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Kids and their families have so much to explore at the BMA! Travel to faraway lands, make history come alive, and discover the world of art together in our galleries and family spaces. From family tours and art activities to cultural celebrations on special Family Days, there’s always something new to do. Make plans to visit during one of our many family programs, or stop by anytime for free fun in Bart’s ArtVenture and Bart’s Lair Under the Stairs.

April 2015
Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Matchbox Guitars

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until April 26, 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!

Matchbox Guitars: Make like the kids in our François Hubert Drouais painting and play the guitar. Create your own matchbox guitar to strum when you’re at home!

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Free

Bart’s Books: The Lady with the Alligator Purse

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Nadine Bernard Westcott’s The Lady with the Alligator Purse.

Bart’s Books is sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities.

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Free

Family Tour: Kids At Play!

April 21 @ 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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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Matchbox Guitars

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until April 26, 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!

Matchbox Guitars: Make like the kids in our François Hubert Drouais painting and play the guitar. Create your own matchbox guitar to strum when you’re at home!

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Free

Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Start Challenge Closes

April 26

Every year, students from across the city, in grades 6-12, come to the Museum to display their innovative fashion designs. Students are asked to get creative with their pieces, using very unconventional materials. This year’s designs are up to the challenge, featuring cartons of buttermilk, trash bags, fishing nets, stamps, and more!

Click here to see some of the designs as students set up their creations at the Museum.

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Free

Family Tour: Kids At Play!

April 28 @ 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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Museum Ball: Second Floor Closes at 2PM

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please note that the second floor of the Museum, including galleries, the café, Bart’s ArtVenture, and the Museum Store, will close today at 2PM due to Museum Ball set up.

The third floor galleries and gardens will remain open.

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Museum Ball: Second Floor Closed All Day

April 30

Please note that the second floor of the Museum, including galleries, the café, Bart’s ArtVenture, and the Museum Store, will be closed today due to Museum Ball set up.

The third floor galleries and gardens will remain open.

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May 2015

Museum Ball: Second Floor Closed All Day

May 1

Please note that the second floor of the Museum, including galleries, the café, Bart’s ArtVenture, and the Museum Store, will be closed today due to Museum Ball set up.

The third floor galleries and gardens will remain open.

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Museum Ball: Museum Closed All Day

May 2

Please note that the Museum will be closed all day due to set up for the Museum Ball. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

The Museum will reopen during normal hours on Sunday, May 3 at noon.

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Free

Family Tours: Flights of Fancy

May 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until June 30, 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?

Flights of Fancy: Discover fantastical creatures in the exhibition, Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming, and look for whimsy in the Museum collection!

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Bart’s Art Cart: Play with Clay

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until June 28, 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!

Play with Clay: Create a sculpture in the whimsical manner of Frank Fleming! Use self-hardening clay to create an animal, a make-believe figure, or whatever comes to mind!

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Family Tours: Flights of Fancy

May 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 30, 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?

Flights of Fancy: Discover fantastical creatures in the exhibition, Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming, and look for whimsy in the Museum collection!

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Play with Clay

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until June 28, 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!

Play with Clay: Create a sculpture in the whimsical manner of Frank Fleming! Use self-hardening clay to create an animal, a make-believe figure, or whatever comes to mind!

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Free

Bart’s Books: Clay Boy

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Mirra Ginsburg’s Clay Boy.

Bart’s Books is sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities.

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