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Feb 17

Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium Keynote Address and Reception

Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium Keynote Address and Reception

February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

COMMUNITIES OF CLAY: Ceramic Enterprises Past and Present 6:00pm Welcome 6:15pm Susan Folwell, ceramic artist, Santa Clara Pueblo, Taos, NM 7:00-9:00pm Reception in conjunction with the 32nd annual Alabama Clay Conference The Bunting Ceramics Symposium is free and open to the public.

Apr 08

Testing Boundaries: Women Artists in India and Pakistan Today

Testing Boundaries: Women Artists in India and Pakistan Today

April 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Women Artists have been a strong force to be reckoned with since the mid-20th century in India and Pakistan. With a sense of independence and purpose, they have been keen observers of the cultural, social and political rifts that have divided their nations. In the installations, video art, and paintings of Arpana Caur, Nalini Malani, and Kanchan Chander, the tragic consequences of Partition are revealed, while the social dislocations of populations impacted by urban growth are explored in the art…

Apr 18

Third Space- Chapter 01

Third Space- Chapter 01

April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

During this artist talk, hear from artist Glenn Kaino and athlete Tommie Smith as they discuss their collaboration in creating Bridge (Section 1 of 6), a sculpture that commemorates this legacy.

May 10

Edward M Friend and Hermione Friend Lecture

Edward M Friend and Hermione Friend Lecture

May 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Gendering Memories of Iraq, a Collective Performance by Hayv Kahraman Join us for a transformative performance orchestrated by Iraqi born artist Hayv Kahraman that will reflect on concepts of diaspora, immigration, and community. As Kahraman states: "My process begins by narrating personal memories that unarguably are specific yet could be part of a collective history. The self is used as a formal/lingual vehicle to communicate and share the life/lives of the other/s. I am concerned with the multitude not the…

May 17

Art and Celebrity Lecture and Book Signing

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.

Nov 02

Chenoweth Lecture

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…

Dec 06

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

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.

Feb 15

Chapter 04: José Bedia

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)."

Mar 03

Sixteenth Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

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.

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.

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