Next year will not only be the Mobile Museum of Art’s 50th anniversary but will also mark Mobile’s Year of Great Britain celebrating more than a couple centuries of peaceful and prosperous relations with the nation that held sway over Mobile during a portion of its colonial history. The museum is marking the occasion with a collection of mostly British works from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

An opening reception will be held Nov. 14, 7 – 9 p.m. The event includes refreshments and a cash bar.

The next evening at 6 p.m., Terry Graff, Director and Chief Curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery will speak in the Larkins Auditorium. He will cover not only the growth and development of this collection but also talk of its founder Lord Beaverbrook.

On Nov. 19, local art historian Dr. Bob Bantens will introduce visitors to the pieces on loan from Beaverbrook and give his reflection on the work. That event runs from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

For more info, call 251-208-5200 or go to

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Where: Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Dr.)
When: Through April 27