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Chinese Ambassador Visits BMA

Chinese Ambassador Visits BMA

On Thursday, January 22, His Excellency Ambassador Cui Tiankai of the People’s Republic of China visited the Museum.  After lunch at Oscar’s with various dignitaries, Ambassador Cui enjoyed a tour of the BMA collections.  The Ambassador was in Birmingham as

Spotlight on the Collection

February 2015: Beer Vessel

Beer Vessel. Zulu people, South Africa, 20th century. Fired clay and slip. Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Dick Jemison Collection of African Pottery, AFI94.2012.

Beer vessel, Zulu people, 20th century African artisans have produced pottery for at least 10,000 to 15,000 years. Handmade ceramics, particularly in rural areas, are still central to family and community life. People use vessels for cooking and serving food

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Small Treasures smartguide feature

Small Treasures smartguide feature

The Museum recently added 37 new stops to its smartguide in conjunction with the opening of Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries. The Small Treasures smartguide feature, available for FREE here, complements any visit to the exhibition and allows visitors to explore artworks

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Artist Proposals Wanted for Studio Classes

Artist Proposals Wanted for Studio Classes

The Museum is seeking proposals from artists and educators for studio classes for children, teens, and adults. Classes will be held between April and December 2015 and offered for adults. Available timeframes are Tuesday through Friday between 10AM and 5PM, Thursday

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