Learn from our Curators and Educators
Education is a large and vital part of our mission. We want to do more than just curate art exhibitions, we want to promote the arts by telling the stories behind the art and the artists. Through art education, we can help create a sense of value, and explain the important role art plays in the development of healthy can vibrant communities.
- Learn more about the Foundation's mission, collections, and organizational systems.
- Learn about the Regionalism or American Scene painting, an American realist modern art movement that was popular from 1920s through the 1950s in the United States. The Regionalist style was the preferred style of the for most of the Dixie colonists.
- Learn intimate details about the Dixie Art Colony and the artists that participated. We will include sneak previews of artwork and scrapbook items that have never been seen by the general public.
- Learn about South Alabama's art colony: The Bayou Painters. Colony instructors at this colony included Kelly Fitzpatrick, Shiney Moon, and Genevieve Southerland. All participants in the Dixie Art Colony.
- Learn more about President Franklin D. Roosevelt 's New Deal art and architecture programs and its effect on the State of Alabama. Some of the Dixie Art Colony artists including Kelly Fitzpatrick were participants in the program.
About Our Programs
The majority of our programs are designed to offer small groups of individuals an up-close and personal opportunity to learn more about the visual arts in a casual setting. While some of our programs will venture outside the south, most will focus on the Southern Region, particularly Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Mississippi.
There will be a small fee to attend some of our programs while others such as Lunch & Learn are entirely free of charge, open to the general public, and do not require reservations. Our more in-depth four-session programs do require reservations and a small fee is charged. Volunteers will receive a discount.
For more information about program dates and times, see our events schedule.
Lunch & Learn Programs
- Length(1) One-Hour Session
- 2016 TermTypically the Third Wednesday of Each Month
- Apply tillCome as you are. Some, but not all require reservations.
About Our Lunch & Learn Programs
For details about scheduled programs, check out our “Special Events” located on our home page.
Volunteer & Learn Programs
- Length(4) One-Hour Sessions, One Session Every Other Week For 8 Weeks
- 2017 TermJanuary 12–March 9
- Apply tillDecember 30, 2016
- Stipend$45 non-volunteers or $15 for volunteers
About Our Volunteer & Learn Programs
Participants that enroll in our Volunteer & Learn Program will receive a $30 discount on all programs. The same educational programs are also open to non-volunteers at a charge of $45 per four-session program.Download application form
Our next Field Trip will take place on Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00 am at the Alabama Department of Archives and History located at 624 Washington Avenue in downtown Montgomery.
Reservations are required. A limited number of spaces are available.Reservations and More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirments to register for our Volunteer & Learn Programs?
Volunteer & Learn Programs are open to any individual 16 years of age or older. The programs are primarily designed to provide enrichment for our volunteers. However, non-volunteers may register for a fee of $45. Volunteers receive a discount of $30 in exchange for a pledge of six hours of volunteer service.
What types of volunteer opportunities are available?
A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available form addressing envelopes to assisting with programs and receptions. For more information about becoming a volunteer, check out our Volunteer Application.Download volunteer application form