First Thursdays

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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 Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

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.

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

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.

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

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.

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

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.

Join us for the final after-hours event to see Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor!

5-9PM // Open galleries

5-9PM // Tapas and cocktails 

5:30-7:30PM // Drop-in Suminagashi & Sakura with Toby Richards, Artist-in-Residence: Try your hand at Suminagashi, a Japanese process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful.
Or create sakura (cherry blossom) blow painting using no brushes! Widely celebrated in Japanese literature, poetry, and art, sakura carries layered meanings. Because they bloom briefly, the blossoms are often seen as a metaphor for the ephemeral beauty of living. In the 19th century, audiences in the U.S. and around the world embraced sakura as a particularly Japanese cultural hallmark.
Make one or both at this drop-in session!

6-8PM // Blacksmithing Demonstration: Long time Alabama Forge Council member Lyle Wynn will create small, forged items in an outdoor demonstration. Wynn is the resident blacksmith at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland, MS. He teaches beginner to advanced students all manner of blacksmithing skills. As a professional showing artist he travels to shows around Mississippi and the Southeast. He has been an invited, featured demonstrator at many blacksmithing conferences around the country and has assisted well known blacksmith Brian Brazael.

6PM // Public Talk and Demonstration: The Way of the BowEdwin Symmes, Renshi Godan of Kyudo, will hold a public talk and demonstration on The Way of the Bow (Kyu ba no michi). In ancient times, the Japanese warriors were referred to as “kyu ba no michi” (the way of the bow and horse). Even though it is the sword that has become synonymous with the samurai, it is actually the bow and the arrow that were their first weapons of lethal beauty. Symmes sensei will discuss both the beauty and deadliness of the Japanese bow and arrows. In the demonstration, he will show how to shoot the asymmetrical bow, explain how the glove is used to facilitate shooting, and describe the arrows.

7PM // Film Screening: Kill Bill, Volume 1 (2003), 111 minutes, Quentin Tarantino

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

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.

Join us this month for an evening with our new exhibition Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor. This is also the first event of our Japanese Film Festival, which is taking place August 7-10. Check our calendar for all films and times.

5-9PM // Open galleries

5-9PM // Tapas and cocktails

5:30-7:30PM // Calligraphy Demonstration

6PM // Curator-led tour of Lethal Beauty with Don Wood, Ph.D., Senior Curator and Curator of Asian Art

6:30PM // Drop-in and Draw

7PM // Japanese Film Festival: Harikari 

7PM // Live Music

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

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.

Join us for an evening of English elegance, as we open our new exhibition Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise!

5-9PM // Open Galleries

5-9PM // Exclusive after-hours opening of Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise

6PM // Gallery talk on Hester Bateman by Senior Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Ph.D.

6:30PM // Drop-in and Draw in the garden

7PM // Wine tasting in the garden

7PM // Live music in the garden // Sanders Bohlke, presented by Communicating Vessels

7PM // Film Screening // The Duchess 

First Thursday – May 2014: After Hours At BMA

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.

We will enjoy live music, beer tastings, food trucks, and the final after-hours opportunity to visit Delacroix and the Matter of Finish!


First Thursday // May 1 // Schedule of Events

5-9PM // Third floor galleries open (rest of Museum closed for Museum Ball preparations) // Visit the all-new African Gallery and visit Delacroix and the Matter of Finish before it’s gone!

5-9PM // Food trucks and full cash bar // Shindigs

5-6PM // Live music with Taylor Shaw // Guitar soloist in the garden

5:30PM // Public talk  // Tour of the all-new African Gallery with Curator of Arts of Africa and the America Emily Hanna, Ph.D.

6PM // Public talk  // Canvas to Cinema: Tracing Cinematic Influence from the Paintings of Delacroix to Gladiator // David Resha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Media and Film, Birmingham-Southern College // Auditorium

6:30-8PM // Drop-in and Draw // Garden

7PM // Beer tasting // Garden

7-9PM // Live music by The Great Book Of John, presented by Communicating Vessels // Upper plaza of garden

7PM // Film Screening: Gladiator // Auditorium

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

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.

Experience the bold and daring art of Delacroix with our themed night of Delacroix and the Exotic.

5-9PM Open galleries

5-9PM Tapas and cocktails // Oscar’s Café

6PM Public Talk: Delacroix’s Women of Algiers: Text and Context, by Lamia Ben Youssef Zayzafoon, Ph.D., UAB Professor of French // Auditorium

6-8PM Printmaking demonstration with University of Montevallo Professor Scott Stephens

6:30PM Drop-in and Draw class

7PM Wine tasting // Sculpture Garden

7PM Live music by Preston Lovinggood, presented by Communicating Vessels // Sculpture Garden

7PM Film Screening // The Wind and the Lion  // Auditorium

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

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, listen to live music, catch a movie, or sit down with friends for tapas at Oscar’s. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9PM.

Bonjour, Delacroix! 

Get to know artist Eugène Delacroix, the star of our newest exhibition Delacroix and the Matter of Finish.

5-9PM Open galleries

5-9PM Tapas and cocktails, with a special French-inspired menu // Oscar’s Café

5:30-6:30PM Hamlet performance by Samford University students // Main Lobby

6PM Lecture: Eugène Delacroix: The Last of the Great Artists of the Renaissance and the First Modern, by Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D. // Auditorium

6:30PM Drop-in and Draw class // 19th-Century Gallery

7PM Beer tasting // Oscar’s Café

7PM Live music // The Valley Roots

7PM Film Screening // Les Miserables (2012) // Auditorium

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

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.

February’s First Thursday programming includes:

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day and Delacroix and the Matter of Finish, this month’s First Thursday will be a romantic, French evening!

5-9PM Open galleries

5-9PM Tapas

5-8PM Make your own Valentine printmaking activity

6PM Lecture with UAB Professor Emeritus and World-Renowned Proust scholar, William C. Carter. A signing of his books Proust in Love and Swann’s Way will immediately follow.

6PM Live music by classical guitarist Carlos Pino

6:30 Drop-in and Draw

7-7:30PM Wine Tasting

7PM Film Screening: Midnight in Paris