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Dec 10

Highlights Tour // Winter is coming!: Preparing for the Dark in the BMA collection

December 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join Director of Learning and Engagement, Dr. Rachel White, for this seasonal special titled Winter Is Coming!: Preparing for Dark in the BMA Collection. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to learn something new about our collection of more than 27,000 works of art! Highlights Tours begin in the Main Lobby of the BMA.

Dec 15

Looking Toward a Brighter Future

Looking Toward a Brighter Future

Hallie Ringle

In Person - Registration Required

December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join the BMA's Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art Hallie Ringle in our Pizitz gallery for a discussion of the All Things Bright and Beautiful exhibition and the ways these works envision a brighter future through their respective lenses. Given the pandemic that we're all experiencing, this talk explores the return to normalcy through art! ArtBreaks are presented in honor of Joyce Benington's twenty five years as a docent at the Birmingham Museum of Art. These programs, which bring curators, educators, artists, and…

Dec 24

Museum Closed

December 24, 2021

Dec 25

Museum Closed

December 25, 2021

Dec 29

Highlights Tour // Curator of European Art

Highlights Tour // Curator of European Art

December 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Dr. Robert Schindler, The Fariss Gambrill Lynn and Henry Sharpe Lynn Curator of European Art at the BMA, for a special tour of the European collection titled Superheroes of the BMA! Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to learn something new about our collection of more than 27,000 works of art! Each highlights tour begins in the Main Lobby of the BMA.

Jan 04

Ancient Objects and Sacred Realms: Interpretations of Mississippian Iconography

Ancient Objects and Sacred Realms: Interpretations of Mississippian Iconography

F. Kent Reilly III, Ph.D & Eric Singleton, Ph.D.

Virtual Only - Attend Online

January 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join us for a virtual talk exploring the imagery and symbolism  of Mississippian art and its relevance in ritual activities, cosmological vision, and ideology. This discussion will be led by F. Kent Reilly III, Ph.D Professor of Anthropology at Texas State University and Adjunct Anthropology Professor at the University of Alabama, and Eric Singleton, Ph.D., Curator of Ethnology for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the co-curators of the BMA’s current exhibition, Lost Realms of the Moundbuilders: Ancient Native…

Jan 12

Highlights Tour // Lost Realms of the Moundbuilders

Highlights Tour // Lost Realms of the Moundbuilders

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Director of Learning and Engagement Dr. Rachel White for this tour, Legacies of the Moundbuilders: Learning from our Community Collaborators in current exhibition. Lost Realms of the Moundbuilders. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to learn something new about our collection of more than 27,000 works of art! Highlights tours begin in the Main Lobby of the BMA.

Jan 13

A Contemporary Indigenous Experience

A Contemporary Indigenous Experience

LaDonna Brown & Marcus Briggs-Cloud

Virtual Only - Attend Online (Unrecorded)

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

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 has changed through time. This talk will be moderated by Carey Fountain, Manager of Public Programs and Partnerships, at the BMA.

Jan 19

Black Representation in Dutch Art

Black Representation in Dutch Art

In Person - Registration Required

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D., for a discussion in the Dutch galleries about the ways enslaved labor heralded European society and its presence (or lack thereof) in European art. This talk uses Werner Jacobsz. van den Valckert’s An Allegory of Music as a springboard for the discussion, also referencing other works in the gallery and their relationship to enslavement. ArtBreaks are presented in honor of Joyce Benington’s twenty five years as a docent at the Birmingham Museum of Art. These programs,…

Jan 20

Darsie Alexander: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art

Darsie Alexander: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

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. After the war, an estimated one million artworks and 2.5 million books were recovered. Many more were destroyed. The exhibition chronicles the layered stories of…

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