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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.


Intimate Exchanges: Unpacking Small Format Late Qing Paintings

Dr. Richard Pegg will take a deep dive into the small intimate formats of album leaves and fans in the current exhibition Hand-held: The Four Seasons in Chinese Painting. He will examine the relationships between the “three accomplishments” of painting, poetry and calligraphy as they relate to the historical and cultural exchanges taking place in […]


Afruz Amighi: The Subtle Play of Light and Shadow

The BMA welcomes Brooklyn-based sculptor and installation artist Afruz Amighi for a talk detailing her artistic process, usage of light as a medium, and the ways her work engages more complex themes of spirituality, politics, violence, and displacement. Amighi’s work analyzes the transformation of a material to immaterial, also suggesting an essential symbiotic relationship between […]


Nappy Roots! A transatlantic story of hair, struggle, and liberation

Join us at the Birmingham Museum of Art for an immersive, two-day celebration of National CROWN Day on July 8th and 9th! In collaboration with interculturalist & naturalista Bettina Byrd-Giles, this vibrant event, inspired by Kerry James Marshall’s "School of Beauty, School of Culture," seeks to honor the CROWN Act of 2022, a crucial legislation […]


Chenoweth Lecture // Through the Lens: Dawoud Bey, The Birmingham Project

Join us for the annual Chenoweth lecture as we explore the intersection of art, history, and social justice through the lens of acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey and renowned interdisciplinary scholar Dr. Imani Perry. This thought-provoking conversation will delve into Bey's The Birmingham Project, which poignantly captures the lives and stories of individuals affected by the […]


Hot Topics: The Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Art

This enlightening panel discussion, moderated by Jade Powers, the BMA's Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art, will include experts from the domains of new media, art history, and contemporary art to delve into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) within the arts. For those unfamiliar, AI in the arts refers to the use of algorithms […]