MoFA is excited to announce that some of our public programs will be hosted in the digital space and in person this spring! These events are free and open to the public. For virtual events, please register up until the time of the event to receive the link to attend.
Thursday, June 1st, at 6:00 PM EST, join us for the opening reception of “Combined Talents: Southern Futurisms.” The future of the South is on our minds. With the ample creative praxis in the South today, we called for the submission of artworks for this juried exhibition by artists who think of their work as a lens through which we can consider the future of our region. Anyone who self-identified as Southern was eligible to apply. After much consideration, and out of over two hundred submitted artworks, guest jurors Dana-Marie Lemmer and TK Smith selected the thirty-six pieces in the exhibition.
Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in the Call Street parking garage. This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Friday, April 14th 6:00 PM EST
The Florida State University Department of Art is pleased to announce be/longing, an exhibition of works by Florida State University’s 2023 MFA graduating class Jenae Christopher, AnnaBrooke Greene, Camille Modesto, nik rye, Chayse Sampy, and Chansong Woo. Hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition will focus on their shared considerations of being in the state of longing regarding the diaspora, community and home.
Inspired by the exhibit “Are We Free to Move About the World: The Passport in Contemporary Art,” we invite you to create your own passport stamp. Use rubber blocks and carving tools to learn basic stamp carving techniques and design a stamp you can take home. Through this, you can make a stamp representing you, your connections to place, and the overarching question, “Are We Free to Move About the World.”
You will have two opportunities to join in, Thursday, March 23rd, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM EST and Saturday, April 1st, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM EST in MoFA’s galleries. The workshop is free and open to the public.
On March 4th at 2:00 PM EST, join us for an in-gallery concert directed by Liliya Ugay as a part of the chamber music series titled Silent Voices.
March 9th, 7:00 PM EST, Room 249 (adjacent to MoFA’s lobby)
On Thursday, March 9th, at 7:00 EST, please join us for an artist talk with MoFA featured artist Evan Meaney. Evan Meaney is an artist, game designer, and developer who teaches new media practices at the University of South Carolina. Through his work, Meaney discovers “liminalities and glitches of all sorts, equating failing data to ghosts, seances, and archival hauntologies.”
Amy Szczepanski and Meaney’s work, “Big_Sleep™,” is on view in “Cut Frames, Captured Pixels” until March 18th. Learn more about the artist at https://evanmeaney.com/.
Join us Thursday evening, February 2, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 pm for the opening reception of Are We Free to Move About the World: The Passport in Contemporary Art. Curated by Grace Aneiza Ali, this exhibition explores how contemporary artists engage with the passport – an archive, document, symbol, object of migration, and instrument of mobility with control – to reflect one’s freedom of movement or lack thereof. The exhibition aims to investigate how artists treat the passport as an object of inquiry, both precious and stripped of its meaning, unpacking it as an urgent response to the global migration crisis.
Are We Free to Move About the World will be on display through May 20, 2023.
January 19th at 5:00 PM EST
January 19th at 6:00 PM EST
Thursday, January 19th, at 5:00 pm EST, join us for an artist talk with MoFA featured artist Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku.
At 6:00 pm following the talk, we invite you to the opening reception of Un sentimento di libertà | A Feeling of Freedom: New Italians in the Work of Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku, curated by Dr. Tenley Bick and Cut Frames, Captured Pixels: Found Footage Film & Video curated by Dave Rodriguez.
Afro-Italian artist Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku (b. 1978) is known for his monumental portraits that celebrate Black women. He lives and works in Milan. He has recently exhibited his works at Afro Fashion Week and in a solo show, SOTTOPELLE, at his new exhibition space, THE OFFICE, situated in the center of Milan, and a cycle of exhibitions entitled Tricolore, shown at Akka Projects (Venice) and Reggia di Venaria, outside of Turin, among other locations.
Click here or visit https://artisttalkdougbaulos.eventbrite.com to register.
On January 12th, at 7 PM EST, join us for a virtual artist talk with Doug Baulos, who was featured in the recent MoFA exhibition Boundless Terrain.
Baulos is currently an Assistant Professor of Drawing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the curricular director at Studio by the Tracks, an art center that provides free art classes. Their drawings, installations, and books have been exhibited/published both nationally and internationally. Their current works are explorations (visual) and meditations (poetry) centering on their ideas of spirituality, love, death, shelter, and hope.
Baulos received their MFA from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. They regularly teach workshops and lecture on their research in book arts, drawing, and visual ecology.