AMERICANA: 64th Annual Themed Regional Exhibition
The theme of MMoA’s 2020 regional themed exhibition is AMERICANA.
AMERICANA refers to materials concerning, characteristic, or typical of the United States of America, its civilization, values, and culture. Consider the idiom “As American as Apple Pie”: during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, this humble dish became so synonymous with American prosperity and national pride that it became part of the stock response “for Mom and apple pie” during WW II when young soldiers were asked what they were fighting for.
The first known use of the word AMERICANA was in 1841 during the tumultuous pre-Civil War period of partisan conflict that would tear the country in half. As the USA braces itself for another divisive election year in 2020, not to mention everything else that’s going on, MMoA invites artists to examine their interpretation of this term, and to create work celebrating or subverting the symbolism, culture, and traditional values associated with “Americana.” All media are welcome.
New in 2020, MMoA is also requesting that artists submit a short write-up (100 words or less) with their artistic submission, interpreting their vision for viewers.
Exhibition Dates: July 4 – September 26, 2020
Please read the Prospectus carefully!
In these unprecedented and stressful times, MMoA is choosing to focus on community over competition. In commitment to MMoA’s efforts at solidarity, there will be no entry fee, no juror, and no prizes awarded.
MMoA is currently reviewing the exhibition schedule for the remainder of the year, and evaluating the situation as developments arise. It is unknown at this point whether the Museum will be able to host exhibitions by June, or later in the fall.
Please bear with us as we endeavor to fulfill our mission to bring transformative art experiences to the region, while we also work to ensure the health and safety of our community.
Updates shall be posted here, and on MMoA’s social media pages!
Stay healthy – we hope to see all of you again soon.