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Jan 23

Highlights Tour // Wedgwood: A Living Tradition

Highlights Tour // Wedgwood: A Living Tradition

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Join Dr. Anne Forschler, The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, for a closer look at the largest collection of Wedgwood in the country in her tour, Wedgwood: A Living Tradition. 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…

Jan 26

Highlights Tour // Game Changing Moments in Art

Highlights Tour // Game Changing Moments in Art

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, Angela May for this Highlights Tour, Game Changing Moments in Art, which includes popular works from the BMA collection such as Le Matin temps brumeux, Pourville by Claude Monet. 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…

Jan 29

Self-Soothe Saturday

Self-Soothe Saturday

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit with a Wellness Workshop by Bama Wellness Advocacy, yoga exercises with Yogi Adi Devta Kaur, and practice an artful approach to mindful meditation over selected art works.

Feb 02

Reparations Now!

Reparations Now!

Ashley Jones, Poet Laureate of the state of Alabama

In Person - Registration Required

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate of the State of Alabama, for poetry readings alongside works in our American collection. Jones, the youngest poet laureate and first Black woman to hold the position in the state, teaches creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and recently published a collection of poems, Reparations Now! Dr. Katelyn Crawford, the William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, will join Jones in conversation.

Feb 09

Highlights Tour // Decorative Cast Iron from Central Europe 

Highlights Tour // Decorative Cast Iron from Central Europe 

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Dr. Anne Forschler, The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, as she shares more about one of her areas of expertise, Decorative Cast Iron from Central Europe. Formed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Germany by Gustav Lamprecht (1862-1946) and Maurice Garbáty (1892-1965), and housed at the Museum since 1951, the collection includes more than 900 objects, both decorative and useful, made during the 19th century at the royal Prussian…

Feb 12

Highlights Tour // Kids, Dogs, Guitars – French Paintings from the 1700s.

Highlights Tour // Kids, Dogs, Guitars – French Paintings from the 1700s.

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Join Dr. Robert Schindler The Fariss Gambrill Lynn and Henry Sharpe Lynn Curator of European Art for an exploration of some curious aspects in the European collection with his tour, Kids, Dogs, Guitars - French Paintings from the 1700s. 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…

Feb 16

Community is Heart Healthy

Community is Heart Healthy

Lamario Williams

In Person - Registration Required

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join us in the African galleries for this ArtBreak, where Lamario Williams discusses the historical ways community intersects with art and health in African cultures through symbolism, spoken word, and textiles. Williams is a UAB graduate student earning an MD and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He is also the founder of DUBS Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides financial support and opportunities to area youth by promoting scholastic excellence and healthy lifestyle choices.

Feb 23

Highlights Tour // Climbing Mountains

Highlights Tour // Climbing Mountains

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Dr. Katelyn D. Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, for a tour of the recent installation Climbing Mountains. Unexpected and nearly invisible histories sometimes unite objects in the Birmingham Museum of Art’s collections. For two American artists, painting and mountain climbing were connected pursuits. Georgia Engelhard and Elaine Hamilton cultivated careers in alpine trekking even as they also worked as professional artists. This focus installation drawn from the Museum’s collection highlights the work of Engelhard and…

Feb 27

Highlights Tour // The Enduring Legacy of Bierstadt’s Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California

Highlights Tour // The Enduring Legacy of Bierstadt’s Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Join Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the BMA for a closer look at a Birmingham masterpiece in this tour, The Enduring Legacy of Bierstadt's Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California. 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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