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Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Monday, August 17, 2009

The other day, when we were at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts already to see the Patrick Dougherty twig architecture exhibit, we went inside to view the quilt exhibit that was going on. I couldn't take pics of that exhibit because not all pieces were part of the museum's permanent collection, but here are some things that were okay...


These windows are by Cappy Thompson who specializes in transparent enameling of glass:

This is one of her glass pieces that the museum owns, from 1997 - "Lovers Sweet Embrace While Dream Chariot Waits":

The museum also has this piece by Frank Fleming:


...which reminded me of this one at Southern Progress (where Southern Living and several other publications have their offices) when I visited there earlier this year:
This one at Southern Progress is called "Dogman, Rabbitman, and Soup Tureen". A few years ago when I was working on genealogy, I discovered that one of my great-great-great-great-etc uncles, Leonidas Lafayette Polk, founded Progressive Farmer and 80 or so years later, Progressive Farmer's editors started Southern Living to expand on the life/home sections of PF. Which...I love Southern Living anyway but that just made me happy.

Anyway, besides that really nice Frank Fleming, the museum also has this of his in a small side courtyard:

This is called 'Melon Bouquet' by Cam Langley:

And this painting (for whatever reason my pic of it is not in good focus) is by Nicola Marschall who lived in Marion, Alabama and designed the first Confederate flag and an official Confederate uniform. From the waist down this is not the most flattering look by today's standards, is it!?:

An oil of the view of Montgomery sometime between 1870 and 1880 by an anonymous artist:

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The quilt exhibit that we saw inside includes works by Mozell Benson and Nora Ezell. They had another room full with quilts by Yvonne Wells.

And...speaking of quilts, APT is selling more artwork as a fundraiser for them on eBay. This week they have facejugs by Jerry Brown, Steve Dark, and Steve Miller, and quilts by Bettye Kimbrell and Yvonne Wells. The last time I checked with Bettye Kimbrell, she was not accepting custom projects - so this is probably one of the easiest and least expensive ways to go about buying one of her quilts right now.

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