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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: Lady with a Bouquet (Snowballs)

Slow Art Sunday: Lady with a Bouquet (Snowballs)

September 13, 2015

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 Marelene Wallace will lead a discussion on Charles Courtney Curran’s Lady with a Bouquet (Snowballs).

No ArtBreak

September 8, 2015

Please note that there is no ArtBreak today.

Slow Art Sunday: Still Life with Game Birds

Slow Art Sunday: Still Life with Game Birds

September 6, 2015

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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on Cornelis Mahu’s Still Life with Game Birds.

Art & Conversation: Video Art: What Is It?

September 3, 2015

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers

Video Art: What Is It?

Curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi reviews the emergence and history of video and the artists who pioneered the development of the medium.

This program is for people who want to learn more about art in an informative and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of June, are held on the first Thursday of each month, January through October. Coffee and light refreshments are available. Tours are led by curators or guest lecturers, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share thoughts and ideas, and actively participate in the learning process.

ArtBreak: David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

ArtBreak: David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

September 1, 2015

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 led by Education Intern Micah Shea-McKibben, who will lead a discussion on David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter.

Slow Art Sunday: Ceremonial Knife (Tumi)

Slow Art Sunday: Ceremonial Knife (Tumi)

August 30, 2015

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, Docent Clyde Oyster will lead a discussion on the Sican culture’s Ceremonial Knife (Tumi).

Lecture: Looking Forward, Looking Back: History and Meaning in Hale Woodruff’s Talladega Murals

Lecture: Looking Forward, Looking Back: History and Meaning in Hale Woodruff’s Talladega Murals

August 26, 2015

Join us for a lecture with the High Museum of Art’s Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art Stephanie Heydt, Ph.D., who will discuss the historical context and meaning found within Hale Woodruff’s murals.

Dr. Heydt joined the High Museum of Art in 2009. Before coming to the High, Stephanie was curator of collections at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, Florida, and Research Associate in the American Art Department at the Harvard University Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A graduate of Cornell University, Dr. Heydt received her Masters of Arts in Art History from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University. From 1995 until 2001 Stephanie worked in the Education and Curatorial departments at the Terra Museum of American Art (now the Terra Foundation for American Art) in Chicago. She has contributed to and authored numerous exhibition catalogues, including Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College and Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and essay contributions for collection catalogues for the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, the American Art Department at the Fogg Art Museum, and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

ArtBreak: Hale Woodruff: Two Perspectives

ArtBreak: Hale Woodruff: Two Perspectives

August 25, 2015

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 led by Professor Emeritus at Talladega College Arthur Bacon, Ph.D., and Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries’ Tina Dunkley, who will lead a discussion on Hale Woodruff, both his life and his work.

Slow Art Sunday: Woman in a Green Coat

August 23, 2015

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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Betty Grisham’s Woman in a Green Coat.

Festival: Hip Hop And You Don’t Stop

August 22, 2015

Enjoy dance performances, try spinning and scratching with a DJ, test your drawing skills with activities in comics and animation, and enjoy special tours of BMA artworks influenced by urban culture.

BMA Speaks to Birmingham

BMA Speaks to Birmingham

August 21, 2015

BMA Speaks gets a facelift! Join us for a new format including poetry, spoken word, hot topics, and guest speakers. Each program will highlight a specific work of art from the Museum’s collection or special exhibition that relates to a current topic.

This month, hosts Sharrif Simmons and Max Rykov will focus on a work from the exhibition Black Like Who?. Cash bar will be available.

ArtBreak: Alabama Murals: Inspiration, Creation, and Continuation

August 18, 2015

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 led by Associate Curator of Education Suzy Harris and Artist-in-Residence Toby H. Richards, who will lead a discussion on Alabama murals that the Museum has helped create throughout our community.