Handmade Clay Gifts with Angie King

Posted on: September 25th, 2018

Want to make something special before the holidays? Learn to create unique handmade clay gifts including ornaments, jewelry, and functional pieces. The first two classes we will create and the final class we will glaze and decorate. No experience is necessary and students 12 and up are welcome. Register soon because space is limited!

Thursdays, November 27, December 4 & 11
5:30-8 p.m.
$60/$40 members

Beginning Pottery on the Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: September 25th, 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 or those who still need guidance. Students will create and decorate functional pieces such as bowls and cups. Friends and family will be impressed with your new skills.

Wednesdays, November 7 – December 12
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$185/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $165/$120 members
Register by 10/24/2018 for Early Bird Price

Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston

Posted on: September 25th, 2018

Learn to sculpt beautiful clay vessels with instructor Denise Ralston. Basic handbuilding methods of coiling, pinching, and slab building will be covered in class, and demonstrations will be given on creating texture and surface finishing. Bring your ideas and the instructor will help you to realize your creative dreams!

Thursdays, October 18- November 29 (No class on Thanksgiving Day)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$175/$140 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$120 members
Register by 10/4/2018 for Early Bird Price 

 

Apple Snail Roundup

Posted on: September 24th, 2018

Join us for an Apple Snail Roundup and help us remove this invasive species from Three Mile Creek to prevent it from spreading to the Mobile River and Delta.

Volunteers will get free admission to the Museum that day. Just mention that you volunteered, and you’re in!

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Holiday Night Market

Posted on: September 19th, 2018

We’re back, baby! Get ready for the holidays at Mobile Museum of Art’s Holiday Night Market. This is going to be our biggest market yet exclusively for art and artisan wares, handmade and original crafts. We feature everything from craft beer, handmade kitchenware, jewelry, soaps, to fine art and décor. This is your chance to spread the Holiday Joy and shower your loved ones with one-of-a-kind gifts, all while supporting local small businesses.  Or have a great time shopping for yourself while sipping hot chocolate and getting in the Christmas groove with DJ Lobster and local carolers. Extra credit in the form of prizes for whoever shows up in the ugliest* Christmas sweater! This is a free event as part of Thursday Night Programs at MMofA.

Bread and Puppet Theater!

Posted on: September 19th, 2018

Bread and Puppet Theater is coming to town! Sunday, November 25, Mobile Museum of Art has partnered with Alabama Contemporary Art Center and Pensacola Museum of Art to co-host a performance of The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus. Bread and Puppet Theater is a socially and politically engaged theater company that started in New York in the 1960s, currently out of Vermont. Each performance enlists local communities and train local participants to perform with the troupe. Sunday night at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, join us for a raucous and colorful, funny and poignant show featuring paper maché puppets driven by a hot brass band.

Tickets available at the door (cash only).

For information on how to perform with the circus visit our website for a full rehearsal schedule.

Please note this performance deals with controversial material (with puppets, but still). Visit breadandpuppet.org for more information.

“We are the Bread & Puppet Theater because we offer good old sourdough rye bread together with a great variety of puppetshows, some good, some not so good, but all for the good and against the bad. The art of puppetry helps women, men and children alike to overcome the established order and the obsessive submission to its politics and consequent brutalities.”

–Peter Schumann

Director’s Series: Rod Bigelow

Posted on: September 19th, 2018

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened on 11/11/11 in Bentonville, Arkansas, with the art world curious about its founder, philanthropist Alice Walton, and its location in an area of the country where a fine art museum had not previously existed. Seven years later, nearly 4 million people have visited the museum, which has drawn acclaim for its mission of Welcoming All to experience the power of art and nature on its 120-acre setting. Hear from Executive Director and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Rod Bigelow on what it’s like to launch, guide, and create a future vision for a new museum.

ABOUT ROD BIGELOW

Rod Bigelow has served as executive director of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art since 2013, guiding all facets of the museum’s development and reflecting his more than 20 years of experience in management of arts and cultural institutions. He joined Crystal Bridges in 2010, serving as the deputy director of operations and administration, focusing on organizational and policy development as well as construction activities leading up to the museum’s opening in November, 2011. In that role, he led the Crystal Bridges’ strategic planning process, resulting in a comprehensive plan guiding the museum’s focus.

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 NOVEMBER 9 FOR A RESERVED SEAT.
Delores Young, Delores.Young@MobileMuseumofArt.com, 251.208.5203

ART TALK: Michael Olszewski

Posted on: September 13th, 2018

Eat lunch and spend the afternoon hearing from two artists in our new exhibitions, Michael Olszewski: Meaning and Light and Stephen Althouse: Metanoia. The museum will provide light lunch fair, soft drinks and lemonade in the auditorium. Free for members, regular museum admission applies for non-members. RSVP required for lunch.

  • 11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Michael Olszewski in the Regions and Moorer Galleries
  • 12:15 – 12:45 pm: Short break to eat in Larkins Auditorium.
  • 12:45 – 1:30 pm: Stephen Althouse in Larkins followed by a tour of the East Gallery

Lunch reservations are now closed. If you have not made a reservation, you are still welcome to attend the talks and bring your own brown bag lunch.

ART TALK: Stephen Althouse

Posted on: September 13th, 2018

Eat lunch and spend the afternoon hearing from two artists in our new exhibitions, Michael Olszewski: Meaning and Light and Stephen Althouse: Metanoia. The museum will provide light lunch fair, soft drinks and lemonade in the auditorium. Free for members, regular museum admission applies for non-members. RSVP required for lunch.

  • 11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Michael Olszewski in the Regions and Moorer Galleries
  • 12:15 – 12:45 pm: Short break to eat in Larkins Auditorium.
  • 12:45 – 1:30 pm: Stephen Althouse in Larkins followed by a tour of the East Gallery

Lunch reservations are now closed. If you have not made a reservation, you are still welcome to attend the talks and bring your own brown bag lunch.

Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day

Posted on: September 13th, 2018

Mobile, Ala.—Mobile Museum of Art will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.

The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.

Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) includes a permanent collection of close to 10,000 works of fine and decorative arts from America, Asia, and Europe. This collection spans periods from classical antiquity to the present day. MMofA is supported by a unique public/private partnership of city and community support. Its facility is owned by the city of Mobile, and the art collection is privately owned. MMofA’s collection exhibitions Asian Art, NATIVE AMERICAN ART: From the Collection, Our People, Our Places, Our Collection, and Serious Whimsy, Serious Play will be on display as well our special exhibition art:WORK.

Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay beginning August 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/Search.

For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay.

About Smithsonian Media

Smithsonian Media is comprised of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, Air & Space magazine, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media oversees the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually. (smithsonian.comsi.edu)

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