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May 2015
Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Play with Clay

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 28, 2015

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!

Play with Clay: Create a sculpture in the whimsical manner of Frank Fleming! Use self-hardening clay to create an animal, a make-believe figure, or whatever comes to mind!

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$125 per person

Studio Class: Vintage Tie-dye Jaipur Style with Project Runway Star

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Click here to register now. Class limited to 20 people!

Hand Tie and Dye a beautiful silk scarf using vintage techniques originating from Jaipur, India. You will have the option of choosing between:

*Lehriya tying technique- Multi colored organic stripes made diagonally on the textile.
*Mothra tying technique or geometric Technique- Textile is neatly pleated in origami folds and resist tied before dying to get a geometric pattern.
*Khombi technique- tie your initials or motifs in the scarf

All students are encouraged to bring and old t-shirt, blouse, dress or skirt (Please bring only Cotton, Silk, wool or any other natural fabric) and we can give these pieces a new life, a fashionable face-lift. Every student will walk away with a custom hand-made silk scarf and a re-invented piece of clothing.

Instructor: Sandhya Garg, featured on Project Runway Season 13

Garg polished her skills at International design studios training at Alexander McQueen, Alice Temperley and Izmaylova, learning everything from different pattern cutting techniques to hand embroidery craft and vintage knitting-lace making at the Gucci factory in Italy. She decided to launch her own label after graduating from the London College of Fashion in 2011. Sandhya Garg was recently seen at Project Runway Season 13, She won 2 Challenges, Was in Top a lot and her work was admired by Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. Specializing in womenswear, for her fashion is all about glamour and personal style.

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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Hungry Man’s Cross

May 31 @ 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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Lonnie Holley’s Hungry Man’s Cross.

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Free

“You and I”: Co-hosted by the BMA and the Peer Society

May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for live artist demonstrations, snacks, and a panel discussion that will address the topic of bullying. Open to all, but high school and college students are encouraged to attend.

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June 2015
Free

Family Tours: Flights of Fancy

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 30, 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?

Flights of Fancy: Discover fantastical creatures in the exhibition, Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming, and look for whimsy in the Museum collection!

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Free

ArtBreak: Chatsworth House

June 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 Assistant Curator of Education Kristi McMillan, who will lead a discussion on Pieter Tillemans’ Chatsworth House.

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Free

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

June 4 @ 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 for tapas at Oscar’s. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9PM.

6PM: Gallery Talk: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree // Join a tour with Interim Curator of Education Kristen Greenwood, who will show works in our collection by artists related to one another.
6:30PM: Art Class // Drop-in and Draw
7PM: Art On Stage // The Birmingham Museum of Art and the Birmingham Art Association are once again partnering to present Art On Stage. Find out if creativity is in the genes when local celebrity Steve Holmes, interviews Trés and Lillis Taylor, father and daughter artists who have collaborated on numerous artistic endeavors.
Trés Taylor is a contemporary self-taught painter living in Birmingham. Taylor was a biochemist for over 20 years then, after a visit with Southern artist R.A. Miller in 1998, he was inspired to begin his journey as a painter. His work can be found in several collections including Dupont Pioneer of Des Moines, IA, the Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art of Savannah, GA, and is publicly displayed at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham.
Trés’ daughter, Lillis Taylor, is an industrial designer who is inspired by her father’s art. Lillis is the founder of Bibb and Tucker Sew-Op in Woodlawn and founder of The March Quilts. Together they have created artful textiles which celebrate the joy of life.

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European Art Society Members Only

European Art Society Express Tour

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

European Art Society members only

Please join the European Art Society for the Express Tour: Paintings in Peril: Conserving the Collection. The tour will be followed by a private reception with wine and cheese for EAS members. The event will take place during our First Thursday event. Please meet in the 8th Avenue Lobby.

If you plan to attend, please contact Carrie Montgomery at cmontgomery@artsbma.org or 205.254.2086.

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Free

Family Tours: Flights of Fancy

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 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?

Flights of Fancy: Discover fantastical creatures in the exhibition, Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming, and look for whimsy in the Museum collection!

Event Details »
Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Play with Clay

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 28, 2015

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!

Play with Clay: Create a sculpture in the whimsical manner of Frank Fleming! Use self-hardening clay to create an animal, a make-believe figure, or whatever comes to mind!

Event Details »
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