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Museum Closed

January 1, 2015

Please note that the Museum will be closed for New Year’s Day. The Museum and its business offices will reopen on Friday, January 2.

Museum Closed

December 25, 2014

Please note that the Museum will be closed for Christmas. The Museum and its business offices will reopen on Friday, December 26.

Museum Closed

December 24, 2014

Please note that the Museum will be closed for Christmas Eve. The Museum and its business offices will reopen on Friday, December 26.

ArtBreak: So Now I’m Lookin’ Dead At You, What Are You Gonna Do?: Mickalene Thomas and the Black Female Gaze

ArtBreak: So Now I’m Lookin’ Dead At You, What Are You Gonna Do?: Mickalene Thomas and the Black Female Gaze

December 16, 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 led by the BMA’s Ford Fellow in residence and Ph.D. candidate Kelli Morgan. Kelli will discuss So Now I’m Lookin’ Dead At You, What Are You Gonna Do: Mickalene Thomas and the Black Female Gaze.

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ArtBreak: A Christmas in England

December 9, 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 led by Lee Sandstead, art historian and star of Emmy-nominated Travel Channel series Art Attack.

When Lee Sandstead traveled to England for Christmas, he did not know what to expect. He knew that he would visit the museums, graves, universities, cathedrals, and other various sites to discover great and wondrous things. However, what he found was quite different. Over a period of time, Sandstead made one of the greatest discoveries of his life — the English people. Their Christmas traditions, gorgeous interiors, wonderful hospitality and civility, and — yes — their pubs made for an extraordinary way to spend the holidays.

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

December 4, 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

ArtBreak: Madonna and Christ Child with Infant St. John the Baptist and Three Angels

ArtBreak: Madonna and Christ Child with Infant St. John the Baptist and Three Angels

December 2, 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 led by BMA’s Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D, who will discuss our Spotlight on the Collection piece, Madonna and Christ Child with Infant St. John the Baptist and Three Angels, from the workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio.

Museum Closed for Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014

Please note that the Birmingham Museum of Art will be closed on Thursday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving. The Museum will reopen to the public on Friday, November 28 at 10AM; however, Museum business offices will remain closed until Monday, December 1.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Decoding Black Art: Easing the Tension: Lorna Simpson and Black Women’s Identity

Decoding Black Art: Easing the Tension: Lorna Simpson and Black Women’s Identity

November 16, 2014

Kelli Morgan, Ph.D. Candidate and Ford Fellow in residence at the BMA will offer a lecture series on African American art beginning this fall. All lectures are free and open to the public. The series will analyze and illuminate important works of African American art within the Museum’s permanent collection.

This month, Kelli will lead a discussion on Lorna Simpson and Black Women’s Identity.

"Riverfront" (2012), Curran Hatleberg

John Morton Lecture in Photography

November 6, 2014

At this year’s John Morton Lecture in Photography, we are pleased to present Curran Hatleberg. Since receiving his MFA from Yale University, Hatleberg has traveled the United States extensively to photograph. His work has been shown in galleries nationally and internationally with great critical success including most recently Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY and The International Center of Photography, New York, NY. He is the recipient of the 2014 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant and the Richard Benson Prize for excellence in photography. He is the winner of the 2013 Annual Juried Competition at The Camera Club of New York. His photographs are included in the Williams College Muesum of Art and Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University. His work has been published frequently, including The United States (2003-2013) from Mossless Publishing, and his forthcoming monograph will be released by TBW Books in 2015. He currently teaches photography at Yale University.
Before and after the lecture, enjoy the Museum after hours at our First Thursday event, held from 5–9PM.

Since 2008, the BMA’s John Morton Lecture in Photography has presented photographers on the cutting edge of art and culture. Sponsored by Birmingham philanthropist and collector John Morton, the lecture is always free and open to the public.

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

November 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, catch a movie, or sit down with friends

Oscar’s Café Closed

October 31, 2014

Oscar’s Café will be closed today, Friday, October 31, due to equipment failure. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Oscar’s will be open on Sunday, November 2 for brunch and reopen for lunch during normal hours next Tuesday, November 4.

Decoding Black Art: “We Are Roses From Our Mothers’ Gardens”: A Community Conversation Through Art

Decoding Black Art: “We Are Roses From Our Mothers’ Gardens”: A Community Conversation Through Art

October 19, 2014

Kelli Morgan, Ph.D. Candidate and Ford Fellow in residence at the BMA will offer a lecture series on African American art beginning this fall. All lectures are free and open to the public. The series will analyze and illuminate important works of African American art within the Museum’s permanent collection.

This first lecture of the series will introduce visitors to Kelli and hear more about her background and studies in African American art.

Gandhi Jayanti and BMA Speaks

Gandhi Jayanti and BMA Speaks

October 17, 2014

The Indian Cultural Society and the Museum present an evening in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Gandhi Jayanti (officially October 2). The evening begins with a program honoring student participants in the Gandhi Jayanti poster and essay contest, followed by poetry and spoken word.

Following the poster contest, we will hold our quarterly BMA Speaks spoken word event. During BMA Speaks, we will welcome Vijay Seshadri, a Pulitzer Prize-winner poet.