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Researching your art

The Birmingham Museum of Art cannot evaluate or appraise works of art. However, there are many great resources for researching on your own or for seeking an official appraisal. Getting started: The Smithsonian American Art Museum website has brought together many useful tips and resources on topics like finding the value of your art, discovering its history, and how to care for it. Click here to read more:…

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Art On The Rocks: Sponsor Shoutout

Art On The Rocks has established itself as downtown Birmingham’s premiere cultural event, combining music and art with an incredible after-hours atmosphere. None of this would be possible without the incredible support of our generous sponsors. Just as the event highlights Birmingham’s top talent, our sponsors represent everything great about this Magic City! Dale’s Seasonings : Dale’s began in downtown Birmingham in 1946, planting its roots…

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Your Year-End Checklist

Come in from the cold and spend time exploring the galleries! When making plans for the final days of 2019, we hope you will include the Birmingham Museum of Art. 1. Bid Farewell to Black Out. Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now presents historic silhouettes from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and other institutions alongside works by contemporary artists who are reimagining silhouettes in bold and unforgettable…

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BMA Smartguide: Fashion

The Museum’s latest exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion officially opens to the public next week on Saturday, April 13. As the latest in a series of six consecutive exhibitions in the Bohorfoush Gallery, it draws from all areas of the Museum’s expansive collection to explore how fashion has been documented through art over the years and around the world. Guests will enjoy a glimpse at global fashion accessories, including beautifully detailed…

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Support Groups

Want to gain further knowledge of, and engagement with, various areas of the Museum’s permanent collection? Consider joining a curatorial support group! Members enjoy behind-the-scenes educational programs, invitations and passes to special events including exhibition openings, and local private collection visits, and travel opportunities with special access to private collections, artist studios, and curator-led tours. The Museum offers

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Art and Conversation

Learn more about art while connecting with a cultural community in this monthly series. The Museum offers 10 programs on select Thursday mornings throughout the year. Enjoy coffee, light breakfast, and informal conversation at 10 am in our Main Lobby followed by talks by curators, museum professionals, and other special guests at 10:30 am. Registration is required.

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Meet Barbie: 6 Things to Know Before You Go

Barbie: Dreaming of a Female Future opens August 9th during Art On The Rocks. Barbie: Dreaming of a Female Future opens this weekend, and after seeing the reaction on social media, it’s clear you are just as excited as we are! The exhibition takes a critical look at Barbie on the occasion of her 60th anniversary. In the past six decades, Barbie’s many careers and enduring independence have influenced the dreams and imaginations of young people…

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Weddings at the BMA

Photos by Eric & Jamie Photography. Weddings and paintings have quite a lot in common. Both are things of beauty, but entail hard work and careful thought in planning. Despite being splendid once achieved, the process of creating a painting and a wedding can be strenuous. A blank canvas would intimidate any painter, just as the wedding to-do list can overwhelm any newly-engaged couple. Questions about color schemes, dates, bridal parties,…

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Miles College Night Recap

Our 5th Annual Miles College Night at the BMA was nothing short of fantastic! This collaborative evening featured tours of the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions, combined with artistic and cultural presentations from the Miles College community. The event, attended by over 380 students, faculty, and staff, was generously sponsored by the Alabama Power Foundation and Miles College. Each year, a student intern from Miles College helps…

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Roaming: American Artists Explore the Outdoors

The outdoors is a trending topic this summer. The Senate just passed the Great American Outdoors Act—channeling funding to maintenance of national parks—and this June also marked the 156th anniversary of the creation of the national parks system. For months, nature has also been one of few spaces that residents of the United States have continued to flock to for recreation. Although natural spaces might feel particularly central in this moment,…