What Picture Would Jacob Lawrence Paint Today?

Debra Riffe, shares her perspective on Lawrence’s work, creates her own interpretation, and encourages you to do the same based on the prompt: “What Would Jacob Lawrence Paint Today?” Riffe is the inaugural recipient of the Artist Award by BMA Collector’s Circle of Contemporary Art. Get inspired and create your own panel. Post an image […]

Art In Conversation: Wall to Wall

For this edition of Art in Conversation, we explored the work of indigenous Alaska-based artist, Merritt Johnson. The inaugural iteration of Wall to Wall presented by PNC features four works created by the artist. These works have been constructed into large wall coverings that stretch across the lobby and cafe walls, creating an immersive exhibition experience. In […]

BMA Announces Nancy Hendrix Director of Development

After a national search, the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Hendrix as its new director of development. Nancy has nearly a decade of experience in non-profit development and joins the BMA after more than three years as deputy director of development at the Equal Justice Initiative in […]

BMA Receives Coronavirus Relief Grant

The Birmingham Museum of Art is the recipient of a $50,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The BMA is among 855 organizations — representing every state — to receive the funds which are designated to support staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel, […]

BMA Announces Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Emily G. Hanna, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a new position on the BMA’s executive leadership team. “At the Birmingham Museum of Art, we now understand the urgency with which […]

Trapezium Altar

Beverly Pepper’s Trapezium Altar (1985-1986) stands in the Upper Plaza of the Museum like a shrine to an ancient god—or perhaps like a giant tuning fork, or even a rusty tool.

Untitled (Couple Embracing)

With all of the modern technology that allows us to stay virtually connected during this challenging time, nothing can truly replace the warmth and comfort of physical touch.

The Green Apple

Georgia O’Keeffe was preoccupied by painting apples in the early 1920s.  She painted red and green apples on plates, tables, and fields of color. While some of these images study the undulating forms of many apples side-by-side, in The Green Apple (1922), the composition is reduced to a single, smooth piece of fruit on a plate. Here, […]

BMA Returns Stolen Sculpture to India

The Birmingham Museum of Art officially repatriated a stolen work of art to the nation of India in a formal ceremony that took place in New York City on the evening of September 4. Dr. Graham Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, represented the BMA at the ceremony which was […]