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The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Hosts an Artful Opening Just in Time for the Holida

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts News Release
Contact: Cynthia Milledge: 334.240.4369;

Montgomery, AL, November 9, 2015–The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts celebrates seven new exhibitions and the much-anticipated Artist Market with two days of events on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21.

The weekend kicks off on Friday from 5:30 to 8 P.M. with a reception for Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman plus six other exhibitions and the simultaneous Artist Market Preview Party. The excitement continues Saturday when the Museum hosts the sixth annual Artist Market, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. This event will feature glass artist Mike Janke from Atlanta, Georgia. The Artist Market and Preview Party are sponsored by Stifel. Both are open to the public for free.

Artist Market provides a venue to experience sparkling glass, alluring ceramics, sensuous wood and stone carvings, distinctive jewelry, and much, much more.    The 30 talented artists who created these wonderful and affordable objects will be on-site to present their work—just in time for the gift-giving season.

The featured new exhibitions highlight the extraordinary photographs and glass still-life compositions of Beth Lipman, whose work is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman is accompanied by a small show of still-life paintings drawn from the collection of the MMFA, plus ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection, a thought-provoking collection of often humorous artworks by some of the biggest names of 20th-century art. A student art exhibition on the theme of “Tools in Art,” two exhibitions of photography, and a display of visual art with musical themes round out the Museum’s rich and varied array of exhibitions. See below for information about each exhibition.

Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman
Through January 31, 2016
Sponsored by: Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Dr. Laurie Weil and Dr. Tommy Wool, Corinna and Barry Wilson, and the James W. Wilson, Jr. and Wynona W. Wilson Foundation
Co-sponsored by: BB&T, Karen and Marvin Campbell, Laura and Barrie Harmon, Ann Hubbert, Joan Loeb, Laura and Michael Luckett, Dawn and Adam Schloss, and Helen Till        

Abundance and Pleasure: Still Lifes in Focus
Through January 31, 2016

Retooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection
Through January 10, 2016
Co-sponsored by: Oakworth Capital Bank and Dr. Marla Wohlman and John Crews
ReTooled was organized by International Arts and Artists, Washington, DC, from Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection, gift of John and June Hechinger.

Moment Musicale
Through January 10, 2016
Co-sponsored by: ServisFirst Bank

Portfolio: Roland L. Freeman
Through December 13, 2015

Southern Color
Through December 13, 2015

ARTWORKS Corridor: Student Art Exhibition
Transformations: Tools and Art.
Through January 3, 2016
Sponsored by: Regions

The Museum, located at One Museum Drive, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.  The Museum Store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday, 12 noon to 4 P.M. Admission is free and donations are welcome. For more information, call the MMFA at 334.240.4333 or visit the website at

The MMFA, a department of the City of Montgomery, is supported by funds from the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association.  Programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Exhibition programs are supported by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.