For more than thirty years, the Birmingham Museum of Art has continued its mission and dedication to our neighborhoods through exciting projects and partnerships. The BMA strives to collaborate with our partners by developing, implementing, and evaluating creative art educational programs that relate directly to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions for our 99 Neighborhoods and other localities. We hope to deepen our community engagement, increase attendance at the Museum, and build an awareness of the Museum as an innovative, community-based resource.
Last fall, the Museum partnered with the City of Birmingham, Birmingham City Schools, Fairfield City Schools, the Child Life Program at Children’s of Alabama, and Samford University Student Life Program, along with the following programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham: The Office of Student Life’s Multicultural and Diversity Programs, Civic Engagement, and the Student Activities Council. The Museum’s artist-in-residence Toby H. Richards introduced educational programming that successfully bridged the Museum’s mission and specific community needs.