ArtSocial

Posted on: May 10th, 2024

Come on out and join us at Mobile’s premiere ArtSocial!

Our 3 Mobile arts organizations — Mobile Arts Council, Alabama Contemporary, and Mobile Museum of Art — are coming together to present the first of a new quarterly arts networking series. We’ll have drinks by donation, conversational games, membership giveaways, and a brief presentation and discussion with our host organizations.

This free opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow creatives is open to all artists, art workers, collectors, and arts enthusiasts, and will rotate each quarter between the host organizations.

 

2024 ArtSocials

May 23, 6 – 7:30pm @ Mobile Museum of Art
Aug 15, 5:30 – 7pm @ Alabama Contemporary
Nov 14, 5:30 – 7pm @ Mobile Arts Council

DECADES: Looking Back/Moving Forward 1940 – 1959 Opening Reception

Posted on: April 26th, 2024

As we march toward MMofA’s sixtieth anniversary in October, we are pleased to present the final chapter of DECADES: Looking Back, Moving Forward. This popular and innovative series of exhibitions has immersed our visitors in the art, history, and creativity of the decades leading up to the 1960s. We scheduled this trip through time in experiential exhibitions of two decades each, and the last, 1940 – 1959.

This DECADES installation, as well as the two that preceded it (all leading up to the extravaganza of the 60th anniversary!), will recreate what it was like to be alive then, not only experiencing political and historical events, but navigating the personal lives of work, home, family, and leisure as well.

Surrealist Night at MMofA

Posted on: March 27th, 2024

Join MMofA for an opportunity to get creative and unlock your power of imagination at our Surrealist Night. Inspired by collection exhibition, DECADES: Looking Back/Moving Forward (1940 – 1959), we’ll have various themed activities for guests, including a large collaborative drawing called the Exquisite Corpse. In this game, each participant takes turns writing or drawing on a sheet of paper, folding it to conceal his or her contribution, and then passing it to the next player for a further contribution.

There will also be a screening of the short Surrealist film, “Meshes of the Afternoon,” made in 1943 by Maya Deren. Throughout the evening, hired musicians will improvise a score to the film live in the East Gallery.

Makers Market & Open House

Posted on: March 27th, 2024

Saturday, June 8, 3 – 6 pm

Savor the summer at Mobile Museum of Art’s Makers Market & Open House! Join Mobile Museum of Art for an afternoon of local shopping, live music, food trucks, art activities, and free admission to the Museum.

Support local artisans at the Makers Market, which will feature a variety of handmade items, such as jewelry, pottery, self-care products, and baked goods. Enjoy local, live music while you shop, and be sure to stop by one of our food trucks for tasty treats.

During the Open House, explore MMofA’s popular children’s exhibition, FOR CHILDREN: The Elements of Art & DesignVisit The Museum School for fun activities designed by MMofA’s fantastic educators. Admission to the Museum will be free all day in addition to the afternoon activities.

MMofA Team Meeting — Museum Closed

Posted on: March 25th, 2024

MMofA Team Meeting.

Museum and offices will be closed for the day.

Adult Art Camp

Posted on: March 21st, 2024

JUNE 26-29, 2024

Art Camp isn’t just for kids! This summer, join Mobile Museum of Art’s Adult Art Camp for four days of fun and creativity. You can register for the whole camp or individual days.

Entire camp price: $225 members/$340 non-members

Individual prices are below

CLAY 101
With Angie King
Wednesday, June 26
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$50 members/$80 non-members

Try your hand at something new and learn the basics of working with clay. Create functional pieces that you will enjoy for a lifetime. No experience necessary. All supplies included.

*SOLD OUT

INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING
With Kaitlyn Amanor
Thursday, June 27
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$50 members/$80 non-members

Learn how you can use a basic household item to create your own unique designs with this easy screen printing technique. Make shirts, tote bags, or posters. Once you learn how the possibilities are endless!


PAINTING ANTIQUE WINDOWS
With Anne Carr
Friday, June 28
5:30-8 p.m.
$50 members/$80 non-members

Turn something old into something new, in this class where you will paint an antique window. Anne Carr will lead the class in creating interesting designs for a one-of-a-kind piece you’ll treasure.


BATIK SILK PAINTING
With Lana Hall
Saturday, June 29
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$100 members/$125 non-members

Create beautiful, unique designs with the hot wax batik technique. Instructor Lana Hall will discuss composition and color design. Participants will leave with a finished silk painting to hang or wear as a scarf.

 

Adult Art Camp

Posted on: March 21st, 2024

JUNE 26-29, 2024

Art Camp isn’t just for kids! This summer, join Mobile Museum of Art’s Adult Art Camp for four days of fun and creativity. You can register for the whole camp or individual days.

Entire camp price: $225 members/$340 non-members

Individual prices are below

BATIK SILK PAINTING
With Lana Hall
Saturday, June 29
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$100 members/$125 non-members

Create beautiful, unique designs with the hot wax batik technique. Instructor Lana Hall will discuss composition and color design. Participants will leave with a finished silk painting to hang or wear as a scarf.

Make & Take Art

Posted on: March 21st, 2024

Session 1: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 2: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 11, 2024: Post War Inspired Prints

Join us this week in our Make and Take Studio class for guided instruction to create a foam relief print inspired by the design elements seen in fashion, textiles, and home décor throughout the 1930’s-1950’s. Visitors will explore geometric and organic designs made popular in Post WWII fashion and textiles to create their own foam printed artwork on paper.

Make & Take Art

Posted on: March 21st, 2024

Session 1: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 2: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 20, 2024: Drawing in Chalk

Join us this week in our Make and Take Studio class for guided instruction on drawing with chalk pastels. Visitors are inspired by artist on view Hobson Pittman’s Flower Still Life with Blue Vase in creating a drawing exploring chalk pastel techniques. Visitors will be guided in instruction exploring color mixing and composition in creating a unique drawing.

Make & Take Art

Posted on: March 21st, 2024

Session 1: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 2: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 13, 2024: Exploring Primaries and Paints

This week in Make and Take Studio, visitors are inspired by artist on view Harold Shapinsky’s use of color and shape in creating a painting on paper. Visitors will be guided in instruction exploring color mixing and composition in creating a unique painting.