAFF’s goal is to present the best of student, national, and international animation to the community of Mobile, Alabama. The showcase is dedicated to presenting animations in a variety of mediums, genres, and styles.

Full film schedule and seating RSVP to come.

Knitting in the Galleries

Posted on: September 5th, 2018

Spin a yarn with us for an evening of knitting in the galleries! Inside the exhibition Michael Olszewski: Meaning and Light, we will have comfortable seating for a knitting circle inspired by fiber art. In his work, artist Michael Olszewski strives to visually recreate the essence of feelings and emotions that co-exist between conflicting aspects of consciousness, relationships with others, and transitional life crises. Bring your own yarn and tools or pick them up when you get here, and join us for a meditative evening weaving your own experience. Heidi Sunday, owner of Mobile Yarn, will provide basic instruction for knitting and other projects involving string, and materials kits for a fee. A cash bar and snacks will be available in the lobby before and after the event.

Closed due to Hurricane Gordon

Posted on: September 4th, 2018

Stay safe!

Intro to the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: August 28th, 2018

Ever wanted to try throwing clay on the pottery wheel but don’t have much time? Try this class that introduces beginners to working on the potter’s wheel in three short sessions. We will spend the first two days throwing and the last day glazing our work. Sign up early because this class will fill up fast!

Thursdays, September 13, 20, & 27
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$95/$80 members
EARLY BIRD: Register by 8/30/18 for Early Bird pricing $75/$60 members

Night of the Dead Artists

Posted on: August 27th, 2018

We have partnered again with AIDS Alabama South for day of the Halloween art history event for the whole family. Join us for the third annual Night of the Dead Artists, a Day of the Dead meets Night at the Museum Halloween extravaganza! Performers from a number of community theaters will be joining us as deceased artists come to haunt their own works in 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. Prizes will be drawn for a grand prize in the category of best costume and scavenger hunt winner, followed by the monster mash in the lobby.

DIRECTOR’S SERIES: Howard Sutcliffe

Posted on: August 27th, 2018

Howard Sutcliffe is a textile conservator in private practice based in Montgomery, Alabama. After training at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, Howard’s professional life has seen him work at several institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, conserving objects as disparate as Tiraz fragments from Medieval Egypt to Kermit the Frog. This presentation will chart his journey, outline the basics of textile conservation practice and theory using examples of past projects along the way, and will finish with a more in depth look at a couple of recent projects by Howard Sutcliffe, textile conservator with River Region Textile & Costume Conservation.

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

SEATING IS LIMITED. PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 19 FOR A RESERVED SEAT.
Delores Young, Delores.Young@MobileMuseumofArt.com, 251.208.5203

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

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.

Art Library and Research Center open

Posted on: August 23rd, 2018

MMofA’s Art Library and Research Center is open for members and local artists registered with the Teaching Artist Project (T.A.P.).

MMofA Closes at 5 PM

Posted on: August 23rd, 2018

Closed for a members-only receptionIf you would like to attend this reception and others in the future, join now >>