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Adults and Teens

We offer an array of opportunities for learning, creating, and sharing through art experiences at the Museum. Whether taking a class in our studios or hearing from an expert in our galleries, our visitors can choose from a variety of activities to engage with art. With established weekly programs like ArtBreak and Slow Art Sunday, or special events like First Thursday, Art On The Rocks, and teen nights, the BMA invites you to find a program that interests and excites you!

Slow Art Sunday: Bonjour Julie

Slow Art Sunday: Bonjour Julie

April 6, 2014

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 Caroline Wingate takes a closer look at Joan Mitchell’s Bonjour Julie.

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

April 3, 2014

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

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

April 1, 2014

The Museum Academy is a new and unique experience in Birmingham that provides students the opportunity to learn from working artists in the Museum’s studios and original artworks in the galleries. Teaching artists at the Academy reflect the diversity of art and techniques represented in the Museum.

ArtBreak: Ganesha

ArtBreak: Ganesha

April 1, 2014

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 presented by the Assistant Professor of Art History at UAB Cathleen Cummings, who will discuss our Indian piece Ganesha.

Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Star Challenge Opens

April 1, 2014

The Museum is partnering with Birmingham Fashion Week to present an exhibition of fashion designs from students in grades 6 through 12. Birmingham Fashion Week was founded on the ideals of bringing unity to our community through fashion. Local and national designers, alongside local and national boutiques, and the Birmingham Museum of Art will gather together to promote and inspire our rising stars. Models, make-up artists, and hair stylists will showcase their talents on the runway, while encouraging locals and visitors to explore the creative talents of Birmingham.

Visit bhamfashionweek.com for more information.

Slow Art Sunday: Moroccan Scene

March 30, 2014

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. This Sunday, master docent Emily Omura takes a closer look at Henry Ossawa Tanner’s Moroccan Scene.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9 – NO CLASS

March 25, 2014

The Museum Academy is a new and unique experience in Birmingham that provides students the opportunity to learn from working artists in the Museum’s studios and original artworks in the galleries. Teaching artists at the Academy reflect the diversity of art and techniques represented in the Museum.

Slow Art Sunday: Screen

March 23, 2014

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. This Sunday, docent Clyde Oyster takes a closer look at the Japanese piece Screen.

Artist Lecture: Craig Wedderspoon

Artist Lecture: Craig Wedderspoon

March 20, 2014

Artist Craig Wedderspoon, Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Alabama, will give an overview of his exhibition Quilted Vessel. The exhibition, on view in our sculpture garden, examines the notion of form existing in biotic nature, enlarged to

Collectors Circle Salon

March 19, 2014

This event is for members of Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org. To attend this event, RSVP by March 14 to Susan Reeves at swrlaw@aol.com. Salons are an

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

March 18, 2014

The Museum Academy is a new and unique experience in Birmingham that provides students the opportunity to learn from working artists in the Museum’s studios and original artworks in the galleries. Teaching artists at the Academy reflect the diversity of art and techniques represented in the Museum.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

March 18, 2014

The Museum Academy is a new and unique experience in Birmingham that provides students the opportunity to learn from working artists in the Museum’s studios and original artworks in the galleries. Teaching artists at the Academy reflect the diversity of art and techniques represented in the Museum.

Slow Art Sunday: A Tender Chord

March 16, 2014

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. This Sunday, master docent Marlene Wallace takes a closer look at Francis Davis Millet’s A Tender Chord.