Mobile Jewish Film Festival: Bad Nazi, Good Nazi

Posted on: January 2nd, 2023

Thursday, January 19 @ 3 p.m.

Join us at Mobile Museum of Art for this year’s Mobile Jewish Film Festival organized by the Mobile Area Jewish Federation. On Thursday, January 19, visit the Larkins Auditorium for a screening of Chanoch Ze’evi’s Bad Nazi, Good Nazi. After the film, guest speaker Dr. David Meola, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies and director of the Jewish and Holocaust Studies Program at the University of South Alabama, will join us for a Q&A. The screening is $9, and reservations must be made on MJFF’s website.

About Bad Nazi, Good Nazi

Bad Nazi, Good Nazi is the extraordinary story of German officer Wilm Hosenfeld, immortalized in Roman Polanski’s film as the Nazi who saved The Pianist’s life. Hosenfeld’s personal diaries record his chilling, gradual disillusionment with the Nazi war machine he belonged to and that Szpilman, incredibly, is just one of sixty people he saved. Thalau’s group of supporters are inspired to have Hosenfeld memorialized at the local school he led before enlisting in Hitler’s army, but the villagers struggle to come to terms with the complicated legacy of a man they want to forget; a Nazi officer and a serial rescuer.

Mississippi Puppet Arts Theatre Presents Trickster Tales

Posted on: December 15th, 2022

Saturday, January 28
Performances at 11 am & 2 pm
Art activity between the performances

To celebrate MMofA’s special exhibition 3 American Artists, MMofA has partnered with the Mississippi Puppet Arts Theatre for a performance inspired by African folk tales. Sponsored by Art Bridges, join us for two performances of Trickster Tales starring Anansi the Spider and a puppet-making art activity.

Under the direction of five-time Emmy Award-winning puppeteer Peter Zapletal, Puppet Arts Theatre is a professional touring theatre company that introduces children of all ages to classical music, theatre and puppetry through exciting programs and stories.

In Trickster Tales starring Anansi the Spider, you’ll learn about Anansi’s plotting and scheming. This 45-minute performance, written by Heidi Rugg of Barefoot Puppets, features Anansi the Spider in two traditional folk tales of the Baluba and Ashanti peoples. In addition to Anansi, the audience will meet Elephant, Hippo, Namibi the Python, Osebo the Leopard, a swarm of angry hornets and an even angrier Sky-God! Between the two performances, join MMofA’s education staff for a puppet-making art activity inspired by the play.

Program generously funded by:

Introduction to Glaze Formulation With Kyle Miller

Posted on: December 14th, 2022

Tuesdays, January 10 – February 7
2 – 4:30 p.m.

$240 non-members | $200 members

Have you wondered what makes a glaze look the way it does or wanted to make your own glaze but don’t know where to start? This class is for you! In this course, we will learn what a ceramic glaze is, what its components are, and how they are combined to create a glaze. We will have several opportunities to test each glaze component and discover its unique properties and use that knowledge to create a glaze tailored specifically for your pieces. Supplies included.

Spinner Fidget Ring Class with Vaughn Millner

Posted on: November 29th, 2022

Spinner Fidget Ring Class with Vaughn Millner
Silversmithing One-Day Workshop

Saturday, March 4, 2023
$190 non-members | $140 members

Calm yourself with a spinner/fidget ring. Choose your style and work in sterling silver and/or copper and brass. In-depth demo and techniques will be demonstrated. Leave this fun, one-day workshop with your own custom ring.

*Prerequisite: Some soldering experience.
**Closed-toe shoes are required.

ART TALK: Terrell James

Posted on: November 14th, 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 3 p.m.

Please join the Mobile Museum of Art in welcoming back Houston painter Terrell James. James will host a gallery walk-and-talk of her exhibition One Eye Sees, the Other Feels. Learn her inspiration, influences and painting process with a personal and detailed look at her work.


ABOUT One Eye Sees, the Other Feels

James is a fourth-generation Houstonian and seventh-generation Texan, and she is a graduate of Sewanee University. James’s exhibition for the Mobile Museum of Art is titled One Eye Sees, the Other Feels, a quotation from the writings of Swiss artist Paul Klee. This exhibition will feature more than 30 abstract works, including drawings and paintings ranging in size from small to monumental.

exhibition supported by
The Crampton Trust, established by Katharine Cochrane Crampton

Family Collage Class

Posted on: November 1st, 2022

Family Collage Class
Thursday, December 22, 2022
1 – 3 p.m.
All Ages
Free for museum members/$5 for non-member families

Looking for something to do during the holiday break? Enjoy family time while you create something unique. This fun collage art activity will be led by local artist Monica J. Beasley. Inspiration will be taken from the current MMofA exhibition, 3 American Artists, and the work of Mark Bradford.


Please check our calendar for future events like this one.

Museum open until 8 pm

Posted on: September 19th, 2022

Museum open late for PowerLines Poets.

MMofA Closes at 3 p.m.

Posted on: September 12th, 2022

Closed for E.O. Wilson Day in Mobile.

Members Only Opening Reception

Posted on: September 12th, 2022

A private opening reception for Museum members, donors and exhibiting artists for two new exhibitions will be held on Thursday, September 15, from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibitions will open to the public on September 16 and remain on view through April 2, 2023.

  • Terrell James: One Eye Sees, The Other Feels – Terrell James is a fourth-generation Houstonian and seventh-generation Texan and a graduate of Sewanee University. James’s exhibition for the Mobile Museum of Art is titled One Eye Sees, The Other Feels, a quotation from the writings of Swiss artist Paul Klee. This exhibition will feature more than 30 abstract works, ranging in size from small to monumental.
  • Wanda Sullivan: Gardens of HopeGardens of Hope is the first solo museum exhibition of Wanda Sullivan’s work. Most of her imagery comes from her large midtown yard or the campus of Spring Hill College, where she teaches and maintains a studio. In Gardens of Hope, Sullivan examines the intersection between the natural world, her gardens, and the effects of climate change.

Both exhibitions meet two goals of the Museum’s five-year institutional strategic plan — one, to focus on the art of our place, and second, the art of our time. If you are not a member and would like to attend the opening reception and preview, join now>>

PowerLines Poets

Posted on: August 30th, 2022

Thursday, September 22 @ 6:30 p.m.

PowerLines Poets, a Mobile-based poetry troupe featuring local writers and performers is returning to the Mobile Museum of Art for a slam poetry session. PowerLines Poets will be performing works inspired by MMofA’s special exhibition 3 American Artists and inviting guest poets to take the mic as well. Join us for an evening of spoken artistry.