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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

Family Tour: Serve It Up!

September 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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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.

ArtBreak: Spotlight on the Collection: It’s the Real Thing

ArtBreak: Spotlight on the Collection: It’s the Real Thing

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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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 Trustee Jack Drake, who will lead a discussion on September's Spotlight on the Collection piece, Smokin' Joe Ain't J'mama by Hank Willis Thomas.

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Art & Conversation

Art & Conversation

September 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers GONNA BUILD A MOUNTAIN: THE MAKING OF BIRMINGHAM’S AMERICAN COLLECTION Have you ever wondered how museums build and refine their permanent collections? In this candid talk Curator Graham Boettcher discusses the strengths of our ...

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

September 4 @ 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 ...

Public Tour: Lethal Beauty

Public Tour: Lethal Beauty

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lethal Beauty

Free with admission (FREE for BMA members, $10 for non-members) // No reservations required Discover the artistry of samurai arms and armor through a guided tour of Lethal Beauty. Stay after the public tour for our First Thursday event!

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Southern Samurai

Southern Samurai

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Samurai, armor, swords, and more! Join Bart and our samurai armor to celebrate the exhibition, Lethal Beauty. Taste tea, make art, and celebrate samurai and Japanese culture.

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

September 7 @ 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.

Public Tour: Lethal Beauty

Public Tour: Lethal Beauty

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Free with admission (FREE for BMA members, $10 for non-members) // No reservations required Discover the artistry of samurai arms and armor through a guided tour of Lethal Beauty.

Slow Art Sunday: Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels and Saints

Slow Art Sunday: Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels and Saints

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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 the Stratonice Master piece Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels and Saints.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

Family Tour: Serve It Up!

September 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
1965

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.

ArtBreak: The Art of Japanese Sumi-e in Action

ArtBreak: The Art of Japanese Sumi-e in Action

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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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 Artist-in-Residence and Sumi-e master Toby Richards. Toby will lead a demonstration of the art of Japanese sumi-e. Attendees will be invited to participate in this interactive art demonstration.

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The Detroit Institute of Arts – Past, Present, and Future

The Detroit Institute of Arts – Past, Present, and Future

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Founded in 1885, the Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the most renowned art museums in the country. DIA's Executive Director of Collection Strategies and Information Salvador Salort-Pons, Ph.D. will highlight the distinguished history of the DIA and its outstanding collection of European Art. He will also introduce the innovative 2007 re-installation of the entire collection, which established the museum as one of the most visitor-friendly in the country. The DIA is among the top six encyclopedic art museums in North America, comprising extraordinary collections of European and American Art.

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Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between the Earthly and Spiritual Realms

Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between the Earthly and Spiritual Realms

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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. Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, September 8. VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2643. Program sponsored by the Eyesight Foundation and The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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! In September, we will make geometric patterns inspired by the designs found in our Native American Gallery!

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Slow Art Sunday: Seven Virtues and Seven Liberal Arts

Slow Art Sunday: Seven Virtues and Seven Liberal Arts

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1961

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, we will take a close look at Francesco Pesellino's piece Seven Virtues and Seven Liberal Arts.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

Family Tour: Serve It Up!

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
1965

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.

ArtBreak: A Dream of Italy

ArtBreak: A Dream of Italy

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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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 Carruthers Intern Katherine Ladd. Katherine will lead a discussion on Robert S. Duncanson’s A Dream of Italy.

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BMACC Presents A Night At The Museum

BMACC Presents A Night At The Museum

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Thursday

Undergraduate students, recent graduates, graduate students, and those in between are welcome to attend a special night at the Museum (with a recent college I.D).

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Bart’s Books: Jingle Dancer

Bart’s Books: Jingle Dancer

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy. This month, Bart has selected Cynthia Leitich Smith's Jingle Dancer. Bart’s Books is sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities.

Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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! In September, we will make geometric patterns inspired by the designs found in our Native American Gallery!

ART PAPERS Live

ART PAPERS Live

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Slavs and Tatars joins ART PAPERS and the BMA to explore the potential of language-and particularly, of transliteration, or the conversion of scripts-as a strategy of both resistance and research into notions of identity politics, colonialism, and faith. Long-Legged Linguistics is one in a series of lecture-performances in the collective's latest cycle of work, which examines the ever-changing and always powerful alphabets of Eurasia—where Arabic accompanied the rise of Islam, Latin that of Roman Catholicism, and Cyrillic that of the Orthodox Church and, later, communism. Long-Legged Linguistics attempts not to emancipate particular peoples of notions, but rather the sounds rolling off our collective tongues, in any region of the world.

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Lethal Beauty Closes

Lethal Beauty Closes

September 21

The samurai are universally recognized warriors. Tales of their heroics have fascinated people since the 12th century. Bushido (The Way of the Samurai) is the code of chivalry by which they lived, and encompasses not only mastery of the martial ...

Slow Art Sunday: It’s The Real Thing

Slow Art Sunday: It’s The Real Thing

September 21 @ 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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Hank Willis Thomas's piece Smokin' Joe Ain't J'mama.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

Family Tour: Serve It Up!

September 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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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.

ArtBreak: La Dolce Vita: 19th-Century Artists in Italy

ArtBreak: La Dolce Vita: 19th-Century Artists in Italy

September 23 @ 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 UAB adjunct art and art history professor Alice Jackson. Alice will discuss artists in the BMA collection who were inspired by Italy in the 19th century.

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Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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! In September, we will make geometric patterns inspired by the designs found in our Native American Gallery!

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Slow Art Sunday: Building the Schooner, Provincetown

Slow Art Sunday: Building the Schooner, Provincetown

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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 Childe Hassam's piece Building the Schooner, Provincetown.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

Family Tour: Serve It Up!

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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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.

ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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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 presented by Volunteer Services Manager Lindsey Hammel, who will lead a discussion on art that is inspired by literature in the Museum's collection.

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