Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, located at One Museum Drive in the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, is the oldest fine arts museum in Alabama. The Museum was originally founded as an institution to exhibit and promote the work of Alabama artists and the Museum continues this tradition by acquiring works by State and regional artists. It is noted for its holdings of 19th and 20th century American paintings in the Blount Collection, its Southern regional art, and its Old Master prints. (image courtesy of Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts)
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Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.
American Paintings from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, By Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, Charles C. Eldredge, Mark M. Johnson. Contributor Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Staff. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, 2006. ISBN 0892800488, 9780892800483. 261 pages
Stars Falling on Alabama: Cappy Thompson Glass, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2006. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Ala. from Mar. 4-May 14, 2006."
Fleeting Impressions: Prints by James Mcneill Whistler. Contributor Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2006. ISBN 0892800496, 9780892800490. 120 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, March 25-May 21, 2006"
The Life and Art of Jimmy Lee Sudduth, By Susan Mitchell Crawley, Jimmy Lee Sudduth. Contributor Susan Mitchell Crawley. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in association with River City Press, 2005. ISBN 0892800453, 9780892800452. 96 pages. Google Books says: "Jimmy Lee Sudduth was born March 10, 1910, to Alex Balzola Sudduth, field hands then living in the tiny community of Caines Ridge, near Fayette. Balzola was a medicine woman, part Native American, Who frequently took him with her into the woods and fields to search for plants for her herbal remedies. This experience provided him with an extensive knowledge of the flora of Fayette County, which he later used to color his paintings. On one of these trips as a small boy he created his first painting on a treestump, using mud from the surrounding ground. Several days later, they returned to the site and found the mud painting intact. His mother took this as a sign that her son should continue painting: thus began a career that continues to this day. His early works use a medium he calls "sweet mud," a distinctive blend of richly colored local clays mixed with sugary liquids (cola or syrup, for example). With this concoction substituting for paint, he has created works of amazing strength and power--"at once ingenious, charming, witty, and highly observant. Although his Fayette environment is restrictive in many ways, Sudduth's imagination is boundless. His subjects are complex and wideranging, from people, animals, and situations familiar to residents of west Alabama, to the larger world he knows mostly from popular media. With a wooden panel on his lap and his mud bucket beside him, he captures the images that fill his life, both experienced and imagined. Their formal qualities are inspiring and rigorously observed but achieved with a purposeful and sensitive spirit."
Billie Ruth Sudduth: Math in a Basket, By Billie Ruth Sudduth. Contributor Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Staff. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2005. ISBN 0892800461, 9780892800469. 53 pages. Google Books says: "Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Ala., Apr. 9-June 5, 2005."
The point of the pen: the editorial cartoons of Frank M. Spangler, Sr, By Frank M. Spangler. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2004. ISBN 0892800445, 9780892800445. 36 pages. Google Books says: "[P]ublished on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name originated by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, and on view there August 7 through September 26, 2004"
Creativity: The Flowering Tornado, Art by Ginny Ruffner, Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2003. Ginny Ruffner Unlimited; essay by Vicki Halper (2/4/04)
Lively Times and Exciting Events: The Drawings of Bill Traylor, By Bill Traylor. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1993. ISBN 0892800321, 9780892800322. 52 pages.Google Books says: "An exhibition catalog of forty-one American paintings."
William Christenberry, By William Christenberry. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1989. 12 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held in 1989."
Daughters of the South: Clara Weaver Parrish and Anne Goldthwaite: Exhibition and Catalog, By Clara Weaver Parrish, Anne Goldthwaite, Miriam Fowler, Christine C Neal. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1989. Google Books says: "Text by Miriam Fowler and Christine C. Neal."
Advancing American Art: Politics and Aesthetics in the State Department Exhibition, 1946-48: Essays By Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, Virginia McCord Mecklenburg. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1984. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007. ISBN 0892800216, 9780892800216. 108 pages. Google Books says: "Exhibition held at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and at other galleries, Jan. 10-Dec. 9, 1984."
The Traditional Pottery of Alabama: Essays by E. Henry Willett and Joey Brackner, By E. Henry Willett, Joey Brackner. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1983. ISBN 0892800208, 9780892800209. 70 pages. Google Books says: "An exhibition jointly sponsored by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities, with the assistance of the Folk Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts."
David Parrish: An Exhibition, By Mitchell Douglas Kahan. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1981. ISBN 0892800178, 9780892800179. 24 pages. Google Books says: "Exhibition schedule: Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, May 19-July 5, 1981, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama, July 14-August 30, 1981, Montgomery Museum of fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Sept. 8-Oct. 31, 1981"--Verso t.p.
Joseph Rusling Meeker: Images of the Mississippi Delta, By C. Reynolds Brown,. Contributor Philip A. Klopfenstein. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1981. ISBN 0892800186, 9780892800186. 39 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Fine Arts Museum of the South at Mobile, and the Historic New Orleans Collection."
American art, 1934 - 1956, By Diane J Gingold. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1978
American Painting, 1900-1939: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art : [exhibition] June 29 Through August 8, 1976, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, By Diane J. Gingold. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1976. ISBN 0892800038, 9780892800032. 110 pages.
Memorial Exhibition of Works of the Late J. Kelly Fitzpatrick: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts ; Sunday, December 13 - 2:00 P.m. - Through January 10, 1954, By Kelly Fitzpatrick. Published by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1953
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