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Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk; we will meet in the Museum’s Main Lobby unless otherwise noted on the calendar. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert! Topics and presenters vary.

September 2014

ArtBreak: La Dolce Vita: 19th-Century Artists in Italy

September 23 @ 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 led by UAB adjunct art and art history professor Alice Jackson. Alice will discuss artists in the BMA collection who were inspired by Italy in the 19th century.

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ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

September 30 @ 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 Volunteer Services Manager Lindsey Hammel, who will lead a discussion on art that is inspired by literature in the Museum’s collection.

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October 2014
Free

ArtBreak: Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate)

October 7 @ 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 led by BMA Education Intern Amy Williamson, who will discuss our Spotlight on the Collection piece Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate).

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Free

ArtBreak: Joan Mitchell: Fields and Flowers; Storms and Sunsets

October 14 @ 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 led by master docent Joyce Benington who will discuss Joan Mitchell: Field and Flowers; Storms and Sunsets.

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Free

ArtBreak: The Art of Finding a Brand’s Soul

October 21 @ 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 led by Ford Wiles, Chief Creative Officer of BIG Communications, and James Williams, Creative Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Ford and James will take you through the creative process of shaping the future legacy of a brand.

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Free

ArtBreak: So Close to Heaven

October 28 @ 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 led by the BMA’s Senior Curator and Curator of Asian Art Don Wood, Ph.D., who will discuss our new exhibition So Close to Heaven.

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November 2014
Free

ArtBreak: Buffalo Vector Border Crossing (Yellowstone)

November 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. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by BMA’s Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas Emily Hanna, Ph.D, who will discuss our Spotlight on the Collection piece, Merritt Johnson’s Buffalo Vector Border Crossing (Yellowstone).

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No ArtBreak

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Please note that there is no ArtBreak this week. The Museum is closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. Thank you!

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Free

ArtBreak: Mother and Child: Contemporary Sculpture in the Red Mountain Garden

November 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 led by Birmingham artist Brad Morton, who will discuss his work and methodology. After the talk, join us in the Red Mountain Sculpture Garden to see the art and enjoy the lovely fall weather.

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Free

ArtBreak: Simplicity and Symbolism: Lotus Blossoms

November 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. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by photographer Bahman Farzad, who will describe his work photographing lotus blossoms and their symbolism in Asian culture.

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December 2014
Free

ArtBreak: Madonna and Christ Child with Infant St. John the Baptist and Three Angels

December 2 @ 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 led by BMA’s Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D, who will discuss our Spotlight on the Collection piece, Madonna and Christ Child with Infant St. John the Baptist and Three Angels, from the workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio.

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Free

ArtBreak: A Christmas in England

December 9 @ 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 led by Lee Sandstead, art historian and star of Emmy-nominated Travel Channel series Art Attack.

When Lee Sandstead traveled to England for Christmas, he did not know what to expect. He knew that he would visit the museums, graves, universities, cathedrals, and other various sites to discover great and wondrous things. However, what he found was quite different. Over a period of time, Sandstead made one of the greatest discoveries of his life — the English people. Their Christmas traditions, gorgeous interiors, wonderful hospitality and civility, and — yes — their pubs made for an extraordinary way to spend the holidays.

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Free

ArtBreak: So Now I’m Lookin’ Dead At You, What Are You Gonna Do?: Mickalene Thomas and the Black Female Gaze

December 16 @ 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 led by the BMA’s Ford Fellow in residence and Ph.D. candidate Kelli Morgan. Kelli will discuss So Now I’m Lookin’ Dead At You, What Are You Gonna Do: Mickalene Thomas and the Black Female Gaze.

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No ArtBreak

December 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Please note that there is no ArtBreak today due to the Christmas holiday. Thank you!

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Free

ArtBreak: I Heart Art

December 30 @ 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 led by members of Teen BMA, who will discuss their favorite works of art in the Museum.

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