Q&A with Kate Taylor Boehm of Studio BOCA

Studio BOCA founders Kate Taylor Boehm and Kirby Caldwell are the dream team behind the BMA Barbie Dream House. We caught up with Boehm to learn more about BOCA and the exhibition experience.

Meet Barbie: 6 Things to Know Before You Go

Barbie: Dreaming of a Female Future opens this weekend, and after seeing the reaction on social media, it’s clear you are just as excited as we are! Before your visit, here are six things you should know about Barbie: Dreaming of a Female Future.

Strike a Pose at the BMA

The Ways of Seeing: Fashion exhibition closes on August 11, so make time to step into our studio for your own Irving Penn-inspired portrait before it’s too late!

Fashion: A Q&A with Megan LaRussa

Birmingham native Megan LaRussa chased her dream of working in the fashion industry to the Big Apple after college. She landed a successful job in trend forecasting, but it wasn’t long before she felt a calling to return to the Magic City. Megan realized her passion was in empowering women through personal style coaching. She […]

BMA Smartguide: Fashion

The Museum’s latest exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion officially opens to the public next week on Saturday, April 13. As the latest in a series of six consecutive exhibitions in the Bohorfoush Gallery, it draws from all areas of the Museum’s expansive collection to explore how fashion has been documented through art over the years […]

Ways of Seeing: Fashion

What is fashion? The dictionary defines it as a popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament. But, what is it really and what does it mean to us? Everyone deals with fashion in some way everyday. Even people who say they don’t care about fashion choose what they wear and how they wear […]

For Freedoms Town Hall Recap

Last month, the Museum hosted a group of student activists from multiple Jefferson county high schools for a town hall program inspired by the BMA’s current exhibition For Freedoms: Civil Rights and Human Rights. Poised, thoughtful, and passionate, the students discussed their views on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms”— the freedoms of speech and worship, […]

The Original Makers: Stitching a Legacy

The quilts in The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection illustrate important movements and moments in Alabama quilt history and how the work of these artists has driven a deep interest in the quilters of our state. They are by black and white makers, many of whom are unidentified. Most date primarily (though […]

Third Space

On January 6, 2019, our popular exhibition Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art will come to an end. It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly two years since this ambitious exhibition opened, which has been successful in more ways than one can relate in the words of this column, but I’ll name just […]