Q&A with New Curator of Contemporary Art

In November 2018, Hallie Ringle joined the BMA as the new Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art. Coming to us from the Studio Museum in New York, Hallie has extensive experience working with artists and has organized numerous contemporary art exhibitions. She looks forward to facilitating conversations, strengthening the contemporary art collection, and sharing stories […]

Q&A with New Goodrich Intern, Kristen Pignuolo

The Birmingham Museum of Art is happy to welcome the new Goodrich Intern, Kristen Pignuolo. Originally from Houston, Texas, Kristen has a background in art research after studying modern history and art history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and receiving her masters degree in art history from The Courtauld Institute of Art […]

Meet the Manager of Docent and Teacher Programs: Emily Hylton

BMA’s newest staff addition is Emily Hylton, who joins our Education Department as the manager of docent and teacher programs. Coming to the Museum from The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, Emily looks forward to engaging with the community, building relationships, and enjoying all that Birmingham has to offer. She brings […]

Q&A with UAB Fellow Kristen McArthur

Each year, the Birmingham Museum of Art selects a graduate student from the University of Alabama at Birmingham to complete a yearlong fellowship at the Museum. The UAB Fellow completes special projects that provide an in-depth experience and insight into the nature of curatorial work. The 2017–2018 UAB Fellow, Kristen McArthur, spent most of her […]

Former BMA Interns

At the beginning of my internship, I began to think about former BMA interns and how this experience affected their respective career trajectories upon completion. What advice would they have for future interns? And what did they learn while working at the Museum? Luckily, I was able to track down a few former interns to […]

Meet the BMA Interns

Hailing from different hometowns, schools, and backgrounds, seven interns were invited to the Birmingham Museum of Art this summer to gain hands-on experience in a museum setting. When I applied for this internship, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect as, admittedly, I had never even been to the Museum. In my short time here […]

Meet the Goodrich Intern: Shannon Bewley

As the Goodrich Intern, Shannon Bewley has spent time with three BMA departments: Educational, Development, and Registration. Learn about her internship experience in this Q&A.

Art On The Rocks Exclusive: The Suffers

Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning is bringing the Suffers to Birmingham tonight for an unforgettable performance! Check out this Q&A with lead singer Kam Franklin before the show.

Q&A with Angie Godwin McEwen, Butler Snow Law Firm

Butler Snow has a longtime commitment to Birmingham, the community, and the arts in our city and went through a significant expansion here in 2014. The firm is a valued corporate partner that has broadened our outreach programs, and helps art come alive for our visitors. Why is it important to support the arts and […]

The New Director

Dr. Graham C. Boettcher became the seventh R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art on September 20, 2017. Graham’s tenure at the Museum began in 2006 as the Henry Luce Foundation Curatorial Fellow in American Art. Upon completion of his fellowship in 2008, he was hired in the newly created position of […]