Birmingham Speaks: An Evolving Program for a Changing City

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 […]

Summer Art Camp 2016: Register Today!

  Registration is now live for Summer Art Camp 2016! Sign up your camper before March 1 and receive a 10% discount! This year’s art camp, themed Art + Design Thinking, is the only summer experience in the region that gives your camper immediate access to our collection of original artworks from around the world. The […]

Director Gail Andrews On The Loss Of Thornton Dial

Article from; see the full article here. On Monday one of America’s great artists died, Alabama native Thornton Dial. Dial’s work ranged from small sculptures to large and ambitious mixed-media paintings and enormous installations. They also varied in tone and emotion as they reflected his life and worldview as an African-American man, born in […]

Visitors’ View: January 2016

At the Museum, there is always something new happening in the galleries each day. We especially love seeing these experiences captured in photos by you, our visitors! Whether enjoying a program, a wedding, or looking at a work of art for the first time, our visitors’ view of the Museum is a wonderful way to […]

Visitors’ View: Albert Bierstadt

Happy birthday to artist Albert Bierstadt, who was born on January 7, 1830. Known for his breathtaking landscape paintings of the American West, Bierstadt is also the artist of one of the BMA’s most beloved, most important, and most photographed works in our collection! Take a visitors’ view of Bierstadt’s Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, […]

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 […]

Year in Review: CREATE

This Thanksgiving, we are feeling particularly thankful for our community and its support of the arts at the Museum all year long. By visiting us and participating in our many programs (most of which are free to all), our visitors help us bring more vibrant and creative events to Birmingham. We have been lucky to have a […]

Year in Review: SERVE

One of the many roles the Museum holds on a daily basis is to SERVE our communities, taking art beyond our walls and into the city of Birmingham. By giving to the Annual Fund this year, you’ll directly support the Museum’s daily operations, including our work in our neighborhoods, schools, parks, and more. Take a look […]

A BMA Birthday Weekend: Monet and O’Keeffe

This weekend marks the birthdays of two favorite artists in the BMA collection, who are also two favorite artists throughout the history of art. Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840, and Georgia O’Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887. Monet, known as the father of French Impressionism, dedicated his life to documenting the […]

An Artist and a Veteran: John Taylor Arms

As we honor our veterans this November 11, we are inspired by the stories, acts of heroism, and dedication of our members of the Armed Forces. At the Museum, particularly in our American art galleries, it is easy to find depictions of war and sacrifice throughout our American history. Some works of art, however, have stories behind […]