Department offers many exciting off-site learning experiences for the
Montgomery community, including after school art classes at selected community
centers, presentations to community groups and in school classrooms, stories
and art activities at the library and YMCA, and art projects in partnership
with other organizations such as the Montgomery Zoo and Jubilee Cityfest.
year, Museum teachers lead after school art classes at different sites in the
community, through the Art in the Afternoon and Connections
programs. Students are given the opportunity to work with a wide
variety of art media and learn many new techniques in drawing, painting,
printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. During each teaching session of the year,
students participate in a Museum field trip to view, first hand, the works of
art they studied and create a special art project in the studios.
All of the outreach programs are based on the
Museum’s temporary exhibitions or works from the Permanent Collection. Art in
the Afternoon is offered in partnership with the City of Montgomery’s
Weed and Seed program, and is funded in part by a grant from the Alabama State
Council on the Arts. The Working Women’s Foundation has also provided grant
support for the Museum’s outreach programs.
This fall the Museum is continuing to offer weekly art classes at several locations, including the E. D. Nixon Community Center, Bertha T. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch Library, and the Mount Meigs Department of Youth Services. Visual arts programming for all the outreach centers during this time is based primarily on the following exhibitions: Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace (vibrant, figurative patterns on hand-tooled and stained leather) and Material Transformations (artwork created by seven contemporary artists, using everyday and recycled materials). Activities include drawing, painting and sculpting with unusual materials, making carved wooden masks with Tuskegee artist Homer Johnson, and building sculptures from recycled materials with well-known artist Charlie Lucas.
The Museum is proud to recognize Walmart as a sponsor of Outreach programs.