“Enchanting!” Matt Luca, Alpharetta
“Fabulous!” Kathy Canary, Fort Meyers, FL
“Awesome!” Pat Camden, Norcross
Born in Connecticut, USA, Umerle lives in London and exhibits internationally including the Royal Academy of Arts, Barbican
Arts Centre, and Christie's. She obtained her BA at Falmouth University and MFA at the Parsons School of Design, NY. Awards include the Gottlieb Foundation, London Arts
Board, and Arts Council England. In 2011, Art critic Jason Stopa for NY Arts Magazine, 2011 observed that "Umerle arrives at her imagery via a hyper formalism that makes no distinction between
medium, surface, and support. The formal apparatus is gravity’s gesture, its pull downwards. Illusionistic depth is achieved by the layering of the medium, which is an interesting nod to history."
Robert Priseman (b.1965) is a British artist best known for thematic works that engage the viewer in provocative psychological and sociopolitical issues. After working initially as a book designer, the artist painted portraits of prominent individuals and then shifted to thematic series of work including The Hospital Series, Subterraneans, The Francis Bacon Interiors, and No Human Way to Kill. Priseman’s works are held in museums around the world inlcuding Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Hertford Museum, The Royal Collection Windsor, and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Following art study at Wesleyan Academy and National Academy of Design, Charles Porter became one of the first African Americans to exhibit at the Academy. He traveled to Paris carrying a letter
of recommendation from Mark Twain and enrolled in Ecole des Arts Decoratifs. Porter opened studios in NYC and Hartford. He became a charter member of Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in 1910. His
fortunes declined due to health and racism. When many people would not buy from a black artist, Porter’sBavarian studio partner sold Porter’s paintings door-to-door until Porter died in 1923 in virtual
obscurity. Today Porter is celebrated for his still life masterpieces. more
The recent gift of a rare lifetime Whistler lithograph titled Tete-a-Tete 1889 (edition of 48) adds to the Museum's growing graphics collection. Signed with the artist's famous butterfly monogram, the work invites MMoFA visitors to go butterfly hunting inside the Museum. And it adds meaning to the botanicals in MMoFA's outdoor Whistler Butterfly Garden. The work was held in the private collection of Thomas Way, Whistler's printer during his lifetime.
Other Recent Gifts to the Museum Collection
MMoFA Youth Programs
Made in China: New Works by American Abstract Realist Henry Ransom"
Luminescent oil paintings and color pencil drawings by this nationally acclaimed Georgia artist. More
"Making Masters VII"
Artist Video of Roy Hutchinson
Jan 1- April 30
Festival of Nations
26 Sightings of Birds in Art
4-6pm $5 per person
April 18 (2015)
Athos Menaboni: Bird Artist
Slow Art Day
Annual Croquet Festival
Luncheon and Fun
$25 per adult/ $10 per child
Medieval Mary Garden Nativity
$10 adult/ $5 youth