COVID-19 Update

The Birmingham Museum of Art is closed until further notice due to concerns related to COVID-19. All BMA programs and events are canceled until further notice. See below for a recent update from our director.

We will continue to monitor and assess all developments with the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors as our top priority.

During the time the Museum is closed to the public, you can learn, create, and explore the Museum from wherever you are with #BMAfromHome. Check out live videos, art activities, digital exhibitions, collection highlights, art games, and more!

Please refer to our website and social media accounts for additional updates.

Update from the Director

Dear Friend,

With the health and safety of our dedicated staff and beloved visitors as our utmost concern, we’re approaching the reopening of the Museum with the same due caution as other popular cultural attractions. With the unanimous support of the Museum’s Board, we’re putting data before dates, and will set a reopening date only after two full weeks of statistical flattening in new cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County.

We will continue to serve the community with a rich array of digital offerings through #BMAfromHome, which has generated a tremendous response both locally and nationally. Below is a snapshot of the impact of #BMAfromHome since we closed. We look forward to welcoming you back to the BMA, and are using this time not only to develop new and creative ways to connect with you virtually, but also to prepare for your return. We will continue to closely monitor the numbers and look forward to having you back with us as soon as it is prudent to do so.

We are grateful for your loyal support, especially as we weather one of the greatest storms in the Museum’s nearly 70-year history. With your help, we will come through this, battered, but not broken.

Sincerely yours,

Graham C. Boettcher, PhD
R. Hugh Daniel Director
The Birmingham Museum of Art