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May 17

Art and Celebrity Lecture and Book Signing

May 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Free

Join us for a special evening celebrating Art and Celebrity in the Age of Reynolds and Siddons, the latest book written by UAB Professor of Art History Heather McPherson, Ph.D. Professor McPherson will give a special lecture about late 18th century London, where modern celebrity culture emerged, from artists' studios, to the Royal Academy exhibitions, to the stages of Drury Lane and Covent Garden.

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Nov 02

Chenoweth Lecture

November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for a special lecture, Taking It Personally: An Art Critic’s Life, featuring Holland Cotter. Holland Cotter is co-chief art critic of The New York Times, where he has been on staff since 1998. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2009. He writes on a wide range of art, old and new, and he has made extended trips to Africa and China for The Times. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he…

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Dec 06

The Chinese Art Market: Status, Trends and Record Setting Prices

December 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

In conjunction with our new exhibition, Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection, the BMA is proud to have guest speaker Elizabeth Hammer, Senior Specialist Head of Sales at Christie's Auction House, visit us for a special lecture where she will discuss the art market for traditional Chinese paintings.

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Feb 15

Chapter 04: José Bedia

February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

For Chapter 04, Bedia will visit the BMA to discuss the meaning and process behind "Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers)."

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Mar 03

Sixteenth Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

March 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

In this special lecture, art historian John Seyller Ph.D, will illuminate the illustrious career of a previously unknown Mughal court painter, Abd al-Karim, who until recently was only known as the Bodleian Painter.

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Apr 19

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.

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Sep 27

Waterline Lecture

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

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

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Nov 07

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.

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Feb 04

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…

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Feb 29

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.

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