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Junior Patrons

The Junior Patrons are made up of nearly 1,000 young professionals with a mutual interest in art and promoting cultural involvement within the Birmingham community.  The JP’s host a multitude of exciting art-related events throughout the year.  See below for a list of Junior Patron member benefits and a listing of upcoming events.  We hope to see you at our next event soon!

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With your annual dues of $60 for an Individual membership or $80 for a Dual membership, you will receive all of the following benefits:

  • Invitations to Museum events and exhibitions
  • Free admission or discounts to Junior Patron events
  • Free passes to blockbuster exhibitions
  • Half-off discount to our summer concert series, Art on the Rocks!
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and Oscar’s at the Museum
  • Reduced rates for Museum art classes
  • 100% tax deductibility
  • Subscription to the Members Magazine
  • Art-related travel opportunities
  • Free admission or discounts to more than 90 museums across the Southeast
Board Members:

Lucy Bennett
Krystal Drummond
Brooke Everley
V. J. Graffeo
Lee Handley- President
Melanie Kern- Vice President
Avani Patel
Myra Sanders
Jim Sears
Marquelon Sigler
Lochrane Smith- Past President
Chappell Stewart
Rachel Stricklin
Mike Stone- Treasurer
Ashely Tate- Secretary
Christopher Wigfall
Sadie Wootten

Upcoming Events

African Gallery Reopening Celebration
April 25, 2014
6-9PM | FREE

To celebrate the gallery’s reopening after nearly two years of renovations, the Museum will host a lecture by renowned African art scholar, Dr. Babatunde Lawal. Dr. Lawal’s talk, Mediating and Enabling the Soul: Tradition and Change in Yoruba Art, will focus on the cultural and spiritual significance of art among the Yoruba of Nigeria, contemporary movements in Yoruba art, and the Yoruba influence on the arts of the African Diaspora.

The Junior Patrons are purchasing a beautiful Nigerian gele (woman’s headwrap) by Abiola Sholanke in celebration of the newly renovated African Gallery.

Enjoy a festive reception following the lecture, including:

  • Nigerian drummer Solomon Sholank, who will lead guests from the lecture to the reception
  • Self-guided tours of the African gallery
  • African highlife music by DJ Andrew Mwaniki
  • Light African-style hors d’oeuvres
  • Cash Bar

Plan on attending? Join our Facebook event and invite your friends!

Photos from Jr Patrons Events

Annual Holiday Party

Cocktails on the Crest

Fall for Art