Mobile Museum of Art

MMofA Summer Camps Coming Up

May 17, 2024
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The Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) is hosting summer art camps for ages 5-16. Taught by trained art professionals, each class is customized by age group to explore concepts relating to the elements and principles of art, famous artists and the MMofA museum collection. Tours in MMofA’s galleries will include “FOR CHILDREN: The Elements of…

Love Your Community Teams Receive $9,000 In Grants

May 3, 2024
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Six Love Your Community teams each received a $1,500 grant from the Mobile County Commission for their litter-reduction work in Mobile County during the third-annual Love Your Community Earth Day Celebration and Volunteer Appreciation Event on April 20 in Mobile. The following volunteer teams were awarded the grants for planned beautification projects: Loving Litter Clean…

MMofA To Celebrate Earth Day

April 5, 2024
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The Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) is holding a free Earth Day celebration on April 20 beginning at noon in collaboration with the Mobile Japanese Gardens for a family-friendly recycled art activity. Visitors to MMofA will use recyclable materials like plastic and paper bags to create a koinobori (carp or koi in Japanese) windsock in…

MMofA To Host Children’s Art Discussion

March 22, 2024
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The Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) is hosting an interactive discussion and activity exploring developmentally appropriate practices to enhance artistic development and the power of arts education from birth to adulthood. The March 28 event is at 6-7:30 p.m. and hosted by Dr. Paige Vitulli, chair of the department of integrative studies and associate professor…

Work At MMofA Helps Secure New Exhibits For 60th Anniversary

Work At MMofA Helps Secure New Exhibits For 60th Anniversary

February 23, 2024
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On March 1, the Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) will finish the installation of a chiller, which is the first phase of improvements to the building as the museum prepares for the 60th anniversary of its founding, to be celebrated with a party on October 26. This is the second of two chillers that have…

MMofA Opens Next “Decades” Exhibit

MMofA Opens Next “Decades” Exhibit

December 8, 2023
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TheMobile Museum of Art (MMofA) is opening “DECADES: Looking Back/Moving Forward (1920-1939)” on December 15. The first in a series of exhibitions showing visitors the art, history and innovations of the decades leading up to the 1960s when MMofA opened, it prepares for the celebration of MMofA’s 60th anniversary in October 2024. The aim for…

MMofA Art Talk Coming Up

MMofA Art Talk Coming Up

September 29, 2023
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The Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) is holding an art talk with Mobile artist and Executive Director of the Mobile Arts Council Lucy Gafford on October 5 at 6:30 p.m at MMofA. Gafford will talk about her creative journey from idea to completion of the Fantastical Forest exhibit. This interactive installation explores where nature and…

MMofA Grant Offers Free Admission

MMofA Grant Offers Free Admission

February 17, 2023
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The Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) recently received a grant from the Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama to enable it to offer free general admission to all Alabamians every Thursday from March 1 through May 31. MMofA has offered free general admission on Thursdays for the past 10 years but only…

MMofA Names New Executive Director

MMofA Names New Executive Director

December 15, 2022
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The board of the Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) announced that, following a yearlong, national search, it has selected Jon Carfagno as its next executive director, effective February 14, 2023. He replaces retiring Director Deborah Velders, who is concluding her 10th year at the museum and will remain in her position until Carfagno assumes the…

E.O. Wilson Program Announced

October 2, 2022
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E.O. Wilson, who died at age 92 on December 26, 2021, will be recognized with a tribute and special program on October 7 at 5-7:30 p.m. at the Mobile Museum of Art, AL.com announced. Mobile writer and filmmaker Ben Raines, a former AL.com journalist, will provide an introduction. Though born in Birmingham, Wilson spent his…

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