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March 2015

Oscar’s Café Closed for Lunch

March 7

Please note that Oscar’s Café will be closed for lunch today, since the café will be filled with free fun at Holi: Indian Culture Festival!
Oscar’s is open on Saturdays for lunch, 11AM-2PM, through the duration of Small Treasures.

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Holi: Indian Culture Festival

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Did you know that one of the biggest Hindu holidays—Holi—is celebrated in March? Take an adventure through the Museum’s Southeast Asian and Indian galleries for one of Birmingham’s favorite cultural celebrations. Music, dance, art activities, and more fill up the day!

Check back soon for a full schedule of events and performances!

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Public Tour: Small Treasures

March 7 @ 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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Slow Art Sunday: St. Sebastian

March 8 @ 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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on Bacchiacca’s St. Sebastian.

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10 per person

Salvador’s Deli

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Salvador’s Deli is a fundraiser created to award art materials to greater Birmingham area visual art teachers and students, who are in desperate need of art supplies for their classrooms. Proceeds help put art supply kits directly in the hands of these teachers and students. Each kit includes all of the materials necessary for an art project of the teacher’s choice, for up to 29 students.

The event will feature art made from food by local artists and art students. The celebration will join Birmingham’s burgeoning art and food communities to create an event to look forward to year after year. Salvador’s Deli is a fun evening of local music, food, and art. Celebrity judges will vote on winners, and you can cast your own vote with the people’s choice award!

If you are interested in submitting artwork or for more information about the event, please email Interim Curator of Education Kristen Greenwood kpgreenwood@artsbma.org. The deadline for submitting an application for entry is January 31, 2015.

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Family Tour: Kids At Play!

March 10 @ 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: Cooking and Eating in Renaissance Italy: From Kitchen to Table

March 10 @ 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 Professor Emeritus from UAB Katherine McIver, who will discuss Cooking and Eating in Renaissance Italy: From Kitchen to Table.

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Oscar’s Café Closed for Lunch

March 14

Please note that Oscar’s Café will be closed for lunch today.

The café will be open on Saturdays for lunch (11AM-2PM) during the Small Treasures exhibition (through April 26). Make plans to have lunch and see the exhibition soon!

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Visually Impaired Program: European Masterpieces: The Grand Tour

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this program for adults, held the second Saturday of each month, 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 docent Mary Helen Crowe for European Masterpieces: The Grand Tour.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, March 9.

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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Bart’s Art Cart: African Beadwork

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until March 29, 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!

String together some fun and make your own African necklace or bracelet.

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