Birmingham Museum of Art Appoints Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to announce the appointment of Wassan Al-Khudhairi as its new Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. She will begin work at the Museum on May 5. “We are thrilled to have Ms. Al-Khudhairi take the lead of our Modern and Contemporary Art collection,” says Gail Andrews, R. Hugh […]

The Birmingham Project at the Whitney Biennial

The prestigious 2014 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art kicked off on March 7 in New York, and included two works commissioned by the Birmingham Museum of Art. Maxine Adams and Amelia Maxwell and Braxton McKinney and Lavone Thomas are diptych portraits by photographer Dawoud Bey. They were created as a part of the […]

Meet the New Curator: Robert Schindler

  We are delighted to welcome our new Curator of European Art, Robert Schindler, Ph.D. Schindler’s area of specialty is Northern European Art, yet his experience encompasses the entire range of material that he will be responsible for here in Birmingham. His scholarly expertise and strong museum experience will shine new light on diverse aspects […]

The BMA Welcomes Two Young Scholars

The Museum is pleased to introduce Joanna Wilson, the BMA’s new UAB/BMA Curatorial Fellow, and Charling Chen, the Museum’s first Goodrich Intern. Joanna Wilson joined the Curatorial staff in August and has been working on a variety of projects, including exhibitions, public programs, and object research, her favorite part of the fellowship. A second year graduate […]

Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow for African American Art

Reports to: Deputy Director & Chief Curator Status: Full time, two-year appointment Job Purpose: The Mellon Fellowship offers the opportunity to gain professional curatorial experience in a mid-size museum setting.  The Fellow is primarily responsible for collection- and exhibition-related research focusing on African American art and artists and related issues, with an emphasis on developing […]

Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library

Open to the public Wednesday 1-4 and by appointment. Click here to access the Library’s online catalog. Located on the first floor of the Museum, the Hanson Library is one of the most comprehensive art research libraries in the southeastern United States. Library holdings include over 35,000 items focusing on objects and styles in the […]

Staff Updates

After seven years as the BMA’s Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Ron Platt, decided to pursue an entirely new career path. Ron’s contributions to the BMA have been numerous. He has mined our collection with a consistently astute, deep, and broad approach, introducing our visitors to works that have not been displayed […]

Staff Updates – July 2013

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, has been named Senior Curator. Anne has been with the Museum since September 1999. During her tenure she has curated a number of exhibitions and gallery installations and is the author of the comprehensive catalogue European Cast Iron in […]

Staff Updates – December 2011

On November 8, Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art attended a special preview at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, which opened to the public on November 11. This long-anticipated museum was the vision of Alice Walton, daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. The collection […]

Staff Updates – September 2011

In September, Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, the Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, gave a lecture at the Second International Meeting of the Friends of Ornamental Cast Iron held in Bendorf-Sayn, Germany. The meeting brought together scholars and collectors from around the world to present and discuss the latest research […]