John Singer Sargent, "Mrs. Louis E. Raphael (Henriette Goldschmidt)", c. 1906., Oil on Canvas, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, The Blount Collection
AMERICAN ARTFor more information on the American collection, please click here.
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has collected American paintings, sculpture and works on paper since it opened in 1930. Througout the years, the Museum has acquired both individual works and collections which have made its American holdings among the most comprehensive in the Southeast. From Colonial period portraiture to contemporary, 20th-century American expressions of visual creativity in most every medium — the many aspects of American art are always on view at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Rembrandt Van Rijn, "Self-Portrait with Raised Sabre", 1634., Etching and engraving on laid paper, Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph "Bucks" Weil, Jr.
OLD MASTER PRINTSFor more information on the print collection, please click here.
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has one of the finest collections and facilities for the study of works on paper of any municipal museum in the country. The Museum holds works by artists from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century as part of its European print collection.
Many of the outstanding printmakers of art history are represented in the Museum’s collection — from fifteenth-century engravers such as Martin Schongauer and Albrecht Dürer to one of the world’s most beloved practitioners, Rembrandt van Rijn. Etchings by Canaletto, aquatints by Goya and lithographs by Whistler — the array of printmaking techniques and artists presents the rich heritage of this art form in Western culture.
Dante Marioni, "New Blue Trio with Red", 2001., Free-blown glass, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, Decorative Arts Committee Fund
DECORATIVE ARTSFor more information on decorative arts, please click here.
The Museum holds collections of 18th century Worcester porcelain and Chinese export porcelain. In addition, the Museum exhibits a variety of early 20th century art glass along with an outstanding array of contemporary Studio Glass.
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