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May 19

Film Screening + Reception // For Paradise

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

At the age of 18, Elizabeth Webb discovered a family history that had gone unspoken for a generation: her paternal grandfather, whom she never met, was African-American. Her father had been passing as white. He had also decided to raise his family as such, giving them no knowledge of their Black ancestry. For Paradise is a hybrid documentary that traces the construction of racial identities within her family, where members operate on both sides of the color line. Webb will…

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May 26

The Importance of Yoga

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Kim Richardson and Jeremy Gray for a panel discussion to learn more about the importance of yoga, how it has transformed their personal lives, and the impact it can have on all our futures. Kim Richardson, a member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, is the founder of Yes You, Yoga, which works to encourage yoga as a vital community resource. Jeremy Gray, State Representative for District 83 in the Alabama House of Representatives, sponsored legislation that lifted the…

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Jun 01

Art in Conversation: Hidden in Plain Sight: Queer Art in a Deep Southern Museum

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Founded in 1951 as a department of the City of Birmingham, the Birmingham Museum of Art has grown to become one of the Deep South’s largest art museums, housing more than 27,000 works of art from across history and around the globe. In a richly illustrated talk, Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, The R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, will unpack the museum’s complex and sometimes surprising history of collecting the work of LGBTQ artists, sharing examples…

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Jun 04

African Heritage Festival

Presented by Medical Properties Trust

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the vibrant traditions of African cultures and the Museum’s African art galleries with the return of the African Heritage Festival sponsored by Medical Properties Trust. This family-oriented festival will feature food, games, dance, and music! African Djembe Drums Art Activity // 10am - 2pm Djembe means “Gather in Peace.” Spread peace and joy by creating your own traditional African Djembe drum with provided materials. Sahi On Ko Djony West African Dance and Drumming Experience // 1…

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Jul 15

Art On The Rocks

Eric Bellinger

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Price$35 - $45

Art On The Rocks is back! Don’t miss the biggest art party in Birmingham featuring a concert by Grammy-winning artist Eric Bellinger. Since 2005, Art On The Rocks has enlivened downtown by bringing the best of Birmingham’s creative community to the BMA for an exciting night of artful entertainment. Join us this year for live music, DJs, an interactive mural, and much more as we bring this popular event back to the Magic City for one night only!

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