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October 2014
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Art & Conversation

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers A CONVERSATION ON CONSERVATION Although the job of a Museum Conservator involves monitoring the collection, good handling and housekeeping methods, and research, there are times when intervention and treatment of an object is necessary.…

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Free

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

October 2 @ 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…

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FREE // $25 for non-Birmingham City and non-Jefferson County System teachers

Teacher Workshop: Zentangles in the Classroom

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn method of meditative drawing that has applications in educational, clinical and corporate settings. By creating art from drawing repetitive patterns, Zentangling increases focus and creativity. Debbie Dumais, a Gifted Education Specialist at Fultondale Elementary School and a Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher (CZT) will instruct teachers on how to use the Zentangle Classroom Apprentice kit with their students. In this workshop she will share the benefits of using Zentangle in a classroom setting and will provide participants with Zentangle Apprentice tiles, pens, pencils, tortillion, a booklet for notes, and lesson plans for using Zentangle in the classroom. She will bring student work samples and will have other Zentangle materials available for purchase. The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

October 4 @ 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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Repousée!

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week until October 26, 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!

Engrave your own “silver” piece, just like Hester Bateman!

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

October 5 @ 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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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Tragedy at Sea

October 5 @ 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 George Inness’s piece Tragedy at Sea.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

October 7 @ 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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Free

ArtBreak: Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate)

October 7 @ 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 Education Intern Amy Williamson, who will discuss our Spotlight on the Collection piece Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate).

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Free

Pre-Concert Tour

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Before the annual Rushton Concert, please join Senior Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Ph.D. for a tour of Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise.

The Rushton Concert will begin at 7:30PM; auditorium doors open at 7PM.

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