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Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 95+ 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.
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  • This medium-sized museum packs a big punch with its permanent collection, temporary exhibits and excellent children's gallery. The permanent collection is diverse, with names many visitors will recogn...  read more »
  • We visited the Museum specifically to see the copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, which is currently on display at MMFA. Wonderful to see such a great piece of history! The cafe looked nice, too, thoug...  read more »
  • This is a great find. Well lit, well maintained, open viewing areas and a diverse collection of art. They have something for all ages. They even have artwork outside around the grounds. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Went to the Ballet on the Green event right paid the museum. It was a really nice event & perfect weather.
  • Very nice. Great place for the entire family....
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