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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!

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

March 11, 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: Hamilton Folios

March 9, 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 Caroline Wingate takes a closer look at this month’s Spotlight on the Collection piece, Hamilton Folios.

Callahan Lecture

Callahan Lecture

March 8, 2014

Join us for an evening with Dr. Robert J. Del Bontà, who will lead a discussion on “Illustrating Victorious Lives: Jaina Narrative Painting.” A reception will follow the lecture.

Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between the Earthly and Spiritual Realms

March 8, 2014

In this program for adults, held the second Saturday of each month, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

Friends of American Art Trip to Dallas & Fort Worth

March 7, 2014

This event is for members of Friends of American Art. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org. Join the Friends of American Art in the Lone Star State:  Dallas & Fort Worth, March 7 –

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

March 6, 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, listen to live music, catch a movie, or

Photography Guild Travel to Atlanta

March 6, 2014

Join your fellow Photography Guild members for a day trip by carpool to Atlanta to see a lecture and exhibition by Abelardo Morell. Our day includes a visit to Jackson Fine Art, dinner, and a lecture and viewing of he Morell exhibition at the High Museum of Art.

AEIVA Tour

March 4, 2014

This is an event for the members of the Sankofa Society, the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art, and the Photography Guild support groups at the BMA. If you are interested in joining one of these support groups, please contact Membership Officer Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

March 4, 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 4, 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: Hamilton Folios

March 4, 2014

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Today’s ArtBreak is presented by the BMA’s Librarian Tatum Preston, who will discuss this month’s Spotlight on the Collection piece, Hamilton Folios.

Salvador’s Deli

March 2, 2014

Salvador’s Deli is a fundraiser created to award art materials to greater Birmingham area visual arts teachers and students in desperate need of art supplies for their classrooms. The event will feature art made from food by local artists and art students. Salvador’s Deli will be a fun evening of local music, food, and art.

Slow Art Sunday: Procession

March 2, 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 Julia Stork takes a closer look at the Chinese piece Procession.