Calendar

Dec
16
Sat
ART TALK: Deborah Willis
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm

Dr. Deborah Willis, Department Chair of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Curator of MMofA special exhibition, Posing Beauty in African American Culture, joins us to talk about concepts explored in the critically-acclaimed exhibition now on view. Posing Beauty is a visual exploration of historical and cultural representations of African American beauty in popular culture from the late 19th century to the present. Dr. Willis will share her expertise and insights, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Free for members, regular admission applies for non-members.

REGULAR ADMISSION APPLIES | FREE FOR MEMBERS

 Made possible by support from County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood, and Clarence Ball, CEO of Ball Healthcare Services.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions and is supported by The J.L. Bedsole Foundation with additional support from Mobile City Council Members Levon C. Manzie (District 2), Bess Rich (District 6), C.J. Small (District 3), John C. Williams (District 4), and Fredrick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1).

Dec
19
Tue
Moms’ Morning Out @ Mobile Museum of Art
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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 KWood@MobileMuseumofArt.com.

Dec
21
Thu
LIVE at the Museum: The Red Clay Strays
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

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, December 21, 7 p.m.

This time, we have The Red Clay Strays, a southern-soul alternative band based in Mobile, AL. This stylistically diverse band, influenced by motown, soul, Americana, outlaw country and southern rock, synthesizes heartfelt lyrics and exquisite instrumental interpretation. Come out to support and celebrate this local talent in the intimate and lovely setting of the museum.

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

Dec
25
Mon
Closed for Christmas
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
26
Tue
Closed for Christmas
Dec 26 all-day
Jan
1
Mon
Closed for New Years Day
Jan 1 all-day
Jan
2
Tue
Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King @ Mobile Museum of Art
Jan 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

 

Jan
3
Wed
Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King @ Mobile Museum of Art
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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.

 

Jan
4
Thu
ART TALK: By Chance, Street Photography in Posing Beauty
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm

Glenn Robertson, Public Relations Manager at Mobile Museum of Art, takes visitors on a tour of Posing Beauty in African American Culture focusing on the street culture and the role of documentary photography in art. She will be discussing in depth the aesthetics of candid photography and the pivotal role that street photography has played in the art world, fashion and street culture as a whole.

Jan
5
Fri
Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston @ Mobile Museum of Art
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fridays, January 5 – February 9
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 12/22/2017 for Early Bird Price 

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!