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Birmingham Museum of Art

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2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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September 2014

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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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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Free

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

November 6 @ 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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December 2014
$10/$15

Art & Conversation

December 4 @ 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

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…

Event Details »

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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