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Slow Art Day 2015

April 11, 2015

In addition to our weekly program, the Museum celebrates Slow Art Day each year along with museums around the world. This year, join us for refreshments and thought-provoking conversation about two of the Museum’s masterworks!

Slow Art Day 2015

Slow Art Day 2015

April 11, 2015

In addition to our weekly program, the Museum celebrates Slow Art Day each year along with museums around the world. This year, join us for refreshments and thought-provoking conversation about two of the Museum’s masterworks!

Holi: Indian Culture Festival

Holi: Indian Culture Festival

March 7, 2015

Did you know that one of the biggest Hindu holidays—Holi—is celebrated in March? Take an adventure through the Museum’s Southeast Asian and Indian galleries for one of Birmingham’s favorite cultural celebrations. Music, dance, art activities, and more fill up the day!

Check back soon for a full schedule of events and performances!

Annual Chenoweth Lecture: Personal Encounters with Small Treasures

Annual Chenoweth Lecture: Personal Encounters with Small Treasures

March 5, 2015

Our Annual Chenoweth Lecture will take place during our First Thursday: After Hours event. Click here to see what else is planned for the evening!

Renowned art historian and one of the most prolific writers on Vermeer, Curator of Northern Baroque Painting at the National Gallery of Art and Professor of Art History at the University of Maryland Arthur Wheelock, Ph.D. discusses his personal experiences with works in the exhibition Small Treasures.

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

March 5, 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 // Docent-led tour of Small Treasures (must have exhibition ticket)
6:30PM: Art Class // Drop-in and Draw
7PM: Annual Chenoweth Lecture // Read more here

ArtBreak: The Newspaper Boy

ArtBreak: The Newspaper Boy

February 10, 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 author and senior counsel at Baker Donelson Chervis Isom, who will lead a discussion on The Newspaper Boy.

Kuna Karamu: African Culture Festival

Kuna Karamu: African Culture Festival

February 7, 2015

Celebrate the arts and cultures of Africa with us! Go on an adventure in our African Galleries with a scavenger hunt, weave your own Kente cloth, or sculpt an African pot! Enjoy authentic African food, music, and fashion, and cap off the fun with a family-friendly film!

First Thursday: After Hours at the BMA

First Thursday: After Hours at the BMA

February 5, 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: The March Quilts // Drop-in community quilting session.
6PM: Gallery Talk // Small Treasures with Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D. (must have exhibition ticket)
6PM: Lecture // Film and Folly with Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birmingham-Southern College David Resha, Ph.D.
6:30PM: Art Class // Drop-in and Draw: Portraits
7PM: Film Screening // Tim’s Vermeer

Small Treasures Members Opening and Reception

Small Treasures Members Opening and Reception

January 30, 2015

Small Paintings, Big Party!

Join us for an exclusive first look at our new exhibition, Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries! Come see the first exhibition that explores small-format, seventeenth-century paintings by the greatest masters of Dutch and Flemish art. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, beer tasting, music, and cash bar.

Want to dress up like the star of the show? Wear your own red hat to celebrate Vermeer’s piece Girl with a Red Hat! Share your photos on social media for a chance to win prizes.

Museum Business Offices Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19, 2015

Please note that the Museum business offices will be closed on Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Museum, as it always is on Mondays, will also be closed. We will reopen during our normal hours on Tuesday, January 20.

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 26, 2014

Please note that the Museum will be closed Friday, December 26. The Museum will reopen Saturday, December 27.

Museum Closed

December 25, 2014

Please note that the Museum will be closed for Christmas. The Museum will reopen Saturday, December 27.

Museum Closed

December 24, 2014

Please note that the Museum will be closed for Christmas Eve. The Museum will reopen Saturday, December 27.