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Highlights Tour // Bows and Breastplates at the BMA

Join Dr. Rachel White, Director of Learning and Engagement, as she discusses the work of two contemporary artists, Patty B. Driscoll and Manjari Sharma, who take inspiration from historical imagery to create new works that explore women and power. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a […]

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Highlights Tour // Calling All Ancestors

Honoring and celebrating the dead is a common practice in many cultures. Join Angela May, Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, as she explores images and objects created to acknowledge and venerate ancestors. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us […]

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Highlights Tour // Abstraction in Asian Art

Like mental puzzles, abstract art challenges viewers to consider and reconsider the different shapes and color tones for potential meaning. Join Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, to discover what this means in the arts of Asia. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific […]

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Highlights Tour // Color and Meaning: Red, White, and Blue

For artists working in the United States, the colors red, white, and blue always carry meaning. Reconsider these colors in both obvious and unexpected places on this tour in the American art collection with Dr. Katelyn D. Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of […]

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Highlights Tour // Everything Old Is New Again

In the fashion world, we often see renewed interest in designs from the past when they are reinvented for present-day consumers. The same is true in the world of fine and decorative arts, in which work created in one period can evoke a time and place long ago and far away. Join Dr. Graham C. […]

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Highlights Tour // Abstract American Scenes

The word landscape may bring to mind realistic images of oceans, pastures, or even cities. Expanding this idea through abstract works of art from the American collection, on this tour we will see artists creating cloudscapes, mindscapes, and even landscapes from the tiniest details in the natural world. Join Dr. Kate Crawford, The William Cary […]

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Arts vs Craft: Highlighting “Women’s Work”

Join our BMA Teaching Fellow from UAB, Wes Ladner, as they lead you through the galleries on their specially designed tour exploring ceramics, paintings, and quilts crafted by highly skilled and creative women artists. Meet Wes in the Main Lobby on the First Floor at 3:00 pm.

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Culture Shock

Join our BMA Teaching Fellow from Samford University, Chrissy Williamsen, as she leads you through the galleries on her specially designed tour exploring the ways an artwork can capture a moment in time when a society is going through a major cultural shift. Meet Chrissy in the Main Lobby on the First Floor at 2:00 […]

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Poetry at the Museum

Join us at the BMA for Poetry at the Museum, co-hosted by the Magic City Poetry Festival and sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Celebrate the convergence of poetry and visual art as local talents Lauren Slaughter, Kanou Julien, and Miriam Calleja Shaw offer a unique tour, sharing their verses inspired by […]

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Cultural Exchange Envisioned through Art

Join our BMA Teaching Fellow from UAB, Kane McCreadie, as he leads you through the galleries on his specially designed tour exploring cultural interactions between different societies and how those interactions reveal themselves through art. Meet Kane in the Main Lobby on the First Floor at 2:00 pm.

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From Frogs to Fairies: The Influence and Intrigue of Wedgwood

Join our BMA Teaching Fellow, UAB graduate Bailey Hite, as they lead you through the galleries on their specially designed tour exploring the impressive innovations, surprising stories, and often whimsical designs of Wedgwood. Meet Bailey in the Main Lobby on the First Floor at 3:00 pm.

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A Woman’s Place: Definitions of African American Womanhood

Join our BMA Teaching Fellow from Miles College, Jessica Harris, as she leads you through the galleries on her specially designed tour exploring female resilience, identity, beauty, and empowerment.  Bonus, this will be the last day to see our exhibition Nappy Roots: A Transatlantic Story of Hair, Struggle, and Liberation, and Jessica will be discussing […]

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