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Apr 19

A Weather Eye: Dutch Painters Invent Atmosphere

A Weather Eye: Dutch Painters Invent Atmosphere

April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for the the principal lecture of the exhibition Opulence in Disguise: The Netherlands Golden Age, featuring John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Sep 27

Waterline Lecture

Waterline Lecture

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Artist Marianne Nicolson will discuss her installation "Waterline" in this special talk.

Nov 07

Chenoweth Lecture

Chenoweth Lecture

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for a special lecture, Do You See What I see? Portraiture & (Me)mory, featuring Director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Kim Sajet.

Feb 04

Nina Campbell Lecture and Reception

Nina Campbell Lecture and Reception

February 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Price$55

Join us for an evening with internationally renowned interior designer Nina Campbell. For nearly 50 years, Nina has created vibrant, imaginative spaces rooted in quintessentially English style for clients around the world, from rock stars to royalty. For this talk, Nina offers a personal tour of her colorful career with highlights from her most recent book, Nina Campbell Interior Decoration: Elegance and Ease. Following the lecture, please join us for a reception and book signing in our Main Lobby. Copies…

Feb 29

17th Annual Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

17th Annual Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

February 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Beyond the Lotus: Flora in the Arts of India Throughout India the language of foliage is profound. Learn the secrets of this scented language as rendered in the visual arts through a discussion with Katherine Anne Paul, PhD, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and Tushara Bindu Gude, PhD, Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Nov 19

Curator Talk: Jacob Lawrence & The Struggle Series

Curator Talk: Jacob Lawrence & The Struggle Series

Presented by Alabama Power, The Warner Foundation, and Vulcan Materials

November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Virtual
Free

On November 20, the BMA will open Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, an exhibition featuring the series of paintings Struggle...From the History of the American People (1954-56) by the iconic American modernist. The exhibition reunites the multi-paneled work for the first time in more than half a century. Join Katelyn D. Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, who is curating the exhibition at the BMA, for a conversation introducing the series with the exhibition’s curator Austen Barron…

Dec 08

Jacob Lawrence Through My Eyes: Erin Mitchell

Jacob Lawrence Through My Eyes: Erin Mitchell

December 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Virtual
Free

Artist Erin Mitchell shares her perspective on a selection of Jacob Lawrence’s panels and how it inspires her practice. Stick around for a live Q&A with Erin after the talk. Watch live on this page or join us on Zoom where you will be able to chat with participants and submit your own questions. All event links will appear on this page 10 minutes prior to the event. Local interdisciplinary artist Erin LeAnn Mitchell’s work gained worldwide exposure in 2018…

Feb 05

Jacob Lawrence & History Forward

Jacob Lawrence & History Forward

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Virtual
Free

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 Public Programs, Carey Fountain, this conversation will include Tim Majors, the founder of grassroots social justice and community advocacy group, BhamStands; and T. Marie King,…

Jul 15

Virtual Panel Discussion: The Green Book – Then & Now

Virtual Panel Discussion: The Green Book – Then & Now

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Virtual
Free

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. This panel will discuss the significance of the original Negro Motorist Green Book and its relevance today. Join Birmingham-based multidisciplinary artist Tony Bingham, Alvin Hall…

Oct 16

Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project

Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project

In-Person - Free Registration

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

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 with the virus. His dream revealed a dress and a dance that had the power to heal. When the dresses were made, they were given…

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