“A wonderful experience. We will come again” Fran & Jim Rolino, Athens
"Remarkable collection. What a surprise!" Michele Atwood, Newnan, Ga
“A gem” Jeanne Faber, Pennington, NJ
A collecting institution, MMoFA imaginatively displays exceptional art from around the world. Informative wall cards offer intriguing facts and glimpses into the lives of the art masters. Works are displayed in an intimate atmosphere with fireplace, club chairs, and soft music for relaxed viewing pleasure. Countinuous art film with large screen projection offers a refreshing retreat and interprets works on display.
Additions to the MMoFA Collection inlcude a variety of original drawings, paintings and sculptures that expand the scope and quality of artworks that visitors can enjoy. Click Here to View Recent Gifts.
Fine examples of American art include works by Joseph Leyendecker, Alexander Kruse, Marguerite Wildenhain, Charles Ethan Porter, George Wharton Edwards, William McVey, and James Abbott McNeil Whistler. Numerous works in the Museum's collection are registered with the Smithsonian Art Inventory as national art assets.
MMoFA visitors will also find a collection of international contemporary art created by artists born outside the US and spent part of the their career enjoying the artistic freedom that can be found in the US. Featured artists include Korean born J.C. Seo, Nigerian born Kanayo Ede, Iranian born Bahar Beharani, and Russian born Simon Sholnick.
From the African tradition, MMoFA presents a superb collection of African stone sculptures created by the founding fathers of the Shona sculpture movement nurtured by Frank McEwen, first director of the National Gallery in Zimbabwe. The sculptures toured the US in a 1968 exhibition organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The charming stone "creatures" fuse animal and human features in a unique art form.
MMoFA welcomes charitable donations from individuals, corporations, foundations,and grants to enhance the quality and scope of our permanent collection, develop new exhibitions, expand educational programming, and fulfill our mission with sufficient identity and strength to delight many generations to come. To learn how you can donate a work of art to this 501-c-3 charitable institution or support an exhibition, contact Director Michele Bechtell at 706-340-8395 or firstname.lastname@example.org .