Founded in 1930, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts houses an impressive art collection comprising of mainly American and European art. Specifically, the museum holds nine collections: American Paintings and Sculpture, American Works on Paper, Regional Art of the Southeast, Old Master Prints, Self-Taught and Folk Art, Historical American Art Glass, American Studio Art Glass, Historical Porcelain, Art of Africa. Artists represented here include Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt, and Dale Chihuly. The current museum building was constructed in 1988 and was expanded in 2006. The museum also has a gallery called ARTWORKS, which features interactive exhibits for children to learn how to make art.


  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1930 and built the facility at this location in 1988.
    The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1930 and built the facility at this location in 1988.

The museum was founded by artist John Kelly Fitzpatrick and others. His works, including the painting "Negro Baptising" are part of the museum's collection. For the first 40 years of its existence, the museum collected a wide range artwork including Native American artifacts, decorative arts, rare historical items, and geographical materials. In 1972, the museum decided to focus solely on collecting fine art. 

"History of the MMFA." Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Accessed September 19, 2017. http://mmfa.org/about/history.

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