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BMA staff previews Small Treasures

Dr. Schindler and Terry Beckham, Exhibitions Designer, with Vermeer's 'Girl with a Red Hat.'

Yesterday, several members of the BMA staff traveled to the North Carolina Museum of Art to preview Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries. This exhibition, which comes to Birmingham in January, features small paintings made by some of

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November 2014: Buffalo Vector

Buffalo Vector (Yellowstone Border). erritt Johnson, 2009-2010. Oil and alkyd on canvas. Gift of the artist, AFI463.2012.

Buffalo Vector (Yellowstone Border), Merritt Johnson, 2009-2010 It is always rewarding to see Museum visitors draw close to a work of art, stop, and look closely. Without fail, this painting compels people to draw near. From afar, Buffalo Vector is discernible as

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10 Art-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Mummies are a classic Halloween costume, but you can get very authentic if you copy the style of this mummy mask! // "Mummy Mask" Chancay culture, Peru (1000-1460), 1100-1460. Wood and shell. Museum purchase, 1964.104.1

Happy Halloween! There’s no place better than the Museum to be inspired, so why not draw from our collection for your Halloween costume this year? There are plenty of spooky sights and colorful characters in our galleries to create a costume

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Meet the BMA’s Newest Support Group

Meet the BMA’s Newest Support Group

The Birmingham Museum of Art has launched a new support group for members who are interested in learning (or learning more) about the world of art collecting. This group, called Emerging Collectors, will take the mystery out of establishing and

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So Close to Heaven smartguide feature

The Museum recently added 10 new stops to its smartguide in conjunction with the opening of So Close to Heaven: Sacred Sculpture from the Weldon Collection. The So Close to Heaven smartguide feature, available for FREE here, complements any visit to the

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Interview: Design Week Birmingham

Interview: Design Week Birmingham

Design Week Birmingham is a multifaceted event that includes installations, lectures, film showings, exhibits, workshops, and social gatherings inspired by the belief that design matters. In its second year, Design Week Birmingham will be held October 20-25, 2014, featuring plenty of ways

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