An Art Attack ArtBreak!

On Tuesday, December 9 at noon, we will welcome Lee Sandstead as our featured ArtBreak speaker. Sandstead is the host of the Emmy-nominated Travel Channel show Art Attack, which renews the art experience with exciting journeys through the world’s best art museums. In his free talk, Sandstead will discuss his experiences during Christmastime in England. […]

Interview with Photographer Curran Hatleberg

On Thursday, November 6 at 7PM, we will welcome photographer and professor Curran Hatleberg to the Museum. As this year’s speaker for the John Morton Lecture in Photography, Hatleberg tells us more about his career, his photographs, and what inspires his work. 1.What inspired you to pursue photography? Is there a photographer or artist who inspires […]

BMA staff previews Small Treasures

Yesterday, several members of the BMA staff traveled to the North Carolina Museum of Art to preview Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries. This exhibition, which comes to Birmingham in January, features small paintings made by some of the greatest artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Previewing an exhibition helps us understand the artworks […]

So Close to Heaven smartguide feature

The Museum recently added 10 new stops to its smartguide in conjunction with the opening of So Close to Heaven: Sacred Sculpture from the Weldon Collection. The So Close to Heaven smartguide feature, available for FREE here, complements any visit to the exhibition and allows visitors to explore artworks and themes in-depth. The So Close to Heaven smartguide feature […]

10 Favorite Instagrams of Quilted Vessel

Since its arrival in December 2013, Craig Wedderspoon’s sculpture installation, Quilted Vessel, has made quite the impression on our visitors! Unlike most of the pieces in our sculpture garden, this work is meant to be interactive, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the art. Here are 10 of our favorite Instagrams our visitors […]

Fête Delacroix a Success!

Who Is Delacroix? Apparently Birmingham was ready to find out, as the preview party for Delacroix and the Matter of Finish had an overwhelming response of more than 1,300 guests. An opening lecture by the Museum’s new curator of European art, Dr. Robert Schindler, introduced us to the fascinating life and world of Eugène Delacroix, […]

BMA smartguide

Launched in October 2013, the BMA’s smartguide offers an innovative and fun way for visitors to engage more deeply with artworks from special exhibitions and the collection. The smartguide provides text, primary and alternate images of artworks, audio and video clips, links to web resources, and other related information. Visitors can search by a unique stop number […]

Art Speaks mobile app

In August 2013, the Museum debuted its second mobile app, which engaged with a series of exhibitions commemorating the Civil Rights Movement. The Art Speaks app was designed to enhance the experience of onsite and offsite visitors with original content, including contributions by scholars, collectors, community members, and the artists themselves. The app offered images, […]

Look of Love for Apple iPad

The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to debut The Look of Love for the Apple iPad. Visitors can use this app in the Museum, and a nationwide audience can download it, free of charge, through the Apple App Store. The app was created to support The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier […]

Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse

December 15, 2013 – February 9, 2014 Education Gallery Students from public schools throughout the Birmingham metropolitan area contributed to this annual exhibition. This year, Chinese New Year begins January 31 and celebrates the horse. The Chinese consider the horse as energetic, intelligent, and warm-hearted. Look for horses in the Museum’s collection of Chinese art […]