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July 2015

No First Thursday

July 2

Please note that there will not be a First Thursday this month due to the 4th of July holiday. Join us next month on August 6!

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Art & Conversation: Old and New: Japanese Prints at the BMA

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers

Old and New: Japanese Prints at the BMA

Curator Don Wood discusses the remarkable Japanese print collection at the BMA, looking at very early 18th-century examples up to the most modern. Learn how it all started and how it continues to grow.

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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Museum Closed

July 3

Please note that the Museum will be closed today, Friday, July 3. We will reopen on Sunday, July 5 during normal hours (noon-5PM). Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Museum Closed

July 4

Please note that the Museum will be closed today, Saturday, July 4. We will reopen on Sunday, July 5 during normal hours (noon-5PM). Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Slow Art Sunday: Epa Mask

July 5 @ 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 Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on the Yoruba People’s Epa Mask.

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Family Tours: Fun in the Sun

July 7 @ 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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ArtBreak: Spotlight on the Collection: Spirit Catcher

July 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 Interim Curator of Education Kristen Greenwood, who will lead a discussion on this month’s Spotlight on the Collection piece, Frank Fleming’s Spirit Catcher.

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Storytelling and Southern Identity with members of The Moth

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Inspired by the art of storytelling in the exhibitions Frank Fleming: Between Fantasy and Reality and Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic, the Museum hosts an evening of southern storytelling in partnership with Arclight of Birmingham. 5-6pm Viewing…

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$15 for BMA members / $25 for non-members

Art On The Rocks

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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.

The 2015 Art On The Rocks events will take place on June 12, July 10, and August 14.

For a limited time only, BMA Members will receive 60% off a regular admission ticket now through May 31. Members, buy your tickets now to take advantage of this special rate. On June 1, the member discount returns to 40% off for the remainder of the Art On The Rocks season. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Not a member? Join today and start saving! Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.

July 10: Shadowboxers
The Shadowboxers have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies, and soulful vocals. Founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started writing together. They’ve forged a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, D’Angelo, and The Beatles. This young band’s unified sound has an R&B-soaked, smart perspective replete with an abundance of vocal talent and songwriting skill. In the short time they’ve been playing together, The Shadowboxers have found a collective voice that is intelligent, soulful, and catchy.

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

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Visually Impaired Program: Ceramics at the BMA

July 11 @ 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.

Join master docent Mary Lynda Crockett for Ceramics at the BMA. New acquisitions from different times and different places will give opportunity to explore differences and similarities in their function, form/shape, finish, surface decoration, etc.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, July 6.

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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