Brush Lettering with Alma Hoffmann

Posted on: October 25th, 2021

Brush lettering, the art of creating letters that seem to dance, is a very simple practice that can be done anywhere. In this workshop, we will learn the basic strokes that will allow you to build the letters and join them to form words. (more…)

ART TALK: Scotty E. Kirkland

Posted on: October 13th, 2021

Thursday, December 2 @ 6 pm
at University of South Alabama’s Marx Library
with a Zoom option

Join us for an evening lecture with Alabama historian Scotty E. Kirkland about Gordon Parks as well as state and local Civil Rights history. This talk is inspired by MMofA’s special exhibition Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956, on view through the end of the year.

ABOUT MR. KIRKLAND

Scotty E. Kirkland is a writer and historian of Alabama and the Modern South. He holds degrees in history and political science from Troy University and the University of South Alabama, and he is currently the coordinator of exhibitions, publications, and programs at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. His most recent publication was the exhibition catalog for the Archives’ award-winning bicentennial exhibition, We the People: Alabama’s Defining Documents. He is currently working on a book that explores politics and race in twentieth-century Mobile, a project he has worked on for over a decade.

Kirkland lives with his wife and two children in Wetumpka, Alabama.

About 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. Read more>>


Scan the QR code to the left with your smartphone camera to get the link to the Zoom meeting option (or click here).

 

Community Programming support 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).

Programs are subject to change pending guidance from public health officials. Please sign up for MMofA’s e-blast and/or check our social media channels for updates closer to the event(s).

 

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: October 11th, 2021

Try something that you have always wanted to do by learning to throw clay on the pottery wheel! This six-week class is for brand new students with no previous experience. (more…)

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: October 11th, 2021

Try something that you have always wanted to do by learning to throw clay on the pottery wheel! This six-week class is for brand new students with no previous experience. (more…)

Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston

Posted on: October 11th, 2021

Experience the joy of creating with clay in this handbuilding class for beginner to advanced students. Instructor Denise Ralston will teach the basic techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab building as well as surface decoration and glazing. (more…)

Stone Pendant in Sterling with Vaughn Millner

Posted on: October 11th, 2021

In this class, students will learn and develop the skills for designing and fabricating a pendant in sterling. Students will learn the designing process, texturing metal, soldering, creating a bezel for a stone, setting a stone, creating a bail, and finishing processes. (more…)

Closed for Juneteenth

Posted on: September 29th, 2021

Teen Art: Painting

Posted on: September 9th, 2021

Does your teen have an interest in painting? Have they ever looked at an abstract artwork and thought “I could do that”? In this four-week class, your teen will get a hands-on experience creating their own abstract art. No experience is required and supplies will be provided. (more…)

Clay 101 with Angie King

Posted on: August 31st, 2021

Have you wanted to try a clay class, but don’t have much time? This is your chance to get your hands dirty and have some fun. (more…)

MMofA Closed due to Hurricane Ida

Posted on: August 27th, 2021
MMofA will be closed to the public Saturday, August 28 as the staff begin extensive preparations ahead of Hurricane Ida to ensure the safety of the Museum’s artworks. As weather permits, MMofA will reopen to the public on Tuesday, August 31 for normal operating hours.
 
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