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The Legend of Zelda: Alabama Artist & Jazz Age Muse

Join R. Hugh Daniel Director of the BMA, Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, as he uncovers the captivating but often sidelined art of Jazz Age icon and Alabama native, Zelda Fitzgerald. The session will provide an enriching visual exploration of Fitzgerald's creative journey during an era that shaped her work significantly. Reinvigorated for the 2023-2024 season, […]

Power of Words – Dear Denise

This program explores the cathartic power of writing and how Lisa McNair used it as a means to connect with her sister, Denise McNair who was the youngest of four Black girls killed during the 16th Street Church bombings of September 15, as a way to connect with her sister and navigate her own experiences. […]

Silver and its Global Reach within and Beyond Asia

Katherine Anne Paul, the Lead Curator and the Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, explores the far-reaching impact of silver as an art medium, with a special emphasis on its influence within and beyond Asia. Uncover the story of silver as it traverses continents, impacting art and culture in its path. […]

All Together Now: The Power of Group Work in American Art

Delve into the transformative power of collective creativity with Kate Crawford, the William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art. In this enriching discussion, we'll explore the significant role of group work in American art, spotlighting how collaboration can act as a catalyst for innovation, inspire artistic perspectives, and serve as a mirror reflecting societal shifts. […]

A Royal Affair: Wedgwood’s Persian Odyssey

Join Hina Zaidi, our Curatorial Assistant, as she illuminates the fascinating story of a dinner service crafted by renowned pottery firm Wedgwood, created specifically for Persian Shah Fath Ali by the East India Company. This talk will journey through the historical, political, and artistic implications of this extraordinary exchange, revealing a captivating intersection of British […]

Invisible to the Gods: Tattoos and Devotion

Led by Angela May, the Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, this session takes us on a journey exploring the deep spiritual and cultural connections within the art of tattooing. Unravel the often unseen and intriguing links between identity, tattoos and devotion in various cultures. Reinvigorated for the 2023-2024 season, Art & Conversation gathers art […]