Highlights Tour // Game Changing Moments in Art

Join Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, Angela May for this Highlights Tour, Game Changing Moments in Art, which includes popular works from the BMA collection such as Le Matin temps brumeux, Pourville by Claude Monet. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. […]

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Highlights Tour // Decorative Cast Iron from Central Europe 

Join Dr. Anne Forschler, The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, as she shares more about one of her areas of expertise, Decorative Cast Iron from Central Europe. Formed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Germany by Gustav Lamprecht (1862-1946) and Maurice Garbáty (1892-1965), and housed […]

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Highlights Tour // Kids, Dogs, Guitars – French Paintings from the 1700s.

Join Dr. Robert Schindler The Fariss Gambrill Lynn and Henry Sharpe Lynn Curator of European Art for an exploration of some curious aspects in the European collection with his tour, Kids, Dogs, Guitars - French Paintings from the 1700s. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a […]

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Highlights Tour // Climbing Mountains

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 […]

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Highlights Tour // Director’s Cut

Join us for the Director's Cut where Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the BMA, offers a closer look at different areas of the collection. Join Graham for his March tour, Hidden Agendas: The Art of Allegory & Symbolism. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA […]

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CANCELED: Highlights Tour // Women’s History Month

CANCELED: This event has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control. We look forward to rescheduling the tour as soon as possible. Stay tuned to our website for updates. March is Women's History Month. Celebrate with a tour by Dr. Rachel White, Director of Learning and Engagement, as she spotlights women artists whose work […]

Highlights Tour // Alabama Art and Artists

Join Dr. Katelyn D. Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, for a gallery tour exploring works of art created by Alabamians or with close connections to the state of Alabama in the Museum's American art collection. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a […]

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Highlights Tour // Silhouettes and Shadows at the BMA

Dr. Rachel White, Director of Learning and Engagement gives a tour that explores 'barely there' portraits across the BMA's collections. 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 […]

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Highlights Tour // Let’s Play! Kids at the BMA

The BMA is for kids! Bring your children to join Dr. Kate Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, to find a few works of art representing children, made for children, and even created by children throughout the Museum’s collection. This is the tour for little people–bring your stroller and your imagination, and […]

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Highlights Tour // Seeing Color with EnChroma Glasses

Join Angela May, Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, for this unique experience. Using EnChroma glasses, this free tour will enable visitors with color blindness to see the colorful art in the BMA's galleries. These glasses work best for individuals less able to distinguish the colors green and red. Due to the limited number of […]

Highlights Tour // Hand-Held, The Four Seasons of Chinese Painting

Join Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art,  as she discusses how to decode Chinese paintings, their poetry, dedications, painters and collectors seals as well as how to discover the seasons through natural cycles of plants and weather. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific […]

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