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Teacher Workshop: Moving Ways to Read and Write About Images in West African Textile Art

Teacher Workshop: Moving Ways to Read and Write About Images in West African Textile Art

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

In this workshop, teachers will explore West African culture through its textile art, called Adinkra. The Adinkra symbols of the Ashanti people in Ghana represent attributes for which they strive: strength, wisdom, learning from mistakes, hope, truth, etc. In this ...

Family Tour: Spaces and Places

Family Tour: Spaces and Places

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

On this family tour, we will explore “Spaces and Places!” Discover scenes from around the world as we find landscapes in the Museum’s collection.

Bart’s Art Cart: Make a Medallion

Bart’s Art Cart: Make a Medallion

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart! In February, we will make medallions in the style of Wedgwood.

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Chinese New Year Student Exhibition Closes

Chinese New Year Student Exhibition Closes

February 2
Horse

Students from public schools throughout the Birmingham metropolitan area contributed to this annual exhibition. This year, Chinese New Year begins January 31 and celebrates the horse. The Chinese consider the horse as energetic, intelligent, and warm-hearted. Look for horses in ...

Slow Art Sunday: Driven Back

Slow Art Sunday: Driven Back

February 2 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the ...

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends. Space is limited. To make reservations, call 205.328.7850 or click here to reserve your spot online.

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Visually Impaired Program Registration Deadline

Visually Impaired Program Registration Deadline

February 3

In this program for adults, held the second Saturday of each month, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced ...

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Family Tour: Spaces and Places

Family Tour: Spaces and Places

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

On this family tour, we will explore “Spaces and Places!” Discover scenes from around the world as we find landscapes in the Museum’s collection.

ArtBreak: Jizo Bosatsu, Japanese

ArtBreak: Jizo Bosatsu, Japanese

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert! Today’s ArtBreak is presented by master docent Emily Omura on ...

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

February 4 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

The Museum Academy is a new and unique experience in Birmingham that provides students the opportunity to learn from working artists in the Museum’s studios and original artworks in the galleries. Teaching artists at the Academy reflect the diversity of art and techniques represented in the Museum.

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Art & Conversation: The Colorful World of Carrie Hill

Art & Conversation: The Colorful World of Carrie Hill

February 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers This program is for people who want to learn more about art in an informative and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of June, are held on the first Thursday of each month, ...

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Your Night at the Museum! The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the garden, catch a movie, or sit down with friends ...

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Visually Impaired Program: Against All Odds: Artists with Disabilities

Visually Impaired Program: Against All Odds: Artists with Disabilities

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this program for adults, held the second Saturday of each month, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced ...

Bart’s Art Cart: Make a Medallion

Bart’s Art Cart: Make a Medallion

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart! In February, we will make medallions in the style of Wedgwood.

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Youth Art Month Student Exhibition Opens

Youth Art Month Student Exhibition Opens

February 9

The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to present its twenty-first Youth Art Month exhibition.

Slow Art Sunday: Jizo Bosatsu

Slow Art Sunday: Jizo Bosatsu

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the ...

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Family Tour: Spaces and Places

Family Tour: Spaces and Places

February 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

On this family tour, we will explore “Spaces and Places!” Discover scenes from around the world as we find landscapes in the Museum’s collection.

ArtBreak: Looking Forward, Looking Back: Contemporary Native American Art in the BMA Gallery

ArtBreak: Looking Forward, Looking Back: Contemporary Native American Art in the BMA Gallery

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas, Emily Hanna, PhD, will examine contemporary works in our Native American Gallery.

Museum Closing at 3pm

Museum Closing at 3pm

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Museum will close today, Tuesday, February 11, at 3pm due to inclement weather.

CANCELLED Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

CANCELLED Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

February 11 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

The Museum Academy is a new and unique experience in Birmingham that provides students the opportunity to learn from working artists in the Museum’s studios and original artworks in the galleries. Teaching artists at the Academy reflect the diversity of art and techniques represented in the Museum.

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Bart’s ArtVenture Closing at 2pm

Bart’s ArtVenture Closing at 2pm

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bart’s ArtVenture will close at 2pm today, Wednesday, February 12, due to inclement weather.

Museum Closing at 3pm

Museum Closing at 3pm

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Museum will close today, Wednesday, February 12, at 2pm due to inclement weather.

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Museum Open at Noon Today

Museum Open at Noon Today

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Museum will open today, Thursday, February 13, at noon. Come out for a visit to cure your cabin fever!

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Bart’s Art Cart: Make a Medallion

Bart’s Art Cart: Make a Medallion

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart! In February, we will make medallions in the style of Wedgwood.

Bart’s Books: My Best Friend Is Sharp As A Pencil

Bart’s Books: My Best Friend Is Sharp As A Pencil

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bart's Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy. This month, Bart has selected My Best Friend Is Sharp As A Pencil.

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Slow Art Sunday: Harbor at Lormont

Slow Art Sunday: Harbor at Lormont

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. This Sunday, master docent Caroline Wingate takes a closer look at Eugene Boudin's Harbor at Lormont.

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Family Tour: Spaces and Places

Family Tour: Spaces and Places

February 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

On this family tour, we will explore “Spaces and Places!” Discover scenes from around the world as we find landscapes in the Museum’s collection.

ArtBreak: Who Let the Dogs Out?: Canine Imagery in Art

ArtBreak: Who Let the Dogs Out?: Canine Imagery in Art

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert! Today’s ArtBreak is presented by the BMA's Associate Curator of Education Kristen Greenwood, who will discuss canine imagery in art.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

February 18 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

The Museum Academy is a new and unique experience in Birmingham that provides students the opportunity to learn from working artists in the Museum’s studios and original artworks in the galleries. Teaching artists at the Academy reflect the diversity of art and techniques represented in the Museum.

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Friends of American Art Lunch & Learn: Mourning a la Mode: The Art of Victorian Bereavement

Friends of American Art Lunch & Learn: Mourning a la Mode: The Art of Victorian Bereavement

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this richly illustrated talk, Graham Boettcher, Phd, the William Carey Hulsey Curator of American Art, discusses Victorian era mourning customs and practices, including fashion, jewelry, and the tradition of mourning portraiture, including works by the Alabama artist Nicola Marschall.

Collectors Circle Salon

Collectors Circle Salon

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is for members of Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org. To attend this event, RSVP by February 12  to Mollie Bartholomew at mbartholomew@artsbma.org. Salons are an opportunity ...

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EAS Preview: Delacroix and the Matter of Finish

EAS Preview: Delacroix and the Matter of Finish

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This event is for members of the European Art Society. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org. View Delacroix: A Matter of Finish before anyone! Enjoy a sneak preview of this magnificent exhibition with ...

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Opening Lecture and Fête Delacroix!

Opening Lecture and Fête Delacroix!

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eugène Delacroix, French, 1798-1863, Arab Rider, ca. 1854, oil on panel, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid (inv. 125 [1972.20])

FREE FOR MEMBERS // $25 FOR NON-MEMBERS In his first lecture as the Museum’s new Curator of European Art, Dr. Robert Schindler will introduce Eugène Delacroix, one of the great artistic forces of 19th-century France. Sometimes called the last of ...

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Delacroix and the Matter of Finish Opens

Delacroix and the Matter of Finish Opens

February 22

February 22, 2014 – May 18, 2014 The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to host the first Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) exhibition in the United States in more than a decade. Delacroix and the Matter of Finish arrives in February ...

Bart’s Art Cart: Make a Medallion

Bart’s Art Cart: Make a Medallion

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart! In February, we will make medallions in the style of Wedgwood.

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Slow Art Sunday: Bowery Derelict

Slow Art Sunday: Bowery Derelict

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. This Sunday, master docent Marlene Wallace takes a closer look at George B. Luks’s Bowery Derelict.

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Family Tour: Spaces and Places

Family Tour: Spaces and Places

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

On this family tour, we will explore “Spaces and Places!” Discover scenes from around the world as we find landscapes in the Museum’s collection.

EAS Lunch & Learn: Painting Knowledge in Renaissance Europe

EAS Lunch & Learn: Painting Knowledge in Renaissance Europe

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Drawing upon the BMA's panels of the Seven Liberal Arts and Seven Virtues, UAB Professor of Art History Noa Turel will share some of the questions driving her second book project, Ingenious Secrets: Painting and Knowledge Making in Fifteenth-Century Europe.

ArtBreak: Art’s Place in Architecture: Contemporary Installations at the Museum

ArtBreak: Art’s Place in Architecture: Contemporary Installations at the Museum

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Today’s ArtBreak is presented by the BMA’s Goodrich Intern Charling Chen, who will discuss Art's Place in Architecture: Contemporary Installations at the Museum.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

February 25 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

The Museum Academy is a new and unique experience in Birmingham that provides students the opportunity to learn from working artists in the Museum’s studios and original artworks in the galleries. Teaching artists at the Academy reflect the diversity of art and techniques represented in the Museum.

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Photography Guild: Living With Art Tour

Photography Guild: Living With Art Tour

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is for members of the Photography Guild. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org. To attend this event, RSVP by February 24 to Carrie Montgomery at cmontgomery@artsbma.org. Contemporary art collectors Jim Sokol and Lydia Cheney invite Photography Guild members to tour their collection. Learn how these collectors live wit their art, how they began collecting, and how they integrate both local and international photographers' works into their collection.

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BMA Speaks

BMA Speaks

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Priscilla Hancock Cooper Reid Chapel

Sharrif Simmons hosts a night of spoken word performances. In celebration of African American History Month, BMA Speaks welcomes featured performer Priscilla Hancock Cooper, who will present poetry reflecting the national theme "Civil Rights in America."

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