BMA Kids Calming Stories: “Sally the Bunny Goes On a Picnic”

Calming Stories is a series of soothing tales about art and adventures set in the galleries of the BMA. Perfect for bed time or rest period, each narrated story delights the imagination while gently helping little ones relax or drift off to sleep. Inspired by the many rabbits and hares in the BMA’s collection, this […]

BMA Kids Calming Stories: “Rat Finds A Friend”

Calming Stories is a series of soothing tales about art and adventures set in the galleries of the BMA. Perfect for bed time or rest period, each narrated story delights the imagination while gently helping little ones relax or drift off to sleep. Inspired by an outdoor sculpture by artist Frank Fleming, this calming story […]

Chris Pugh

Local dancer Chris Pugh is a professional dancer born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Pugh uses dance to impact and influence the world around him in a positive way, with the belief that dance helps him reach people in ways that sometimes words cannot.

Buddy the Elf Digital Adventure

Note: This is a temporary scavenger hunt and will only be available through January 5, 2021. Buddy the Elf! Elf​ is arguably one of the funniest holiday movie classics of our time. And we were lucky enough for Buddy to visit the BMA! Explore the BMA’s sm​art​guide like you are Buddy the Elf leaving the […]

Visualization Meditation on Korean Moon Jar

Being mindful about the way we look at art is a form of meditation. While slowly looking at art, we find connections we may not see at first glance. By using color and visualization techniques, students can find a deeper connection to objects that they wouldn’t normally pay attention to. Watch our quick meditations geared […]

Visualization Meditation on Ganesha Sculpture from Southeast Asia

Welcome to the BMA’s interactive Bitmoji meditation studio designed to provide a mindful approach to looking at art. Here you’ll find a meditation video, a coloring challenge, mindfulness tips, and more. Being mindful about the way we look at art is a form of meditation. While slowly looking at art, we find connections we may […]

Micah Lewis

Micah is a 25 year old Birmingham native and founder of Vibestreet studios (@vibestreetstudios). Vibestreet Studios is a company rooted in being an accessible resource to the community by providing an affordable outlet for people to creatively express themselves. Vibestreet offers a full photography and podcast studio also serving as a community creative space. 

Queen Bey Crowns

This Queen Bey Crown art-making activity was so popular at our last Art After 5, we decided to make it available to everyone! Have fun making your own crowns inspired by Beyoncé. . Materials Gold colored metal headband Gold colored jewels like rhinestones or beads 9 wood skewers of varying sizes (you can paint these […]

Leanna Leithauser Lesley

Birmingham fiber artist Leanna Leithauser Lesley (@needlepointfaces) is an avid needle-pointer compelled by the power of jazz music, the drama of photography, and the intention to raise the awareness of #needlepoint as an art form. In this episode of Artists in Quarantine, Leanna joins our Manager of Public Programs, Carey Fountain, for an interesting conversation […]