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October 2014
Free

Design Week Birmingham Lecture: Rural Studio: An Insider’s Critical Reflection

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Andrew Freear, Director and Wiatt Professor at Auburn University Rural Studio, will present a case study of Auburn
University’s Rural Studio and the design-build projects and teaching methods that have created innovative and affordable structures for socioeconomically challenged communities.

For more information about Design Week Birmingham and the full schedule of events, click here.

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$15 BMA Members // $20 Non-Members // Free entry if you join to be a member that night!

Junior Patrons: City Views, Local Brews and Stories from the Past

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy the best view in Birmingham, stroll though the exhibit “La Storia: Birmingham’s Italian Community,” and snack on some local brews and grub provided by Back Forty Beer Company and Dreamland BBQ.

A vital link in Birmingham’s history is being told at the city’s most iconic landmark. For “La Storia,” Birmingham residents of Italian heritage have ventured into their ancestors’ past to relive a time of fierce struggle and unwavering hope, of generations holding on dearly to their faith and values, while overcoming poverty and discrimination.

The items are being displayed at an appropriate venue, Vulcan Park and Museum, the site of Birmingham’s most famous statue by its most famous Italian immigrant, Giuseppe Moretti. In a small gallery inside the museum, a portion of the items collected tell a story about the early days of Platt City, Thomas and East Lake, the “Little Italy” neighborhoods of West Blocton and Ensley, their communities, churches, farms, businesses, and lives as stone masons and iron and steel workers.

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$50 for museum members // $60 for non-members (for four-class series)

Family Yoga

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 9:40 am
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Every 2 weeks on Saturday until November 23, 2014

Enrollment includes 1 parent and 1 child; each additional child or parent is $20. Villager Yoga will be bringing a unique opportunity for sharing time together at BMA. Through creative sequencing of yoga poses, our bodies and minds will move…

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$50 for museum members // $60 for non-members (for four-class series)

Moving Meditation

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every 2 weeks on Saturday until November 23, 2014

Join teachers from Villager Yoga to explore BMA from a different perspective. Exhibit your strength and balance of mind and body in traditional yoga poses linked in nurturing, flowing sequences. Our moving meditation will help usher in powerful energy throughout the entire body and soul, followed by a deep sense of calm, relaxation, and stillness. For beginners to intermediate, the class has a moderate pace.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Repousée!

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until October 26, 2014

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!

Engrave your own “silver” piece, just like Hester Bateman!

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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Canal in Winter

October 26 @ 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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on a Jacob van Ruisdael’s piece Canal in Winter.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until October 29, 2014

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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Free

ArtBreak: So Close to Heaven

October 28 @ 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 the BMA’s Senior Curator and Curator of Asian Art Don Wood, Ph.D., who will discuss our new exhibition So Close to Heaven.

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Friends of American Art and Photography Guild: Lunch and Learn: Photographic Masters of the Yosemite Valley

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please note that this is an event for members of the Friends of American Art and Photography Guild support groups. If you’re interested in joining or learning more about these groups, please contact membership@artsbma.org.

Join us for a Lunch and Learn on Photographic Masters of the Yosemite Valley, from Carleton E. Watkins to Ansel Adams on Wednesday, October 29 at noon in the Members’ Room.

California’s majestic Yosemite Valley has captivated the attention of photographers since Charles Leander Weed took the first known photographs of the Valley in 1859. Using many examples from the BMA’s own collection, Dr. Graham C. Boettcher will discuss the rich history of photography in the Yosemite Valley, an artistic tradition which continues to this day, with some surprising breaks with tradition and convention.

Lunch will be served for $13.50 per person. Click here to see your options for our lunch menu. To RSVP and reserve a lunch, please contact please contact Andrew Farrell at afarrell@artsbma.org or 205.297.8073 by Wednesday, October 22.

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November 2014
Free

Family Tour: What’s In A Face?

November 1 @ 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?

You Are What You Wear! Discover costumes and clothing from around the world!

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