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Highlights Tour // Climbing Mountains

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join Dr. Katelyn D. Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, for a tour of the recent installation Climbing Mountains.

Unexpected and nearly invisible histories sometimes unite objects in the Birmingham Museum of Art’s collections. For two American artists, painting and mountain climbing were connected pursuits. Georgia Engelhard and Elaine Hamilton cultivated careers in alpine trekking even as they also worked as professional artists.

This focus installation drawn from the Museum’s collection highlights the work of Engelhard and Hamilton. Here their work is paired with the work of five other women artists who ventured into the mountains, conceptually or physically, to create the pieces you see. While none of these women were alpine mountain climbers aside from Engelhard and Hamilton, each work conveys a point of view rooted in the mountains.

Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to learn something new about our collection of more than 27,000 works of art! Highlights tours begin in the Main Lobby of the BMA.

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