Education Gallery Dedication

The Birmingham Museum of Art was pleased to dedicate the Education gallery space in honor of Sharon and Grady Burrow on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The act of naming this gallery reaches far beyond the walls of the Museum, as year after year the BMA’s Education programming and exhibitions impact young, budding artists from throughout […]

Collecting and Preserving Alabama’s Artistic Heritage

While the BMA collects art from all over the globe, it takes just as seriously the goal of collecting important work by the most significant artists born or active in the state of Alabama. Well represented within the Museum’s collection are the Weavers, a multi-generational dynasty of women artists from Selma. Most famous among the […]

Save Big with Your BMA Membership

Making plans to travel this summer? Whether you’re headed to Atlanta or Alaska, you can take your BMA membership with you! BMA members at every level enjoy free admission at more than 100 museums across the Southeast through the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program. In addition, Museum members at the Contributor level and above receive free […]

Curator of European Art Endowment

We are so very honored to announce that Henry Sharpe Lynn, Jr. has endowed the position of Curator of European Art. The curatorial position is named in memory of his parents and will be the Farris Gambrill Lynn and Henry Sharpe Lynn Curator of European Art. Henry Lynn has been an active and influential member […]

A Christenberry Collection

The Museum actively collects the work of Alabama artists, and expanding the depth in our holdings of works by William Christenberry has been a longtime strategy. Born in 1936, Christenberry grew up in Tuscaloosa, spending his summers with his grandparents in Hale County, and receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from the University […]

What’s Up at the BMA: The Legend of Zelda

One visit to the BMA is never enough! That’s because a mere 12% of the Museum’s collection of 27,000 objects is on view at any given time. Our curators and preparators are constantly working to rotate and refresh our gallery spaces so that each time you’re here, you’ll see something new. Thanks to the generosity of longtime […]

This Day in History

This painting—Sinking of the Rebel Cruiser Alabama by the U.S.S. Kearsage—depicts the Battle of Cherbourg, a fight between Union and Confederate forces that occurred off the coast of France on June 19, 1864, during the Civil War, exactly 152 years ago. The two ships exchanged fire for over an hour, watched by more than 15,000 […]

5 Reasons To Volunteer At Your Museum

We couldn’t do what we do at the BMA without volunteers. Whether they are helping visitors at the Information Desk, facilitating art projects at family programs, volunteering at special events, or providing assistance to staff, volunteers help the Museum on a daily basis. If you’re thinking about volunteering at the Museum, here are 5 reasons […]

5 Reasons To Become A Docent

If you have ever visited the Museum and have seen a group on a tour, experienced a Slow Art Sunday, or saw someone answering questions in our galleries, then you may already know how important docents are for daily life at the Museum! We are taking applications now through March 1 for our next class of docents […]

Year in Review: INSPIRE

In the past year, the Museum has welcomed 56,978 children through our doors. Along with our work with children in schools, parks, at festivals, and more, we strive to INSPIRE a lifelong appreciation of art in Birmingham’s kids. With school curricula cutting arts classes, programs, and budgets, it is the Museum’s job to continue offering a […]