Bham Now: Chapter 01 at the BMA

The Birmingham Museum of Art invites you to meet the man behind the Black Power Salute of the 1968 Olympics and the artist who created Bridge, a tribute to one of the most powerful visual icons of the 20th century. Don’t miss the Birmingham Museum of Art’s latest contemporary exhibition called Third Space and the […]

Bham Now: Chapter 01

Looking for a cool activity that’s educational, full of culture and fun for the whole family?  Check your calendar for Tuesday, April 18th for Chapter 01 at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Here’s everything you need to know about Chapters, programs that will feature artists and curators from across the country that will give you insight into the super […]

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 […]

Susan Folwell

Q&A with Ceramic Artist Susan Folwell

The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to present the third Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium this weekend. In conjunction with the 32nd annual Alabama Clay Conference, this free event brings ceramic artists and experts to the Museum. Acclaimed ceramic artist Susan Folwell will join us as the keynote speaker on Friday. She has received numerous awards for her work, which is represented in well over […]

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 […]

Art After 5 Recap

Thanks to everyone who made our first Art After 5 a hit! We hope you enjoyed your evening of music, mixing, and making at the Museum as much as we did. While interactive ghoulish tours brought our galleries to life, the lobby was transformed by a live performance by contemporary jazz duo Michael Glaser and Choko Aken, a spooky […]

Consilience – A Conversation Between Art and Science

shift May cohosts Merrilee Challiss, an artist, and Reza Khodadadi, a bioinformatician, discuss the blurry boundary between art and science and what that boundary might mean for the future. This video was commissioned by participants of shift, an initiative of the Birmingham Museum Of Art. Narration & Art: Merrilee Challiss and Reza Khodadadi-Jamayran Sound Recorder: […]

Art Papers Live: Extreme Gulf Present

On Thursday, July 28, we partnered once again with Art Papers to present Art Papers Live. During the event, Extreme Gulf Present, the Museum hosted a screening by artist Sophia Al-Maria and conversation with special guest curator and author Shumon Basar. “The ‘Extreme Present’ is the realisation that the causes of the modern condition are not going to go away. […]

Art on the Rocks Schedule

#ArtOnTheRocks // July 22 // Events   BROMBERG’S CONTEST #TAG YOU’RE IT: This year you have 2 chances to win BIG with Bromberg’s! FIRST: Stop by the Bromberg’s table and register to win a Tag Heuer Aquaracer watch valued at $1500!! The winner will be chosen after the August Art on the Rocks! Come back […]

Family viewing sculptures in the gallery.

Five Reasons for a BMA Staycation

This Memorial Day weekend, visit the BMA for a trip around the world — no passports required. Here are five reasons to spend your staycation at the Museum: Entertain the little ones- Traveling with small children? Visit Bart’s ArtVenture, the Museum’s state-of-the-art interactive gallery designed for visitors with children who want to explore art at their […]