With many healthcare professionals across the country working diligently to keep communities safe, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is showing their support by organizing a “HeART for our Heroes Program,” with the help of an anonymous local Montgomery artist.
The artist is donating their personal protective equipment, which they wear while creating their own art, to healthcare facilities. In return, the artist has asked that the museum collect words and images of encouragement from children across the region to accompany the donation, with the goal of bringing a small amount of hope, support and thanks to Montgomery’s local heroes. The museum has put out a call to action, asking people to create original works of art that show appreciation and inspire strength to those on the front lines who are battling COVID-19. This will also provide those at home a creative activity that is fun for the whole family. For the safety of all, submissions will be laminated and disinfected before being delivered to healthcare facilities.
Submissions are due by Monday, April 13, 2020 and can be mailed directly to the museum (Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts c/o We HeART our Heroes (1 Museum Drive Montgomery, AL 36117) or dropped off in the MMFA mailbox located to the left of the main entrance.
Featuring several world class art collections, the permanent collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts includes 19th and 20th century American paintings and sculpture, Southern regional art, Old Master prints and decorative art including works by Hopper, Wyeth and Dürer. The museum was founded in 1930 and is the oldest fine arts museum in the state. MMFA is currently closed as a result of COVID-19, however the museum staff and curators are looking forward to welcoming visitors back soon.
For additional information, visit mmfa.org.