MMofA closed due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted on: March 16th, 2020

In accordance with the City of Mobile and State of Alabama’s ‘stay at home’ ordinance, Mobile Museum of Art will remain closed until further notice. (more…)

BESA: The Promise — FILM SCREENING

Posted on: February 26th, 2020

In conjunction with special exhibition BESA: A Code of Honor, MMofA will be screening “BESA: The Promise.”

BESA: The Promise weaves Albania’s heroism in WWII through the vérité journeys of two men.

One is Norman Gershman, a renowned Jewish-American photographer determined to document first-person accounts of the Albanian Muslims who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.

The other is Rexhep Hoxha, a Muslim-Albanian. Rexhep must fulfill the promise made to a Jewish family his father rescued during the Holocaust and return to them a set of Hebrew books they left behind.

And Rexhep’s promise is more than words — it’s part of his besa — an honor code that, among other things, pledges all Albanians to offer safe harbor to refugees.

With Norman’s help, Rexhep embarks on a journey to Bulgaria and Israel. His quest brings about an epiphany that he is part of this Jewish family — even as his Islamic faith, long supressed under decades of communism, is affirmed. Through the stories of Rexhep and his fellow Muslims, we discover a nation of everyday heroes far removed from the narrative of violent Islam and anti-Semitism that’s so often portrayed in media today. And, through the experiences of Norman Gershman and the first-person accounts of Jewish survivors, we hear stories of gratitude to Muslim rescuers that have gone unheard for almost seventy years.

More than seven years in the making, Besa: The Promise presents a powerful human drama compounded by a devastating twist. It is a story that that bridges generations and religions … uniting fathers and sons … Muslims and Jews.

Glass Brilliance with Rachel Wright

Posted on: February 19th, 2020

In this new glass fusing workshop, we will expand on the basics by introducing texture and pattern into the mix. We will use stencils and colored glass powders and layer the glass to create depth and richness in your project. Imagine a painting made of glass! The end product can be slumped into a shallow bowl form, or kept as a flat panel.

No previous glass experience necessary. Workshop participants will need to bring their own glass cutters and safety glasses.

Saturdays, April 4 & 11
11am- 2pm
$160/$120 members
Early Bird: $140/$100 members
Register by March 20 for Early Bird Rate

 

Drawing Demystified with Matthew Thompson

Posted on: February 17th, 2020

Drawing Demystified is an introductory course for students wishing to further their drawing abilities.  Students will learn how to accurately draw what they see using techniques such as measurement drawing, contour line drawing, and blind contour drawing with one on one attention from the instructor. Approach drawing as a skill that can be learned, rather than as an inherent talent, and see how far you can go!

Thursdays, March 5 – April 9
6 – 8 p.m.
$165/$115 members
Early Bird: $145/$95 members
Register by 02/20/20 for Early Bird Price

Soft Pastel Painting with Victoria Udovikina

Posted on: February 17th, 2020

Experience the expressive and artistic nature of soft pastels in this six week course with instructor Victoria Udovikina. (more…)

Open Clay Studio

Posted on: February 17th, 2020

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

Posted on: February 17th, 2020

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

Posted on: February 17th, 2020

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 Denise Ralston

Posted on: February 17th, 2020

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. (more…)

Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel

Posted on: February 17th, 2020

Develop your wheel throwing skills in this six-week intermediate class. Participants will learn to refine their forms, throw larger pieces, and create more complex forms such as lidded jars. (more…)