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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.

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.

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

October 2, 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

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Special Oscar’s Café Hours

September 21, 2014

To celebrate the final day of Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, Oscar’s Café will hold special Sunday lunch hours. They will serve their Lethal Beauty menu from 11AM-2PM.

ART PAPERS LIVE

ART PAPERS LIVE

September 20, 2014

Slavs and Tatars joins ART PAPERS and the BMA to explore the potential of language-and particularly, of transliteration, or the conversion of scripts-as a strategy of both resistance and research into notions of identity politics, colonialism, and faith.

Long-Legged Linguistics is one in a series of lecture-performances in the collective’s latest cycle of work, which examines the ever-changing and always powerful alphabets of Eurasia—where Arabic accompanied the rise of Islam, Latin that of Roman Catholicism, and Cyrillic that of the Orthodox Church and, later, communism. Long-Legged Linguistics attempts not to emancipate particular peoples of notions, but rather the sounds rolling off our collective tongues, in any region of the world.

BMACC Presents A Night At The Museum

BMACC Presents A Night At The Museum

September 17, 2014

Undergraduate students, recent graduates, graduate students, and those in between are welcome to attend a special night at the Museum (with a recent college I.D).

The Detroit Institute of Arts – Past, Present, and Future

The Detroit Institute of Arts – Past, Present, and Future

September 12, 2014

Founded in 1885, the Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the most renowned art museums in the country. DIA’s Executive Director of Collection Strategies and Information Salvador Salort-Pons, Ph.D. will highlight the distinguished history of the DIA and its outstanding collection of European Art. He will also introduce the innovative 2007 re-installation of the entire collection, which established the museum as one of the most visitor-friendly in the country. The DIA is among the top six encyclopedic art museums in North America, comprising extraordinary collections of European and American Art.

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

September 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

Public Tour: Lethal Beauty

Public Tour: Lethal Beauty

September 4, 2014

Free with admission (FREE for BMA members, $10 for non-members) // No reservations required Discover the artistry of samurai arms and armor through a guided tour of Lethal Beauty.

Stay after the public tour for our First Thursday event!