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August 2014
$50 for members // $60 for non-members

Art & Meditation

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until August 31, 2014

This series is FULL and registration is closed. Thanks for your interest!

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Family Tour: What Does a Warrior Wear?

August 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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?

What does a Warrior Wear? Samurai aren’t our only warriors! Go beyond Japan to find them.

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Bart’s Art Cart: Folded Foil Fun!

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 31, 2014

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 August, we will head to the sculpture garden to check out Craig Wedderspoon’s Quilted Vessels and then make our own!

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch 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.

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Public Tour: Lethal Beauty

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

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Slow Art Sunday: Portrait of Hugo Reisinger

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Anders Zorn’s piece Portrait of Hugo Reisinger.

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Family Tour: What Does a Warrior Wear?

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 27, 2014

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?

What does a Warrior Wear? Samurai aren’t our only warriors! Go beyond Japan to find them.

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ArtBreak: Different Tools, Same Art

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is presented by master engraver Bob Rosser, who will lead a discussion on August’s Spotlight on the Collection piece Hot Water Urn, which is part of the Hester Bateman exhibition. Bob will tell us more about the piece, how it was made, and how the process has changed and remained the same over the centuries.

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$10/$15

Art & Conversation

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers A New Gift Revealed Museum Director Gail Andrews unveils an exciting gift to the BMA folk art collection consisting of over 400 objects by artists working across the South in the 20th century. It…

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Free

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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Japanese Film Festival: Harakiri

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Love exploring different cultures through film? Join us for a fun-filled weekend featuring some of the best samurai movies of all time! Professors Matt Levey, Dave Resha, and Bob Shelton of Birmingham-Southern College and Professor Cathleen Cummings of University of Alabama at Birmingham will introduce and then lead a Q&A session after each screening.

August 7 // 7PM // Harakiri (1962), Masaki Kobayashi, 133 minutes
Following the collapse of his clan, an unemployed samurai arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to be allowed to commit ritual suicide on the property. Iyi’s clansmen, believing the desperate ronin is merely angling for a new position, try to force his hand and get him to eviscerate himself—but they have underestimated his beliefs and his personal brand of honor. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize.

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Japanese Film Festival: 47 Ronin

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Love exploring different cultures through film? Join us for a fun-filled weekend featuring some of the best samurai movies of all time! Professors Matt Levey, Dave Resha, and Bob Shelton of Birmingham-Southern College and Professor Cathleen Cummings of University of Alabama at Birmingham will introduce and then lead a Q&A session after each screening.

August 8 // 6:30PM // 47 Ronin (1994), Kon Ichikawa, 129 minutes

47 Ronin (original title: Shijūshichinin no shikaku) is a 1994 Japanese film, directed by Kon Ichikawa. The film is another version of the Chūshingura, the story of the revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin of Ako against Lord Kira. Directed by famed director Kon Ichikawa. Winner of the Tokyo International Film Festival Award, 1994.

*Oscar’s Café will offer a cash bar and snacks on Friday night of the film festival.
** Lethal Beauty will remain open until 9PM Friday night. Last entry is at 8PM. Exhibition tickets are required for entry into the exhibition; member tickets are always FREE.

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BMA Speaks: Samurai

August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a very special BMA Speaks in the spirit of Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor.
In the death poem, or jisei, one’s reflection on death (one’s own usually, but also death in general) in the final moments of life could be especially meaningful, as it also constituted important observations about life. The poem was considered a gift to one’s loved ones, students, and friends. The tradition began with Zen monks, but was also popular among poets, whose poems were often just as solemn as those of monks, or could be entirely flippant and humorous.
All forms of poetry are welcome! If you are interested in performing, please contact Assistant Curator of Education Kristen Greenwood at kpgreenwood@artsbma.org.

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$50 for members // $60 for non-members

Art & Meditation

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until August 31, 2014

This series is FULL and registration is closed. Thanks for your interest!

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Visually Impaired Program: Discovering Texture

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this program for adults, held the second Saturday of each month, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, August 4.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2643.

Program sponsored by the Eyesight Foundation and The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

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Japanese Film Festival: From Up On Poppy Hill

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Love exploring different cultures through film? Join us for a fun-filled weekend featuring some of the best samurai movies of all time! Professors Matt Levey, Dave Resha, and Bob Shelton of Birmingham-Southern College and Professor Cathleen Cummings of University of Alabama at Birmingham will introduce and then lead a Q&A session after each screening.

August 9 // 10:30AM // From Up On Poppy Hill (2011), Goro Miyazaki, 91 minutes

An animated film written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro) and directed by Goro Miyazaki, From Up on Poppy Hill marks the first feature film collaboration between father and son. The setting is Yokohama in 1963, and the filmmakers lovingly bring to life the bustling seaside town. The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to bud between Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics. The mood is one of both optimism and conflict, as the younger generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past.
The star-filled voice cast includes Gillian Anderson, Sarah Bolger, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Christina Hendricks, and Ron Howard. Multiple Academy Award® winner Gary Rydstrom directed the English language version from a script adaptation by Karey Kirkpatrick.
*Popcorn and soda will be available for purchase Saturday.
** The exhibition Lethal Beauty will be open until 5PM on Saturday. Last entry into the exhibition is 4PM. Must have ticket to enter; member tickets are always FREE!

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Bart’s Art Cart: Folded Foil Fun!

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 31, 2014

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 August, we will head to the sculpture garden to check out Craig Wedderspoon’s Quilted Vessels and then make our own!

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Japanese Film Festival: Tales of the Taira Clan

August 9 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Japanese Film Festival
AUGUST 7-10 // FREE

Love exploring different cultures through film? Join us for a fun-filled weekend featuring some of the best samurai movies of all time! Professors Matt Levey, Dave Resha, and Bob Shelton of Birmingham-Southern College and Professor Cathleen Cummings of University of Alabama at Birmingham will introduce and then lead a Q&A session after each screening.

August 9 // 1:45PM // Tales of the Taira Clan (1955), Kenji Mizoguchi, 108 minutes

Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan. But because the high courtiers dislike career soldiers gaining power and influence, they ignore the will of ex-Emperor Toba and refuse to reward the captain. Reward recommender Lord Tokinobu is punished, and the captain sends his son Kiyomori to the Lord’s residence, where he falls in love with Tokiko, the Lord’s daughter. Meanwhile, Kiyomori finds out that he is possibly the ex-Emperor’s son.

*Popcorn and soda will be available for purchase Saturday.
** The exhibition Lethal Beauty will be open until 5PM on Saturday. Last entry into the exhibition is 4PM. Must have ticket to enter; member tickets are always FREE!

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Japanese Film Festival: Seven Samurai

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Love exploring different cultures through film? Join us for a fun-filled weekend featuring some of the best samurai movies of all time! Professors Matt Levey, Dave Resha, and Bob Shelton of Birmingham-Southern College and Professor Cathleen Cummings of University of Alabama at Birmingham will introduce and then lead a Q&A session after each screening.

August 10 // 1PM // Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa, 207 minutes

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope. Nominated for two Academy Awards.

*Popcorn and soda will be available for purchase Sunday.
** The exhibition Lethal Beauty will be open until 5PM on Sunday. Last entry into the exhibition is 4PM. Must have ticket to enter; member tickets are always FREE!

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Slow Art Sunday: Allegory of Charles I of England and Henriette of France in a Vanitas Still Life

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, we will look closely at Carstian Luyckx’s piece Allegory of Charles I of England and Henriette of France in a Vanitas Still Life.

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Family Tour: What Does a Warrior Wear?

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 27, 2014

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?

What does a Warrior Wear? Samurai aren’t our only warriors! Go beyond Japan to find them.

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ArtBreak: Lethal Beauty

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by Senior Curator and Curator of Asian Art Don Wood, Ph.D. Join us for a tour of the exhibition Lethal Beauty. Please note that you must purchase a ticket for this ArtBreak. Tickets to Lethal Beauty are FREE for BMA members and $10 for non-members.

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Art On The Rocks! – Matrimony

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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$50 for members // $60 for non-members

Art & Meditation

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until August 31, 2014

This series is FULL and registration is closed. Thanks for your interest!

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Bart’s Art Cart: Folded Foil Fun!

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 31, 2014

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 August, we will head to the sculpture garden to check out Craig Wedderspoon’s Quilted Vessels and then make our own!

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Bart’s Books: I, Doko

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Ed Young’s I Doko: The Tale of a Basket.

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

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Slow Art Sunday: Hot Water Urn

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Hester Bateman’s piece Hot Water Urn.

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Family Tour: What Does a Warrior Wear?

August 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 27, 2014

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?

What does a Warrior Wear? Samurai aren’t our only warriors! Go beyond Japan to find them.

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ArtBreak: The Making of an Exhibition: Behind the Scenes from a Collector’s Perspective

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by BMA Docent, Trustee, and Collector Nan Skier. Learn about the process of creating an exhibition at the BMA, as Nan did when making the exhibition Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection. Hear about her process of collecting, working with the BMA, and now sending the exhibition across the country.

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$50 for members // $60 for non-members

Art & Meditation

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 31, 2014

This series is FULL and registration is closed. Thanks for your interest!

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Bart’s Art Cart: Folded Foil Fun!

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 31, 2014

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 August, we will head to the sculpture garden to check out Craig Wedderspoon’s Quilted Vessels and then make our own!

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Slow Art Sunday: Sun Mountain

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, we will look slowly at Helen Frankenthaler’s piece Sun Mountain.

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Family Tour: What Does a Warrior Wear?

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 27, 2014

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?

What does a Warrior Wear? Samurai aren’t our only warriors! Go beyond Japan to find them.

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ArtBreak: Tea Ceremony Demonstration

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by Urasenke Birmingham, demonstrating a traditional tea ceremony. Explore the ancient traditions and significance of the tea ceremony in Japanese culture.

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$50 for members // $60 for non-members

Art & Meditation

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 31, 2014

This series is FULL and registration is closed. Thanks for your interest!

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Bart’s Art Cart: Folded Foil Fun!

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 31, 2014

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 August, we will head to the sculpture garden to check out Craig Wedderspoon’s Quilted Vessels and then make our own!

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Craig Wedderspoon Closes

August 31

Craig Wedderspoon is a Tuscaloosa-based sculptor who creates abstract work in both metal and wood at various scales. Wedderspoon has created a new body of sculpture specifically for the Museum’s outdoor Mezzanine Sculpture Gallery, where it will open on December…

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Slow Art Sunday: Three for Five

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on John George Brown’s piece Three for Five.

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September 2014

Family Tour: Serve It Up!

September 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 29, 2014

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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ArtBreak: Spotlight on the Collection: It’s the Real Thing

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by BMA Trustee Jack Drake, who will lead a discussion on September’s Spotlight on the Collection piece, Smokin’ Joe Ain’t J’mama by Hank Willis Thomas.

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$10/$15

Art & Conversation

September 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers GONNA BUILD A MOUNTAIN: THE MAKING OF BIRMINGHAM’S AMERICAN COLLECTION Have you ever wondered how museums build and refine their permanent collections? In this candid talk Curator Graham Boettcher discusses the strengths of our…

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Free

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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Free

Southern Samurai

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Samurai, armor, swords, and more! Join Bart and our samurai armor to celebrate the exhibition, Lethal Beauty. Taste tea, make art, and celebrate samurai and Japanese culture.

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch 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.

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Public Tour: Lethal Beauty

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

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Slow Art Sunday: Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels and Saints

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the Stratonice Master piece Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels and Saints.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

September 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 29, 2014

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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ArtBreak: The Art of Japanese Sumi-e in Action

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by BMA Artist-in-Residence and Sumi-e master Toby Richards. Toby will lead a demonstration of the art of Japanese sumi-e. Attendees will be invited to participate in this interactive art demonstration.

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Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between the Earthly and Spiritual Realms

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this program for adults, held the second Saturday of each month, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, September 8.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2643.

Program sponsored by the Eyesight Foundation and The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

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Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until September 28, 2014

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 September, we will make geometric patterns inspired by the designs found in our Native American Gallery!

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Slow Art Sunday: Seven Virtues and Seven Liberal Arts

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, we will take a close look at Francesco Pesellino’s piece Seven Virtues and Seven Liberal Arts.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 29, 2014

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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ArtBreak: A Dream of Italy

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by BMA Carruthers Intern Katherine Ladd. Katherine will lead a discussion on Robert S. Duncanson’s A Dream of Italy.

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Bart’s Books: Jingle Dancer

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Jingle Dancer.

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

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Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until September 28, 2014

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 September, we will make geometric patterns inspired by the designs found in our Native American Gallery!

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Lethal Beauty Closes

September 21

The samurai are universally recognized warriors. Tales of their heroics have fascinated people since the 12th century. Bushido (The Way of the Samurai) is the code of chivalry by which they lived, and encompasses not only mastery of the martial…

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Slow Art Sunday: It’s The Real Thing

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Hank Willis Thomas’s piece Smokin’ Joe Ain’t J’mama.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

September 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 29, 2014

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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ArtBreak: La Dolce Vita: 19th-Century Artists in Italy

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by UAB adjunct art and art history professor Alice Jackson. Alice will discuss artists in the BMA collection who were inspired by Italy in the 19th century.

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Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until September 28, 2014

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 September, we will make geometric patterns inspired by the designs found in our Native American Gallery!

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Slow Art Sunday: Building the Schooner, Provincetown

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Childe Hassam’s piece Building the Schooner, Provincetown.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 29, 2014

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is presented by Volunteer Services Manager Lindsey Hammel, who will lead a discussion on art that is inspired by literature in the Museum’s collection.

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October 2014
$10/$15

Art & Conversation

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers A CONVERSATION ON CONSERVATION Although the job of a Museum Conservator involves monitoring the collection, good handling and housekeeping methods, and research, there are times when intervention and treatment of an object is necessary.…

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Free

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The First Thursday of Every Month

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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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch 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.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until October 29, 2014

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until October 29, 2014

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until October 29, 2014

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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Family Tour: Serve It Up!

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 29, 2014

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?

Serve It Up! What do you use to eat? Explore the Museum for all items.

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November 2014

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch 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.

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$10/$15

Art & Conversation

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every month on the first Thursday until December 4, 2014

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers This program is for people who want to learn more about art in an informative and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of June, are held on the first Thursday of each month,…

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Free

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
The First Thursday of Every Month

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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December 2014
$10/$15

Art & Conversation

December 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Thursday until December 4, 2014

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers This program is for people who want to learn more about art in an informative and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of June, are held on the first Thursday of each month,…

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Free

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
The First Thursday of Every Month

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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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch 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.

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January 20152015

Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise Closes

January 4, 2015

When the widowed Hester Bateman took over her husband’s silver workshop in 1761, she faced the staggering challenge of running a physically and creatively demanding business at a time when domestic service was the only female-friendly industry. Fortunately, Hester was…

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February 2015

The Second Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium

February 27, 2015 - February 28, 2015

FEBRUARY 27TH AND 28TH, 2015 Keynote Speakers: Kathy Butterly, ceramic artist Dr. Glen R. Brown, Professor of Ceramics and Art History, Kansas State University Other speakers include: Dr. Donald Wood, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art,…

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