October 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Silhouettes were at the height of their popularity in early 19th-century America. Discussing the important silhouettes in this fall’s featured exhibition, Dr. Katelyn Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, offers context on these rarely-seen paper objects.
October 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Virtual
Art in Conversation is a monthly virtual series at the BMA that highlights a work of art and invites visitors to join in the dialogue. For this edition of Art in Conversation, we will explore the work of indigenous Alaska-based artist, Merritt Johnson. The inaugural iteration of Wall to Wall presented by PNC features four works created by the artist. These works have been constructed into large wall coverings that stretch across the lobby and cafe walls, creating an immersive…
December 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Virtual
This event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. Please stay tuned to our website as we hope to be able to reschedule soon. In panel 29 of the series Struggle...From the History of the American People, artist Jacob Lawrence paints from the perspective of the laborers who built the Erie Canal. Lawrence visualizes their accomplishment, with the builders occupying the majority of the picture plane. In this program, Victoria Siciliano, Director of Administration and Fundraising with Adelante…
January 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Virtual
Join curatorial assistant Hina Zaidi for a virtual deep dive into the relocation of temple Abu Simbel, which is featured in a lithograph in our latest exhibition, Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments. In 1950, the Aswan Dam had to be constructed to control unpredictable annual Nile floods, but the Egyptian people realized that by doing so, it would submerge the temple. Learn more about the incredible multinational effort by the Egyptian and Sudanese governments to save this valuable building.…
June 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Virtual
Can art help us reimagine our communities? How can we use the arts to create systems and strategies for change? This program highlights the work of The Color Project and Ensley Alive, organizations that use art to present a counter-narrative for Birmingham’s Ensley neighborhood with the goal of erasing the negative connotations associated with this historic community. This program underscores the importance of being seen, depicted, and telling one’s own history as seen in themes of our current exhibition, All…
Power Women of Asia
September 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join curatorial assistant Hina Zaidi for an insider look of the Power Women rotation in the Asian galleries which explores the ways art can help us to look critically at the social standards to which women have been held.
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October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a conversation about how ever-changing ecology impacted southeastern indigenous art from Mississipian times to the present. Sehoy Thrower, an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and Jonathan Davis, a Native American textiles and weaving historian/conservator and weaving artisan, will discuss how these traditional arts have declined with land-use changes. Traditional artistic motifs often seek to restore balance, much like natural processes of the land that birthed these ancient cultures. Learn how regenerating ecological…