BMA Kids Calming Stories: “Sally the Bunny Goes On a Picnic”

Calming Stories is a series of soothing tales about art and adventures set in the galleries of the BMA. Perfect for bed time or rest period, each narrated story delights the imagination while gently helping little ones relax or drift off to sleep. Inspired by the many rabbits and hares in the BMA’s collection, this […]

BMA Kids Calming Stories: “Rat Finds A Friend”

Calming Stories is a series of soothing tales about art and adventures set in the galleries of the BMA. Perfect for bed time or rest period, each narrated story delights the imagination while gently helping little ones relax or drift off to sleep. Inspired by an outdoor sculpture by artist Frank Fleming, this calming story […]

What Picture Would Jacob Lawrence Paint Today?

Debra Riffe, shares her perspective on Lawrence’s work, creates her own interpretation, and encourages you to do the same based on the prompt: “What Would Jacob Lawrence Paint Today?” Riffe is the inaugural recipient of the Artist Award by BMA Collector’s Circle of Contemporary Art. Get inspired and create your own panel. Post an image […]

Jacob Lawrence Through My Eyes – Erin Mitchell

Artist Erin Mitchell shared her perspective on a selection of Jacob Lawrence’s panels and how it inspires her practice. Local interdisciplinary artist Erin LeAnn Mitchell’s work gained worldwide exposure in 2018 when it was featured on the hit Fox television series Empire. Last year, the Birmingham Committee for Truth and Reconciliation commissioned her to create […]

Watercolor Mosaics

Make your own watercolor mosaics with Hannah from Bart’s ArtVenture!

Super Ennio Scavenger Hunt

If you’re looking to get out of the house during winter break, come check out our Super Mario tour of the collection!

Art On The Rocks Exclusive: Con Brio

Art On The Rocks Exclusive: Con Brio

Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning returns on June 14 featuring musical guests Con Brio! This funky seven-piece band from San Francisco refuses to conform to a single musical genre, fusing decades of styles to create a sound uniquely their own. The band’s name comes from an Italian musical direction meaning “with spirit,” and […]

Q&A with John Lytle Wilson

Q&A with John Lytle Wilson

If you ask Birmingham artist John Lytle Wilson, no painting is complete without giant robots, unicorns, and a few playful purple monkeys. It’s an idea that appears often in his work, notably in his Corrected Painting series in which he inserts his animated characters into existing traditional landscape paintings. This summer, the Museum asked Wilson […]

Planting Seeds with Local Artist Kyoka Akers

Planting Seeds with Local Artist Kyoka Akers

When the Museum’s education department contacted Bessemer native Kyoka Akers about being its 2018 Emerging Artist, she knew what she would create without hesitation: a colorful installation of crochet dolls. However, selecting the subject matter was about as far as the planning went for Akers. She let the dolls tell their ow stories, which manifested […]