Visitors’ View: Holi Festival 2019

The BMA hosted its 9th Annual Holi: A Festival of Color on March 9, 2019. Nearly 2,500 guests came out to enjoy this traditional Indian holiday, which celebrates the arrival of spring. During the event, guests took in classical Indian and Bollywood-style dance performances, engaged in hands-on art experiences, received authentic henna tattoos, and enjoyed […]

Contemporary Gallery Closing

It’s time to say au revoir to Bonjour Julie, Flin Flon VI, and all of the other beautiful works in our contemporary gallery as we make room for an exciting new exhibition, AFTERLIFE: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection, which opens in the fall of 2017. The Pizitz contemporary gallery is one of Birmingham’s most […]

Visitors’ View: 2x’s by Rural Studio

Founded and headquartered in nearby Hale County, Alabama, Rural Studio is an off-campus, design-build program of Auburn University that provides architectural solutions to underserved populations across the country. In the past year, Rural Studio has participated in several prestigious exhibitions, including the Milan Triennale, and was selected as the only representative from the United States to […]

Visitors’ View: Beyond the BMA Walls

We’re falling in love with these fall temperatures and it looks like our visitors are, too! It’s always a great day for a trip to the Museum, but this time of year is perfect for spending time in our outdoor spaces. Grab lunch on the terrace at Oscar’s, sit for a spell in the breezy sculpture […]

Visitors’ View: Flin Flon VI

While viewers of Frank Stella’s Flin Flon VI often let their imaginations run wild with hidden meanings and symbolisms, the artist once said of his non-representational work that “only what can be seen there is there… what you see is what you see.” Stella’s main contribution to 20th-century painting was to develop a deliberate system for creating abstract paintings […]

Visitors’ View: January 2016

At the Museum, there is always something new happening in the galleries each day. We especially love seeing these experiences captured in photos by you, our visitors! Whether enjoying a program, a wedding, or looking at a work of art for the first time, our visitors’ view of the Museum is a wonderful way to […]

Visitors’ View: Albert Bierstadt

Happy birthday to artist Albert Bierstadt, who was born on January 7, 1830. Known for his breathtaking landscape paintings of the American West, Bierstadt is also the artist of one of the BMA’s most beloved, most important, and most photographed works in our collection! Take a visitors’ view of Bierstadt’s Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, […]