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April 2014

Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Star Challenge Closes

April 20

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.

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Oscar’s Easter Sunday Brunch

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Easter Brunch at Oscar’s Café is completely booked! Please join us another time, during our normal lunch hours or at our Mother’s Day brunch.

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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Madonna and Christ Child

April 20 @ 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 takes a closer look at Madonna and Christ Child, from the workshop of Ghirlandaio.

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Free

Family Tour: Musical Moments

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until April 30, 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?

Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

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Free

ArtBreak: Mother and Child: Contemporary Sculpture in Red Mountain Garden

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Today’s ArtBreak is presented by sculptor Brad Morton, who will discuss contemporary sculpture in the Red Mountain Garden. After ArtBreak, head into the garden to see the art and enjoy the lovely spring weather!

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Free

Asian Art Society: Lunch and Learn: Recent Acquisitions

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event is for members of the Asian Art Society support group. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org.

Join us for a Lunch and Learn as we look at some of the exciting recent acquisitions that have come to the collection. We will also be discussing upcoming Asian Art Society events.

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Free

Sankofa Society: New African Gallery Tour

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This event is for members of the Sankofa Society support group. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org.

Be among the first to see the brand new African Gallery! Join us before the opening lecture and reception for an exclusive tour with Curator of Arts of Africa and the Americas Emily Hanna, Ph.D.

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Free

African Gallery Reopening Celebration

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To celebrate the African gallery’s reopening, the Museum will host a lecture by renowned African art scholar, Dr. Babatunde Lawal. His talk, Meditating and Enabling the Soul: Tradition and Change in Yoruba Art, will focus on the cultural and spiritual significance of art among the Yoruba of Nigeria, contemporary movements in Yoruba art, and the Yoruba influence on the arts of the African Diaspora. Stay after for our opening reception!

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African Gallery Reinstallation Opens

April 26

The Museum’s African art gallery will be closed from September 2013 through April 2014 for a major reinstallation. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Daniel Foundation, the gallery will be renovated and reorganized. These updates…

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Woven Wonders

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until April 27, 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 April, we will create woven wonders!

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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Ganesha

April 27 @ 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 takes a closer look at the Indian piece Ganesha.

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Free

Family Tour: Musical Moments

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until April 30, 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?

Dance through the Museum searching for Musical Moments!

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Free

ArtBreak: Delacroix and Chopin: Their Fascinating Friendship Through The Romantic Period of Art and Music

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

At this week’s ArtBreak, Nancy Wingard, Associate Professor at Birmingham-Southern College Conservatory of Music, will discuss Delacroix and Chopin: Their Fascinating Friendship Through The Romantic Period of Art and Music. With musical accompaniments, the talk will talk place in Steiner Auditorium. After ArtBreak, be sure to go see the exhibition Delacroix and the Matter of Finish!

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May 2014
$10/$15

Art & Conversation

May 1 @ 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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Museum Ball Set Up: Part Of Museum Closed

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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Free

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

May 1 @ 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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Museum Ball Set Up: Part Of Museum Closed

May 2

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

Our third floor galleries and the Sculpture Garden will be open. Delacroix and the Matter of Finish, on the third floor, will also remain open.

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2014 Museum Ball: La Ville Magique

May 3

Inspired by old Birmingham charm and the 19th century French elegance represented in the paintings of Delacroix and the Matter of Finish, the exhibition opening at the Museum on February 22, 2014, La Ville Magique will be an unforgettable evening.…

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Museum Closed for Museum Ball

May 3

Please note that the entire Museum will be CLOSED to the public ALL DAY. Please note that we will not host Bart’s Art Cart or our Family Tour today.
We will reopen during our normal hours on Sunday at noon.

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No Bart’s Art Cart

May 3

Please note that we will not host Bart’s Art Cart this week. Be sure to come back and visit us next weekend!

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No Slow Art Sunday

May 4

Please note that we will not host Slow Art Sunday this week. Check out next week’s event and be sure to visit us then!

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Free

Family Tour: Africa!

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 25, 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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

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ArtBreak: Plank Mask

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Today’s ArtBreak is presented by Curator of Arts of the Africas and Americas Emily Hanna, Ph.D. Dr. Hanna will discuss this month’s Spotlight on the Collection piece, a Plank Mask by the Bwa people. Join us for the talk in our newly reinstalled African gallery!

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Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise Opens

May 10

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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Free

Visually Impaired Program: The Arts of Africa

May 10 @ 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, May 5.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Hope Holders

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 1, 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 May, we will make hope holders! Wrap your wishes for the summer in a beaded pouch.

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Oscar’s Mother’s Day Brunch

May 11 @ 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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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Sun Mountain

May 11 @ 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 takes a closer look at Helen Frankenthaler’s Sun Mountain.

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Free

Family Tour: Africa!

May 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 25, 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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

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Free

ArtBreak: Replicating the Museum’s Asian Collection in Virtual 3D

May 13 @ 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 Corey Shum, Techinal Director at UAB’s Enabling Technology Lab. He will discuss how he replicated pieces in the Museum’s Asian collection using 3D printing and virtual technologies.

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European Art Society: The Making of Delacroix and the Matter of Finish

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event is for members of the European Art Society. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org.

Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, PhD, will talk about what it took to show Delacroix and the Matter of Finish at the BMA. Dr. Schindler will give a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the exhibition, from planning the presentation, building the exhibitions space, bringing in the artwork, unpacking, installation, and more.

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Free

BMA Speaks

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In honor of Mother’s Day, this BMA Speaks will celebrate the mothers in our lives and women around the world. Birmingham mover and shaker Sharrif Simmons hosts this evening of spoken word.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Hope Holders

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 1, 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 May, we will make hope holders! Wrap your wishes for the summer in a beaded pouch.

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Free

Bart’s Books: A Story, A Story

May 17 @ 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 A Story, A Story.

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Delacroix and the Matter of Finish Closes

May 18

February 22, 2014 – May 18, 2014 The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to host the first Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) exhibition in the United States in more than a decade. Delacroix and the Matter of Finish arrives in February…

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Free

International Museum Day

May 18

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.

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Free

Romanticism in the Museum’s Collection Tour

May 18 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 pm

This tour will explore Romanticism in the Museum’s Collection. Compare the Romantic styles in our collection with the French Romantic art found in the Delacroix exhibition!

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Free

Oscar’s Sunday Lunch

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.

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Free

Slow Art Sunday: The Arab Mourning His Steed

May 18 @ 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 takes a closer look at Jean Baptiste Mauzaisse’s The Arab Mourning His Steed. During your visit, be sure to see Delacroix and the Matter of Finish on its last day!

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Free

Family Tour: Africa!

May 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 25, 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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Hope Holders

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 1, 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 May, we will make hope holders! Wrap your wishes for the summer in a beaded pouch.

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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Plank Mask

May 25 @ 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 leads a discussion on this month’s Spotlight on the Collection piece, Plank Mask, made by the Bwa people. Come explore our all-new African Gallery!

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Free

Family Tour: Africa!

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 25, 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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

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Friends of American Art: Rollin’ on the River: Riverboat Commerce and Decorative Arts in the Antebellum South

May 28 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

This event is for members of Friends of American Art. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org.

Navigable rivers played an important role in the transportation of consumer goods from the North to the Deep South prior to the Civil War, and river ports emerged as important centers of commerce and culture. Curator of American Art Graham Boettcher, Ph.D. will look at well-appointed interiors of the period, and discuss how the riverboat trade helped shape Southern tastes.
Lunch will be served for $13.50 per person. To RSVP and reserve a lunch, please contact Andrew Farrell at afarrell@artsbma.org or 205.297.8073 by Wednesday, May 21.

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Friends of American Art Lunch & Learn: Rollin’ on the River: Riverboat Commerce and Decorative Arts in the Antebellum South

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Navigable rivers played an important role in the transportation of consumer goods from the North to the Deep South prior to the Civil War, and river ports emerged as important centers of commerce and culture. Boettcher will look at well-appointed interiors of period, and discuss how the riverboat trade helped shape Southern tastes.

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Hope Holders

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 1, 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 May, we will make hope holders! Wrap your wishes for the summer in a beaded pouch.

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June 2014

Slow Art Sunday: Samurai Armor

June 1 @ 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, docent Clyde Oyster will lead a discussion on our collection’s samurai armor, in preparation for our summertime exhibition Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor (opening June 28).

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Free

Family Tour: Africa!

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 25, 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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

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ArtBreak: Somnus

June 3 @ 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 senior docent Laura Wallace on this month’s Spotlight on the Collection piece, the Wedgwood sculpture Somnus.

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Free

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

June 5 @ 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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Family Tour: Africa!

June 7 @ 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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Summer Silhouettes

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 29, 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 June, we will create summer silhouettes! “Draw” with black lines and fill in the rest with color!

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Free

Slow Art Sunday: View of the Grand Canal, Venice

June 8 @ 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 Canaletto’s View of the Grand Canal, Venice.

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Free

Family Tour: Africa!

June 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 25, 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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

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Free

ArtBreak: Joan Mitchell: Fields and Flowers, Storms and Sunsets

June 10 @ 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 docent Joyce Benington, who will lead a discussion on Joan Mitchell: Fields and Flowers, Storms and Sunsets.

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$10/$15

Art & Conversation

June 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$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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Art On The Rocks!

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Free

Visually Impaired Program: Feasts and Celebrations

June 14 @ 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, June 9.

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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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Summer Silhouettes

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 29, 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 June, we will create summer silhouettes! “Draw” with black lines and fill in the rest with color!

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Oscar’s Father’s Day Brunch

June 15 @ 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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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Horse

June 15 @ 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 our Chinese piece, Horse.

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$250/$300

Young Artists (grades 3 – 5) : All About Africa

June 16 - 20

For students entering grades 3 – 5. All About Africa – Explore animals, patterns, costumes, and materials in African art. Discover stories about each culture and the artworks they used. Create artworks that celebrate and honor the diversity of Africa.

Register Now

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Free

Family Tour: Africa!

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 25, 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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

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Free

ArtBreak: Mystery at the Museum

June 17 @ 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 Assistant Curator of Education for Visitor Engagement Kristi McMillan, who will lead a discussion on Mystery at the Museum. Learn all about our mystery object on view at the Museum now!

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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Summer Silhouettes

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 29, 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 June, we will create summer silhouettes! “Draw” with black lines and fill in the rest with color!

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Free

Bart’s Books: Mama is it summer yet?

June 21 @ 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 Mama is it summer yet?, by Nikki McClure.

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

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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Chatsworth House

June 22 @ 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, docent Judy Cook will lead a discussion on Pieter Tillemans’ Chatsworth House.

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Summer Solstice Concert

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Inspired by the Museum’s English Gallery, the Red Mountain Chamber Players’ annual concert is themed English Tea Time. The music will reflect the elegance and sophistication surrounding afternoon tea in eighteenth-century England.

A tour of the Museum’s English gallery and our recent acquisition Chatsworth House, by Peter Tillemans, will precede the concert.

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$250/$300

Young Artists (grades 3 – 5) : All About Africa

June 23 - 27

For students entering grades 3 – 5. All About Africa – Explore animals, patterns, costumes, and materials in African art. Discover stories about each culture and the artworks they used. Create artworks that celebrate and honor the diversity of Africa.

Register Now

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Free

Family Tour: Africa!

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 25, 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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

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Free

ArtBreak: In the Round: Symbols, Scenes, and Circles in Asian Art

June 24 @ 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 Curator of Education Samantha Kelly and Assistant Curator of Education for Family Programs Madeline Adams. Samantha and Madeline will discuss In the Round: Symbols, Scenes, and Circles in Asian Art.

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Members FREE/ $25 For Non-Members

Lethal Beauty Opening Lecture and Reception

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Help us welcome Lethal Beauty with an opening lecture, reception, and viewing of the exhibition! Enjoy food, drinks, music, and a festive celebration of Japanese culture. Please arrive early for the lecture to ensure your seat; all seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is FREE for BMA members, and $25 for non-members.

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Lethal Beauty Opens

June 28

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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Free

Bart’s Art Cart: Summer Silhouettes

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 29, 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 June, we will create summer silhouettes! “Draw” with black lines and fill in the rest with color!

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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Somnus

June 29 @ 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 this month’s Spotlight on the Collection piece, Somnus.

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Asian Art Society: Private Tour of Lethal Beauty

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a private walk through of our summer exhibition Lethal Beauty, which features Samurai weapons and armor. We will meet in front of the exhibition galleries, and we will convene after the tour to discuss the exhibition and enjoy wine and cheese.

To RSVP, please contact Mollie Bartholomew at mbartholomew@artsbma.org or 205.254.2567 by Monday, June 23.

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July 2014
$10/$15

Art & Conversation

July 3 @ 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

July 3 @ 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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Black Like Who? Opens

July 5

Drawing on the Museum’s collection and select loans from local private collectors, Black Like Who? explores depictions of the black race in American Art from the early 19th century to the present day. Comprising work by both white and black…

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$150/$180

Little Masters (K5 – 2) : Japanamania! Morning Session

July 7 - 11

For students entering grades K5 through 2. Japanamania! – A camp where old customs meet new technology. Discover the connection between samurai armor and manga and anime (Japanese comic books and cartoons). Explore paper arts, costumes, and the Japanese style.

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$150/$180

Little Masters (K5 – 2) : All About Africa Afternoon Session

July 7 - 11

For students entering grades K5 – 2. All About Africa – Explore animals, patterns, costumes, and materials in African art. Discover stories about each culture and the artworks they used. Create artworks that celebrate and honor the diversity of Africa.

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$250/$300

Little Masters (K5 – 2) : Full Day Week 1

July 7 - 11

For students entering grades K5 through 2. Morning session is Japanamania! and afternoon session is All About Africa.

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Art On The Rocks!

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

July 13 @ 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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$150/$180

Little Masters (K5 – 2): All About Africa Morning Session

July 14 - 18

For students entering grades K5 – 2. All About Africa – Explore animals, patterns, costumes, and materials in African art. Discover stories about each culture and the artworks they used. Create artworks that celebrate and honor the diversity of Africa.

Register Now

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$150/$180

Little Masters (K5 – 2) : Japanamania! Afternoon Session

July 14 - 18

For students entering grades K5 – 2. Japanamania! – A camp where old customs meet new technology. Discover the connection between samurai armor and manga and anime (Japanese comic books and cartoons). Explore paper arts, costumes, and the Japanese style.

Register Now

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$250/$300

Little Masters (K5 – 2) : Full Day Week 2

July 14 - 18

For students entering grades K5 through 2. Morning session is All About Africa and afternoon session is Japanamania!

Register Now

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$250/$300

Summer Academy (Grades 6 – 12)

July 21 - 25

For students entering grades 6 – 12. Enhance your art practice and build your portfolio during this summer intensive—a week of professional-level art making and instruction. Students will take inspiration from African and Japanese cultures to create artworks about power, symbolism, and concepts of beauty.

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August 2014

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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$10/$15

Art & Conversation

August 7 @ 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

August 7 @ 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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Art On The Rocks!

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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September 2014
$10/$15

Art & Conversation

September 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

September 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…

Event Details »

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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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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Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise Closes

September 28

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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Black Like Who? Closes

September 28

Drawing on the Museum’s collection and select loans from local private collectors, Black Like Who? explores depictions of the black race in American Art from the early 19th century to the present day. Comprising work by both white and black…

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October 2014
$10/$15

Art & Conversation

October 2 @ 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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