In the Community: Woodlawn Project

In the Community: Woodlawn Project

Our team of BMA teaching artist instructors recently collaborated with Real Life Poets, Inc. to create a body of work with a talented group of Woodlawn High School students. Our art and poetry sessions included discussions and work inspired by current issues like gun violence, freedom of speech, and knowledge of self. We explored street […]

Miles College Night Recap

Miles College Night Recap

Our 5th Annual Miles College Night at the BMA was nothing short of fantastic! This collaborative evening featured tours of the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions, combined with artistic and cultural presentations from the Miles College community. The event, attended by over 380 students, faculty, and staff, was generously sponsored by the Alabama Power Foundation […]

For Freedoms Town Hall Recap

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, […]

4 Caribbean Traditions You’ll See Saturday

June is Caribbean Heritage Month, and the Museum is excited to partner with the 5th Annual Caribbean Festival in Linn Park on Saturday, June 11. Join us to celebrate the rich cultures of the Caribbean region hosted by the Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization. CACAO President and founder Pauline Ford-Caesar, a Jamaica native, told us […]

Med Students Improve Practice With Art

Medical students undergo rigorous training before they can become doctors—years of internships, residencies and classes, all preparing them to know the human body and the many things that can go wrong with it. So why do they take time out of their busy schedules to attend a class at an art museum? The Museum and […]

5 Things To Know About Holi

One of the most colorful days of the year is the day of the Holi Festival. Although it is a Hindu holiday that began in India, there are now festivals held all over the world to welcome spring, including right here at the Birmingham Museum of Art! Join us on Saturday, March 12 as we […]

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 Attend Summer Art Camp

From exploring their creativity through performance and drawing techniques to daily snack-time spent with new friends in our Sculpture Garden, there’s fun for every child at Summer Art Camp! Although the five days of Art Camp go by quickly in a blur of laughter and paint-splattered arms, it is a tremendous investment in your child’s […]

Love is in the Air: Weddings at the Birmingham Museum of Art

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we can’t help but admire all the love that surrounds us at the Museum. Most weekends, the Birmingham Museum of Art is host to some of the most beautiful weddings, with the happiest couples. With our in-house catering from A Social Affair and coordination from our Special Events […]