Volunteer Spotlight: Nick Bouler

Nick Bouler always had an interest in art, but didn’t have the time to devote to learning about it until he retired and joined the Museum’s docent program in 2016. Once he began the year-long training for the program, Nick found that he not only enjoyed learning about the various types of art, but he […]

Joyce Benington

Joyce Benington is revered by her fellow docents, BMA staff, and many loyal patrons and friends for her generous knowledge of art history and the BMA’s collection. Though the focus of her liberal arts education was literature and music, it was her travels and visits to art museums and galleries throughout the world that strengthened […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Woodard

Library volunteer Laura Woodard developed a love for art while taking her first art history course as a music student at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. After graduating, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in art history from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and gained museum experience by volunteering at the Met Cloisters, the Metropolitan […]

George Robbins III

George Robbins III has had a love for art since he was 10 years old when his mother bought him a collection of art books that he pored over time and time again. He always wanted to work at an art museum, but circumstances did not allow it. He fulfilled his lifelong dream of attending […]

Pam Collins

Meet BMA Docent Pam Collins, who now serves as the chair of the docent program.

Debbie Bennett

Thank you, Debbie, for your dedication to the Museum and its visitors for 15 years!

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Helen Crowe

When Mary Helen Crowe was a graduate student at North Carolina State studying toxicology, she would ride her bicycle to the North Carolina Museum of Art for a break from the lab. Her love of art began there and continued to provide a welcome respite from her job as a pharmacist. Years later after she […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Teen BMA

Teen BMA returned in January with a bang thanks to the generous support of the Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation. Twenty-five teens from all over the Birmingham area joined the program in order to learn the behind-the-scenes of how a museum runs, as well as gain hands-on volunteer experience. The spring semester kicked off with […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Third Space Gallery Attendants

Volunteers play a major role in Third Space, the Museum’s largest exhibition of contemporary art from the collection. They serve as gallery attendants and enhance the visitor experience by providing instruction for the Museum’s revamped smartguide, a web-based platform that serves as a quick guide to artworks in the exhibition. The smartguide features quick facts […]