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September 2015

Art & Conversation: Symbols and Sayings in African Art

September 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers

Curator Emily Hanna reveals the fascinating meaning behind some of the pieces in our African art collection.

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, January through October. Coffee and light refreshments are available. Tours are led by curators or guest lecturers, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share thoughts and ideas, and actively participate in the learning process.

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Free

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Thursday

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 for tapas at Oscar’s. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9PM.

6PM: Docent-Led Tour: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College // Join us for a free tour of our summertime exhibition, featuring the large-scale, colorful murals from Talladega College’s Savery Library.
6:30PM: Art Class // Drop-in and Draw
7PM: Film Screening // Against the Odds: Explore the lives of visual artists who made the Harlem Renaissance one of the twentieth century’s richest artistic moments. Archival footage, newsreels, and photographs recall the influential force of exhibitions, Harlem’s vibrancy in the Roaring Twenties, and significant personalities such as William E. Harmon, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Alain Locke. Watch African-American artists triumph over formidable odds to create lasting beauty. Please join us for a Q & A after the film.

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Free

Family Tours: Fall Into Fun

September 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?

Fall Into Fun: The leaves are changing and the harvest is starting! Celebrate autumn and learn about seasonal traditions around the world.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Drumming Up Fun

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until November 1, 2015
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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!

Drumming Up Fun: Welcome the return of autumn with music and dancing! Make your own drum and stick to ring in the harvest season.

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Free

Public Tour: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week until September 6, 2015
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Join us for a free, docent-led tour of our summertime exhibition, Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College.

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Still Life with Game Birds

September 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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on Cornelis Mahu’s Still Life with Game Birds.

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Museum Business Offices Closed

September 7

Please note that the Museum business offices will be closed for Labor Day. The Museum, as it always is on Mondays, will remain closed. The Museum will reopen during normal hours on Tuesday, September 8, at 10AM.

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Free

Family Tours: Fall Into Fun

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until October 28, 2015

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?

Fall Into Fun: The leaves are changing and the harvest is starting! Celebrate autumn and learn about seasonal traditions around the world.

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No ArtBreak

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Please note that there is no ArtBreak today.

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Free

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture in the Garden

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this program for adults, 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.

Artworks in the BMA’s Ireland Sculpture Garden were created by many different artists and represent various genres and art movements. Explore these artworks through touch and verbal description for a very personal experience.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, September 7.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2964.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Drumming Up Fun

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 1, 2015
art cart drawing

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!

Drumming Up Fun: Welcome the return of autumn with music and dancing! Make your own drum and stick to ring in the harvest season.

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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Lady with a Bouquet (Snowballs)

September 13 @ 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 Marelene Wallace will lead a discussion on Charles Courtney Curran’s Lady with a Bouquet (Snowballs).

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Free

Family Tours: Fall Into Fun

September 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 28, 2015

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?

Fall Into Fun: The leaves are changing and the harvest is starting! Celebrate autumn and learn about seasonal traditions around the world.

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Free

ArtBreak: Remembering Crisis: Artistic Glimpses into a War-Torn Environment

September 15 @ 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 Education Graduate Intern John Agricola, who will lead a discussion on Remembering Crisis: Artistic Glimpses into a War-Torn Environment.

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