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Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Star Challenge Opens

Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Star Challenge Opens

April 1

The Museum is partnering with Birmingham Fashion Week to present an exhibition of fashion designs from students in grades 6 through 12. Birmingham Fashion Week was founded on the ideals of bringing unity to our community through fashion. Local and national designers, alongside local and national boutiques, and the Birmingham Museum of Art will gather together to promote and inspire our rising stars. Models, make-up artists, and hair stylists will showcase their talents on the runway, while encouraging locals and visitors to explore the creative talents of Birmingham. Visit bhamfashionweek.com for more information.

Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

April 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. What will you discover? Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

ArtBreak: Ganesha

ArtBreak: Ganesha

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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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 Assistant Professor of Art History at UAB Cathleen Cummings, who will discuss our Indian piece Ganesha.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

April 1 @ 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

Art & Conversation

April 3 @ 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

April 3 @ 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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Teacher Workshop: Zentangles in the Classroom

Teacher Workshop: Zentangles in the Classroom

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn method of meditative drawing that has applications in educational, clinical and corporate settings. By creating art from drawing repetitive patterns, Zentangling increases focus and creativity. Debbie Dumais, a Gifted Education Specialist at Fultondale Elementary School and ...

Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

April 5 @ 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. What will you discover? Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

April 5 @ 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 April, we will create woven wonders!

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Slow Art Sunday: Bonjour Julie

Slow Art Sunday: Bonjour Julie

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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 Museum feeling inspired- not tired! This Sunday, master docent Caroline Wingate takes a closer look at Joan Mitchell’s Bonjour Julie.

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Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

April 8 @ 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. What will you discover? Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

ArtBreak: Birmingham Fashion Week: What’s It All About?

ArtBreak: Birmingham Fashion Week: What’s It All About?

April 8 @ 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 Tiffany Linn, Birmingham Fashion Week Rising Design Star Chair, who will discuss our new student exhibition Birmingham Fashion Week. After ArtBreak, see all the designs and vote on your favorite piece!

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

April 8 @ 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: How Great Thou Art: Biblical Imagery in America

Friends of American Art Lunch & Learn: How Great Thou Art: Biblical Imagery in America

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Despite the historic importance of Christianity to American culture and daily life, Christian subjects in 18th- and 19th-century American art are surprisingly few, especially considering their prevalence in the Old World. Boettcher will explore this country's sometimes uneasy relationship with religious iconography and discuss some fascinating examples of Christian imagery from the period.

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Visually Impaired Program: The Ties that Bind: Human Connections

Visually Impaired Program: The Ties that Bind: Human Connections

April 12 @ 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. Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, April 7.

Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

April 12 @ 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 April, we will create woven wonders!

Slow Art Day: Clay I Am, It Is True

Slow Art Day: Clay I Am, It Is True

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In addition to our weekly program, the Museum celebrates Slow Art Day each year, along with museums from around the world. This year, join us for thought-provoking conversation about two of the Museum's masterworks, Robert Arneson's Clay I Am, It Is True (at 11AM) and Kerry James Marshall's School of Beauty, School of Culture (2PM).

Slow Art Day: School of Beauty, School of Culture

Slow Art Day: School of Beauty, School of Culture

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In addition to our weekly program, the Museum celebrates Slow Art Day each year, along with museums from around the world. This year, join us for thought-provoking conversation about two of the Museum's masterworks, Robert Arneson's Clay I Am, It Is True (at 11AM) and Kerry James Marshall's School of Beauty, School of Culture (2PM).

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Slow Art Sunday: Four Quarters of the Globe

Slow Art Sunday: Four Quarters of the Globe

April 13 @ 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 Museum feeling inspired- not tired! This Sunday, docent Judy Cook takes a closer look at Derby Porcelain Manufactory's Four Quarters of the Globe.

Birmingham Fashion Week Rising Stars Reception

Birmingham Fashion Week Rising Stars Reception

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At this reception, students participating in the exhibition Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Star Challenge will be honored for their hard work, and the winner of the People's Choice Award will be announced.

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EAS Annual Dinner

EAS Annual Dinner

April 15

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. The European Art Society at the Birmingham Museum of Art invites you to attend the Eleventh ...

Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

April 15 @ 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. What will you discover? Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

ArtBreak: Delacroix and the Power of Color

ArtBreak: Delacroix and the Power of Color

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

At this week's ArtBreak, Curator of European Art Dr. Robert Schindler will discuss Delacroix and the Power of Color. Hailed as one of the great colorists of all time by his artist friends and critics alike, Delacroix’s mastery of painting is unrivaled in his time. He was seen, and saw himself, as following in the footsteps of such great old masters as Rubens and Rembrandt. The exhibition Delacroix and The Matter of Finish provides an extraordinary opportunity to study his genius first-hand, and this talk will help understand and appreciate Delacroix’s remarkable virtuosity.

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Museum Closed for Good Friday

Museum Closed for Good Friday

April 18

Please note that the Museum and its business offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 19, at 10AM!

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Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

April 19 @ 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 April, we will create woven wonders!

Bart’s Books: Something From Nothing

Bart’s Books: Something From Nothing

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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 Something from Nothing. Bart’s Books is sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities.

Indian Cultural Society Concert

Indian Cultural Society Concert

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Indian Cultural Society invites you to TRILOGY, a confluence of northern Indian music by three master musicians. The concert features the music of Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty, eminent sarod player, Mr. Jesse Bannister, leading UK saxophonist, and Pt. Subhen Chatterjee, internationally acclaimed tabla maestro. Experience some of the best in northern Indian culture with this exceptional collaboration by the three musicians.

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Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Star Challenge Closes

Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Star Challenge Closes

April 20

The Museum is partnering with Birmingham Fashion Week to present an exhibition of fashion designs from students in grades 6 through 12. Birmingham Fashion Week was founded on the ideals of bringing unity to our community through fashion. Local and national designers, alongside local and national boutiques, and the Birmingham Museum of Art will gather together to promote and inspire our rising stars. Models, make-up artists, and hair stylists will showcase their talents on the runway, while encouraging locals and visitors to explore the creative talents of Birmingham. Visit bhamfashionweek.com for more information.

Oscar’s Easter Sunday Brunch

Oscar’s Easter Sunday Brunch

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Easter Brunch at Oscar’s Café is completely booked! Please join us another time, during our normal lunch hours or at our Mother’s Day brunch.

Slow Art Sunday: Madonna and Christ Child

Slow Art Sunday: Madonna and Christ Child

April 20 @ 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 Museum feeling inspired- not tired! This Sunday, master docent Emily Omura takes a closer look at Madonna and Christ Child, from the workshop of Ghirlandaio.

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Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

April 22 @ 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. What will you discover? Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

ArtBreak: The Barricade

ArtBreak: The Barricade

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Today’s ArtBreak is presented by sculptor Brad Morton, who will discuss contemporary sculpture in the Red Mountain Garden. After ArtBreak, head into the garden to see the art and enjoy the lovely spring weather!

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Asian Art Society: Lunch and Learn: Recent Acquisitions

Asian Art Society: Lunch and Learn: Recent Acquisitions

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event is for members of the Asian Art Society support group. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org. Join us for a Lunch and Learn as we look at some of the exciting recent acquisitions that have come to the collection. We will also be discussing upcoming Asian Art Society events.

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Collectors Circle Salon

Collectors Circle Salon

April 24 @ 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 to Marianne Griffin at marianne.griffin1@gmail.com. Salons are an opportunity for members ...

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Sankofa Society: New African Gallery Tour

Sankofa Society: New African Gallery Tour

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This event is for members of the Sankofa Society support group. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org. Be among the first to see the brand new African Gallery! Join us before the opening lecture and reception for an exclusive tour with Curator of Arts of Africa and the Americas Emily Hanna, Ph.D.

African Gallery Reopening Celebration

African Gallery Reopening Celebration

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To celebrate the African gallery's reopening, the Museum will host a lecture by renowned African art scholar, Dr. Babatunde Lawal. His talk, Meditating and Enabling the Soul: Tradition and Change in Yoruba Art, will focus on the cultural and spiritual significance of art among the Yoruba of Nigeria, contemporary movements in Yoruba art, and the Yoruba influence on the arts of the African Diaspora. Stay after for our opening reception!

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African Gallery Reinstallation Opens

African Gallery Reinstallation Opens

April 26

The Museum’s African art gallery will be closed from September 2013 through April 2014 for a major reinstallation. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Daniel Foundation, the gallery will be renovated and reorganized. These updates ...

Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

April 26 @ 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 April, we will create woven wonders!

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Slow Art Sunday: Ganesha

Slow Art Sunday: Ganesha

April 27 @ 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 Museum feeling inspired- not tired! This Sunday, master docent Marlene Wallace takes a closer look at the Indian piece Ganesha.

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Family Tour: Musical Moments

Family Tour: Musical Moments

April 29 @ 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. What will you discover? Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

ArtBreak: Delacroix and Chopin: Their Fascinating Friendship Through The Romantic Period of Art and Music

ArtBreak: Delacroix and Chopin: Their Fascinating Friendship Through The Romantic Period of Art and Music

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

At this week’s ArtBreak, Nancy Wingard, Associate Professor at Birmingham-Southern College Conservatory of Music, will discuss Delacroix and Chopin: Their Fascinating Friendship Through The Romantic Period of Art and Music. With musical accompaniments, the talk will talk place in Steiner Auditorium. After ArtBreak, be sure to go see the exhibition Delacroix and the Matter of Finish!

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