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Mar 27

Highlights Tour // Goddesses Around the Globe

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

Join Angela May, Associate Director of Learning and Engagement for a dynamic tour of the collection. On this tour, we will harness our feminine energy and explore the powers of goddesses from around the world through their portrayals in art as mothers, instigators, protectors, sorceresses, and more! 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…

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Mar 30

Highlights Tour // Expanding Darshan

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art for the first public tour of our latest exhibition, Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen. This extraordinary exhibition introduces nine of the most significant deities of the Hindu pantheon and their contemporary relevance in art and faith, serving as a gateway to the concept of darshan—seeing and being seen by the divine. The vibrant, varied, and sometimes contradictory stories of these gods—as…

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Apr 01

Art after 5: A Different World 

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

The BMA is taking it back to Hillman College with Art After 5: A Different World! Inspired by the classic sitcom, we’re celebrating late 80’s and 90’s attire through the lens of upcycled fashion. So whether you’re channeling Whitley or Denise, Dwayne or Ron, arrive in Hillman’s finest attire to embrace all the nostalgia you forgot you needed at the BMA! Enjoy the fifth annual Recycled Runway fashion show presented by Bib & Tucker Sew-Op, get your bounce on to…

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Apr 02

Slow Art Day

April 2
Free

Happy Slow Art Day! Slow Art Day is an internationally recognized event that urges you to slow it down when looking at art. Did you know the average museum visitor only rests their eyes on an artwork for 15 seconds? Slow Art Day encourages you to pick your favorites (or a few new ones) and spend five to ten minutes with them, exploring all the details. You’ll be surprised what you can discover just by taking the time to look.…

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Apr 13

Highlights Tour // Alabama Art and Artists

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Dr. Katelyn D. Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, for a gallery tour exploring works of art created by Alabamians or with close connections to the state of Alabama in the Museum's American art collection. 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…

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Apr 20

Indian Art Transcending the Unitary Experience

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, for a talk exploring the interconnectivity of Indian art and its ability to be interpreted synchronously through music, dance, and religion to create a transcendent viewing experience. Join us for ArtBreak each month where Museum curators and community partners lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in our galleries. ArtBreaks are presented in honor of Joyce Benington’s twenty five years as a docent at the…

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Apr 30

Self-Soothe Saturday

April 30 @ 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. Register early for what's quickly becoming one of the BMA's most popular programs! For this special edition of Self-Soothe Saturday, we welcome Alabama State Representative Jeremy Gray. Rep. Gray is a retired football player who became a yoga instructor following his athletic career. Join Manager of Public…

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May 03

22nd Annual LaVona Rushton Concert

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join us for for the 22nd Annual LaVona Rushton concert featuring a performance by classical pianist Rachel Cheung . Cheung, who was the 2017 Cliburn Audience Award winner, has grown a reputation for her “stunningly imaginative” performances marked by “flights of both beauty and virtuosity.” Rachel has appeared with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Sydney Symphony, London Chamber, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, collaborating with conductors including Edo de Waart, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jaap…

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May 04

Museum Closed

May 4 - May 8
Free

The BMA will be closed Wednesday, May 4 through Sunday, May 8 in preparation for our annual fundraiser, the Museum Ball. The Museum will reopen to the public with normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 10.

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May 11

Dear Black Son Project

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Local photographer Celestia Morgan speaks about her Dear Black Son Project, which explores the private discussions between Black fathers and their sons, particularly about being Black in America, via portraits juxtaposed with comments or questions. Celestia Cookie Morgan (b.1981) was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her BFA in photography from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012 and her MFA from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2017. Morgan currently is a Postdoctoral Research Associate…

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