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Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery

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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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  • The museum is situated in the Blount Cultural Park off of Woodmere Road. With rolling land, a lake & ducks the outside is beautiful & peacful. When you step through the doors you discover a world clas...  more »
  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is a relatively small museum but they always have something going on for visitors of all ages. The permanent collection is worth seeing but most interesting are the ...  more »
  • I have visited the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts many times over the years... First, as a fun, mother-daughter outing when my daughter was in elementary school, and numerous times in the years since,...  more »
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  • Lovely scenery outside the museum. Extremely tranquil environment for when you need a peaceful setting. Art was well placed and area was easy to navigate through.
  • Awesome place to spend a few hours. We have three kids, 5 and under and all of them enjoyed it.
  • Beautiful drive through a well-groomed landscape and hand built bridge leading up to a really cool museum of art. I especially liked the art by the local highschool. It's very important to allow schools to use their talents. Got to see a fun showcase of local art and even bought a few things. Highly recommend this place.
  • Really nice and mellow atmosphere. Great place for a first date, or to take the kids!
  • Beautiful place always stop when visiting Asf.

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