Portrait Photography Workshop with Celestia Morgan

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Friday, January 12, 1 – 6 p.m.
AND
Saturday, January 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$125/$95 members

There’s more to portrait photography than pointing a camera and pushing a button. Alabama photographer and professor Celestia Morgan will lead this workshop about how to light and compose thoughtful and engaging portraits. The class will focus on discussion and practice of proper photographic techniques as well as the conceptual aspects of photography that Morgan uses in her own work. Morgan’s work was featured in MMofA’s exhibition Contemporary Alabama Photography,  and this class is held in conjunction with MMofA’s exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Participants will need their own digital SLR camera for this course. A laptop or tablet is helpful for editing if available.

Portrait Photography Workshop with Celestia Morgan

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Friday, January 12, 1 – 6 p.m.
AND
Saturday, January 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$125/$95 members

There’s more to portrait photography than pointing a camera and pushing a button. Alabama photographer and professor Celestia Morgan will lead this workshop about how to light and compose thoughtful and engaging portraits. The class will focus on discussion and practice of proper photographic techniques as well as the conceptual aspects of photography that Morgan uses in her own work. Morgan’s work was featured in MMofA’s exhibition Contemporary Alabama Photography,  and this class is held in conjunction with MMofA’s exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Participants will need their own digital SLR camera for this course. A laptop or tablet is helpful for editing if available.

Constructive Drawing with Josh Green

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Wednesdays, February 21 – March 28
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$200/$160 members
EARLY BIRD: $180/$140 members
Register by 02/07/2018 for Early Bird Price

Do you want to draw realistically but don’t know where to begin? Join classically-trained artist Josh Green as he teaches Constructive Drawing at The Museum School. Students will learn how to break down forms and represent them on paper employing time-tested artistic methods used by the masters. This class will deal with constructing using line and arranging values to create life-like drawings. Live models will be used for portions of this class. Students will receive a list of supplies upon registration.

Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Tuesdays, February 20 – March 27
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 02/06/2018 for Early Bird Price 

Build on basic pottery wheel skills in this eight-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.

Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting with Carol Wiggins

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Tuesdays, January 16 – February 6
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
$100/$75 members 

Try Sumi-e, Japanese style brush painting using ink and watercolors on rice paper. No previous painting experience is necessary. We will learn to paint the “Four Gentlemen” using the “Four Treasures.” Wear old clothes or bring a smock. INK IS PERMANENT. All supplies included.

Night Market

Posted on: November 17th, 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. This month, we’ll have live music from Melissa Robertson, the DJ stylings of Neil Byrne aka Hot Lobster, and food from Ben’s Burga Kaboose.

SELL YOUR WARES!
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Night Market is supported by funds awarded by the Mobile County Commission.

ART TALK: By Chance, Street Photography in Posing Beauty

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Glenn Robertson, Public Relations Manager at Mobile Museum of Art, takes visitors on a tour of Posing Beauty in African American Culture focusing on the street culture and the role of documentary photography in art. She will be discussing in depth the aesthetics of candid photography and the pivotal role that street photography has played in the art world, fashion and street culture as a whole.

LIVE at the Museum: The Red Clay Strays

Posted on: November 16th, 2017

LIVE is a performance series celebrating home-grown and regional performance art of all genres. From songwriters to gospel singers, poets to musicians, jazz to contemporary dance, MMofA is interested in the rare talents that heat and humidity can inspire. The performance is in Larkins Auditorium.

Thursday, December 21, 7 p.m.

This time, we have The Red Clay Strays, a southern-soul alternative band based in Mobile, AL. This stylistically diverse band, influenced by motown, soul, Americana, outlaw country and southern rock, synthesizes heartfelt lyrics and exquisite instrumental interpretation. Come out to support and celebrate this local talent in the intimate and lovely setting of the museum.

$10 DOOR (CASH ONLY)   |   B & W BY DONATION

ART TALK: Post Thanksgiving Gallery Talk

Posted on: November 15th, 2017

Join us on the last Thursday of November for a tour through current exhibitions. Take a break from the Holiday buzz, and let MMofA staff lead you through Posing Beauty in African American Culture5 Mobile Artists, and A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb.

$5 SUGGESTED DONATION   |   FREE FOR MEMBERS

ART TALK: Deborah Willis

Posted on: November 14th, 2017

Dr. Deborah Willis, Department Chair of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Curator of MMofA special exhibition, Posing Beauty in African American Culture, joins us to talk about concepts explored in the critically-acclaimed exhibition now on view. Posing Beauty is a visual exploration of historical and cultural representations of African American beauty in popular culture from the late 19th century to the present. Dr. Willis will share her expertise and insights, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Free for members, regular admission applies for non-members.

REGULAR ADMISSION APPLIES | FREE FOR MEMBERS

 Made possible by support from County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood, and Clarence Ball, CEO of Ball Healthcare Services.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions and is supported by The J.L. Bedsole Foundation with additional support from Mobile City Council Members Levon C. Manzie (District 2), Bess Rich (District 6), C.J. Small (District 3), John C. Williams (District 4), and Fredrick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1).