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. […]

Meet the Manager of Youth and Family Programs: Willow Scott

We are excited to welcome Willow Scott as the new Manager of Youth and Family Programs. Born and raised in the Magic City, She has worked with numerous art initiatives, organizations, and events around Birmingham. Her expertise in family programming is a wonderful addition to the Museum’s growing Education Department. BMA: Where have you worked […]

The New Director

Dr. Graham C. Boettcher became the seventh R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art on September 20, 2017. Graham’s tenure at the Museum began in 2006 as the Henry Luce Foundation Curatorial Fellow in American Art. Upon completion of his fellowship in 2008, he was hired in the newly created position of […]

Gail Andrews Reflects on 40 Years at the BMA

After 40 years of service to the BMA, Gail Andrews retired as R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art in September. During her 20 years at the helm of the Museum, Andrews grew the collection from 13,000 objects to 27,000 objects, raised the endowment by $21 million, expanded the staff and programming, […]

Graham C. Boettcher Named Director of BMA

The Board of Trustees of the Birmingham Museum of Art has appointed Dr. Graham C. Boettcher as its new R. Hugh Daniel Director. After a six-month national search, Boettcher replaces Gail C. Andrews, who announced plans for her retirement in March after 21 years of leadership. “Over the course of the interview process and indeed […]

BMA Hires New Curator of Education

The Birmingham Museum of Art announces Rachel White as its new Curator of Education. White previously served as Assistant Curator of Education at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga and joined the Museum on May 30. Each year, the Museum produces numerous public educational programs and develops various interpretive materials for its encyclopedic collection of more than 27,000 […]

Director Gail Andrews Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

On Wednesday, May 24, the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) presented Gail Andrews, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Jonnie Dee Riley Little Lifetime Achievement Award at its biennial Celebration of the Arts Awards Program in Montgomery, Alabama. Written by Dr. Graham Boettcher, the following article was presented at the Awards Program and is published in the current […]

BMA Hires New Curator of American Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art announces Katelyn D. Crawford, Ph.D., as its new William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art. Crawford currently serves as assistant curator of American art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and will join the BMA this summer. She succeeds Graham C. Boettcher, Ph.D., who was appointed […]

I Create Birmingham: Lana Beardslee

A native of Santa Cruz, California, Lana Beardslee is the Manager of Public Programs at the Birmingham Museum of Art. She creates hundreds of engaging programs each year, including the new series, Chapters, which is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition Third Space /shifting conversationsabout contemporary art. What brought you to Birmingham and […]