The capital city is steeped in history, but there’s more to Montgomery than an interesting, inspiring past. Today, our present is buzzing with creativity that’s being expressed with paint, metal, textiles and clay and through dance, music and theatre.
The amount of art being produced in Montgomery may surprise you, and we know it will impress you.
Feast Your Eyes
From folk art to fine art, there’s a dizzying array of visual works on display in Montgomery for your viewing pleasure.
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
It’s big, it’s beautiful and it’s bursting with all kinds of art: paintings, porcelain, prints and glass. Thousands of works of art representing cultures around the globe and spanning centuries of expression can be found at the MMFA. Permanent collections include paintings, sculpture and works on paper that are among the most comprehensive in the region. Other works worth a look are those by artists of the Southeast, and particularly Alabama, including over 60 quilts.
Now Hear This!
The capital city is alive with the sounds of music.
The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra
The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra has been thrilling the ears of audiences for over 30 years with its concerts performed by world-class violin fellows and the all volunteer orchestra led by accomplished conductor Maestro Thomas Hinds. Children’s Concerts, the free Broadway Under the Stars (featuring favorite show tunes performed outside) and the Holiday Pops Concert draw thousands.
ClefWorks promotes chamber music in a casual, relaxed environment. Each year with its Festival Season concerts, its House concerts and Outreach concerts, Clefworks features world renowned musicians in unique venues collaborating with other art forms.
For 38 years, Montgomery Chorale has been serenading Montgomery as the city’s oldest musical performing arts organization and its official performing choral group.
Montgomery Chamber Music Organization
In 1960, MCMO was founded to bring superb chamber musicians to the River Region. MCMO’s commitment to excellence in great music and great artists has kept this organization strong and growing for over 50 years.