MLK Connect

Posted on: November 14th, 2017

MMofA has partnered with People United to Advance the Dream and local organizations to host the kick-off event for a city-wide weekend to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 12 – 15, thousands of Mobilians will gather together as a community to show their commitment to peace, diversity, and inclusion through a multi-event, multi-site celebration of service. The January 12 kick-off will feature food, drinks, live music, and a keynote speaker and tours of the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Come share in the community commitment to advance the dream.

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: November 7th, 2017

Tuesdays,  January 2- February 6
5:30 – 8 p.m.
OR
Wednesdays, January 3 – February 7
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 12/202017 for Early Bird Price 

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.

 

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: November 7th, 2017

Tuesdays,  January 2- February 6
5:30 – 8 p.m.
OR
Wednesdays, January 3 – February 7
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 12/202017 for Early Bird Price 

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.

 

Art: Work – BAAE Exhibition Closing Reception

Posted on: November 7th, 2017

Mobile Museum of Art in partnership with Bay Area Art Educators’ third annual exhibition Art/Work, an exhibition of art by local art educators, is closing this Thursday.

2017 Curatorial Aim ‘Alabama’: In our continued celebration of our state, and for the bicentennial celebrations that kicked off this year, we are conducted an open call for art that explores the identity, history, and/or beauty of our great home state. The artists who participated in this exhibition are:

Nancy Goodman
Catherine Helmsing
Matthew Hopson-Walker
Warren Jackson
April Livingston
Cat Pope
Anne Rose
Kathie Stabler
Wanda Sullivan
Victoria Udovikina
Lauren Woods

Join us for a closing reception honoring these artists and their work Thursday, November 9 @ 6 p.m. in the Education Wing.

Art Talk: Dr. James Conlon

Posted on: November 6th, 2017

Artist Dr. James Conlon, who is included in MMofA’s new exhibition, 5 Mobile Artists, stops by to talk about the similarities and distinct differences in the two broad categories of technique and “mind-set” of sculpture, namely additive and subtractive works. Discussion on the additive process will begin in Larkins Auditorium, where Conlon will show examples of his work through the years, then progress to the subtractive methods he uses in the work included in the 5 Mobile Artists exhibition.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Japanese Immersion Weekend: Raku Firing Demonstration

Posted on: October 17th, 2017

Japanese Immersion Weekend: Raku Firing Demonstration

Sponsored by Ikebana Society and Mitsubishi Polysilicon


November 2, 2017 – November 5, 2017

Mobile Museum of Art is excited to present Japanese Immersion Weekend in early November! This four-day event is aimed at exploring aspects of Japanese culture through engagement in various traditional activities and screenings of critically-acclaimed films.

November 5 @ 1 p.m. 

Raku Firing is a ‘low-fire’ method of firing ceramic work into objects traditionally used in tea ceremonies, or elsewhere in the home. Raku literally translates to “enjoyment” in Japanese, and if you’ve never seen it, then you’re in for a treat. The Raku firing process involves using the smoke and fire in the kiln which contributes to singular unpredictable surfaces filled with shimmer, crackling and deep iridescent color. Join us for the demonstration, or get your own work fired.

To fire your work:

For $10 per piece you can fire your own work in the Raku Kiln. All objects must be bisque fired, glazed, and no larger than 10 inches by 8 inches. To reserve a spot in the Raku Kiln, follow this link >>

REGULAR ADMISSION APPLIES | FREE FOR MEMBERS

Japanese Immersion Weekend: Sushi Rolling Demonstration

Posted on: October 17th, 2017

Japanese Immersion Weekend: Sushi Rolling Demonstration

Sponsored by Ikebana Society and Mitsubishi Polysilicon


November 2, 2017 – November 5, 2017

Mobile Museum of Art is excited to present Japanese Immersion Weekend in early November! This four-day event is aimed at exploring aspects of Japanese culture through engagement in various traditional activities and screenings of critically-acclaimed films.

November 4 @ 2:30 p.m.

Lillian McKinney of Liquid Sushi Lounge will demonstrate the basics of rolling sushi and get you on your way to mastering this art form at home. Program is free, but regular museum admission applies.

REGULAR ADMISSION APPLIES | FREE FOR MEMBERS

Japanese Immersion Weekend: Jiro Dreams of Sushi Film Screening

Posted on: October 17th, 2017

Japanese Immersion Weekend:
Jiro Dreams of Sushi Film Screening

Sponsored by Ikebana Society and Mitsubishi Polysilicon


November 2, 2017 – November 5, 2017

Mobile Museum of Art is excited to present Japanese Immersion Weekend in early November! This four-day event is aimed at exploring aspects of Japanese culture through engagement in various traditional activities and screenings of critically-acclaimed films.

November 4 @ 1 p.m.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows the story of Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old sushi master, who is considered to be the greatest sushi chef in the world. The documentary profiles Ono’s restaurant in Tokyo which lives up to its reputation by being one of the first restaurants of its kind to earn the prestigious 3 star Michelin review. The core of the story, however, revolves around Ono’s relationship with his son and the heir to his legacy. Program is free, but regular museum admission applies.

REGULAR ADMISSION APPLIES | FREE FOR MEMBERS

Japanese Immersion Weekend: Sumi-e Demonstration

Posted on: October 17th, 2017

Japanese Immersion Weekend: Sumi-e Demonstration

Sponsored by Ikebana Society and Mitsubishi Polysilicon


November 2, 2017 – November 5, 2017

Mobile Museum of Art is excited to present Japanese Immersion Weekend in early November! This four-day event is aimed at exploring aspects of Japanese culture through engagement in various traditional activities and screenings of critically-acclaimed films.

November 3 @ 3 p.m.

Terri Baker will lead a Sumi-e demonstration. Sumi-e, meaning “ink painting” in Japanese, is a form of calligraphy and drawing originating from East Asia. The goal of sumi-e painting is to capture the spirit rather than the semblance of the subject while focusing on balance, rhythm, harmony, and most importantly, patience.

REGULAR ADMISSION APPLIES | FREE FOR MEMBERS

Japanese Immersion Weekend: Dreams Film Screening

Posted on: October 17th, 2017

Japanese Immersion Weekend:
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams Film Screening

Sponsored by Ikebana Society and Mitsubishi Polysilicon


November 2, 2017 – November 5, 2017

Mobile Museum of Art is excited to present Japanese Immersion Weekend in early November! This four-day event is aimed at exploring aspects of Japanese culture through engagement in various traditional activities and screenings of critically-acclaimed films.

November 3 @ 1 p.m.

Critically-acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa brings together eight mythic vignettes inspired by his own dreams and Japanese folklore to create this groundbreaking work, Dreams. The film deals with themes of childhood, spirituality, art, and death through Kurosawa’s patently colorful and whimsical lens.

REGULAR ADMISSION APPLIES | FREE FOR MEMBERS