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August 2015

Art & Conversation: Hale Woodruff: An American Artist

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

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers

Hale Woodruff: An American Artist

While focusing on our special exhibition of Hale Woodruff’s Talladega College murals, curator Graham C. Boettcher discusses how the artist combined aspects of Modernism with more traditional elements of history painting to depict the story of the Amistad captives.

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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First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

August 6 @ 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: Gallery Talk: 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: Murals
7PM: Panel Discussion // This panel, including the Honorable Judge Houston Brown, the Honorable Judge Ralph C. Cook, attorney Mason Davis, and civil rights leader Odessa Woolfolk, will discuss the legal case of the Amistad.

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Free

Visually Impaired Program: The Language of Art

August 8 @ 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.

Explore artworks by different artists at different times and in different places. But, they all have one thing in common: the artists deliberately created their art in such a way to get us to see what they wanted us to see, think what they wanted us to think, and feel what they wanted us to feel. Discover how the artists used the elements of art including line, color, pattern, texture, and light and shadow.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, August 3.

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: Set Sail!

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until August 30, 2015
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Every week until August 30, 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!

Set Sail!: Create a sailboat to take on your summer adventures. All hands on deck, sailors!

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Free

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

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week until September 6, 2015
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Every week until September 6, 2015
Opening Day at Talladega College 007

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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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Builders No. 1

August 9 @ 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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Jacob Lawrence’s Builder’s No. 1.

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Free

Family Tours: Fun in the Sun

August 11 @ 10:30 am
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Every week until August 26, 2015
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Every week until August 26, 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?

Fun in the Sun: While enjoying the fun of summer, explore artworks that capture all things summer. Sunshine, ocean fun, and so much more.

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Free

ArtBreak: Prints from the Green Collection

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

Today’s ArtBreak is led by Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D., who will lead a discussion on prints from the Green collection.

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$15 members // $25 non-members

Art On The Rocks

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season! Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The Rocks collaborates with local artists, downtown businesses, and breakthrough musical guests to offer three Friday nights of art, performances, giveaways, food, and drinks.

August 14: Clear Plastic Masks

Formed in New York City in 2011, Clear Plastic Masks quite literally have honed a world of influence into sharp, tight, nostalgic rock n’ roll that is at once bone-deep familiar and not like anything else you’ve heard. The story starts where every good story does, in a dive bar where lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Katz, born and raised on theatre in Detroit, met Dominican Republic-born drummer Charles Garmendia. Despite upbringings half a world apart, the two forged a fast friendship centered on a collective love of music. Soon enough, toiling around Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, they met guitarist/keyboard player Matt Menold and bassist Eduardo DuQuesne. What began as simply four unlikely friends hanging out trying to make their way in one of the toughest cities on earth eventually evolved into an informal jam session where, without planning, they discovered a surprising sound.

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Check back soon for more details about August’s schedule of events and special guests!

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$45 for Museum members / $50 for non-members

Mural Tour Road Trip

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Opening Day at Talladega College 007

Meet at the Museum for a curator-led tour of Rising Up: Hale Woodruff Murals of Talladega College. After the tour, visit mural sites created by Museum staff over the past twenty years. The day will end with a group lunch; lunch and transportation are included in the cost. Visit our website to register and learn more.

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