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“First-class museum, children welcome”

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Ranked #14 of 67 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“First-class museum, children welcome”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

This museum‘s quality rivals that of any of the fine museums in the South, and is one of the best museums I’ve ever visited. It’s a tribute to Montgomery that such a marvelous, free museum exists. Both the grounds and architecture are breathtaking. Once inside the museum, the high dome, white columns, gleaming marble floors and open design provide a regal atmosphere to enjoy art. It’s well-lighted with plenty of natural light to view the work. It’s easy to drift from one exhibit to the next, but it doesn’t hurt to have the gallery map handy. Though the name says “fine arts” the traveling exhibits on display during our visit were contemporary. Material Transformations featured recycled art and Amazing Graze filled two galleries with the work of Winfred Rembert, a Georgia self-taught cultural artist. We also toured the other galleries, which included a nice collection of decorative arts (china and glass) and modern paintings. The exciting children’s section is highly interactive. In this hands-on museum, kids can explore and create art. It includes stations like racing cars on a contemporary piece of art, choosing a frame, composing a painting with velcro pillows, and drawing while sitting at easels. I couldn’t resist making a print myself at the four-press print station. My only disappointment was that the museum shop didn’t open until noon, though the museum opened at 10 on the Saturday morning of our visit – I wanted to buy a book on the Material Transformations exhibit.

Visited September 2013
4 Thank Diane S
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Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful museum”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

We spent time at this museum and found many exhibits were unique and very worthwhile. The children's section is particularly fascinating. The grounds are beautiful and vast. We also enjoyed an iced tea at the little cafe while we were there. Lunches are also offered, and while we didn't eat there because of the time of day. they did look delicious. The museum personnel were very friendly and helpful.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Judy and Dick M
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Auburn, Alabama
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place for Kids & it's free!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Tons of hands-on exhibits for kids -- it seems like a small area for the children's area but a couple of hours later, we still could have explored more! We brought kites and spent the rest of the day flying them and feeding the geese :)

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Mashbuds
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Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Who knew Montgomery, AL would host such a gem! Wonderful artwork, and an amazing children's museum! Great way to spend an afternoon with the kids and enable them to develop an appreciation for art. We will definitely be back!

Visited April 2013
1 Thank jawhiskeyman
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Irvine, California
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“interesting collection”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

While we visited the museum there was an excellent art glass show going on. The museum has varied collection/exhibits thus there is something for every taste. And the surrounding park is very pleasant place. More than worth the price of admission.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank antware
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