Open Clay Studio- Museum Members Only

Posted on: January 27th, 2021

Open Clay Studio is available for Mobile Museum of Art members only.

$20 per month + $10 per session attended

Enjoy extra time to work on your own projects during this uninstructed Open Studio time. Clay, glazes, and pottery wheels will be available. (more…)

Open Clay Studio- Museum Members Only

Posted on: January 27th, 2021

Open Clay Studio is available for Mobile Museum of Art members only.

$20 per month + $10 per session attended

Enjoy extra time to work on your own projects during this uninstructed Open Studio time. Clay, glazes, and pottery wheels will be available. (more…)

Handbuilding in Clay with Angie King

Posted on: January 27th, 2021

Experience the joy of creating with clay in this handbuilding class for beginner to advanced students. Instructor Angie King will teach the basic techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab building as well as surface decoration and glazing. Bring your creativity and see what you can do!

Fridays, February 19 – March 26 
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$200/$155 members

DURING YOUR VISIT:
• Temperatures will be checked upon entry with a no contact infrared thermometer
• Visitors are required to wear a mask.
• Utilize the hand sanitizer provided throughout the museum.
• Maintain a 6 to 10 ft distance from other visitors.

Making Sterling Silver Bezel-Set Rings with Vaughn Millner

Posted on: January 27th, 2021

This foundation course in ring making will be fun and adventuresome! Students will learn the entire process of designing a ring, making a ring band, creating a ring bezel, and setting a cabochon stone. (more…)

“Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956” opens

Posted on: January 13th, 2021

On January 16, 2021, Mobile Museum of Art brings the iconic photographs by Gordon Parks during the Jim Crow era back to the city where they were captured with the special exhibition, Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956.

This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement.

In an adjacent gallery, a timeline of Mobile Civil Rights events and African American history spanning 1900 – 2020, compiled by Commissioner Merceria Ludgood and historians Sheila Flanagan and Scotty Kirkland, will also be on view. Commissioner Ludgood says of the project, “The Gordon Parks exhibit and civil rights timeline provide an opportunity for us to commemorate the struggles and sacrifices made by Mobile’s civil rights giants, to reflect on the work that remains to be done and our obligation to build on their legacy.”

Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956 is on view at the Mobile Museum of Art from January 16 to September 6, 2021. Opening day will be free to the public, but due to COVID-19 a reception and other programming in various disciplines—film, poetry, visual arts and civil rights history—will be held at a later date.

This exhibition is generously underwritten by Merceria Ludgood, Mobile County Commission District One, with additional support for this project’s educational outreach provided by The Altmayer Charitable Trust. Programming is supported by Mobile City Council members Joel Daves (District 5), Gina Gregory (District 7), Bess Rich (District 6), Frederick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1), C.J. Small (District 3), and John C. Williams (District 4). Mr. Williams will support a lecture by Dr. John Edwin Mason, author of an upcoming book on Gordon Parks. Operating support for MMofA is provided by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Mobile. For more information, visit www.MobileMuseumofArt.com.

Still Life Acrylic Painting with Bronco Sloan

Posted on: January 5th, 2021

Start your new year by learning a new skill! In this beginner to intermediate course, we will capture the experience of painting from real life. Over the six-week session, instructor Bronco Sloan will help you build your creative process by exploring various styles, expanding color theory, and exercising new methods of seeing your work and the world around you. We will focus on personalizing theoretical and practical painting principles.

Major talking points will include:

-Observational painting
-Local color and relative color
-Value, highlight, and shadow
-Perspective and depth
-Focus and composition
-Visual vitality and efficiency of motion

Thursdays, January 21 – February 25
6 – 8 p.m.
Ages 16+
$145/$95 members

Please contact Angie King, Curator of Art Education, for registration and supply info.

 

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: November 30th, 2020

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 with no previous experience. (more…)

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: November 30th, 2020

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 with no previous experience. (more…)

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: November 30th, 2020

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 with no previous experience. (more…)

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: November 30th, 2020

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 with no previous experience. (more…)