BMA Receives Coronavirus Relief Grant

The Birmingham Museum of Art is the recipient of a $50,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The BMA is among 855 organizations — representing every state — to receive the funds which are designated to support staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel, […]

BMA Announces Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Emily G. Hanna, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a new position on the BMA’s executive leadership team. “At the Birmingham Museum of Art, we now understand the urgency with which […]

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

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 […]