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February 2015

The Second Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

The Museum is pleased to announce the Second Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium with the theme Clay @ Play. Irony, Humor & Whimsy in the Ceramic Arts. Generously sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Peter D. Bunting, the symposium will bring together scholars, artists, and ceramic enthusiasts for a series of lectures that explore the theme by considering the subject in a broad array of historical and geographical contexts.

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Bart’s Art Cart: Chinese New Year Dragons

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until March 1, 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!

Ring in Chinese New Year by making your own movable dragon!

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Public Tour: Small Treasures

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week until April 19, 2015

Enjoy our new exhibition Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries with a free docent-led tour!

Must have ticket to exhibition to join tour group; tickets are free to BMA members and $12 for non-members.

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March 2015

Oscar’s Brunch

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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Slow Art Sunday: The Indiscreet Harlequin

March 1 @ 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, touring docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Meissen’s The Indiscreet Harlequin.

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Family Tour: Kids At Play!

March 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until April 29, 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?

Kids At Play! See all the shenanigans kids get into, as displayed in works of art from our collection.

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ArtBreak: Britannia Triumphant

March 3 @ 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 Museum docent Laura Wallace, who will discuss our Spotlight on the Collection piece, Britannia Triumphant by Wedgwood.

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Art & Conversation: Dialogue with a Collector

March 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers


Photography collector John Morton joins Suzanne Stephens of the BMA Registrars Dept. to discuss highlights of his collection, exploring both what attracts him to certain works and what he considers when deciding what to buy. The works vary in subject matter while sharing commonalities in terms of how the artists approach their subjects and how they use the camera to create art.

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 Admission

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

March 5 @ 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 // Docent-led tour of Small Treasures (must have exhibition ticket)
6:30PM: Art Class // Drop-in and Draw
7PM: Annual Chenoweth Lecture // Read more here

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Annual Chenoweth Lecture: Personal Encounters with Small Treasures

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our Annual Chenoweth Lecture will take place during our First Thursday: After Hours event. Click here to see what else is planned for the evening!

Renowned art historian and one of the most prolific writers on Vermeer, Curator of Northern Baroque Painting at the National Gallery of Art and Professor of Art History at the University of Maryland Arthur Wheelock, Ph.D. discusses his personal experiences with works in the exhibition Small Treasures.

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