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Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

March 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat's favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart's ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

Bart’s Art Cart: Color, color, color!

Bart’s Art Cart: Color, color, color!

March 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 March, we will create a colorful crown to announce the end of winter.

Teen BMA Night: Bollywood-Style

Teen BMA Night: Bollywood-Style

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Teen BMA takes you to India for a night. Celebrate Holi, the Hindu celebration of color, at this cool event just for teens. There will be colorful art activities, refreshments, music, and more.

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

March 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.

Slow Art Sunday: Procession

Slow Art Sunday: Procession

March 2 @ 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 Julia Stork takes a closer look at the Chinese piece Procession.

Salvador’s Deli

Salvador’s Deli

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Salvador's Deli is a fundraiser created to award art materials to greater Birmingham area visual arts teachers and students in desperate need of art supplies for their classrooms. The event will feature art made from food by local artists and art students. Salvador's Deli will be a fun evening of local music, food, and art.

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Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

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

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat's favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart's ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat's favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart's ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover? Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

ArtBreak: Hamilton Folios

ArtBreak: Hamilton Folios

March 4 @ 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 Librarian Tatum Preston, who will discuss this month's Spotlight on the Collection piece, Hamilton Folios.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

March 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.

AEIVA Tour

AEIVA Tour

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is an event for the members of the Sankofa Society, the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art, and the Photography Guild support groups at the BMA. If you are interested in joining one of these support groups, please contact Membership Officer Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org.

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Teacher Workshop: Texting Geometry – POSTPONED

Teacher Workshop: Texting Geometry – POSTPONED

March 6

**This workshop has been postponed. Please check back for a rescheduled date, or contact our Education department at the number below for more information. Integrating math and visual arts has never been so easy!  Participants will explore area dissection, word ...

Photography Guild Travel to Atlanta

Photography Guild Travel to Atlanta

March 6

Join your fellow Photography Guild members for a day trip by carpool to Atlanta to see a lecture and exhibition by Abelardo Morell. Our day includes a visit to Jackson Fine Art, dinner, and a lecture and viewing of he Morell exhibition at the High Museum of Art.

Art & Conversation: Change, Change, Change…Changing Exhibitions

Art & Conversation: Change, Change, Change…Changing Exhibitions

March 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

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oscar's

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, listen to live music, catch a movie, or ...

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Friends of American Art Trip to Dallas & Fort Worth

Friends of American Art Trip to Dallas & Fort Worth

March 7 - 9

This event is for members of Friends of American Art. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org. Join the Friends of American Art in the Lone Star State:  Dallas & Fort Worth, March 7 – ...

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Friends of American Art Trip to Dallas & Fort Worth

Friends of American Art Trip to Dallas & Fort Worth

March 7 - 9

This event is for members of Friends of American Art. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org. Join the Friends of American Art in the Lone Star State:  Dallas & Fort Worth, March 7 – ...

Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between the Earthly and Spiritual Realms

Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between the Earthly and Spiritual Realms

March 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 by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

Bart’s Art Cart: Color, color, color!

Bart’s Art Cart: Color, color, color!

March 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 March, we will create a colorful crown to announce the end of winter.

Callahan Lecture

Callahan Lecture

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Callahan lecture

Join us for an evening with Dr. Robert J. Del Bontà, who will lead a discussion on "Illustrating Victorious Lives: Jaina Narrative Painting." A reception will follow the lecture.

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Friends of American Art Trip to Dallas & Fort Worth

Friends of American Art Trip to Dallas & Fort Worth

March 7 - 9

This event is for members of Friends of American Art. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org. Join the Friends of American Art in the Lone Star State:  Dallas & Fort Worth, March 7 – ...

Slow Art Sunday: Hamilton Folios

Slow Art Sunday: Hamilton Folios

March 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. This Sunday, master docent Caroline Wingate takes a closer look at this month's Spotlight on the Collection piece, Hamilton Folios.

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Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

March 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat's favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart's ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

March 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat's favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart's ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover? Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

ArtBreak: Painting Histories: Delacroix, the Romantic Imagination, and the Poetics of Paint

ArtBreak: Painting Histories: Delacroix, the Romantic Imagination, and the Poetics of Paint

March 11 @ 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 Professor of Art History at UAB Dr. Heather McPherson, who will discuss Painting Histories: Delacroix, the Romantic Imagination, and the Poetics of Paint.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

March 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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Friends of American Art Lunch & Learn: To Buy or Not to Buy

Friends of American Art Lunch & Learn: To Buy or Not to Buy

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Graham Boettcher will share his insights on collection American art, including predictions for emerging artists, periods, and movements, as well as advice on buying ahead of the market.

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Museum Studio For Families: Magical Mosaics

Museum Studio For Families: Magical Mosaics

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artist: Penny Arnold

Explore color, shape and design in a mosaic class for the whole family. Let your creations dry while you celebrate more color at the Holi Festival!

Holi: An Indian Celebration of Color!

Holi: An Indian Celebration of Color!

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Holi girls

HOLI: A Celebration of COLOR! Join Bart the Art Bat for one of his favorite spring holidays, Holi! Celebrate color from 10AM-3PM: Art activities Scavenger hunt Traditional Indian food (provided by Taj India) Henna tattoos Bart’s Art Venture! Live music ...

Bart’s Art Cart: Color, color, color!

Bart’s Art Cart: Color, color, color!

March 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 March, we will create a colorful crown to announce the end of winter.

Holi: Professional Music and Dance Performances

Holi: Professional Music and Dance Performances

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Holi dance performance

Join us in Steiner Auditorium during our Holi Festival for an incredible line-up of local, professional, Indian dance and music performances.

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Youth Art Month Student Exhibition Closes

Youth Art Month Student Exhibition Closes

March 16

February 16 – March 16, 2014 Grades: K – 12 The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to present its twenty-first Youth Art Month exhibition in March 2014. Youth Art Month was established to recognize the essential role of art ...

Slow Art Sunday: A Tender Chord

Slow Art Sunday: A Tender Chord

March 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 Marlene Wallace takes a closer look at Francis Davis Millet's A Tender Chord.

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Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

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

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat's favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart's ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat's favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart's ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover? Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

ArtBreak: Yes Ma’am! A Celebration of Female Artists for Women’s History Month

ArtBreak: Yes Ma’am! A Celebration of Female Artists for Women’s History Month

March 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. Today’s ArtBreak is presented by the BMA's Curator of Education Samantha Kelly, who will discuss Yes Ma'am! A Celebration of Female Artists for Women's History Month.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

March 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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Collectors Circle Salon

Collectors Circle Salon

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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 March 14 to Susan Reeves at swrlaw@aol.com. Salons are an ...

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Artist Lecture: Craig Wedderspoon

Artist Lecture: Craig Wedderspoon

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wedderspoon

Artist Craig Wedderspoon, Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Alabama, will give an overview of his exhibition Quilted Vessel. The exhibition, on view in our sculpture garden, examines the notion of form existing in biotic nature, enlarged to ...

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Junior Patrons: Third Fridays in Forest Park

Junior Patrons: Third Fridays in Forest Park

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate Birmingham's local charm with the Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art in Forest Park/ South Avondale for this month’s Third Friday. Enjoy a relaxed evening with friends and refreshments in the neighborhoods art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Be sure to stop by and learn about JP member benefits, activities, and events planned for this year!

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Bart’s Art Cart: Color, color, color!

Bart’s Art Cart: Color, color, color!

March 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 March, we will create a colorful crown to announce the end of winter.

No Lunch Service at Oscar’s

No Lunch Service at Oscar’s

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Due to a special event, Oscar's will not serve lunch today.

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Vanguard Views Closes

Vanguard Views Closes

March 23

Vanguard Views is an exhibition celebrating the innovation in visual representation in early modern art (1900-1940). The avant-garde was formed as a result of the exposure to new, modern industrialized culture. From this new perspective conditioned by new perceptions of ...

Slow Art Sunday: Screen

Slow Art Sunday: Screen

March 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, docent Clyde Oyster takes a closer look at the Japanese piece Screen.

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Spring Break Activities!

Spring Break Activities!

March 25 - 28

Drop in anytime between 10AM – 5PM for our FREE art activities and family tours. Family tours about that day’s culture will be 10AM and 1:30PM. Discover differences in cultures as you create a box inspired by a new collection every day. Explore the decorations and textures in Contemporary, Native American, Indian, and Wedgwood artworks.

Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat's favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart's ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover? Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

ArtBreak: Around the World with Bart: Spring Break Family Tour

ArtBreak: Around the World with Bart: Spring Break Family Tour

March 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 Assistant Curator of Education for Family Programs Madeline Adams, who will give a family tour during the BMA's Spring Break programming.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9 – NO CLASS

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9 – NO CLASS

March 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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Spring Break Activities!

Spring Break Activities!

March 25 - 28

Drop in anytime between 10AM – 5PM for our FREE art activities and family tours. Family tours about that day’s culture will be 10AM and 1:30PM. Discover differences in cultures as you create a box inspired by a new collection every day. Explore the decorations and textures in Contemporary, Native American, Indian, and Wedgwood artworks.

EAS Lunch & Learn: Solving a Mystery: The Ingenray Portrait in Detroit

EAS Lunch & Learn: Solving a Mystery: The Ingenray Portrait in Detroit

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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. Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, PhD, will share his most recent scholarship on an important, ...

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Spring Break Activities!

Spring Break Activities!

March 25 - 28

Drop in anytime between 10AM – 5PM for our FREE art activities and family tours. Family tours about that day’s culture will be 10AM and 1:30PM. Discover differences in cultures as you create a box inspired by a new collection every day. Explore the decorations and textures in Contemporary, Native American, Indian, and Wedgwood artworks.

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Spring Break Activities!

Spring Break Activities!

March 25 - 28

Drop in anytime between 10AM – 5PM for our FREE art activities and family tours. Family tours about that day’s culture will be 10AM and 1:30PM. Discover differences in cultures as you create a box inspired by a new collection every day. Explore the decorations and textures in Contemporary, Native American, Indian, and Wedgwood artworks.

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Bart’s Art Cart: Color, color, color!

Bart’s Art Cart: Color, color, color!

March 29 @ 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 March, we will create a colorful crown to announce the end of winter.

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Slow Art Sunday: Moroccan Scene

Slow Art Sunday: Moroccan Scene

March 30 @ 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 Emily Omura takes a closer look at Henry Ossawa Tanner's Moroccan Scene.

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