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Best Instagram Spots at Art On The Rocks

Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning is always a hit, but the chance to get a killer Instagram picture gets better every year. Want to snap a shot that all your friends will be commenting on? Keep reading for the inside scoop of the best spots at the BMA to document your Art On The Rocks experience this summer.   @chelsey.larussa.heslop Ways of Seeing: Fashion – “Strike a Pose” This fashion photo booth is inspired by Irving…

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“Cheap” and replicable – MCN 2017

Online collection databases. Audioguides. Digital gallery guides. These systems are expensive. In response, the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) created smartguide, a web based platform serving as an open access and interpretive system for remote and in-gallery visitors. The BMA created the smartguide to allow engagement with as little friction as possible, via familiar systems. The backend of smartguide is a plugin for WordPress that automates…

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Collections Access Policy

Open Content Program The Birmingham Museum of art makes available digital images of works in the Museum’s collection believed to be in the public domain. Images are available free of charge for any use, commercial or non-commercial. Users do not need to contact the Museum for authorization to use these images. They are available through the Online Collection at artsbma.rangeprojects.com. See detailed instructions for specific work types below….

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People & Places Story Activity

School of Beauty, School of Culture. Kerry James Marshall, 2012. Acrylic and glitter on unstretched canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by Elizabeth (Bibby) Smith, the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art, Jane Comer, the Sankofa Society, and general acquisition funds, 2012.57. © Kerry James Marshall. Courtesy of Kerry James Marshall and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY. The Five Ws and One H All good stories answer six key questions for the…

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Fashion: A Q&A with Megan LaRussa

Birmingham native Megan LaRussa chased her dream of working in the fashion industry to the Big Apple after college. She landed a successful job in trend forecasting, but it wasn’t long before she felt a calling to return to the Magic City. Megan realized her passion was in empowering women through personal style coaching. She began by curating outfits for family and friends and has since served hundreds of clients, both in person and…

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A Q&A with Author Judith Tankard

renowned author and landscape historian Judith Tankard will speak at the BMA on April 25. Tickets available at artsbma.org. The BMA and the Red Mountain Garden Club will welcome renowned author and landscape historian Judith Tankard to Birmingham on April 25 as she offers a visual journey through one of the most iconic eras in garden design. Her talk will highlight the important principles of design in the early 1900s and explore the role these…

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The Blue and White Pandemic

Curated by Katherine Anne Paul, PhD, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art / Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, PhD, Chief Curator and The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts A different kind of pandemic has been sweeping the world in waves over centuries: our love for blue and white ceramics. First wave: 14th Century West Asia to East Asia Originally from the lands that are present-day Iran,…

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Impact Report 2020

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Black History Month: 10 Artists You Should Know

In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting 10 important artists whose work is on view now at the Birmingham Museum of Art. While the Museum takes the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month in February, we are dedicated to collecting work by African and African American artists year round. Our collection includes work by artists like Kara Walker, Ebony Patterson, Hank Willis Thomas, Shinique Smith, Wilmer Wilson, and Kerry James…

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Art On The Rocks Exclusive: Con Brio

The June 2019 Art On The Rocks features musical guests Con Brio. Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning returns on June 14 featuring musical guests Con Brio! This funky seven-piece band from San Francisco refuses to conform to a single musical genre, fusing decades of styles to create a sound uniquely their own. The band’s name comes from an Italian musical direction meaning “with spirit,” and after experiencing…