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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.

August 2015
Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Set Sail!

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until August 30, 2015
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Every week until August 30, 2015
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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!

Set Sail!: Create a sailboat to take on your summer adventures. All hands on deck, sailors!

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Free

Family Tours: Fun in the Sun

August 11 @ 10:30 am
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Every week until August 26, 2015
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Every week until August 26, 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?

Fun in the Sun: While enjoying the fun of summer, explore artworks that capture all things summer. Sunshine, ocean fun, and so much more.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Set Sail!

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until August 30, 2015
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Every week until August 30, 2015
art cart

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!

Set Sail!: Create a sailboat to take on your summer adventures. All hands on deck, sailors!

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Free

Bart’s Books: The Music Box: The Story of Cristofori

August 15 @ 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 Suzanne Guy and Donna Lacy’s The Music Box: The Story of Cristofori.

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

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Free

Family Tours: Fun in the Sun

August 18 @ 10:30 am
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Every week until August 26, 2015
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Every week until August 26, 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?

Fun in the Sun: While enjoying the fun of summer, explore artworks that capture all things summer. Sunshine, ocean fun, and so much more.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Set Sail!

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until August 30, 2015
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Every week until August 30, 2015
art cart

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!

Set Sail!: Create a sailboat to take on your summer adventures. All hands on deck, sailors!

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Free

Festival: Hip Hop And You Don’t Stop

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy dance performances, try spinning and scratching with a DJ, test your drawing skills with activities in comics and animation, and enjoy special tours of BMA artworks influenced by urban culture.

Noon-1PM: Hip Hop Dance Demonstration and Learn a Dance
1PM– 2PM: DJ Scratching and Hip Hop Beats
1:30PM– 2PM: Story Time Hip and Hop, Don’t Stop
2PM: Lecture: Hip Hop and Visual Culture, Regina Bradley, PhD
3PM -4PM: Style Wars Screening

Ongoing:

95.7 Jamz Truck – Giveaways and Broadcasting Live
Art activities for all ages
Docent-Led Teen and Young Adult Tours of Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College and Black Like Who?
Scavenger Hunt
Food Trucks

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Free

Family Tours: Fun in the Sun

August 25 @ 10:30 am
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Every week until August 26, 2015
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Every week until August 26, 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?

Fun in the Sun: While enjoying the fun of summer, explore artworks that capture all things summer. Sunshine, ocean fun, and so much more.

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$35 Museum members / $45 non-members

Painting in Watercolor: Workshop for Kids

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bring your lunch for one-hour lunch break (noon–1pm)

Children will have a fun painting experience learning the basics of painting in watercolors with artist and teacher, Cynthia Massey Parsons. The day will start with How To Make Color “Behave” and will proceed with step-by-step instructions leading to a finished watercolor!

The class is open to kids ages 10 to 14.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Set Sail!

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until August 30, 2015
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Every week until August 30, 2015
art cart

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!

Set Sail!: Create a sailboat to take on your summer adventures. All hands on deck, sailors!

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September 2015
Free

Family Tours: Fall Into Fun

September 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until October 28, 2015
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Every week until October 28, 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?

Fall Into Fun: The leaves are changing and the harvest is starting! Celebrate autumn and learn about seasonal traditions around the world.

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Free

Family Tours: Fall Into Fun

September 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 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?

Fall Into Fun: The leaves are changing and the harvest is starting! Celebrate autumn and learn about seasonal traditions around the world.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Drumming Up Fun

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until November 1, 2015
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Every week until November 1, 2015
art cart drawing

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!

Drumming Up Fun: Welcome the return of autumn with music and dancing! Make your own drum and stick to ring in the harvest season.

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Free

Family Tours: Fall Into Fun

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until October 28, 2015
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Every week until October 28, 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?

Fall Into Fun: The leaves are changing and the harvest is starting! Celebrate autumn and learn about seasonal traditions around the world.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Drumming Up Fun

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until November 1, 2015
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 1, 2015
art cart drawing

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!

Drumming Up Fun: Welcome the return of autumn with music and dancing! Make your own drum and stick to ring in the harvest season.

Event Details »
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