Gandhi Jayanti: Essay and Poster Contest Submissions

The deadline for the Gandhi Jayanti Essay and Poster Contest has been extended to September 24! Each year, students, in grades 6-12, from across the area submit artwork and essays demonstrating the influence of Gandhi on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the contributions of each leader to worldwide civil rights. The awards ceremony for the […]

Art On The Rocks 2015: Recap

With Labor Day just around the corner, summertime is officially coming to an end. All summer long, the Museum celebrated the best of Birmingham art, culture, food, and more at Art On The Rocks. The eleventh anniversary season of Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, was an incredible success. More than 6,000 people […]

BMA Welcomes New Curator of Education

The Birmingham Museum of Art announces the appointment of Horace D. Ballard, Jr. as the new Curator of Education. Ballard joins the Museum most recently from his position as an educator at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He began his duties at the Museum on August 10. “We are thrilled to welcome Mr. […]

Mural Project Unveiling

On July 22, the Birmingham Museum of Art unveiled the final panels of a national award-winning community mural project to beautify the Shields Conference Center at W.C. Patton Park, a response to the destruction of the April 2013 tornadoes. The unveiling of the project “Into the Streets” was attended by hundreds of the students, teachers, […]

Art On The Rocks 2015: Ticket Sales Open and Line Up Announced

The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season!  Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The Rocks collaborates with local artists, downtown businesses, and breakthrough musical guests to offer three Friday nights of art, performances, giveaways, food, and drinks. The 2015 […]

Past, Present, and Future with Our Parks

For more than twenty years, our Artist-in-Residence Toby H. Richards has worked closely with our community partners to bring art to local parks. Carrying out the Museum’s mission of taking art beyond our walls, Toby has worked to build lasting relationships with our neighbors, facilitating art projects throughout the city. With a new year ahead, Toby and the Museum’s […]

Support the Museum on Giving Tuesday

DONATE NOW Now that we have given thanks and begun our holiday shopping with some good deals, it is time to give back.  Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to supporting causes all over the world and we hope you will participate this year by being a part of the Museum’s Big Picture and […]

BMA Behind-The-Scenes: New Logo

The age of digital media and technologies has quickly changed the way we communicate and connect with one another in ways we could have never imagined. With the incorporation of new communication platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, the Museum saw the need for a more dynamic logo, one that could be easily adapted […]

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2014 Season of Art on the Rocks a Success

That’s a wrap for the 10th Anniversary season of Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning! More than 6,500 people visited the Museum and enjoyed performances by Birmingham artists, musicians, dancers, comedians, actors and designers who drew inspiration from the Museum’s world-renowned permanent collection and our summer exhibition Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor. […]