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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.

Family Tour: Africa!

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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

Oscar’s Sunday Lunch

Oscar’s will be open during special hours for International Museum Day!

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal lunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends. Space is limited. To make reservations, call 205.328.7850 or click here to reserve your spot online.

International Museum Day

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on May 18, 2014. This year, the theme of the International Museum Day is “Museum Collections Make Connections.” Our rich heritage, which museums both display and protect, is associated with inventiveness and vitality, both of which have characterized the museum sector in recent years and are museum’s greatest strengths.

Celebrate International Museum Day in Birmingham by checking out Delacroix and the Matter of Finish on its last day! Also, make your own connection to our collection by going on a docent-led tour of our galleries.

Special events for the day include:

Last day of Delacroix and the Matter of Finish – bring a friend!
Sunday lunch in Oscar’s, 11AM-2PM
Bart’s ArtVenture open, noon-5PM
Slow Art Sunday, 2PM
Romanticism in the Museum’s Collection tour, 3PM

Bart’s Books: A Story, A Story

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 A Story, A Story.

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

Bart’s Art Cart: Hope Holders

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!

In May, we will make hope holders! Wrap your wishes for the summer in a beaded pouch.

Family Tour: Africa!

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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

Bart’s Art Cart: Hope Holders

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!

In May, we will make hope holders! Wrap your wishes for the summer in a beaded pouch.

Family Tour: Africa!

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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

Museum Ball Set Up: Part Of Museum Closed

Please note that the second floor galleries (including Oscar’s, Bart’s ArtVenture, and Museum Store) will be CLOSED to the public beginning at 2PM.

Our First Thursday events will be in the Sculpture Garden, Auditorium, and third floor ONLY. Delacroix and the Matter of Finish, on the third floor, will be open.

Thank you!

Family Tour: Musical Moments

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?

Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

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!

In April, we will create woven wonders!

Family Tour: Musical Moments

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?

Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Star Challenge Closes

The Museum is partnering with Birmingham Fashion Week to present an exhibition of fashion designs from students in grades 6 through 12. Birmingham Fashion Week was founded on the ideals of bringing unity to our community through fashion. Local and national designers, alongside local and national boutiques, and the Birmingham Museum of Art will gather together to promote and inspire our rising stars. Models, make-up artists, and hair stylists will showcase their talents on the runway, while encouraging locals and visitors to explore the creative talents of Birmingham.

Visit bhamfashionweek.com for more information.

Indian Cultural Society Concert

The Indian Cultural Society invites you to TRILOGY, a confluence of northern Indian music by three master musicians. The concert features the music of Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty, eminent sarod player, Mr. Jesse Bannister, leading UK saxophonist, and Pt. Subhen Chatterjee, internationally acclaimed tabla maestro. Experience some of the best in northern Indian culture with this exceptional collaboration by the three musicians.

Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

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!

In April, we will create woven wonders!