Faces in Oil: Painting with Missy Patrick

Posted on: September 6th, 2019

This five week course will feature live models, with a focus on the head. We will learn to mix colors in oil and compose the subject on canvas for the most expressive view. Students will create oil studies, rather than finished “portraits.” Proportions of the head will be reviewed and discussed. Expect to have at least three oil studies at the end of session. Wednesdays, October 2 – 30 1:30 – 4 p.m. $185/$140 Early Bird: $165/$120 if registered by 9/18/19


About the Instructor Missy Patrick has had a career in portrait painting for many years and is a regular member of a local figure drawing group. In addition to working in charcoal she also has extensive experience in oil and has landscapes on display at Sophiella Gallery in downtown Mobile.

Museum School Open House

Posted on: August 29th, 2019

Please join our professional staff for an evening of wine, snacks, art, and conversation! We will take you behind the scenes to see the inner-workings of storing, researching, and exhibiting works of art and show you how to use those works to meet your scholastic and studio teaching objectives. Whether you teach at the university or grade school level, you will be surprised and delighted to find out what we have to offer you to make this academic year outstanding.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


4:30 – 5 p.m.
Sign in, refreshments, socializing, and welcome

Choose one:

  1. Tour our gallery model room where we plan and map out exhibitions (Donan Klooz, Curator of Exhibitions)
  2. Discuss internship opportunities for college students (Melissa Mutert, Assistant Director and Angie King, Curator of Art Education)
  3. Find out how you or your students can serve as museum volunteers and enjoy the benefits of museum membership (Sara Lee, Volunteer Coordinator and Delores Young, Membership Administrator)

Choose one:

  1. Tour current exhibitions (Stan Hackney, Curator of Contemporary and Regional Art)
  2. Tour permanent collection installations (Melissa Mutert, Assistant Director)
  3. Behind-the-scenes tour of museum storage (Kurtis Thomas, Manager of Collections)

Choose one:

  1. Field trip opportunities for grades K-8 (Kim Wood, Curator of Youth Education)
  2. Use of museum galleries for grades 9 – 12 and college students (Angie King, Curator of Art Education)
  3. Behind-the-scenes tour of museum storage (Kurtis Thomas, Manager of Collections)

6:25 – 6:30 RAFFLE
Complete evaluations and win a prize! Anyone who signs up to volunteer with us or becomes an MMofA member will automatically be entered additional times into the raffle.

For Children Family Day

Posted on: August 27th, 2019

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Young Professionals Evening

Posted on: August 27th, 2019

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Mobile Animation Film Festival

Posted on: August 27th, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 1 – 4:30 pm

Join us for the second 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, AL. The showcase is dedicated to presenting animations in a variety of mediums, genres, and styles.

We’ll be offering three screenings throughout the afternoon of a selection of more than 1400 submitted pieces.

  • 1 – 1:50 pm: Screening 1
  • 1:50 – 2 pm: Break
  • 2 – 2:50 pm: Screening 2
  • 2:50 – 3 pm: Break
  • 3 – 3:50 pm: Screening 3
  • 3:50 – 4:30 pm: Q&A

Members Only Opening Reception

Posted on: August 27th, 2019

A private opening reception for Museum members, donors, and exhibiting artists for two new exhibitions will be held on Thursday, October 10, from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibitions will open to the public on October 11 and remain on view through April 19, 2020.

  • FROM FORT TO PORT & BEYOND: An Architectural History of Mobile – This exhibition, organized by the Mobile Museum of Art with guest curator and architectural historian, Cartledge Blackwell III, explores the architectural history of our extraordinary community—one of the twenty oldest continuously inhabited cities in the United States. Presented through a selective timeline of photographs, models, architectural plans, maps, elevations, building materials, videotaped interviews and tours, and publications—the exhibition documents the changing social and cultural story of its places and people over a period of centuries, spanning Mobile’s unique and long history.
  • New work from Key-Sook Geum, on loan from Callan Contemporary, New Orleans – Key-Sook Geum creates immaculate sculptural objects, dually inspired by traditional Korean garment forms and the lineage of haute couture. Time intensive and meticulous in execution, at once delicate and dramatic, these conceptual sculptures embody spiritual and humanistic ideals that resonate across cultures. With silk gauze, faceted beads, crystals, coral, and semiprecious stones interwoven with red, black, and silver wire, Geum integrates Eastern and Western notions of positive and negative space.

If you are not a member and would like to attend the opening reception and preview, join now>>

PowerLines Poets

Posted on: August 23rd, 2019

Thursday, September 26 @ 6:15 p.m.

PowerLines Poets, a Mobile-based poetry troupe featuring local writers and performers is returning to the Mobile Museum of Art for a slam poetry session. PowerLines Poets will be performing and inviting guest poets to take the mic as well. Join us for an evening of spoken artistry.


Posted on: August 6th, 2019

Thursday, September 5 @ 6:30 p.m.

Join the one and only NALL at MMofA for an exciting and irreverent conversation about his life, his work, and the exhibition, SOUTHERN MASTERS.

The talk will take place from 6:30 – 7:30 pm with a meet and greet and light refreshments before the talk.

Charcoal Portrait Drawing with Victoria Udovikina

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019

This course is about creating portraits in dry media. Charcoal is very versatile and forgiving, so there is no limitation of what you can create with it. The class will study anatomy, correct placement of facial features, foreshortening, and drawing portraits from different angles. (more…)

Making Sterling Rings with Bezel-Set Stones with Vaughn Millner

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019

This foundation course in ring making will be fun and adventuresome! Students will learn the entire process of designing a ring, making a ring band, creating a ring bezel, and setting a cabochon stone. Students will leave the workshop with two beautiful rings of their own creation! This course is ideal for beginners or those with some beginning silversmithing background.

Beginners and intermediates welcomed. Closed toed shoes required.

Tools, equipment, materials of sterling and various cabochons will be provided. Additional embellishments and materials may be purchased from the instructor upon request.

Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$265/$215 members
Early Bird Price: $245/$195
Register by 08/30/18 for Early Bird Price


Vaughn Millner is an artist, professional educator, therapist, and researcher, bringing her positive life perspective to her art. Using ancient and traditional metal working techniques, she infuses history and passion into contemporary art pieces. Vaughn’s jewelry is made of polished sterling silver, with some pieces oxidized to create a dark patina. Many pieces have an overlay of 18K or 23K gold and are enhanced by gems, enamels and other metals. From her studio on the Mobile-Tensaw River delta, she creates individually hand-fabricated pieces. Although some works are a part of a series, each piece is unique. She uses a wide range of time-honored techniques and materials. Her jewelry is intended to be unique, feel comfortable and transcend trends.