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Highlights from First Thursdays

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.

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

February 4, 2016

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.

Please note that costs apply for purchase of tapas and/or cocktails.

5-9PM: Tapas and cocktails in the café.

5-7PM: Live music by local musician Jonathan Stephens

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

January 7, 2016

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.

Please note that costs apply for purchase of tapas and/or cocktails.

6:30PM: Enjoy a tour of our new exhibition Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection with Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas Emily Hanna, Ph.D.

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

December 3, 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.

Please note that costs apply for purchase of tapas and/or cocktails.

Member Shopping Week

Member Shopping Week

December 1, 2015

Join us for Member Shopping Week, December 1-6! BMA Members receive 25% off gift memberships and purchases in the Museum Store all week!

During the week, we will have a special trunk show day on Thursday, December 3. Take a look at our plans:

10AM-7:30PM: Enjoy 25% off from our trunk show artists: Original B’ham, Leigh Ann Hurst Jewelry, Susan Gordon Pottery, Freedom Soap Company, and Copper Pot Kitchen.

11AM: Visions of the Black Belt talk and book signing with author Robin McDonald

11AM-2PM: BMA Members receive 25% off in Oscar’s Café. Reservations are recommended, 205.328.7850.

5-9PM: BMA Members enjoy 25% off tapas and drinks in Oscar’s Café, beer tasting, and holiday festivities during First Thursday

6PM: Birmingham Beer talk and book signing with author Carla Jean Whitley

BMA Members receive a gift with purchase this day (free Museum logo pint glass or logo mug with $50 purchase, while supplies last)

First Thursdays: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursdays: After Hours at the Museum

November 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.

Please note that costs apply for purchase of tapas and/or cocktails.

7PM // Annual Chenoweth Lecture // During tonight’s First Thursday, we will host our annual Chenoweth Lecture. At this year’s lecture, we are excited to welcome the Curator of Drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art Carter Foster. Click here to learn more about the lecture.

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

October 1, 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.

Please note that costs apply for purchase of tapas and/or cocktails.

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

September 3, 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: Docent-Led Tour: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College // Join us for a free tour of our summertime exhibition, featuring the large-scale, colorful murals from Talladega College’s Savery Library.
6:30PM: Art Class // Drop-in and Draw
7PM: Film Screening // Against the Odds: Explore the lives of visual artists who made the Harlem Renaissance one of the twentieth century’s richest artistic moments. Archival footage, newsreels, and photographs recall the influential force of exhibitions, Harlem’s vibrancy in the Roaring Twenties, and significant personalities such as William E. Harmon, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Alain Locke. Watch African-American artists triumph over formidable odds to create lasting beauty. Please join us for a Q & A after the film.

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

August 6, 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: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College // Join us for a free tour of our summertime exhibition, featuring the large-scale, colorful murals from Talladega College’s Savery Library.
6:30PM: Art Class // Drop-in and Draw: Murals
7PM: Panel Discussion // This panel, including the Honorable Judge Houston Brown, the Honorable Judge Ralph C. Cook, attorney Mason Davis, and civil rights leader Odessa Woolfolk, will discuss the legal case of the Amistad.

No First Thursday

July 2, 2015

Please note that there will not be a First Thursday this month due to the 4th of July holiday. Join us next month on August 6!

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.

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

April 2, 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 // A Feast for the Eyes: Food in Dutch Paintings by Dr. Katherine McIver, Professor Emerita, University of Alabama at Birmingham
6:30PM: Art Class // Drop-in and Draw
7PM: Curator Lecture // Small Treasures: From Idea to Exhibition by Dennis P. Weller, Ph.D. Curator of Northern European Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Click here to learn more.

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