Trip Planner:   USA  /  Alabama  /  Montgomery  /  Museums  /  Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery
(4.6/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is a museum located in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, featuring several art collections. The permanent collection includes examples of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculpture, Southern regional art, Old Master prints and decorative arts. It is also home to ARTWORKS, a participatory art gallery and studio for children.The current building was designed by the Montgomery architectural firm of Barganier, Davis, and Sims and opened in 1988. An addition was completed in 1993.HistoryThe Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1930 with the mission "to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art of the highest quality for the enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment of its public." The museum is the oldest fine arts museum in Alabama and was the first museum in Alabama to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in June 1978. The museum moved to its current home in the Blount Cultural Park, in 1988. The museum's permanent collection consists of paintings, sculpture, and works on paper that represent the work of artists of national as well as regional reputation. The core of the American collection is the Blount Collection of American Art, a group of forty-one paintings that includes works by John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, and Winslow Homer. The MMFA has a collection of Old Master prints, including works by Rembrandt, Dürer, and Whistler. The museum hosts a broad range of temporary exhibitions with art from international and American collections as well as works by contemporary artists.
Plan your visit to Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Montgomery vacation planner.
Source
Create a full Montgomery itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Montgomery

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Montgomery by other users

5 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in United States BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United States & Birmingham BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Orlando & Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Was blown away by the mix of old and modern. Displayed art was national in scope not just local. Everything inside and out was very high quality. Signage was a little small for my aging eyes and too l...  more »
  • I LOVE MMFA! They have two stories as well as a learning center and kids center. They have installs that stay and others that they interchange. It's a lot of fun whether you are a child or an adult! 
  • Never expected such a nice museum here in Montgomery. A variety of period artists,sculptures, children's area etc. it's free and takes about 1-2 hours. Nice gift shop and restaurant. Highly recommend. 
Google
  • They have a great interactive children's area and the volunteers are always friendly and helpful. Lots of engaging areas for children of all ages to get hands on and learn more about art and history, either through guided or self-led tours. I especially love that it is free admission.
  • I have not been to the museum in at least 9 years, and I forgot how great this place is! Thoroughly impressed with the expansion to the kids area, took my 4 year old nephew for his first trip. Guards were extremely friendly. I'm so proud that my city has this amazing, constant, piece of culture. I love the sense of peace it always lends as well.
  • Was invited by a friend to join his family and I was really impressed. It's nice to have an option like this here in town. Definitely will have to come back - especially bring guests from out of town. Exhibits are well displayed. A good break from looking at a computer or screen to have an experience.
  • This place is great for well-behaved kids. There are lots of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. They offer a lot of great youth art summer camps for decent prices.
  • One of my favorite museums! Art selection isn't very big and very few exhibit rotations, but includes a great small performance venue and child friendly area.