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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Birmingham Speaks is a dynamic platform designed to incite meaningful conversation among the citizens of Birmingham and our region. Since its inception seven years ago, the program has changed, shifting from a spoken-word event to a moderated panel, focused on issues endemic to our city. Panelists are chosen to specifically address a single question. The […]
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