Educate. Engage. Enrich: Through the Arts
The Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) includes a permanent collection of close to 10,000 works of fine and decorative arts from America, Asia, and Europe. This collection spans periods from classical antiquity to the present day. MMofA is supported by a unique public/private partnership of city and community support. Its facility is owned by the city of Mobile, and the art collection is privately owned.
Founded in 1964, MMofA has grown from a modest initiative of The Board of Commissioners of the City of Mobile, and two private arts entities, the Allied Arts Council, and the Mobile Arts Association, to the only accredited art museum in southern Alabama.
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Since its founding in 1963 as a public/private entity then known as the “Mobile Art Gallery,” the art museum has evolved into the only accredited art museum in south Alabama, with a collection of over 10,000 artworks comprised of painting, sculpture, decorative arts, works on paper, and crafts. Its original facility of 14,000 sq. feet, located in the city’s largest green space of Langan Park, expanded with two major capital campaigns. The last, launched in the late 1990s, resulted in a $15 million dollar expansion to its current size of 95,000 sq. feet. In 2014, the art museum celebrated its 50th Anniversary, launching another capital campaign to renovate and reinstall its public spaces, and present its 50th anniversary exhibition and public arts festival, The Art and Design of Mardi Gras.
Today, the art museum continues to evolve in its service to the community, achieved through its programs, education, exhibitions and outreach. The museum’s outreach activities include on-site classes, as well as a “Pop-Up Museum” installation in downtown Mobile, and exhibitions of its collection at Mobile’s airport. The Art Museum maintains a schedule of rotating, special exhibitions as well as collection exhibitions, including work by regional artists as well as exhibitions featuring work by nationally and internationally recognized artists.
The Mobile Museum of Art also offers:
- Facility Rentals
- Group Tours
- The Museum Store
- Adults: $12
- Seniors: $10
- Active Military: $8
- Students: $8
- Children under 6: FREE
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday through Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., admission by donation (pay what you can)
Closed on Mondays and all City Holidays
*Also closed to the public for members-only events. Please check their calendar before planning your visit
Mobile, AL 36608
Phone: (251) 208-5200
For more travel information, contact Visit Mobile 1-251-208-2000 or visit www.Mobile.org