ART TALK: Do What?

Posted on: January 10th, 2018

Do what? do it! Curator of Programs at MMoA and organizer of a new participatory art exhibition do it, Elizabet Elliott, will discuss this rather unusual exhibition. Participating artists in do it work from the “scores” or instructions of internationally renowned artists to create their own works in the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition ever to have happened.

Panel Discussion: Jazz and African American Consciousness

Posted on: December 18th, 2017

Jazz is an art form that carries with it a complex history rooted in the essence of the African-American experience. In celebration of the new exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture which includes portraits of great jazz artists, this panel discussion will explore jazz music as a vessel for African-American consciousness which in turn shaped the greater American psyche. This discussion will be moderated by Kevin Lee, founder of MOJO (Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed) with panelists Dr. Kern Jackson (Director of African American studies at the University of South Alabama), Hosea London (leader of Excelsior Band and longtime music instructor), and Dr. Mary Angela Coleman (Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of South Alabama).

Teacher Workshop: Just Do It

Posted on: December 12th, 2017

Just Do It: Interactive Art in the Classroom

Alabama State Council on the Arts Winter Workshop
at Mobile Museum of Art in conjunction with Visual Arts Achievement
Earn 6 Professional Development credit hours

February 3 | 9 am – 3 pm

About do it

This workshop is based on the interactive exhibition, do it, which involves dozens of Mobile artists who create interactive artistic experiences in the galleries for visitors. These experiences require creativity and critical thinking skills on the part of the audience and will present an ideal field trip opportunity for K-12 classes.


9 – 9:15 AM: Sign in, coffee & treats
9:15 – 10 AM: do it Exhibition Tour
10 – 10:30 AM: Discussion of exhibition: “Interpretation: Key to this Exhibition” with Elizabet Elliott, Curator of do it
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Presentations by three of the artists in their venues: Rachel Wright, Wanda Sullivan, Lucy Gafford
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch on your own
1:30 – 3 PM: Hands-on workshop with Elizabet Elliott utilizing process driven art assignments as a teaching tool across all disciplines.

For more information, contact Kim Wood, 251.208.5212 or

Teacher Workshop: Art and History in Alabama

Posted on: December 12th, 2017

Art and History in Alabama: Every Picture Tells a Story

Presented by Mobile Museum of Art Museum School & South Alabama Research and Inservice Center
Earn 6 Professional Development credit hours

March 10  |  9 am – 3 pm


9-9:30am: Welcome to the Museum with coffee, camaraderie and an exploration of the Education Wing
9:30-11:15am: Choose your workshop:

  • Painting with the Elements (APL Classroom, Presenter: Terri Baker) Participants will use real Alabama clay and indigenous plants to create paintings of extraordinary depth and beauty. Many “outsider” artists in Alabama have employed this technique, as some lacked the funds for art supplies! Students and teachers love this activity–so easy to adapt in the classroom to any lesson plan.
  • Printmaking with Map Skills (Delchamps Classroom, Presenter: Susan Baker) Many Alabama artists are well-known for printmaking of all types. In this workshop, participants will create original plates using student-friendly techniques. Combining colorful printmaking with map and literacy skills, this activity can enhance a variety of lesson plans.

11:15am-12pm: Gallery Talk by Dr. Elliot Knight, Visual Arts Program Manager at the AL State Council on the Arts and Curator of “Alabama Art-From the Collection”
12-1:15pm: Lunch on your own (Choose among a variety of nearby restaurants)
1:15-3pm: Choose the other workshop
3pm: Raffle, Evaluations, Certificates and Shop at the Museum Store

All Educators who are interested in receiving PD Credit for this workshop will need to register in Chalkable using the PD Title Number: SARIC #10248. Private School teachers can email to register and receive PD Credit.


Members Only Opening Reception

Posted on: December 11th, 2017

Mobile Museum of Art is opening 2 new exhibitions. Join us for a members only opening reception to enjoy a private preview of the exhibitions:

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

Jewish Film Festival: As Seen Through These Eyes

Posted on: December 11th, 2017

Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary which reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapon they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds.

Admission is free, but reservations are necessary through MAJF. Introduction by Deborah Velders, Director of Mobile Museum of Art.

Moms’ Morning Out

Posted on: December 5th, 2017

Members: $25 + $10 for each additional child
Non-members: $50 + $10 for each additional child

Need to do some last minute shopping, working, cooking, cleaning, or just need a breather before the holidays? Drop the kids at Moms’ Morning Out at Mobile Museum of Art!

In a fun-filled morning, MMofA education staff will lead children on a tour through the galleries, ornament making, and other art activities, followed by storytime and a film about Snowflake Bentley.

Activities for ages 4-12  |  Please pack a lunch!

For more information, call Kim Wood, 251.208.5212 or email

ART BREAK: Making a Clay Face Pot with Megan Gulland Shifflet

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

March 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$60/$40 members

 Learn the secrets to Megan Gulland Shifflet’s fun and funky ceramic face pots as she teaches how to create realistic facial features in clay! Participants will construct a pot and face from start to finish. Everyone will end with a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

ART BREAK: Alternative Photographic Prints with Rachel Wright

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Explore alternative photographic printing processes with artist Rachel Wright at our Family Festival Day. Drawing inspiration from Wright’s work in MMofA’s do it exhibition, participants will create cyanotypes and lumen prints without the use of a camera. AGES 13 & UP.

ART BREAK: Precious Metal Clay with Allyson Russell

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

January 27, 1 – 4 p.m.
$75/$55 members

 Do you love the idea of making jewelry, but don’t have the tools or space for metalsmithing? Join us for a class in Precious Metal Clay™, a magical art medium that is as malleable as clay, but turns into real silver! In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of working with the clay as you make a pendant for yourself or your Valentine.