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October 2014
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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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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Bart’s Art Cart: Flags

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until November 30, 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!

Create a flag that represents you! Take one home and string it up for all to see.

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

November 2 @ 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: Cast Iron, Germany

November 2 @ 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 Judy Cook will lead a discussion on German Cast Iron.

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Family Tour: What’s In A Face?

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 31, 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?

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

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Free

ArtBreak: Buffalo Vector Border Crossing (Yellowstone)

November 4 @ 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 BMA’s Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas Emily Hanna, Ph.D, who will discuss our Spotlight on the Collection piece, Merritt Johnson’s Buffalo Vector Border Crossing (Yellowstone).

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