“Museums help us understand ourselves in a way no other community asset does. Poarch supports MMFA at a level that touches nearly everything we do, and allows us to provide world-class programming. Our relationship also helps the community to understand the Tribe as a cultural force which is much more than just casinos and gaming. They are our neighbors, and their efforts remind us that we’re all in this together.”
—Jill Barry, Deputy Director for Development, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), Alabama’s oldest fine arts museum, was started in 1930 by artist John Kelly Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Harry S. Houghton, and the “Morning View Painters” in an abandoned school building provided by the City of Montgomery at an annual rent of one dollar. Today, it exhibits artworks of international, national and local significance for the enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment of its community.