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Memorial Day: Honoring Heroes At Home and Abroad

"Dodenakker (Cemetery)" (About 1978), Paul Thys (Belgian), possibly gum bichromate over platinum print. Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art; Anonymous gift 00.235

On Memorial Day, we remember those who have sacrificed themselves to defend our freedom. As we honor these brave men and women, we likely think about those buried here on American soil. This piece from our collection reminds us to


Happy Birthday, Mary Cassatt!

(left, detail of) "Portrait of an Elderly Lady in a Bonnet: Red Background" Mary Cassatt, United States, 1844-1926, oil on canvas, painting. Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art.  (right, detail of) "Portrait of an Elderly Lady"
(c. 1887) Cassatt, Mary, American, 1844 - 1926
oil on canvas. Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. 1963.10.7

Happy birthday to artist Mary Cassatt, who was born on this day in 1844. Born to a privileged family who viewed travel as educational and enriching, Cassatt spent much of her early life in France and Germany, where she took


Contemporary Curator Featured in “Power of Women” Issue

Wassan Al-Khudhairi Image by Beau Gustafson

The BMA’s curator of modern and contemporary art, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, is included in B-Metro magazine’s “Power of Women” issue, on news stands now. The annual feature celebrates women who are making significant and positive changes in and around Birmingham. Read


Week in Review: BMA in the Community

Students at Central Library creating Radcliffe Bailey-inspired pieces.

While there’s always plenty going on within the Museum walls, our Education department is always in the community, taking art to students in our surrounding neighborhoods. BMA’s artist-in-residence Toby Richards is constantly creating new and fun art projects for students,


5 Ideas For Mother’s Day

Everything (except water!) a tea lover needs! We also sell locally-blended Piper + Leaf tea. It's the perfect treat!

Just in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 10, the Museum Store is offering a special 20% off discount! Come in during our normal hours now through Sunday, or during our special after hours event on First Thursday (5-9PM), to

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