Third Space Featured on Talk of Alabama

Third Space, the Birmingham Museum of Art’s latest exhibition of contemporary art, was recently featured on ABC33/40’s morning show, Talk of Alabama. Host Javanté Ingram toured the exhibition with Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Wassan Al-Khudhairi, who shared insight into the process of curating an exhibition of this size. Watch the video above to learn about […]

Consilience – A Conversation Between Art and Science

shift May cohosts Merrilee Challiss, an artist, and Reza Khodadadi, a bioinformatician, discuss the blurry boundary between art and science and what that boundary might mean for the future. This video was commissioned by participants of shift, an initiative of the Birmingham Museum Of Art. Narration & Art: Merrilee Challiss and Reza Khodadadi-Jamayran Sound Recorder: […]

Art On The Rocks Exclusive- Magic at the Museum

The 2016 season finale of Art On The Rocks, sponsored by Dale’s Seasoning, is going to be truly magical. For the first time in the history of the event, the art of illusion will come to life at the Museum with a special performance by Chicago-based magician Jeanette Andrews. Jeanette is not your ordinary magician, and […]

Art Papers Live: Extreme Gulf Present

On Thursday, July 28, we partnered once again with Art Papers to present Art Papers Live. During the event, Extreme Gulf Present, the Museum hosted a screening by artist Sophia Al-Maria and conversation with special guest curator and author Shumon Basar. “The ‘Extreme Present’ is the realisation that the causes of the modern condition are not going to go away. […]

Art On The Rocks Exclusive: Amasa Hines

Fresh off the stages of South by Southwest and this weekend’s Bonnaroo festival, Amasa Hines will make their next stop at the Birmingham Museum of Art on June 17 for the first Art On The Rocks of the summer. Paste Magazine included the Little Rock-based band on its list of 12 Arkansas Bands You Should Listen to Now […]

Lobby Projects: Artist Talk With Bethany Collins

On Saturday, April 16, the Birmingham Museum of Art debuted its new series, lobby projects, an initiative which invites contemporary artists to create site-specific works in the Museum’s main entrance. Alabama native, Bethany Collins served as the inaugural artist and on April 16 she presented her work The Problem We All Live With, a mixed-media […]

What the Body Can Say

On Saturday, January 9, the Museum partnered once again with Art Papers to present Art Papers Live. During the event, What the Body Can Say, we hosted a conversation between Natasha Trethewey and Bethany Collins, moderated by Ivy Wilson. Bethany Collins is the inaugural artist in lobby projects, a new initiative by the Birmingham Museum of Art, opening […]

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Laureate Comes To The Museum

During our ART PAPERS LIVE event, happening Saturday, January 9 at 11AM, the Museum is excited to host a conversation between artist Bethany Collins and Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States and is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory […]

Pianist Sean Chen Performs at the Museum

The 18th Annual Lavona Rushton Concert will take place on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30PM. To see (and hear!) why you should attend, watch this video of our performer Sean Chen:   Video from The Cliburn’s YouTube page.

Art On The Rocks Exclusive: Clear Plastic Masks

While elbowing their way through New York City life in 2011, vocalist and guitarist Andrew Katz met drummer Charles Garmendia. Brooklyn acquaintances Eduardo DuQuesne (Bass/keys) and Matt Menold (Guitars/Keys) began a friendship when the four discovered their jam session sound together. Six thousand and five rehearsals later, the quartet moved to Nashville where their Rolling Stones […]