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Art on the Rocks June 13 Events

HOW TO WIN:

Visit performances and activities throughout the entire museum and snap a photo to share on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using both #ArtOnTheRocks and #Brombergs.

The more performances and art activities you visit, the more photos you can share, and the more chances you have to win a piece of beautiful Bromberg’s jewelry!

Winners will be chosen based on creativity of photos.

FEATURED EVENTS

7:30PM & 8PM // ASIAN GALLERIES
WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN: JAPANESE PRINTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Expand your knowledge and appreciation of Japanese art as the BMA’s Senior Curator and Curator of Asian Art Don Wood gives a talk on traditional woodblock prints from the first half of the 20th century. Two extraordinary Japanese artists, Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) and Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-195), will be discussed during this gallery talk.

7-10PM // EUROPEAN GALLERY
THE DAPPER MAN POP-UP SHOP

Presented by Shaia’s and Southern Femme
Over the centuries, samurai warriors cultivated a respect for elegance and aesthetics in their suits of armor. With their flash, color, and exceptional design, these warriors were unlike any other in the world. Channel the samurai warriors’ appreciation for the finer things, and learn the art of dressing like a dapper man! Stylists from Shaia’s Menswear in Homewood and Southern Femme will share the secrets to looking your best! For even more fun, step into the “Dapper Man” photo booth for a chance to win some generous giveaways from Shaia’s!

8 & 8:30PM // CONTEMPORARY GALLERIES
DANCEE: TRUST, RUSH, RECEIPTS

DANCEe, the modern-contemporary company, is celebrated abroad and treasured by Birmingham. Ross’ new dance for Art On The Rocks blends aesthetics: the digital and the sensual, the sustained and the vibratory, the glorious and the busted movement qualities. Come delight in, Trust, Rush, Receipts.

10PM // UPPER PLAZA OF SCULPTURE GARDEN
LIVE MUSIC: SERYN

This Texas-based, 6-piece band features a layered texture of guitar, ukulele, accordion, bass, violin, banjo, various percussions, and chilling harmonies.

ALL NIGHT // UPPER PLAZA OF SCULPTURE GARDEN
JUNIOR PATRONS VIP AREA

Junior Patron members can be found in a prime location, in a VIP tent right next to the band! Become a Junior Patron member to enjoy food and drinks, including Back Forty Beer Company’s exclusive beer, made just for Art On The Rocks! The special beer, Fuzzy Belly, is a blend of Frecklebelly IPA and the current seasonal, Paw Paw’s Peach Wheat.

ALL NIGHT // OSCAR’S CAFÉ
DJ COCO

DJ Coco has been moving dance floors all over the world for well over a decade. Having played in some of the hippest bars and clubs, from London to Miami, Barcelona to Ibiza, DJ Coco has been a regular fixture at many of the Southeast’s largest events. This summer he is celebrating the Art On The Rocks with a mix of Japanese pop culture music, setting the scene perfectly for all of our themed events.

ALL NIGHT // BOHORFOUSH GALLERY
COLLABORATIVE PAPER CRANES

Bring prosperity and good fortune to the city of Birmingham by participating in an art installation, created by you! In celebration of Japanese tradition and the 10th anniversary of Art On The Rocks, we will be making one thousand paper cranes, a practice that is believed to grant a wish to those who join in the fun. Make your crane, see it on display, and be a part of bringing good luck to Birmingham and the Museum!

ALL NIGHT // JEMISON GALLERIES
SAMURAI PHOTO BOOTH

Get ready for our summertime exhibition, Lethal Beauty! Jump into our Samurai armor photo booth, and share your photos on social media! #BMASamurai

ALL NIGHT // 8TH AVENUE LOBBY
MAKEBHAM PHOTO BOOTH BY THE SIMPLE BOOTH

A collaboration of Katie Thompson and Sam Porter with MAKEbhm
Step into our contemporary photo booth, a collaboration of MAKEBhm artists Katie Thompson and Sam Porter. Their inspirations were summer, cartoons, 3d and 2d mixing media, adult version of kid fun, and just having a good laugh with friends. Props provided by Zoe’s in Forest Park.

9-10PM // 8TH AVENUE LOBBY
BROMBERG’S GIVEAWAYS

Freshwater Endless Pearl Necklace and 14 Karat Yellow Gold Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings

OUR NEW ELEMENT OF ART ON THE ROCKS: THE AFTER PARTY!

Sponsored by H2 Real Estate, 3 bars downtown will help us host Nijikai. Nijikai (二次会) is Japanese for the after party, where friends join together to bar hop! Receive drink specials at The Collins Bar, Carrigan’s Public House, and Paramount after each event by showing your Art on the Rocks wristband.