Exhibiting October 7th - November 26th
Join us for AMoA's Member Preview Reception on Friday, Oct. 7th from 6:30-8:30PM. You can sign up to become an AMoA Member that night!
James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Realism in Print
Massachusetts-born painter and printmaker, James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) is best known for his painting Arrangement in Grey and Black
—a.k.a. Whistler’s Mother
. He was also widely renowned for his prints and etchings, which reflect the influence of the French Realist movement on his work. Created during the late 1850s to 1880s, these works depict scenes of everyday life and include pieces from some of Whistler’s most famous series of etchings, the “French Set” and “Thames Set.” The exhibition Realism in Print, a collection of 23 etchings from the Dr. Richard L. Shorkey Collection, comes to AMoA by way of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.
Steve Martin: Figurative Expressionism--
the abstract qualities of line, shape, and color expressed through the human form
Cenla native and longtime New Orleans resident, Steve Martin observes, “We respond to line and form instinctively, without conscious thought.” In a retrospective exhibition, “Figurative Expressionism…” Martin works in a variety of media as he explores the quality of these elements in a prolific sampling of paintings, sculptures, and prints. Martin has become both artist and entrepreneur, as owner of Steve Martin Studios, based in both New Orleans and Miami. His own work is now represented in over one thousand corporate, civic, private, and museum collections throughout the world. Steve will be teaching a “Master Class” in wire sculpture for AMoA on Saturday, October 29th.
LA Crafts Guild:
Masters & Members II
The Louisiana Crafts Guild is an organization of juried Fine Crafts Artisans located throughout the state of Louisiana and the Southern Region of the United States. Members of the Guild are active in their community and give back by providing demonstrations to schools, churches, libraries and other organizations. AMoA looks forward to the Guild’s annual exhibit of treasures just in time for holidays.
Family Events and
Explore the world of art as a family
at the Alexandria Museum of Art!
Realism in Print
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Come sketch the river from our scenic Overlook Gallery and create etchings using recycled materials.
Dragon Heads and Tails
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Create “Crafty Dragons!” Participants will construct three dimensional dragon masks from paper and cardboard.
Tuesday, November 22. 20011 at Tree House
Students will design and create an original dragon puppet show.
The Dragon “Quilting” Bee
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Participants will create a “quilt” or tapestry using a dragon or monster theme through fabric collage.
Second Saturday Market
Saturday, October 8, 2011
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Every SECOND SATURDAY of the month, AMoA features LOCAL farmer’s produce(when available), specialty foods and products, local food vendors, and, of course, original local art. Support your neighbors--and remember that one-of-a-kind works of art sold in the downtown Cultural Arts District are tax-free! We’ll have a children’s art activity booth, live local music, and more. While you’re here, be sure to visit our rotating art exhibits and our Gift Shop. Admission to the museum is free during market hours!
Cenla Storytelling Guild
Saturday, November 19, 2011
6:00 - 8:00PM
Tellabration is a worldwide benefit evening of storytelling. Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. It creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend. Locally, the Cenla Storytelling Guild brings together some of the area’s most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales.
Deck the Galleries
The City of Alexandria’s
“12 Nights of Christmas”
Thurday, December 8, 2011
5:30 - 7:30PM
The Alexandria Museum of Art will participate in the City of Alexandria’s 2011 Twelve Nights of Christmas on December 8th. AMoA will introduce a new children’s Christmas storybook, Merry the Christmas Witch , written by local author, Bobbi Hess and illustrated by AMoA’s Education Director, Anne Reid. Merry the Christmas Witch is a delightful tale about a witch born on Christmas day and how she deals with being different. The evening will consist of refreshments, galleries filled with Christmas trees decorated by local schools for our annual Christmas tree decorating competition, “Deck the Galleries,” an exhibition of the impressive original paintings by Anne Reid for the Merry the Christmas Witch book, a reading of the book by author Bobbi Hess, images from the book projected on the wall during reading, signed copies of the book available for sale, and characters from the book roaming the galleries.
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Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Hours of operation:
Active Military FREE through Sept. 5th
$2 Students/children 4-13 yrs
Free to children under 4 yrs
Call for Group Rates
BOARD OF MANAGERS:
Ronald Paul Herzog