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: Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California

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!

Join us today as we look at Albert Bierstadt’s Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California. Caroline Wingate, master docent, leads the discussion on the piece.

Bridgman|Packer Dance Performance – Evening

As part of the Alabama Dance Festival, the Museum is excited to welcome dance duo Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer for an exclusive performance in our galleries. Their performance, Voyeur, pushes the exploration of the live and virtual into new territory choreographically, thematically, and technologically. With paintings of Edward Hopper as a point of departure, the work bears witness to fragmented moments of private lives. The dance will be performed twice and will also include a children’s dance workshop in the morning.

Learn more about the performances in this article from al.com.

Bridgman|Packer Dance Performance – Matinee

As part of the Alabama Dance Festival, the Museum is excited to welcome dance duo Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer for an exclusive performance in our galleries. Their performance, Voyeur, pushes the exploration of the live and virtual into new territory choreographically, thematically, and technologically. With paintings of Edward Hopper as a point of departure, the work bears witness to fragmented moments of private lives. The dance will be performed twice and will also include a children’s dance workshop in the morning.

Learn more about the performances in this article from al.com.

Museum Academy: Art Classes for Grades 6-9

Registration is now closed for Spring 2014. Please look at our summer offerings and check back soon for Fall 2014 listings.

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.

Students emerge from the 12-week program with critical-thinking experience, discipline of practice, and a portfolio of original artwork that explores a variety of processes and media.

Join us for this new mentally stimulating, creative afterschool program and become pioneers of the Museum Academy!

$325 Museum members // $360 non-members

Spring 2014 Schedule:
Tuesdays 3:45–5:45PM, January 14 – April 8 (No class March 25)

Academy Apprentice: 6th–7th grades
Academy Assistant: 8th–9th grades
Academy Master: 10th–12th grades (coming fall 2014)

ArtBreak: Lessons Learned: Arts Integration in the Schools

Feed your body and mind at lunchtime every Tuesday.  Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk, then stay for lunch at Oscar’s!  ArtBreak guests get treated to a free dessert!

This week Suzy Harris, the BMA’s Associate Curator of Education, and Stacia Jacks, Fine Arts Coordinator for Jefferson County Schools, will discuss Lessons Learned: Arts Integration in the Schools.