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Nov 28

Stories from the Director

Stories from the Director

In Person - Registration Required

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Behind every work of art is the history of those who owned the piece before it came into the Museum's collection. Join R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Graham Boettcher, as he shares some of the more unusual and memorable stories of how works arrived at the BMA. 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…

Dec 01

Beyond Bierstadt: Women Painting the Landscape

Beyond Bierstadt: Women Painting the Landscape

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Many of the BMA's visitors know Albert Bierstadt's monumental landscape painting, Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California. But did you know that the Museum's collection is rich in landscape paintings from the mid-nineteenth century, and increasingly rich in those created by women artists? Join Katelyn D. Crawford, the William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, to explore the work by women artists featured in the American landscape collection. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection…

Dec 08

The Transformation of Indigenous Cultural Practices by Colonial Powers

The Transformation of Indigenous Cultural Practices by Colonial Powers

Mairin Odle, Ph.D.

In Person - Registration Required

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mairin Odle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the Department of American Studies from the University of Alabama, highlights cross-cultural engagements in Indigenous culture and the role of narrative and memory-making in colonial projects (as well as in Indigenous resistance to those projects). This talk references our exhibition Voices So True: New Native American Art from the Clyde Oyster Bequest to focus on the ways images of Nativeness were adopted and transformed by American artists and society. This program is in conjunction…

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