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Kids and Families

Kids and their families have so much to explore at the BMA! Travel to faraway lands, make history come alive, and discover the world of art together in our galleries and family spaces. From family tours and art activities to cultural celebrations on special Family Days, there’s always something new to do. Make plans to visit during one of our many family programs, or stop by anytime for free fun in Bart’s ArtVenture and Bart’s Lair Under the Stairs.

Drop-in Tours

April 25, 2015

The Museum is an official partner of this year’s Magic City Art Connection! Come visit us for free tours and an art workshop during the festival!

Here is the tour schedule for Saturday:

11-11:30AM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA
1-1:30PM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA

Bart’s Art Cart: Matchbox Guitars

Bart’s Art Cart: Matchbox Guitars

April 25, 2015

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Matchbox Guitars: Make like the kids in our François Hubert Drouais painting and play the guitar. Create your own matchbox guitar to strum when you’re at home!

Drop-in Tours

April 25, 2015

The Museum is an official partner of this year’s Magic City Art Connection! Come visit us for free tours and an art workshop during the festival!

Here is the tour schedule for Saturday:

11-11:30AM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA
1-1:30PM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA

Magic City Art Connection Workshop

Magic City Art Connection Workshop

April 25, 2015

The Museum is an official partner of this year’s Magic City Art Connection! Come visit us for free tours and an art workshop during the festival!

Frank Fleming’s Between Fantasy and Reality exhibit features funny and fascinating sculptures produced between 1970-1985, a period when Fleming worked primarily with clay, stoneware, and ceramics. Animals with human fingers and toes, and cakes covered in tongues are just a few of the works featured in Fleming’s early work. Inspired by these sculptures at the Birmingham Museum of Art we will be making our own fantasy creatures. Craft your own paper animal or human body, hands & feet, and hold the puppet rods to make it dance to the music. Perhaps no one has ever seen a unicorn with duck feet and walrus tusks, but your shadow puppet can be the first!

Family Tour: Kids At Play!

Family Tour: Kids At Play!

April 21, 2015

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Kids At Play! See all the shenanigans kids get into, as displayed in works of art from our collection.

Bart’s Art Cart: Matchbox Guitars

Bart’s Art Cart: Matchbox Guitars

April 18, 2015

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Matchbox Guitars: Make like the kids in our François Hubert Drouais painting and play the guitar. Create your own matchbox guitar to strum when you’re at home!

Bart’s Books: The Lady with the Alligator Purse

Bart’s Books: The Lady with the Alligator Purse

April 18, 2015

Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

This month, Bart has selected Nadine Bernard Westcott’s The Lady with the Alligator Purse.

Bart’s Books is sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities.

Family Tour: Kids At Play!

Family Tour: Kids At Play!

April 14, 2015

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Kids At Play! See all the shenanigans kids get into, as displayed in works of art from our collection.

Bart’s Art Cart: Matchbox Guitars

Bart’s Art Cart: Matchbox Guitars

April 11, 2015

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Matchbox Guitars: Make like the kids in our François Hubert Drouais painting and play the guitar. Create your own matchbox guitar to strum when you’re at home!

Family Tour: Kids At Play!

Family Tour: Kids At Play!

April 7, 2015

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Kids At Play! See all the shenanigans kids get into, as displayed in works of art from our collection.

Bart’s Art Cart: Matchbox Guitars

Bart’s Art Cart: Matchbox Guitars

April 4, 2015

This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Matchbox Guitars: Make like the kids in our François Hubert Drouais painting and play the guitar. Create your own matchbox guitar to strum when you’re at home!

Family Tour: Kids at Play!

Family Tour: Kids at Play!

April 4, 2015

Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Kids At Play! See all the shenanigans kids get into, as displayed in works of art from our collection.

Spring Break Bonanza at the BMA!

Spring Break Bonanza at the BMA!

April 2, 2015

Join us for three days of Spring Break fun at the Museum! Today’s activities include:

10AM-1PM: Make your own puzzle! Take an artwork from the Museum and make it into a puzzle to enjoy again and again.
10:30AM: Kids at Play! Family Tour // Main Lobby

11:30AM: Bart’s Books: Sebastian and the Balloon by Philip C. Stead

Spring Break Bonanza at the BMA!

Spring Break Bonanza at the BMA!

April 1, 2015

Join us for three days of Spring Break fun at the Museum! Today’s activities include:

10AM-1PM: Make your own bird sculpture using a pencil as a beak!
10:30AM: Kids at Play! Family Tour // Main Lobby

11:30AM: Bart’s Books: Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
1PM: Film: A Cat in Paris (animated, Jean-Loup Felicioli/Alain Gagnol, France, 2011)