Party With A Purpose 2015

More than 1,000 people attended District 8’s Party with a Purpose fun day in Ensley Park. At this year’s event, the Museum offered a variety of art projects for all ages, including Jerry Brown-inspired face jugs, bookmarks inspired by Native American art, mixed media projects inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, and watercolor paintings. Children, parents, and […]

Happy Fall!

The leaves are beginning to change, the weather is finally cooling off, and football is in the air; fall is officially here! Today is the first day of fall, and we are not only surrounded by the changing season outside, but also within the Museum. Come visit us and see these 10 fall-inspired works, all […]

A Weekend In The Community

As fall quickly approaches in Birmingham, we are lucky to have so many opportunities to get outside, enjoy the weather, and take advantage of all the fun happenings in our communities. This past weekend, September 11-13, our Education Department took art beyond our walls with free art projects for all ages. Here are a few pictures […]

Art Matters: Conservation On Paper

The BMA has received many beautiful works on paper over the years, and most recently, some important prints from the collection of Roy Green. It was becoming apparent that the staff should have some continuing education to increase skill levels and minimally treat the works before exhibiting them. Works on paper have special care requirements, […]

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 […]

What’s In Store?: 5 Favorite Fair Trade Items

A question I’m often asked in the store is what our “fair trade” items are, what this term means, and what it means when you purchase one. Fair trade is a social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Members of the movement […]

Curator’s Choice: August Anniversaries

The Birmingham of this moment is an incredible place. The food is wonderful, our educational and cultural institutions have strong relationships with the civic- and business-sectors, and the people are forward-thinking, open, and engaged in the daily conversations and efforts that over time, build a city and region into that incredible ethos one calls ‘home’. […]

Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol!

Happy birthday to artist Andy Warhol, born on August 6, 1928. Did you know that the famous contemporary artist has strong ties to the Birmingham Museum of Art? In fact, in 1979, he was commissioned to paint a series of portraits of Charles Ireland, the first president and later chairman of the board of Birmingham’s Vulcan Materials […]

Reconstructing a 14th-Century Painting

In mid-July, Assistant Curator of Education for Visitor Engagement Kristi McMillan attended a weeklong workshop at the University of Delaware to reconstruct The Hebrew Prophet, a 14th-century painting by the Florentine artist Giovanni del Biondo. The Hebrew Prophet was one of several panels that together made up the high altarpiece for the church of San […]

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, […]