Visitors’ View: Beyond the BMA Walls

We’re falling in love with these fall temperatures and it looks like our visitors are, too! It’s always a great day for a trip to the Museum, but this time of year is perfect for spending time in our outdoor spaces. Grab lunch on the terrace at Oscar’s, sit for a spell in the breezy sculpture […]

Visitors’ View: Flin Flon VI

While viewers of Frank Stella’s Flin Flon VI often let their imaginations run wild with hidden meanings and symbolisms, the artist once said of his non-representational work that “only what can be seen there is there… what you see is what you see.” Stella’s main contribution to 20th-century painting was to develop a deliberate system for creating abstract paintings […]

Caribbean Day Recap

It’s not everyday that you see exotic animals at the Museum, but the BMA’s recent Caribbean Day collaboration was anything but average! On Saturday, June 11, the BMA partnered with the Central Alabama Caribbean-American Organization (CACAO) for the fifth Annual Caribbean Festival in Linn Park, and it was a great success. An estimated 1,500 people came out to […]

Hats Off To Ikat!

In the exhibition All the Colors of the Rainbow, we are excited to present a collection of 19th-century Uzbekistan ikat robes. Along with the robes, the exhibition includes many accessories that were worn at the time, including boots, bags, and hats. For both men and boys, the hat was a vital part of the costume; […]

Winter In The Galleries

We officially welcome winter on December 22, and there’s no better way to greet the new season than enjoying festive art in the galleries. Take a look at these 10 images for winter, all currently on display in the Museum’s galleries.

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 […]

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 […]

Fairfield Fire Department’s Cultural Arts Festival

Since October is National Fire Prevention Month, the Fairfield Fire Department is busy informing the public about fires and how to remain safe. As part of the month of educating about safety, the Fairfield Fire Department hosted its “Safety Is Fun” Day, now in its 14th year, which is a cultural arts festival for five area […]

Gandhi Jayanti 2015 Poster and Essay Contest

The Indian Cultural Society and the Museum received nearly 60 entries for the Gandhi Jayanti contest this year and received works from school systems throughout the Birmingham area. We’d like to thank the office of Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson and the 100 Days of Nonviolence initiative for sponsorship of this event. Please join us in congratulating all of […]

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 […]