Mobile Museum of Art, History Museum of Mobile, again, honor city’s first responders

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

The Mobile Museum of Art and History Museum of Mobile are offering free memberships to city employees for a second year, once again in honor of the city’s first responders.

The memberships allow two adults and any of their children younger than 18 years old to see the exhibitions in each museum free of charge for an entire year. It also entitles them to other benefits specific to each museum for that year, like gift store discounts and invitations to members-only events.

The History Museum’s family membership benefits include free admission for the year, 10 percent off the purchase of books, postcards, etc. in the museum lobby, e-mail updates, invitations to special events, 10 percent off of any classes or workshops, and access to the Time Travelers reciprocal program, which grants access to more than 150 museums and history centers in 40 states.  Benefits vary, so please, visit the History Museum website for more information.

The MMoA family membership benefits include free admission to all lectures, programs and special exhibitions, 10 percent discount in The Museum Store, invitations to member opening events, discounts on art classes, the Museum Bulletin, e-mail updates, and Southeastern Reciprocal Museum membership, which provides access to more than 75 regional museums.

The coming year will be an exciting one for both museums.

In celebration of the MMofA 50th Anniversary year, staff members are reinstalling the Museum’s collection galleries and launching the anniversary year with Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, filled with masterpieces spanning four centuries.  The year will culminate with a four-day Anniversary celebration and presentation of The Art and Design of Mardi Gras exhibition in November 2014—a collaborative project of the Mobile Carnival Museum, the History Museum and Mobile Museum of Art.

The History Museum of Mobile has an equally busy year ahead.  In March, the museum will be added to the Artwalk map.  The following month the museum will unveil a new permanent exhibit called Faces of Mobile, containing more than 60 portraits and photographs from the men and women who helped to shape the Port City’s 300-year history.  The museum will have a preview of the Portrait Gallery on display in its new downstairs Community Gallery, beginning December 30.  In addition to participating in the Mobile Museum of Art’s Mardi Gras exhibition, the History Museum will end the year with Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia, an exhibit which chronicles artist Roderick MacKenzie’s long sojourn to India from the 1890s through the early 20th century.

City employees have until Jan. 7, 2014 to sign up for these offers. More membership information can be found on both museums’ websites: and

The Mobile Museum of Art is located at 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608. The History Museum of Mobile is located at 111 S. Royal St., Mobile, AL 36652.

For more information contact:

Mobile Museum of Art
Mary Lee Montgomery at 251.208.5203 or

History Museum of Mobile
Jacqlyn Kirkland at 251.208.7652 or