BMA Director Receives NAACP Award

In July, Director Graham Boettcher was awarded the 2018 Metro Birmingham NAACP Community Empowerment Award. The award acknowledges the contribution of an individual who has strongly supported the well-being of the community by focusing on areas such as economic growth, education and/or political and social justice. “I am honored to accept this award largely on […]

Planting Seeds with Local Artist Kyoka Akers

When the Museum’s education department contacted Bessemer native Kyoka Akers about being its 2018 Emerging Artist, she knew what she would create without hesitation: a colorful installation of crochet dolls. However, selecting the subject matter was about as far as the planning went for Akers. She let the dolls tell their ow stories, which manifested […]