AMA presents BAR FIGHT An Evening of Masterfully Mixed Cocktails Inspired by Famous Works of Art

The AMA Contemporaries, an exciting new group for young professionals in Albany and Southwest Georgia, has formed, combining love for art with entertaining evenings where they can meet friends, make new ones, network and have fun.

The ultimate goal: Making the arts stronger in the community by building interest in the museum and its mission of building community through art. The group also will be instrumental in developing future leadership for the Albany Museum of Art.

Formation of the AMA Contemporaries began last spring with the group’s first event planned for Thursday, July 26, 2018, at the Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Bar Fight: An Evening of Masterfully Mixed Cocktails Inspired by Famous Works of Art will feature local bartenders competing to create the perfect summer cocktail, which Contemporaries will be able to sample. The bartenders will choose a famous work of art to inspire their creations.

The event, sponsored by Phoebe Physicians group, also includes access to the AMA’s current exhibitions, food, music by Durango Larry, the opening of the AMA Contemporaries Exhibit in the Hodges Sales Gallery, and a cash bar. Thirteenth Colony Distilleries also is providing support for the event. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

AMA members who sign up for all four events get a tremendous discount. AMA members at the basic annual membership ($75 or higher) can attend all the Contemporaries events for an additional $15 per adult on the membership. New members can also get the discount when they sign up at the $75 or higher membership level.

Future members can attend all four events for $100. Tickets may also be purchased for individual events at $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

AMA memberships can be purchased online at

Tickets for the Bar Fight event and the series of four Contemporaries events can be purchased online at (AMA members can get their Contemporaries discount here, too.)

For more information about the AMA please visit our website, or call 229.439.8400.


  • Neighborhood for Painters: Narrative Painting by Four Georgia Artists continues in the Haley Gallery through Sept. 29, 2018
  • Florence Prisant: A Retrospective continues in the West Gallery through Aug. 25, 2018.


  • The AMA Contemporaries: Bar Fight: An Evening of Masterfully Mixed Cocktails Inspired by Great Works of Art, July 26, 2018, 7-9 pm, Albany Museum of Art. 21 and older. Admission $30, advance; $35, at the door.
  • Teacher Appreciation Night, July 31, 2018, 4-7 pm, Albany Museum of Art.
  • Educators as Artists: Juried College Faculty Exhibition opens in the East Gallery on Aug. 2, 2018 at 10 am. Free to area educators.
  • Summer Reception, Aug. 9, 5-7 pm, Albany Museum of Art. Reception for Neighborhood for Artists, Florence Prisant: A Retrospective and Educators as Artists exhibitions. Free admission.