Artbreak: The Hidden Identity of Migrant Labor

  Chief Curator & Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, HICA’s Program Manager for Empowering Communities, Estela Tirado, and Dominique Villanueva, the Executive Director of Fountain Heights Farm, host a virtual conversation about the hidden identities of labor. Inspired by the central position of agricultural laborers […]

Curator Talk: Jacob Lawrence & The Struggle Series

Curator Talk: Jacob Lawrence & The Struggle Series Katelyn D. Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, who is curating Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle at the BMA, introduced the series in conversation with the exhibition’s curator Austen Barron Bailly, formerly of the Peabody Essex Museum and now Chief Curator at Crystal Bridges […]

Amy Sherald: In Conversation

The BMA was pleased to welcome American painter Amy Sherald as the speaker of its 2020 Chenoweth Lecture. This virtual conversation with Sherald was led by Curator of Contemporary Art Hallie Ringle and our Manager of Public Programs Carey Fountain. They discussed Amy’s work, studio practice, her iconic portraits ,and her piece All Things Bright […]

Concert featuring Ramneek Singh

Ms. Ramneek Singh is a highly accomplished performer of the distinctively meditative and serene singing style of Khayal (also spelled Khyal) championed by famed singer Ustad Amir Khan, founder of the Indore Gharana lineage and vocal style. Ms. Singh has performed widely both throughout India and North America and achieved a Visharad degree from Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth. She […]

Art In Conversation: Wall to Wall

For this edition of Art in Conversation, we explored the work of indigenous Alaska-based artist, Merritt Johnson. The inaugural iteration of Wall to Wall presented by PNC features four works created by the artist. These works have been constructed into large wall coverings that stretch across the lobby and cafe walls, creating an immersive exhibition experience. In […]

Micah Lewis

Micah is a 25 year old Birmingham native and founder of Vibestreet studios (@vibestreetstudios). Vibestreet Studios is a company rooted in being an accessible resource to the community by providing an affordable outlet for people to creatively express themselves. Vibestreet offers a full photography and podcast studio also serving as a community creative space. 

Leanna Leithauser Lesley

Birmingham fiber artist Leanna Leithauser Lesley (@needlepointfaces) is an avid needle-pointer compelled by the power of jazz music, the drama of photography, and the intention to raise the awareness of #needlepoint as an art form. In this episode of Artists in Quarantine, Leanna joins our Manager of Public Programs, Carey Fountain, for an interesting conversation […]

Tony Bingham

BMA Manager of Public Programs Carey Fountain catches up with local artist and Miles College instructor Tony Bingham (@tonymbingham). They discuss his art-making process, the “lifelong journey” of finding your voice through art, teaching during the pandemic, and more. Bingham also shares a few books that have recently inspired him. 

Melissa Yes

Local artist Melissa Yes makes objects, installations, video art, and performances that address the production and consumption of American bodies, landscapes, and cultural narratives. 

Zachary Edison

Many BMA employees are also artists and creatives outside of their Museum work. Check out this episode of Artists in Quarantine, featuring our very own, Zachary A. Edison. In this interview, Edison, a multidisciplinary artist and preparator at the BMA, gives us insight into his process and aesthetic.