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Jacob Lawrence & History Forward

We close the BMA’s presentation of Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle with a community discussion analyzing the ways Lawrence may see the world today. Inspired by Lawrence’s depiction of underrepresented histories in his series of paintings, we highlight organizations in Birmingham that do the same by creating platforms for unheard voices. Led by Manager of […]


Virtual Panel Discussion: The Green Book – Then & Now

Started in 1936 by Harlem postman Victor Green, The Negro Motorist Green Book was an annual guide that helped African Americans travel the country safely, and with dignity, during a time of Jim Crow laws and segregation. The Green Book was also an indispensable resource for the era’s successful Black-owned businesses and rising African American middle class. […]


Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project

Join us for an in-person performance of the traditional Jingle Dress Dance followed by a presentation and Q&A discussion with artist Eugene Tapahe and the dancers. “The jingle dance of the Ojibwe people originated during the influenza pandemic of 1918-19,” says Eugene Tapahe. “It came as a dream to a father whose daughter was sick […]


Annual Chenoweth Lecture

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 Contemporary Indigenous Experience

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For this virtual panel discussion, we are joined by LaDonna Brown, the Historic Preservation Officer of Chickasaw Nation, and Marcus Briggs-Cloud of Ekvnv Yefolecvlke, a community of Indigenous Maskoke persons who have reclaimed some of their ancestral homelands in what is now Weogufka, AL. Together they will discuss contemporary indigenous life and the ways it […]


Darsie Alexander: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art

The BMA is pleased to welcome Darsie Alexander, the Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum, for an evening lecture about the Jewish Museum’s recent exhibition, Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art. During World War II, untold numbers of artworks and pieces of cultural property were stolen by Nazi forces. […]


The ReFRAME Lecture: Manjari Sharma – Play through It

For the featured lecture of The (Spring) ReFRAME, join Brooklyn-based artist, Manjari Sharma, for a discussion on her career and her latest exhibition at the BMA, Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen. In this artist lecture, Sharma will explore the power of tapping into the potential of our unique experiences and distinguished […]


Panel Discussion: Illuminating Shuttlesworth

Join us for an evening honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. Shuttlesworth’s role as the co-founder of the SCLC as well as an integral leader in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign helped to bring national attention to the integration efforts happening in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Movement. In this discussion, we are […]


Chenoweth Lecture // Frank Stitt + Bryant Terry

Join us for the 2022 Chenoweth Lecture featuring a discussion with James Beard award-winning chefs Frank Stitt and Bryant Terry. The subject of the evening will be "Food and Community in the South," led by moderator Amanda Storey of Jones Valley Teaching Farm and Chef Ama 'Ifágbàmílà' Shambulia of A Beautiful Life Enterprises LLC.