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The BMA is proud to bring diverse communities together to share in one another’s heritage during our quarterly heritage festivals. During the 2019 season, 5,578 visitors joined us to celebrate cultures and traditions from around the world. We kicked off the season in January with the Japanese Heritage Festival, inspired by our Japanese art collection. […]
Make plans to join us on Saturday for African Heritage Festival!
The BMA hosted its 9th Annual Holi: A Festival of Color on March 9, 2019. Nearly 2,500 guests came out to enjoy this traditional Indian holiday, which celebrates the arrival of spring. During the event, guests took in classical Indian and Bollywood-style dance performances, engaged in hands-on art experiences, received authentic henna tattoos, and enjoyed […]
Written by Communications Intern Hope Tucker With springtime just around the bend, the BMA is gearing up to celebrate with our annual Holi Festival. An ancient Hindu holiday that began in India, Holi festivals now take place all over the world to welcome the changing of the season. Join us this Saturday, March 9, from […]
Join us for the 2019 Bunting Biennial Ceramics Weekend on February 15 and 16. This free, fun-filled weekend offers a fresh format and puts emphasis on creating. There are many exciting activities planned for guests during Clay Days, so here’s a brief rundown on what to expect. Artist Talk February 15 | 6-8:30 p.m. | […]
Celebrate the rich cultural history of Japan at our Japanese Heritage Festival on Saturday! Inspired by the beautiful culture and traditions represented in our Japanese art collection, this free festival features art activities, scavenger hunts in the galleries, and more. Here are five things to do while you’re here. Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. […]
A new year means an new lineup of exciting programs and events at the Birmingham Museum of Art! Step out of the cold and into our galleries where you’ll find inspiration for a creative 2019. Save the date for these upcoming January events. Studio School Classes. There are still spots available in a few January […]
Last year was filled with fun family festivals at the BMA! We started the 2018 season with the Asian Heritage Festival, which showcased activities inspired by the Museum’s diverse Asian art collection. Highlights included a unique Japanese Butoh performance and the opportunity for visitors to create their own beautiful Korean block prints. In March, we […]
When the Museum’s education department contacted Bessemer native Kyoka Akers about being its 2018 Emerging Artist, she knew what she would create without hesitation: a colorful installation of crochet dolls. However, selecting the subject matter was about as far as the planning went for Akers. She let the dolls tell their ow stories, which manifested […]