Museum News

"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

"Sunset, Haywagon in the Distance" Martin Johnson Heade, United States. Oil on canvas. BMA collection 1977.192.

10 Artworks To Welcome Summertime

June 20, 2014

Summer is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than with art? These 10 images evoke many favorite summertime memories. Whether you spent summers at the beach or on the front porch with someone special, these pieces transport us to different places,

Art on the Rocks June 13 Events

June 13, 2014

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

Painting in the garden during Holi.

BMA Dads Are The Best!

June 13, 2014

At the Birmingham Museum of Art, we are lucky to welcome visitors from all over the world who come to see our exceptional collection of art. Among our visitors are many families, who come here to unwind, create, explore, and discover

Remembering D-Day and the Monuments Men

June 6, 2014

This Friday, June 6, marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the beginning of the end of World War II. In the BMA collection, we have a close connection to WWII, both in our history and our art. We have two