Museum News

Interview: Design Week Birmingham

Interview: Design Week Birmingham

October 17, 2014

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

Art Inspires Art

Art Inspires Art

October 16, 2014

Teen BMA is the Museum’s leadership and volunteer program for teens in grades 9-12. Members, who come from a variety of different schools in the Birmingham metro area, learn more about the Museum and careers in the arts, and go behind-the-scenes

5 Facts About Gandhi

5 Facts About Gandhi

October 15, 2014

In a speech, Martin Luther King Jr. once referred to Mahatma Gandhi as “a man in the hearts of all of humanity.” Through acts of nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi has earned a spot in our hearts as an icon for

BMA Behind-The-Scenes: New Logo

BMA Behind-The-Scenes: New Logo

October 14, 2014

The age of digital media and technologies has quickly changed the way we communicate and connect with one another in ways we could have never imagined. With the incorporation of new communication platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, the

Meet the Curator: Wassan Al-Khudhairi

October 2, 2014

We are excited to welcome our new Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Wassan Al-Khudhairi, who began her appointment on May 5, 2014. Al-Khudhairi was previously Co-Artistic Director at the Gwangju Biennale Foundation in South Korea, Founding Director

"Windmill" (1926), Thomas Hart Benton, United States, 1889-1975. Oil on canvas on board. BMA Collection, 1997.72

Happy Fall!

September 23, 2014

Fall is a time of change, and what better way to enjoy the season than with our ever-changing galleries? At the BMA, we are feeling festive for the fall ahead, filled with colorful leaves, perfect weather and – of course – plenty of

2014 Season of Art on the Rocks a Success

2014 Season of Art on the Rocks a Success

September 11, 2014

That’s a wrap for the 10th Anniversary season of Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning! More than 6,500 people visited the Museum and enjoyed performances by Birmingham artists, musicians, dancers, comedians, actors and designers who drew inspiration from

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

"John Grogan, A Patriot and his Dog, Ireland" (1980) Alen MacWeeney, Ireland. Gelatin silver print. BMA collection, 1982.224.9.

Dog Day at the BMA

August 26, 2014

August 26 is National Dog Day, and we couldn’t help but notice the many dogs that roam the Museum’s collection. Across centuries and cultures, dogs have been used repeatedly in works of art as signs of protection and companionship. The dogs in

Art Matters: What’s In A Color?

Art Matters: What’s In A Color?

August 5, 2014

For thirty years, Exhibition Designer Terry Beckham has been establishing the look and feel of the Museum’s galleries through one important, though often overlooked, quality: the paint color on our walls. While at first glance the paint off the canvas