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MMofA Awarded Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for Free Thursday Admission

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

Mobile Museum of Art Awarded Grant from

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for Free Thursday Admission

 

MOBILE, Ala. – On February 1, 2023, the Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) received a grant from the Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama to offer free general admission to all Alabamians every Thursday from March 1, 2023, through May 31, 2023.

For the past ten years, MMofA has offered free general admission on Thursdays for Mobile County residents only. With the help of The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross, the Free Thursday program will now offer residents of the state of Alabama waived general admissions fees to the Museum on Thursdays.

In the past two years, more than 5,000 Alabamians visited the Museum on Thursdays. From Fiscal Year 2021 (October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021) to Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022), MMofA saw a 40.59% increase in attendance in Alabamians on Free Thursdays.

“We are grateful to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for this opportunity to share the fantastic artwork at MMofA with more Alabamians,” Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. “We hope visitors from surrounding communities and beyond will take advantage of this program and come see the engaging and educational exhibitions on display this Spring.”

Free Thursdays for Mobile County residents are made possible with the support of the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are supported by The Alabama State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Mobile. For more details, visit www.MobileMuseumofArt.com.

About the Mobile Museum of Art
 Open:   Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed:  Monday, Sunday & all City Holidays

Langan Municipal Park   |   4850 Museum Drive   |   Mobile, AL 36608   |   251.208.5200

www.MobileMuseumofArt.com

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New Employee Joins MMofA Staff

Posted on: January 24th, 2023

Mobile Museum of Art would like to welcome new Coordinator of Art Education, Kaitlyn Amanor, to the Museum School Team! (more…)

Mobile Museum of Art announces departure of decade-long Director

Posted on: January 12th, 2023

Mobile Museum of Art announces departure of decade-long Director

 

Mobile, AL – The Board of Directors of the Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) hosted a private reception on January 8, 2023, in honor of departing museum director Deborah Velders. (more…)

Mobile Museum of Art announces appointment of new Director for the Mobile Museum of Art

Posted on: December 12th, 2022

Mobile Museum of Art announces appointment of

new Director for the Mobile Museum of Art

 

Mobile, AL – The Board of the Mobile Museum of Art announced that following a year-long, national search, they had selected Jon Carfagno, Executive Director at the Hickory Museum of Art (Hickory, NC) as the next Director of the Mobile Museum of Art. (more…)

Mobile Museum of Art Awarded Re-Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

Posted on: November 21st, 2022

Mobile Museum of Art Receives Highest National Recognition

Awarded Re-Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

 

MOBILE, Ala. –  Mobile Museum of Art has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. (more…)

MMofA hiring Coordinator of Art Education

Posted on: October 14th, 2022

The Mobile Museum of Art is hiring a full-time Coordinator of Art Education. Applicants should have background knowledge of art materials, techniques and art history, and the ability to teach art classes in at least one 2-D art medium (painting, drawing, printmaking or photography). (more…)

Museum hiring Facilities Technician

Posted on: October 13th, 2022

The Mobile Museum of Art is hiring a Museum Facilities Technician. This position is a full-time position with full benefits. Under the direction of the Operations Manager for Facilities, Security and Logistics, this position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of museum facilities and equipment including mechanical, HVAC, plumbing and electrical repair and maintenance. (more…)

MMofA hiring Museum Guard

Posted on: October 5th, 2022

The Mobile Museum of Art is hiring a full-time guard. This position is responsible for maintaining the security of exhibitions, equipment, buildings, and grounds of a city museum against unlawful or disturbing acts, building art display cases, and giving information and directions to visitors. (more…)

‘He loved Mobile, and would tell everyone that’: Famed scientist E.O. Wilson recognized by city

Posted on: September 28th, 2022

By John Sharp   |   Al.com

Mobile is celebrating a native biologist whose pioneering work in evolutionary biology once had some people referring to him as a “modern-day Darwin.”

E.O. Wilson, who died at age 92 on December 26, 2021, will be recognized with a tribute and special program on October 7, at the Mobile Museum of Art. (more…)

Museum Hiring Facilities Technician

Posted on: September 9th, 2022

The Mobile Museum of Art is hiring a full-time Museum Facilities Technician. This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of museum facilities and equipment including the operations and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, mechanical and electrical systems. (more…)