Members of Amasa Hines band.

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 […]

Art On The Rocks Exclusive: Interview with The Shadowboxers

Hailing from neighboring Atlanta, the Shadowboxers are gaining national attention. The trio sings harmonies paired with jazzy-to-folk guitar, bass, and keys, and their compiled talent packs a hypnotizing indie punch. The band will be joining us at the Birmingham Museum of Art for Art on the Rocks on Friday, July 10, and we can’t wait to […]

May 2015: Moon Jar

Jar (Dal Hang-ari), Korean, about 1700 Since the 10th century, Korean artists have produced white porcelain. After a long demand for celadon (pale green) ceramics, white porcelain gained popularity in the 15th and 16th centuries. The bureau (Bunwon) that oversaw the meals and court banquets of the royal family strictly controlled the kilns that produced […]

Rick Lowe

Social and Community Engaged Art: The Genuine and the Artificial

Derrick Adams’ “The Entertainer”

On Saturday, March 28, the Museum welcomed artist Derrick Adams, as he performed  The Entertainer with STATIC | DISTORTION |INTERFERENCE. The Entertainer is an original performance that incorporates a musical interpretation of white, gray, and black noise composed by Philippe Treuille and a projection by Ramon Silva with Adams’ live performance. Adams acts as a human Beatbox, […]