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Art On The Rocks! – Seryn

June 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presented by Dale’s

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This is the first Art On The Rocks of 2014! Click here to learn more about our favorite summertime series.

Sample brews by Back Forty Beer Co., secure eternal good luck by folding one of a thousand paper cranes for a collaborative installation, or enjoy everything else we have planned:

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What’s Old is New Again: Japanese Prints of the 20th Century

7:30PM & 8PM // Asian Galleries
Expand your knowledge and appreciation of Japanese art as the BMA’s Senior Curator and Curator of Asian Art Don Wood gives a talk on traditional woodblock prints from the first half of the 20th century. Two extraordinary Japanese artists, Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) and Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-195), will be discussed during this gallery talk.

The Dapper Man Pop-Up Shop, presented by Shaia’s and Southern Femme

7-10PM // Chinoiserie
Over the centuries, samurai warriors cultivated a respect for elegance and aesthetics in their suits of armor. With their flash, color, and exceptional design, these warriors were unlike any other in the world. Channel the samurai warriors’ appreciation for the finer things, and learn the art of dressing like a dapper man! Stylists from Shaia’s Menswear in Homewood and Southern Femme will share the secrets to looking your best! For even more fun, step into the “Dapper Man” photo booth for a chance to win some generous giveaways from Shaia’s!

DANCEe: Trust, Rush, Receipts

8 & 8:30PM // Contemporary Galleries
DANCEe, the modern-contemporary company, is celebrated abroad and treasured by Birmingham. Ross’ new dance for Art On The Rocks blends aesthetics: the digital and the sensual, the sustained and the vibratory, the glorious and the busted movement qualities.  Come delight in, Trust, Rush, Receipts.

Live Music: Seryn

10PM // Upper Terrace
This Texas-based, 6-piece band features a layered texture of guitar, ukulele, accordion, bass, violin, banjo, various percussions, and chilling harmonies.

DJ Coco

ALL NIGHT // Oscar’s Café
DJ Coco has been moving dance floors all over the world for well over a decade. Having played in some of the hippest bars and clubs, from London to Miami, Barcelona to Ibiza, DJ Coco has been a regular fixture at many of the Southeast’s largest events. This summer he is celebrating the Art On The Rocks with a mix of Japanese pop culture music, setting the scene perfectly for all of our themed events.

Junior Patrons VIP Tent

ALL NIGHT // Upper Plaza of Sculpture Garden
Junior Patron members can be found in a prime location, in a VIP tent right next to the band! Become a Junior Patron member to enjoy food and drinks, including Back Forty Beer Company’s exclusive beer, made just for Art On The Rocks! The special beer, Fuzzy Belly, is a blend of Frecklebelly IPA and the current seasonal, Paw Paw’s Peach Wheat.

Collaborative Paper Cranes

ALL NIGHT // Bohorfoush Gallery
Bring prosperity and good fortune to the city of Birmingham by participating in an art installation, created by you! In celebration of Japanese tradition and the 10th anniversary of Art On The Rocks, we will be making one thousand paper cranes, a practice that is believed to grant a wish to those who join in the fun. Make your crane, see it on display, and be a part of bringing good luck to Birmingham and the Museum!

Samurai Photo Booth

ALL NIGHT // Jemison Galleries
Get ready for our summertime exhibition, Lethal Beauty! Jump into our Samurai armor photo booth, and share your photos on social media! #BMASamurai

Bromberg’s Giveaways

ALL NIGHT // 8th Avenue Lobby
When visiting the various activities around the museum, keep a look out for a volunteer with yellow “Enter to WIN” slips. Fill it out, take it to the Bromberg’s table in the 8th Avenue Lobby, and be entered to win a beautiful piece of Bromberg’s jewelry!


Visit performances and activities throughout the entire museum and snap a photo to share on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using both #ArtOnTheRocks and #Brombergs.

The more performances and art activities you visit, the more photos you can share, and the more chances you have to win a piece of beautiful Bromberg’s jewelry!
Winners will be chosen based on creativity of photos.


  • Attend the event for free
  • Enjoy one drink ticket
  • Park for free in the Museum lot

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