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Art Camp’s Special Visitor

Art Camp’s Special Visitor

Every year, when school is out and summer is in full swing, kids keep their creative juices flowing at the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Summer Art Camp. This year, campers are exploring and crafting works that tell stories. In keeping

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5 Faces of Fatherhood

Erwitt’s photo captures a tender moment between the ranch boy and his father. // "Ranch Boy with Father" Elliott Erwitt (United States, born France), gelatin silver print, photograph. BMA collection. 22.1990.7.

When we think of Father’s Day, we probably think of our own fathers and grandfathers. However, fathers come in many forms. Check out the different faces of fatherhood that you can find here at the Museum! Enjoy an outing with

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Summer Solstice: Centering in on the Sun

“Sunset, Haywagon in the Distance,” about 1875, Martin Johnson Heade, American (1819-1904), oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Friends of the Museum through Vulcan Materials 1977.192.

Once June arrives in Alabama, it might feel like summer, with school-free days and sweltering heat, has already started. However, the season does not officially begin until June 21, the longest day of the year. For this Summer Solstice, the BMA is

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Meet the Curator: Kelli Morgan

Meet the Curator: Kelli Morgan

Joining the BMA staff last year as our curatorial fellow, Kelli Morgan has become an integral member of our curatorial team. Since coming to Birmingham, Morgan has been juggling some important projects, including her dissertation, her monthly series Decoding Black

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BMA Honors Late Jazz Legend

Ornette. Bob Thompson, 1960-1961. Oil on canvas. 80 7/8 × 77 5/8 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art, 2002.129.

Yesterday, the world lost a jazz legend. A master of improvisation, Ornette Coleman believed in the imaginative and expressive power of melody. He introduced a new kind of freedom into jazz, liberating it from the rule of harmony. His compositions

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Audio descriptions added to BMA smartguide

Audio descriptions added to BMA smartguide

In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Museum has added audio descriptions to the BMA smartguide for signature works in the collection. Audio description (also called verbal description) is a way of using words

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