The Museum founded in 1930 by a group of local artists and patrons was called “Alabama Society of Fine Arts.” Its first home for initial 29 years was the former Lawrence Street School, in downtown Montgomery. The Museum is now located on 35+ acres of land donated by Mr. and Mrs. Winton M. Blount as the Blount Cultural Park. For over seventy years the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has been a showcase for the visual arts for Central Alabama. The primary focus is on American art including paintings, prints, and a graphics collection. Highlights include 19th century American decorative arts, furnishings, porcelain and glass as well as European Masters. The museum features traveling exhibitions and educational programs from time to time. The Hobbies & Activities section includes decorative arts display, furniture display, paintings, art collections, glass, porcelain and pottery exhibits. Earlier the collections included historical objects, archeological artifacts and art, but now the focus is oriented to collect and preserve art. Admission to the Museum is free.