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Oct 27

Highlights Tour // Ways of Seeing: Travel, Trade, and Transportation

Highlights Tour // Ways of Seeing: Travel, Trade, and Transportation

In-Person - Registration Required

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join curator of Asian art, Dr. Katherine Paul, for a tour of our current exhibition Ways of Seeing: Travel, Trade and Transportation, an exhibition that brings together over seventy objects from BMA’s permanent collection to explore subjects of travelling for both pleasure and necessity. Register below and meet in the lobby for this guided tour. 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…

Nov 04

Annual Chenoweth Lecture

Annual Chenoweth Lecture

Kaywin Feldman, Director of the National Gallery of Art

In Person - Registration required

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The BMA is pleased to welcome Kaywin Feldman, Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as the speaker of its Annual Chenoweth Lecture. Feldman will present Building a National Collection in a Changing Nation. The National Gallery of Art is an institution of intriguing paradox. Founded by millionaire Andrew Mellon to educate a monolithic populace and to bestow contemporary ideas of good taste, Mellon's offering was in fact a grand populist gesture, a true gift to the…

Nov 10

Rediscovering Travel & Trade in Modern Times

Rediscovering Travel & Trade in Modern Times

In-Person - Registration Required

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

In conjunction with our current exhibition Ways of Seeing: Travel Trade and Transportation, we explore the ways technology continues to enhance how we interact and ways accessibility becomes critical. Birmingham is a hub of creative companies that have both reinvented and redefined how travel, trade, and transportation can be enhanced through innovative business models.  Landing is a nationwide membership network of fully-furnished apartments founded by Birmingham native and Shipt founder Bill Smith and is relocating its headquarters from San Francisco…

Nov 17

The Importance of Archaeology and Excavation

The Importance of Archaeology and Excavation

In-Person - Registration Required

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join us for a 30 minute ArtBreak where educational and outreach coordinator for Moundville Archaeological Park, Lindsey Gordon shares her career path into archaeology excavation and the role it plays in the state park. ArtBreaks are presented in honor of Joyce Benington's twenty five years as a docent at the Birmingham Museum of Art. These programs, which bring curators, educators, artists, and creatives into conversation with the Museum's collection and exhibitions, have been generously funded by Joyce's friends, fellow docents, and members of the Art Focus…

Nov 20

Native American Heritage Festival

Native American Heritage Festival

In-Person

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Celebrate the rich Indigenous cultural history of Alabama. This free family-oriented festival features traditional Indigenous cuisine, storytelling, dance performances, various demonstrations from Indigenous makers across our state, gallery tours, art-making activities, a petting zoo presented by Birmingham Zoo, and more family fun to immerse yourself into our region’s vibrant Native American culture! During your visit, check out two exhibitions celebrating Native heritage from ancient to modern times: Lost Realms of the Moundbuilders and Voices So True.

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