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Sep 16

Art in Conversation

Art in Conversation

Power Women of Asia

Registration required

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join curatorial assistant Hina Zaidi for an insider look of the Power Women rotation in the Asian galleries which explores the ways art can help us to look critically at the social standards to which women have been held.

Sep 19

Highlights Tour // CANCELLED

Highlights Tour // CANCELLED

Dr. Graham Boettcher

Registration required

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Free

Join BMA Director Dr. Graham Boettcher for an intimate highlights tour: The Enduring Legacy of Bierstadt’s Looking Down Yosemite Valley California.

Sep 29

Highlights Tour

Highlights Tour

Hold Me Closer Cosmic Dancer: Shiva Nataraja in the Sculpture Garden

In-Person - Free Registration

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

This week, join assistant curator of education, Angela May for Hold Me Closer Cosmic Dancer: Shiva Nataraja in the Sculpture Garden. Late September offers the perfect environment to learn more about this beloved sculpture in our beautiful Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden. Our in-person highlights tours are limited to 10 individuals, and masks are required inside the BMA. Break up your week at the BMA! Join us every Wednesday at noon for a special 30 minute highlights tour of…

Oct 02

Latin American Heritage Festival

Latin American Heritage Festival

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Celebrate Latin culture at the Birmingham Museum of Art during our fifth annual Latin American Heritage Festival. This year’s festival will be a virtual and in-person hybrid program. Join us in-person for a Salsa music performance by Orquesta MaCuba, a Salsa dance performance and dance workshop with IV Motion, and enjoy Latin music provided by DJ Jorge Ibanez. Swing by to check out these on-site programs and pick up your art kit to complete at home. The art kits include…

Oct 06

Latin American Heritage Festival – At Home

Latin American Heritage Festival – At Home

October 6 - October 15 | Virtual
Free

Celebrate Latin culture at the Birmingham Museum of Art during our fifth annual Latin American Heritage Festival at home! Here you will find art making videos, salsa music performance by Orquesta MaCuba, Tropicaleo Puerto Rican Kitchen virtual demo, a Spanish language museum tour, and a photo gallery from past Latin American Heritage Festivals at the BMA! Swing by to pick up your art kit to complete at home, pick ups will be available October 5 - 15. The art kits…

Oct 09

Highlights Tour // Two New Exhibitions

Highlights Tour // Two New Exhibitions

In-Person - Free Registration

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Free

Dr. Emily Hanna, Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas offers a special tour on the opening day of two exhibitions, The Lost Realms of the Moundbuilders: Ancient Native Americans of the South and Midwest, and Voices So True: New Native American Art from the Clyde Oyster Bequest. As the project curator for both exhibitions, Dr. Hanna will give insight into how ancient Native American art inspires the work of contemporary Native artists of today.

Oct 13

Weaving Together Southeastern Indigenous Art and Ecology

Weaving Together Southeastern Indigenous Art and Ecology

In-Person - Free Registration

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join us for a conversation about how ever-changing ecology impacted southeastern indigenous art from Mississipian times to the present. Sehoy Thrower, an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and Jonathan Davis, a Native American textiles and weaving historian/conservator and weaving artisan, will discuss how these traditional arts have declined with land-use changes. Traditional artistic motifs often seek to restore balance, much like natural processes of the land that birthed these ancient cultures. Learn how regenerating ecological…

Oct 13

Highlights Tour

Highlights Tour

BMA Director Graham C. Boettcher

In-Person - Free Registration

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Free

Join Dr. Graham Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the BMA for a special tour, Understanding Impressionism. Break up your week at the BMA! Join us every Wednesday at noon for a special 30 minute highlights tour of the BMA’s global collections and special exhibitions. We’ve collected more than 25,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. Come see what’s new or enjoy your favorite in a whole new light.

Oct 16

Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project

Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project

In-Person - Free Registration

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for an in-person performance of the traditional Jingle Dress Dance followed by a presentation and Q&A discussion with artist Eugene Tapahe and the dancers. “The jingle dance of the Ojibwe people originated during the influenza pandemic of 1918-19,” says Eugene Tapahe. “It came as a dream to a father whose daughter was sick with the virus. His dream revealed a dress and a dance that had the power to heal. When the dresses were made, they were given…

Oct 19

Bird Motifs in Mississippian Art

Bird Motifs in Mississippian Art

In-Person - Free Registration

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Ansel Payne, PhD, Executive Director for Alabama Audubon, for an exploration of the bird motifs seen in Mississippian art and its relation to attributes of these native species. This talk suggests interpretation of these motifs by equating them with the nature of these creatures to suggest concepts that validate their symbolic representation in Mississippian culture. ArtBreaks are presented in honor of Joyce Benington's twenty five years as a docent at the Birmingham Museum of Art. These programs, which bring curators, educators, artists,…

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