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BMA Places Third for Neighborhood Project

BMA Places Third for Neighborhood Project

May 26, 2015

The Birmingham Museum of Art continually strives to make positive change in the Birmingham community, planning creative projects to touch lives through the power of art. The BMA’s commitment to our surrounding communities has not gone without notice. In fact, this

BMA at Birmingham City Schools’ Parent Camp

BMA at Birmingham City Schools’ Parent Camp

March 26, 2015

On March 26, 2015, the BMA participated in Birmingham City Schools’ 13th annual spring conference, Parent Camp 2015. This year’s theme, “Learning with Wonder,” gave parents hands-on ways to be involved with their kids’ lives. The camp provided an array

Past, Present, and Future with Our Parks

Past, Present, and Future with Our Parks

January 1, 2015

For more than twenty years, our Artist-in-Residence Toby H. Richards has worked closely with our community partners to bring art to local parks. Carrying out the Museum’s mission of taking art beyond our walls, Toby has worked to build lasting relationships with our

Revitalizing with Art

Revitalizing with Art

October 1, 2014

Always looking for ways to make our downtown more vibrant, the Birmingham Museum of Art was recently involved in a mural project at the downtown YWCA. Along with YouthServe and Project Corporate Leadership, the Museum’s Artist-in-Residence Toby Richards coordinated the mural project for

Art Sparks

October 1, 2014

With the generous support of Wells Fargo, the Museum is embarking on a new initiative, ArtSparks (Advancing Research and Targeting Strategic Partnerships for Art Reaching Kids), which aligns with the Education Department’s strategic goal to actively participate in efforts to improve our schools. By partnering with Better

Sports mural in the gym.

South Hampton Elementary Mural Projects

September 11, 2014

On Thursday, September 11, the Museum joined Hands On Birmingham and T-Mobile for Huddle Up, T-Mobile’s national community outreach program that connects kids, primarily from single parent-families in high-need, urban communities to positive people, places, and programs. T-Mobile’s Huddle Up

Opening night at UAB's Abrom-Engals Institute for the Visual Arts.

Partners in Art: UAB and the BMA

April 1, 2014

By Joanna Wilson, BMA/UAB Curatorial Fellow This January marked the opening of University of Alabama at Birmingham’s long anticipated Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts. With its striking architecture, state of-the-art lecture and studio spaces, and three beautiful galleries, this building

Into The Streets: A Community Day of Service

Into The Streets: A Community Day of Service

March 12, 2014

The Museum is always looking for ways to take art beyond our walls and into Birmingham, as a part of our mission to provide cultural and educational experiences for our community. The perfect weather this weekend had everyone looking for

Special Visually Impaired Tour

Special Visually Impaired Tour

February 5, 2014

We live in a world where we spend more time isolated on our phones, email, social media, and the like, than engaging in face-to-face social interactions. Scientific studies show that empathy levels have declined dramatically in the last 10 years.

College Connections

College Connections

January 18, 2014

Continuing its commitment as a resource for local colleges and universities, the Museum recently partnered with local colleges on several exhibitions that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham: Etched in Collective History, Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project, and Question Bridge: Black Males.

Children Create Artwork Inspired By Etched In Collective History

January 18, 2014

More than 800 Students from Fairfield City Schools painted a decommissioned fire hose, similar to the fire hoses found in the exhibition by Theaster Gates. This hose was donated by the Fairfield Fire Department as a dedication to the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement at their annual Cultural Arts Festival.

Reaching Our Community, One Neighborhood at a Time

November 18, 2013

For more than thirty years, the Birmingham Museum of Art has continued its mission and dedication to our neighborhoods through exciting projects and partnerships. The BMA strives to collaborate with our partners by developing, implementing, and evaluating creative art educational

Party With A Purpose 2013

Party With A Purpose 2013

October 18, 2013

More than 2,000 families attended District 8’s annual Party with a Purpose fun day in Ensley Park. After learning about Romare Bearden’s piece, The Dove, participants created decorative quilt squares as part of a community quilt project and a calendar to be distributed to the district’s constituents.