As we look forward to celebrating MMofA’s sixtieth anniversary in October 2024, we are launching an innovative series of exhibitions that will immerse our members and visitors in the art, history, and innovations of the decades leading up to the sixties. This trip through time is scheduled in experiential exhibitions of two decades each, and the first, Decades: Looking Back/Moving Forward (1900 – 1919) will open June 15th for our members and donors.
We need your help to tell a story like we’ve never done before!
The period 1900 to 1919 was a time of change in the world and in art. The Armory Show in New York City opened in 1913 and introduced many Americans to the first modern art they’d ever seen. Our exhibition includes an homage to the Armory Show that will allow visitors to feel as if they’ve actually walked into the 69th Regiment Armory Building on Lexington Avenue and 25th Street and are witnessing art by the same artists who actually participated in that exhibition.
Also included in this installment of the Decades exhibitions are galleries exploring the country and cities as people moved from rural to urban areas for job opportunities; the changing roles of women in society leading up winning the Constitutional right to vote; and a glimpse into how two artists with ties to Mobile reacted to modernism.
Visitors shouldn’t worry if they can’t remember their history lessons from the first two decades of the twentieth century because we will have timelines on our walls tracing the big events and what was happening in the art world at the same time. For added flavor, we’re screening silent films in our gallery cinema, including a movie shot from a vending cart as it travels streets crowded with more carts and kids and people everywhere.
This Decades installation, as well as the two that will follow 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.
SPONSOR ENTIRE EXHIBITION:
- $10,000 (recognized on title wall, 2 available)
SPONSOR A SECTION:
- $2,500 (recognized on section wall, 10 available – 2 per section)
SPONSOR A SINGLE WORK:
- $500 (selected by Director, recognized on label)
- $250 (selected by Curator, recognized on label)
If you wish to donate, fill out the form at this link and mail a check to OR click the button below to donate online:
Mobile Museum of Art, Inc.
ATTN: Lianne Kenney
4850 Museum Drive
Mobile, AL 36608
Checks must be made out to Mobile Museum of Art, Inc. and must include a note designating your donation to the “Decades 1900-1919 exhibition.”
If you would like to donate by phone, please contact:
Manager of External Affairs
Operations Manager: Finance and Admin