2018 Family Festival Series Recap

/ Kids and Families

Last year was filled with fun family festivals at the BMA! We started the 2018 season with the Asian Heritage Festival, which showcased activities inspired by the Museum’s diverse Asian art collection. Highlights included a unique Japanese Butoh performance and the opportunity for visitors to create their own beautiful Korean block prints. In March, we held our 8th Annual Holi Festival, the Indian celebration of color. We welcomed over 2,400 visitors, making 2018 our largest Holi celebration yet. The spring showers couldn’t rain on our parade as visitors engaged in the traditional throwing of the colors on the outdoor Garden Walk. In June, we had a very special festival to celebrate the opening of the exhibition The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection, an exhibition featuring works of folk art from the BMA’s collection. Guests enjoyed face painting, art activities, and artist demonstrations from local Alabama makers. The event concluded with an outstanding performance by famed blues band The Cedric Burnside Project in the Sculpture Garden. Our final festival of the year was our Annual Latinx Heritage Festival, which drew inspiration from the Museum’s Pre-Columbian collection. Guests creating a collaborative mural, exploring the galleries during Spanish-language tours, and enjoying an amazing Danza Folklórica performance by Alma Mexicana. As we look back on an incredible year, we hope you will make plans to join us for the 2019 Family Festival series!

The 2017–2018 Family Festivals Series is presented by Medical Properties Trust.