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Jul 20

ArtBreak: New Photography

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Katelyn Crawford, PhD and Curatorial Assistant Hina Zaidi for an ArtBreak about Birmingham-based collector John Hagefstration’s gift of close to 300 photographs to the BMA. These photographs, which capture significant episodes in the development of the medium, allow us to better represent the history of movements, schools of photography, as well as the work of individual artists in new depth by expanding the diverse perspectives featured in our collection, including new works by…

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Jul 27

Highlights Tour // Silhouettes and Shadows at the BMA

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Dr. Rachel White, Director of Learning and Engagement gives a tour that explores 'barely there' portraits across the BMA's collections. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to learn something new about our collection of more than 27,000 works of art! Highlights tours begin in the Main Lobby of the BMA.

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Aug 03

Panel Discussion: Illuminating Shuttlesworth

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. Shuttlesworth’s role as the co-founder of the SCLC as well as an integral leader in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign helped to bring national attention to the integration efforts happening in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Movement. In this discussion, we are joined by members of Shuttlesworth’s family; Rico Gatson, the featured artist of the BMA’s latest Wall to Wall installation, who chose Shuttlesworth as the theme…

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Aug 05

Art On The Rocks

Eric Bellinger

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

New Date! This event has been rescheduled for Friday, August 5th.

Art On The Rocks is back! Don’t miss the biggest art party in Birmingham featuring a concert by Grammy-winning artist Eric Bellinger.

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Nov 11

Museum Closed

November 11

Closed for Veterans Day

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Dec 24

Museum Closed

December 24

Closed for Christmas Eve

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Dec 25

Museum Closed

December 25

Closed for Christmas Day

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