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Mobile Museum of Art

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Address: 4850 Museum Dr, Mobile, AL 36608-1917
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+1 251-208-5200
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The Mobile Museum of Art includes a permanent collection of approximately...

The Mobile Museum of Art includes a permanent collection of approximately 10,000 works of fine and decorative arts from America, Asia, and Europe, spanning periods from classical antiquity to the present day. The Museum is supported by a unique public/private partnership of city and community support; its facility is owned by the city of Mobile, and the art collection is privately owned.Founded in 1964, MMofA has grown from a modest initiative of The Board of Commissioners of the City of Mobile and two private arts entities, the Allied Arts Council, and the Mobile Arts Association, to the only accredited art museum in southern Alabama.

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Upon arrival we learned that the museum was in a time of changing displays and only about 1/2 the gallery was open. I found some pieces that I enjoyed and was especially... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
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Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
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Birmingham -Alabama
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132 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother-in-law and I visited this museum this morning, and we were the only guests. This is a very good regional museum. Allow at least 2 (two) hours; if you are pressed for time, concentrate on the CHRISTENBERRY photography exhibits (of rural Alabama) and Asian art exhibits (both of which are on the first floor). Check on pricing; Thursday are... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has many fine art and decorative pieces. The Bicentennial (2017-2019) celebrates the artwork and life of an Alabama native - William A. Christenberry. The museum shows you all about the artist's family. Whittling, quilt making, wood carvings, paintings, wonderful photography, and so much more.

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1 Thank MSO70
Irvine CA
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220 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Mobile Museum of Art is an average art museum. The building architecture is more interesting than the collection which is rather modest but nevertheless still worth a visit

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1 Thank William P
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival we learned that the museum was in a time of changing displays and only about 1/2 the gallery was open. I found some pieces that I enjoyed and was especially impressed with the Asian Art section. Not large but what they had were good. What really made our visit worth while was our interaction with the gift shop... More 

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1 Thank Byron M
Mobile, Alabama
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

They offer learning camps for children. I went to wedding reception here once. It was very lovely. But I have enjoyed the art work exhibits that change over the years. I still like to look at our city permanent collection. I like going to the farm markets. The walk way around the building very nice as well. Proud to have... More 

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1 Thank heidihh2015
Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

great place please come and visit very friendly and helpful you learn things you never new i woud recommend this place

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1 Thank oldsone
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The MMOA is a great place to visit in West Mobile at the park. Especially good during special exhibits.

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1 Thank Trigerfish
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

had a wonderful time so many wonderful art pieces to view, my favorite is the huge Holy Bible that is along the walk way

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1 Thank Angela H
Mobile, AL
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I'll say from the beginning that we have made a single visit to the museum, so it's hardly fair to judge it completely by that occasion. However, during that visit, we were followed closely by a guard who admonished us if we approached a display too closely and appeared to be waiting for us to "do something wrong". No one... More 

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3 Thank birdsnfish
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The museum is easy to find and parking is easy. Staff was extremely nice and helpful. The art collection was great for a small museum and the music/ sound room was great. FYI - Thursday entrance is free !!! We had a great time, allow approximately 2 hours to see all exhibitions.

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