The Birmingham Museum of Art was pleased to dedicate the Education gallery space in honor of Sharon and Grady Burrow on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The act of naming this gallery reaches far beyond the walls of the Museum, as year after year the BMA’s Education programming and exhibitions impact young, budding artists from throughout the community, who are eager to learn and grow in their craft.
One of the Burrow family values is educating future generations, recognizing that “it takes a village.” This purpose, coupled with Sharon’s passion for art, makes the dedication of the Sharon and Grady Burrow Education Gallery an important legacy for the family. The Burrows take immense joy in being involved with and contributing to their community. They look forward to sharing this gift and their love of art with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the greater Birmingham community for many years to come.
The Museum provides numerous opportunities both during and beyond the school day for children to interact with its collection, learn more about the world, and discover self-expression through the arts. Additionally, by collaborating regularly with various social service organizations, the BMA and our community partners illustrate the power of art in creating meaningful change in the community. The walls of this gallery have shown, and will continue to showcase, the culmination of these many impactful experiences for youth and adults.