Interstate 59/20 Announcement

On Monday, January 21st, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close a section of Interstate 59/20 for more than a year. During this time, the BMA will maintain its regular hours and full schedule of programming. Our parking lot will remain free of charge to our guests and all overflow parking can be accommodated at […]

Hallie Ringle Named Curator of Contemporary Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to announce the appointment of Hallie Ringle as its new Hugh Kaul Curator for Contemporary Art. After an extensive national search, the BMA welcomes Hallie from The Studio Museum in Harlem. She will begin her duties at the BMA on November 1. “We are thrilled to welcome Hallie […]

Dr. Don Wood Receives Japan’s Highest Cultural Honor

The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to announce that Dr. Donald Wood, the Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, was conferred one of Japan’s most prestigious awards, The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.

BMA Names New Deputy Director

The Birmingham Museum of Art announces the appointment of Meghan Ann Hellenga as its new Deputy Director. Hellenga will immediately assume the role of James Milton and Sallie R. Johnson Deputy Director, a position previously held by Dr. Graham C. Boettcher who became R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art in September. […]

Longtime Birmingham Museum of Art Director Gail Andrews to Retire

(BIRMINGHAM, AL, March 17, 2017) – After more than twenty years as R. Hugh Daniel Director, Gail Andrews has announced plans to retire from the Birmingham Museum of Art. With an overall tenure spanning four decades, Andrews established the Birmingham Museum of Art as one of the South’s preeminent art museums and she will end […]

Behind The Scenes: Shiva Has Landed!

On Monday, January 25, the Museum geared up for one very special delivery: the newest addition to the Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Sculpture Garden. The sculpture, Shiva Nataraja (Lord of Dance), is a contemporary Indian piece donated to the Museum through funds given by Dora and Sanjay Singh. Shiva, the Auspicious One, is shown here as […]

Holiday Shopping Guide For The Art Lover

Looking for holiday gifts as special, fun, and creative as the people in your life? The Museum Store is your one-stop shop to find gifts you won’t find anywhere, while also supporting the Museum through your purchase! Take a look at our holiday gift guide below, featuring some of our favorite items in the store […]

Huffington Post Features BMA Exhibition

The Museum’s upcoming winter exhibition, Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection is already generating buzz with a new article from the Huffington Post. The exhibition, which is presented by Joe Piper, Inc., comprises 21 beaded and sequined ‘drapo’ from the BMA’s permanent collection. The article, Basking In The Spellbinding Beauty Of Haitian Vodou Flags by […]

Museum Brings Art To Community KaBOOM! Project

On Saturday, October 17, the Museum joined many community partners to help build a new playground with KaBOOM! Plans for the playground, which was built for South Hampton K-8 School, have been in the works for several months. After writing a grant – written and submitted by South Hampton K-8’s Technology Instructor Vicki Hale, Pratt City […]

BMA Patrons Featured in B-Metro

Longtime BMA patrons Norm and Carnetta Davis are featured the October issue of B-Metro magazine for their expansive collection of work by African-American artists. Check out the excerpted piece below and read more on B-Metro’s website. Displayed prominently on the living room wall of Norm and Carnetta Davis’s house in suburban Birmingham is a piece […]