Panel Discussion: The Importance of Yoga

Join Kim Richardson and Jeremy Gray for a panel discussion to learn more about the importance of yoga, how it has transformed their personal lives, and the impact it can have on all our futures. Kim Richardson, a member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, is the founder of Yes You, Yoga, which works to […]

22nd Annual LaVona Rushton Concert

Join us for for the 22nd Annual LaVona Rushton concert featuring a performance by classical pianist Rachel Cheung . Cheung, who was the 2017 Cliburn Audience Award winner, has grown a reputation for her “stunningly imaginative” performances marked by “flights of both beauty and virtuosity.” Rachel has appeared with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hong Kong […]

Art in Conversation: Hidden in Plain Sight: Queer Art in a Deep Southern Museum

Founded in 1951 as a department of the City of Birmingham, the Birmingham Museum of Art has grown to become one of the Deep South’s largest art museums, housing more than 27,000 works of art from across history and around the globe. In a richly illustrated talk, Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, The R. Hugh Daniel […]

Art in Conversation: Ruined by Design

Within the Museum, we communicate beyond just the art in our galleries. James Williams, Director of Design and Technology at the Birmingham Museum of Art will examine the function of design, how inherent biases influence the process of design, and what that means for museums. Join us each month for Art in Conversation, where you’ll […]

11th annual Holi Festival Dance Performances

The BMA and the Indian Cultural Society celebrated the 11th annual Holi Festival sponsored by Medical Properties Trust, the Indian celebration of color. This popular event brings communities together for a fun-filled day celebrating Indian culture and featuring music, dance, food, henna, art-making, and gallery exploration. Check out the dance performances of the 2022 celebration […]

The ReFRAME Lecture: Manjari Sharma – Play through It

For the featured lecture of The (Spring) ReFRAME, join Brooklyn-based artist, Manjari Sharma, for a discussion on her career and her latest exhibition at the BMA, Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen. In this artist lecture, Sharma will explore the power of tapping into the potential of our unique experiences and distinguished […]

Art in Conversation: Reparations Now!

Join Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate of the State of Alabama, for poetry readings alongside works in our American collection. Jones, the youngest poet laureate and first Black woman to hold the position in the state, teaches creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and recently published a collection of poems, Reparations Now! Dr. Katelyn Crawford, […]

ArtBreak: Uncovering Provenance

  Join Erin Croxton, the BMA’s 2020 Goodrich Fellow, and Robert Schindler Ph.D., curator of European art, as they discuss the efforts taken to uncover the provenance of a bas-relief sculpture currently on exhibition, Profile of a Young Woman, created by Mino da Fiesole in the mid-1400s. Provenance research not only verifies an artwork’s authenticity […]

ArtBreak: Looking Toward a Brighter Future

Join the BMA’s Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art Hallie Ringle for a discussion of the All Things Bright and Beautiful exhibition and the ways these works envision a brighter future through their respective lenses. Given the pandemic that we’re all experiencing, this talk explores the return to normalcy through art! ArtBreaks are presented in honor […]