DIRECTOR’S TALK: The Legacy of William Blake

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

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ART TALK: Derek Norman

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

Past President of the American Society of Botanical Artists Derek Norman joins us for a gallery talk in Crazy for the Red, White, and Blue: the Art of Celebrating History. Longtime botanical illustrator and educator himself, Norman will discuss the variety of works in the Education wing partnership exhibition with Mobile Botanical Gardens.

ART TALK: Scott Stephens

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

In conjunction with MMofA exhibition, Our People, Our Places, Our Collection, join us for a talk with Scott Stephens on Alabama Printmaking. Lecturer, Professor, and Chair of Art at the University of Montevallo Scott Stephens has been making prints in Alabama for 40 years and been involved with several projects which contributed to the collection of prints at MMofA. Join us for a PowerPoint lecture followed by an informal gallery tour to see selected works.

Beer and Wine by donation | Free for MMofA Members

In Motion: Performance for the Screen

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

Saturday, June 2 @ 2 p.m.

In Motion is a collection of short films, video art works, and dance videos specifically selected for do it at Mobile Museum of Art. This unique screening will feature a broad range of moving image performances and aims to illuminate the intersections between fine art, performance, and cinema. Among the works to be screened are a futurist sci-fi pop-musical, an artist’s relationship with the pastoral landscape, and an examination of marine life traveling at 20 times the speed of sound. The screening will be preceded by a short talk by Adam Forrester a video artists included in do it.

About Adam R. Forrester

Adam Forrester’s own work has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally as well as featured by NPR, The Bitter Southerner, and VICE Magazine.  His most recent documentary film, Eat White Dirt, was distributed via World Channel to public television stations across the U.S.  Adam makes work about bizarre myths and mumbled truths. From time to time, he reminisces about the moment when jelly shoes and reebok pumps were popular.

Works featured in this program

Miss Dundee and Her Performing Dogs, 1902
Alice Guy

Silent Short Film, 1905
Loie Fuller

Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art, 2016
Andrew Margetson

Kenzo World, 2016
Spike Jonze

Mach 20, 1984
Laurie Anderson

Four Troublesome Heads, 1898
Georges Méliès

Thunder Road, 2016
Jim Cummings

A Woman Runs Through a Pastoral Setting, 2013
Lilly McElroy

#PostModem, 2014
Mayer/Leyva

About do it

What would happen if an exhibition never stopped? Since it began in 1993, with this question being asked by Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition ever to have happened – constantly evolving and generating evermore relevant new versions of itself. do it has toured to venues from New York to Manchester, Budapest to Salt Lake City, and Kosovo to Moscow. Mobile Museum of Art presents its own reinterpretation of do it with the help of regional artists and community groups.

LIVE at the Museum: Lisa Mills

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

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, June 21 @ 7 p.m.

Lisa Mills‘ music is often described as melodic, raw, unfettered and, most important, searingly honest. Her music ranges from blues and country to gospel and soul. Come out to support and celebrate regional and local talent in an intimate setting.

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

ART TALK: do it exchange conversation

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

Join us for an art talk with MMofA do it curator Elizabet Elliott and Pike School of Art Director and do it curator Calvin Phelps. The two will discuss their two different versions of the exhibition, the role contemporary art plays in the Deep South, and the toils of post-object art.

ART TALK: Video Art in do it

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

Thursday, May 31 @ 6 p.m.

Join us for a gallery talk with do it artists Brendon Cooke, Adam R. Forrester, and Lauren Woods, who will discuss their work for the exhibition, the art of film-making, and the role of performance in new media art.

Brendon Cooke

Brendon Cooke is a performance artist, film-maker, and civil rights activist living and working in Mobile, Alabama. This is his first museum exhibition.

Adam R. Forrester

Adam Forrester’s own work has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally as well as featured by NPR, The Bitter Southerner, and VICE Magazine.  His most recent documentary film, Eat White Dirt, was distributed via World Channel to public television stations across the U.S.  Adam makes work about bizarre myths and mumbled truths. From time to time, he reminisces about the moment when jelly shoes and reebok pumps were popular.

Lauren Woods

Lauren Woods draws from art history, religious iconography and comparative mythology to construct paintings that explore the nature of images along with the transformational characteristics of the human form. In 2006 Lauren received her BA in studio art from Spring Hill College. She then completed an MFA in painting at the New York Academy of Art in 2010. Currently, she is an Instructor of visual arts at both Spring Hill College and The University of South Alabama. In addition to painting, she also has an extensive background as a classical ballet dancer, and her work is influenced by the ethereal and lyrical aesthetic of the art form. Most recently, she has taken this experience into scenic and costume design for various productions.

About do it

What would happen if an exhibition never stopped? Since it began in 1993, with this question being asked by Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition ever to have happened – constantly evolving and generating evermore relevant new versions of itself. do it has toured to venues from New York to Manchester, Budapest to Salt Lake City, and Kosovo to Moscow. Mobile Museum of Art presents its own reinterpretation of do it with the help of regional artists and community groups.

PowerLines Poets

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

Thursday, May 24 @ 6 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. Power Lines Poets will be performing and inviting guest poets to take the mic as well. Join us for an evening of spoken artistry.

ART TALK: Dr. Catherine Daniélou

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

Dr. Catherine Daniélou will be discussing Paris in Movement: New Museums, New Energy – Nouveaux musées: Paris en mouvementThis presentation will discuss how new museums in Paris challenge this concept through interactive and multi-disciplinary approaches to culture.

Children’s Studio: Theater Workshop with Playhouse in the Park

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

July 21
10 am – 12:15 pm | 8 – 12 year olds
$40 per student

Designed for ages 8-12, a mask making activity begins at 10 a.m. Then we’ll walk across the street at 11:15 a.m. to Playhouse in the Park for an onstage, theatrical project. Students will be picked up at 12:15 p.m. at the MMofA Education entrance.