Creative Night For Two: Foraged to Fine Art – Painting with Natural Pigments

Posted on: December 5th, 2023

Thursday April 25, 2024 – 5:30 – 8 p.m.
$30 members / $50 non-members

From dirt to DANG – get creative with us through exploring making and using natural pigments in a variety of techniques to create an original artwork out of earth-based materials such as soil, plants, flowers, foods and spices.

Join us for guided instruction on choosing materials, preparing them, mixing your paints, and applying them in a creative way for a night of planet friendly painting.  

Creative Night for Two: Bring Your Own BOOK – Altered Book Collage

Posted on: December 5th, 2023

Thursday, February 29, 2024 | 5:30 – 8:00pm 

$30 members / $50 non-members

Join us for an introduction to mixed media collage by creating a unique “Altered Book”. In class you will develop your creative process in choosing a theme, materials, and crafting your own unique altered book collage artwork using a variety of art materials such as photo transfers, beading, sewing, stenciling and more.

Bring your own book to alter in class using mixed media materials and guided demonstrations to encourage your creative collaging.

Creative Night for Two: Wheel Throwing

Posted on: December 4th, 2023

March 28, 2024 – 5:30-8 p.m.
$50 members | $80 non-members per couple per session

Bring a friend, partner, parent, or neighbor, and create something on the pottery wheel during one (or more) of our single-night sessions. No experience is necessary; just come with a friend and an open mind. Everyone will get a chance to make 2 – 3 pieces on the wheel. They will be glazed for you, and you will pick up your finished pieces at a later date.

Creative Night For Two: Hand built Clay Mugs

Posted on: December 4th, 2023

Thursday, January 25, 2024 – 5:30-8 p.m.
$50 members | $80 non-members per couple per session

Come in from the cold and make your own mug to enjoy a toasty drink! We will create unique slab-built clay mugs you can use for all of your favorite beverages. This class is suitable for beginner or experienced students and all supplies are included.

Beginning Oil Painting – Mastering the Basics with Missy Patrick

Posted on: November 29th, 2023

Tuesdays, February 20 – March 26
1 -4 p.m.
Members: $175/Non-Members: $235

This six week course will include the basic process of approaching oil painting, including surfaces to paint on, grounds and mediums. Students will learn the potential of a limited palette and how to create their desired color. We will start in black and white, then build up to a full color palette for the last two paintings. Some supplies will be provided.

Museum closed for MMofA Team Holiday Party

Posted on: November 21st, 2023

Mobile Museum of Art closed December 19, 2023 for MMofA Team Holiday Party.

We will resume normal hours December 20, 2023 at 10 am.

ART TALK: Behind the Scenes with Kurtis Thomas

Posted on: November 8th, 2023

Thursday, January 11
Tours at 5, 6, & 7 pm
Free for MMofA Members | $5 per person for Not-Yet Members

Join MMofA Art Logistics Manager Kurtis Thomas for a behind-the-scenes tour of MMofA’s collection storage. The tour will cover the ins and outs of storing, caring for, and moving more than 6,400 artworks.


  • To take this tour, participants must RSVP. We will not be able to add last-minute reservations for these tours.
  • Due to limited space in our storage, each tour is limited to 10 people. We cannot allow any more past the cap, so we recommend registering sooner rather than later.
  • This tour will be approximately 45 – 50 minutes with limited to no seating available throughout the tour. Please keep this in mind when considering taking this tour.
  • We request that children be AT LEAST 15 years old to attend this tour.
  • We will have light refreshments available in our lobby, but food and drinks are strictly prohibited in our storage areas.

Art Talk: Paul Bongé

Posted on: November 6th, 2023

Thursday, April 11, 2024 – 6 p.m.

Dusti Bongé: The Creative Life provides a look at the creative evolution of a woman who has been called Mississippi’s first true modern artist. Expanding on the success of our recent Spotlight installation, this new exhibition presents some of her early realist watercolor and mixed media compositions, four large Abstract Expressionist paintings, and an oil on masonite inspired by a trip to Mexico, all on loan from the Paul Bongé Collection.

The artist’s grandson Paul Bongé spent his childhood learning and working on art alongside the woman who has been heralded as Mississippi’s first modern artist. Paul will share candid memories of his famous grandmother, as well as his singular perspective on the art in the galleries.

Art Talk: WPA

Posted on: November 6th, 2023

Thursday, March 7, 2024 – 6 p.m.

Inspired by DECADES: Looking Back/Moving Forward (1920 – 1939), join us for an art talk on the Works Progress Administration with Dr. Matthew L. Downs. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created as part of the flurry of legislation known as the New Deal and sought to address the crushing poverty of the Great Depression by employing people on a variety of public projects.

In addition to its well-known building and infrastructure projects, the WPA also oversaw a group of programs collectively known as Federal Project Number One. These programs employed artists, musicians, actors, and writers. This included artists like Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Lee Krasner.

Matthew L. Downs is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Mobile. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama, where he studied modern southern history with a particular focus on the South in the twentieth century. He is the author of Transforming the South, which describes the federal economic development of Alabama’s Tennessee Valley from 1915-1960, and the co-editor of the American South and the Great War, a collection of essays on World War I and its impact on the region. He lives with his wife and two children across the bay in Daphne.

Powerlines Poets @ MMofA

Posted on: November 6th, 2023

Thursday, February 29, 2024 – 6 – 7:30 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 SPOTLIGHT: Yvonne Wells and inviting guest poets to take the mic as well.