Planting Seeds with Local Artist Kyoka Akers

Planting Seeds with Local Artist Kyoka Akers

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 […]

Holi: A Festival of Color

Join us on Saturday, March 10 as we partner with the Indian Cultural Society to celebrate the 8th annual Holi: A Festival of Color.

5 Things to Do at Hispanic Heritage Festival

Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration at the BMA! Join us on September 16 for a day of festivities, featuring gallery tours, dance performances, art activities, face painting, and much more. With so many opportunities for family-friendly fun, here’s a list of just a few of the things you won’t want to miss. Salsa and Bachata […]

5 Things to Do at African Heritage Festival

We hope your weekend plans include celebrating the vibrant traditions and cultures of Africa at our African Heritage Festival on Saturday! Inspired by the art in our African galleries, this free festival features art-making, dance, music, and more. Here are five things to do while you’re here. Enjoy a dance and drum performance. Birmingham’s Nathifa Dance Company has been […]

People throwing colored powders on the garden walk during the Holi Family Festival.

Holi Festival Recap

On March 11th, the BMA hosted its seventh annual Holi celebration. Over 2,000 people came out to enjoy traditional Indian dance performances,  special tastings of vegetable pakoras from Taj India, and exploration of the Museum’s collection of South East Asian art! Henna artists decorated visitors’ hands, and guests of all ages participated in art activities throughout the Museum. At the […]

2016 Family Festival Recap

The BMA had a great time during our 2016 family festivals! We hold four family festivals every year, and each one is packed with exciting activities for all ages. Over 3,600 people attended our family festivals this year, and we are looking forward to having even more in 2017. In March we celebrated Holi, the Hindu […]

Cosijo Illustration

5 Things to do at Hispanic Heritage Festival

We hope you’re making plans to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the BMA! This is one fiesta you won’t want to miss. With so many opportunities for family-friendly fun, here’s a list of just a few of the things you can do at our festival on Saturday. Learn to Salsa. Put on your dancing shoes and […]

What to Expect at the BMA Studio School

School is back in session at the Museum and it’s shaping up to be an exciting semester! Our schedule includes classes for every age and experience level. Whether you call yourself an artist or are just looking for an artistic way to unwind with friends, we have a class for you. We’re here to help you discover your creative side! […]