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Art On The Rocks

Art On The Rocks

August 14, 2015

The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season! Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The Rocks collaborates with local artists, downtown businesses, and breakthrough musical guests to offer three Friday nights of art, performances, giveaways, food, and drinks.

The 2015 Art On The Rocks events will take place on June 12, July 10, and August 14.

For a limited time only, BMA Members will receive 60% off a regular admission ticket now through May 31. Members, buy your tickets now to take advantage of this special rate. On June 1, the member discount returns to 40% off for the remainder of the Art On The Rocks season. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Not a member? Join today and start saving! Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.

August 14: Clear Plastic Masks

Formed in New York City in 2011, Clear Plastic Masks quite literally have honed a world of influence into sharp, tight, nostalgic rock n’ roll that is at once bone-deep familiar and not like anything else you’ve heard. The story starts where every good story does, in a dive bar where lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Katz, born and raised on theatre in Detroit, met Dominican Republic-born drummer Charles Garmendia. Despite upbringings half a world apart, the two forged a fast friendship centered on a collective love of music. Soon enough, toiling around Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, they met guitarist/keyboard player Matt Menold and bassist Eduardo DuQuesne. What began as simply four unlikely friends hanging out trying to make their way in one of the toughest cities on earth eventually evolved into an informal jam session where, without planning, they discovered a surprising sound.

Click here to buy tickets for August.

Check back soon for more details about August’s schedule of events and special guests!

Art On The Rocks

Art On The Rocks

July 10, 2015

The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season! Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The Rocks collaborates with local artists, downtown businesses, and breakthrough musical guests to offer three Friday nights of art, performances, giveaways, food, and drinks.

The 2015 Art On The Rocks events will take place on June 12, July 10, and August 14.

For a limited time only, BMA Members will receive 60% off a regular admission ticket now through May 31. Members, buy your tickets now to take advantage of this special rate. On June 1, the member discount returns to 40% off for the remainder of the Art On The Rocks season. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Not a member? Join today and start saving! Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.

July 10: Shadowboxers
The Shadowboxers have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies, and soulful vocals. Founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started writing together. They’ve forged a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, D’Angelo, and The Beatles. This young band’s unified sound has an R&B-soaked, smart perspective replete with an abundance of vocal talent and songwriting skill. In the short time they’ve been playing together, The Shadowboxers have found a collective voice that is intelligent, soulful, and catchy.

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Summer Solstice Concert & Artist Tour

Summer Solstice Concert & Artist Tour

June 28, 2015

2pm: Gallery talk with artist Frank Fleming
3pm: Red Mountain Chamber Players Summer Solstice Concert
Pairing with the Museum’s installation of Frank Fleming’s imaginative works in Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming, the Red Mountain Chamber Players will present a concert of music that reflects the mythological and whimsical nature of the exhibition. See the exhibition before the concert on a tour with the artist, then enjoy the concert, conducted by Yurii Henriques.

Decoding Black Art: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College

Decoding Black Art: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College

June 21, 2015

Join Kelli Morgan, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow of African American Art at the BMA, for a lecture series on African American art. The series will analyze and illuminate important works of African American art within the Museum’s permanent collection. All lectures are free and open to the public.

This week Kelli will discuss Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College.

Art On The Rocks

Art On The Rocks

June 12, 2015

The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season! Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The Rocks collaborates with local artists, downtown businesses, and breakthrough musical guests to offer three Friday nights of art, performances, giveaways, food, and drinks.

The 2015 Art On The Rocks events will take place on June 12, July 10, and August 14.

For a limited time only, BMA Members will receive 60% off a regular admission ticket now through May 31. Members, buy your tickets now to take advantage of this special rate. On June 1, the member discount returns to 40% off for the remainder of the Art On The Rocks season. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Not a member? Join today and start saving! Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.

June 12: Reptar

Opening act: Breathers
Athens, Ga. has churned out a steady stream of great bands in the last three decades, including Reptar, which includes members Andrew McFarland (drums), Ryan Engelberger (bass) and William Kennedy (analog keyboard) Still, the ability to amuse and arouse their fans is just as important to them as indulging their musical curiosities. This sonic wanderlust extends from African Music to post-punk to psych-pop and converges joyously in songs such as “Blastoff” and “Rainbounce,” and it’s won them high fives from NPR and NME alike.

Buy tickets for June’s event now.

Check back soon for more details about June’s schedule of events and special guests!

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

June 4, 2015

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 for tapas at Oscar’s. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9PM.

6PM: Gallery Talk: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree // Join a tour with Interim Curator of Education Kristen Greenwood, who will show works in our collection by artists related to one another.
6:30PM: Art Class // Drop-in and Draw
7PM: Art On Stage // The Birmingham Museum of Art and the Birmingham Art Association are once again partnering to present Art On Stage. Find out if creativity is in the genes when local celebrity Steve Holmes, interviews Trés and Lillis Taylor, father and daughter artists who have collaborated on numerous artistic endeavors.
Trés Taylor is a contemporary self-taught painter living in Birmingham. Taylor was a biochemist for over 20 years then, after a visit with Southern artist R.A. Miller in 1998, he was inspired to begin his journey as a painter. His work can be found in several collections including Dupont Pioneer of Des Moines, IA, the Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art of Savannah, GA, and is publicly displayed at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham.
Trés’ daughter, Lillis Taylor, is an industrial designer who is inspired by her father’s art. Lillis is the founder of Bibb and Tucker Sew-Op in Woodlawn and founder of The March Quilts. Together they have created artful textiles which celebrate the joy of life.

Studio Class: Vintage Tie-dye Jaipur Style with Project Runway Star

Studio Class: Vintage Tie-dye Jaipur Style with Project Runway Star

May 30, 2015

Click here to register now. Class limited to 20 people!

Hand Tie and Dye a beautiful silk scarf using vintage techniques originating from Jaipur, India. You will have the option of choosing between:

*Lehriya tying technique- Multi colored organic stripes made diagonally on the textile.
*Mothra tying technique or geometric Technique- Textile is neatly pleated in origami folds and resist tied before dying to get a geometric pattern.
*Khombi technique- tie your initials or motifs in the scarf

All students are encouraged to bring and old t-shirt, blouse, dress or skirt (Please bring only Cotton, Silk, wool or any other natural fabric) and we can give these pieces a new life, a fashionable face-lift. Every student will walk away with a custom hand-made silk scarf and a re-invented piece of clothing.

Instructor: Sandhya Garg, featured on Project Runway Season 13

Garg polished her skills at International design studios training at Alexander McQueen, Alice Temperley and Izmaylova, learning everything from different pattern cutting techniques to hand embroidery craft and vintage knitting-lace making at the Gucci factory in Italy. She decided to launch her own label after graduating from the London College of Fashion in 2011. Sandhya Garg was recently seen at Project Runway Season 13, She won 2 Challenges, Was in Top a lot and her work was admired by Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. Specializing in womenswear, for her fashion is all about glamour and personal style.

Museum Offices Closed

May 25, 2015

Please note that the Museum business offices will be closed for Memorial Day. As always on Mondays, the Museum will also be closed. The Museum and offices will reopen during normal hours on Tuesday, May 26.

Divine Music Indian Concert

Divine Music Indian Concert

May 15, 2015

The Birmingham Museum of Art and the Indian Cultural Society (ICS) present a concert of Divine Music with artists Pt. Bhimanna Yadav (Sundari), Pt. Subhen Chatterjee (Tabla), and Pt. Indradeep Ghosh (Violin). They have enthralled audiences wherever they have performed in India and abroad. Join us for this rare and culturally unique experience.

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

May 7, 2015

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 for tapas at Oscar’s. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9PM.

5:30PM: Studio Class with Project Runway Star // (Must register in advance, cost: $125) Hand tie and dye a beautiful scarf using vintage techniques originating from Jaipur, India. Learn from instructor Sandhya Garg, featured on Project Runway season 13, who has trained in international design studios from Alexander McQueen to the Gucci factory in Italy. Learn more about the class, Garg, and registration here.
6PM: Docent-Led Tour // See our new exhibition, David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter, and learn something new on our docent-led tour! Find out more about the exhibition here.
6:30PM: Art Class // Drop-in and Sculpt // Love the designs found in David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter? Try your hand and sculpting!
7PM: Film Screening // Eames: The Architect and the Painter: The husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America’s most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture.

Museum Ball: Museum Closed All Day

May 2, 2015

Please note that the Museum will be closed all day due to set up for the Museum Ball. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

The Museum will reopen during normal hours on Sunday, May 3 at noon.

Museum Ball: Second Floor Closed All Day

May 1, 2015

Please note that the second floor of the Museum, including galleries, the café, Bart’s ArtVenture, and the Museum Store, will be closed today due to Museum Ball set up.

The third floor galleries and gardens will remain open.

Museum Ball: Second Floor Closed, Café and Store Open Until 2PM

April 30, 2015

Please note that the second floor of the Museum, including galleries and Bart’s ArtVenture, will be closed today due to Museum Ball set up. Oscar’s Café and the Museum Store will remain open until 2PM.

The third floor galleries and gardens will remain open.

Museum Ball: Second Floor Closes at 2PM

April 29, 2015

Please note that the second floor of the Museum, including galleries, the café, Bart’s ArtVenture, and the Museum Store, will close today at 2PM due to Museum Ball set up.

The third floor galleries and gardens will remain open.

Art Break: Between Fantasy and Reality with Artist Frank Fleming

Art Break: Between Fantasy and Reality with Artist Frank Fleming

April 28, 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 artist Frank Fleming, whose art is currently on display in the Museum’s exhibition Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of Alabama’s favorite artists, as he speaks about artwork from his early years.