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Oct 20

Highlights Tour // All Things Bright and Beautiful Exhibition

Highlights Tour // All Things Bright and Beautiful Exhibition

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

During the 2020-2021 school year, the Birmingham Museum of Art partnered with Birmingham City Schools’ Wylam Elementary School to curate the exhibition All Things Bright and Beautiful. Join the BMA’s Curator of Contemporary Art, Hallie Ringle, for an in-depth look at the exhibition featuring the six works selected by Wylam Elementary Students. All Things Bright and Beautiful brings together works primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection that look at themes of power and agency. This exhibition takes its name from a…

Nov 04

Annual Chenoweth Lecture

Annual Chenoweth Lecture

Kaywin Feldman, Director of the National Gallery of Art

In Person - Registration required

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The BMA is pleased to welcome Kaywin Feldman as the speaker of its Annual Chenoweth Lecture. Kaywin Feldman is the director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the first woman director. Feldman has been a leader in making the institution more inclusive, diverse, equitable and transparent. Kaywin Feldman is the National Gallery’s fifth director. She is committed to connecting people to art in a globalized world through the power of wonder and accessibility. Prior to her…

Nov 10

Rediscovering Travel & Trade in Modern Times

Rediscovering Travel & Trade in Modern Times

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In conjunction with our current exhibition Ways of Seeing: Travel Trade and Transportation, we explore the ways technology continues to enhance how we interact and ways accessibility becomes critical. Birmingham is a hub of creative companies that have both reinvented and redefined how travel, trade, and transportation can be enhanced through innovative business models.  Landing is a nationwide membership network of fully-furnished apartments founded by Birmingham native and Shipt founder Bill Smith and is relocating its headquarters from San Francisco…

Nov 17

The Importance of Archaeology and Excavation

The Importance of Archaeology and Excavation

In-Person - Free Registration

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join us for a 30 minute ArtBreak where educational and outreach coordinator for Moundville Archaeological Park, Lindsey Gordon shares her career path into archaeology excavation and the role it plays in the state park. ArtBreaks are presented in honor of Joyce Benington's twenty five years as a docent at the Birmingham Museum of Art. These programs, which bring curators, educators, artists, and creatives into conversation with the Museum's collection and exhibitions, have been generously funded by Joyce's friends, fellow docents, and members of the Art Focus…

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