Art After Hours
Art After Hours is WMA’s quarterly event to celebrate the opening of new exhibitions. Come wander the galleries, have a drink, and take in the new art on display. You might even have a chance to speak with one of the exhibiting artists or try your hand at an in-gallery activity. Light snacks will be served, and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call the museum at 334.794.387
Art After Hours happens the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October.
Spring: April 18th’s event will mark the opening of new spring exhibitions, including Carlton Nell: Compositions, featuring large-scale, abstracted landscapes by artist and Auburn University professor Carlton Nell; Continuum: 1808 to 2017 / Goya to Erdreich, featuring mixed media works by Beverly Erdreich, based on Francisco de Goya’s Disasters of War series of etchings and exploring atrocities that have impacted society through incredible acts of brutality; and the Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama, the annual statewide traveling exhibition of work created by Alabama students with visual impairments, blindness, and deafness. Also on display: A Salad of Servers: Innovative Flatware from the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Tintype Portrait Sessions with GUSDUGGER at Art After Hours
GUSDUGGER, the collaborative name of Birmingham-based photographers CARY NORTON + JARED RAGLAND, will be with us at April 18th’s Art After Hours. Specializing in the 19th century wet-plate collodion tintype process and using vintage large format cameras, hand-crafted chemistry and a mobile darkroom, GUSDUGGER began documenting the people and landscapes of Alabama in 2016.
Cary and Jared, who will serve as artists-in-residence at WMA from April 18-20, will offer individual tintype portrait sessions to Art After Hours guests. Reservations are required. Please click here to learn more and to sign up for a 15-minute portrait session.
Summer: July 18, 2019
Fall: October 17, 2019
Winter: January 16, 2020
Art After Hours occurs on the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October as part of WMA’s Third Thursday schedule.