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Mobile Museum of Art

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Address: 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
Phone Number: +1 251-208-5200
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Description: Tuesday through Sunday: 10am - 5pm Thursday: 10am - 9pm Closed Mondays and...
Tuesday through Sunday: 10am - 5pm Thursday: 10am - 9pm Closed Mondays and all City Holidays
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Always a lovely exhibition

The current exhibition is about the art and design of Mardi Gras and its history. A delightful stroll thru film, artwork, and the royal attire of Mardi Gras monarchs. A treasured... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Mobile al
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135 reviews 135 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The current exhibition is about the art and design of Mardi Gras and its history. A delightful stroll thru film, artwork, and the royal attire of Mardi Gras monarchs. A treasured history of this timeless celebration. But even after this exhibition is gone it will be replaced with another that is well worth the time to stop by. A great... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Artwork was presented and arranged very well. There was enough space for everyone to enjoy without being crowded. Main exhibit was about Mardi Gras, which covered all aspects of the history and local traditions of the surrounding areas of the Gulf Coast. Wished there had been more pictures of older parades and festivities.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I'm not sure who said you can tour this museum in an hour. I'd recommend at least two. First, explore grounds. There is a beautiful lake and a bridge where you can bring the dog or take a romantic stroll. There's also plenty of free parking. The current exhibit is the history of Mardi Gras. Even though I haven't watched... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

art was below bad. local junk and a few minor pieces that I would not bother to cross the street to see.

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The exhibits we visited focused on the art and apparel of Mardi Gras. The beaded costumes and artwork were amazing. The second floor featured wonderful exhibits of Mardi Gras gowns, robes and float documentation. We found the staff engaging and helpful.

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Daphne, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I went to the MOMA recently to view the Art of Mardi Gras exhibit on its opening weekend. It was fabulous! The museum was beautiful. We toured the regular exhibit as well as the Carnival one upstairs and found it was very diverse and interesting. But, the star of the show was the Mardi Gras one. The Art and Design... More 

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Mobile
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are going to be anywhere near Mobile before May 5, you MUST see this exhibit. The Mardi Gras museum downtown is good but this exhibit (a few miles out from downtown) is simply over the top. Mobile Mardi Gras is different from NOLA Mardi Gras. This exhibit displays its unique traditions and the overall splendor. I think most... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I went to Mobile for the weekend. We did not even consider going to this Museum until the Welcome Center suggested it due to the Mardi Gras Exhibit. There were lots of costumes to view, videos to watch, beaded artwork, accessories to looks at, and videos to watch and Mardi Gras. I enjoyed the Moon Pie cape... More 

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Houston
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We hit this museum on a Thursday which turned out to be their free day. We had a cup of coffee (free) and shared a biscotti (also free). They asked for a donation for the coffee which I gladly gave as the desk lady was so nice. We were in time for the Mardi Gras display of outfits, tiaras, scepters,... More 

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Mobile,AL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Mobile Museum of Art is 50 years old. To celebrate they have put together an outstanding exhibit in conjunction with the Mobile History Museum and the Mobile Mardi Gras Museum. The Art and Design of Mardi Gras explores the many aspects of creative work required to stage annual Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile. Mobile has 85 Mardi Gras organizations... More 

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