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Jun 04

African Heritage Festival

Presented by Medical Properties Trust

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Join us to celebrate the vibrant traditions of African cultures and the Museum’s African art galleries with the return of the African Heritage Festival sponsored by Medical Properties Trust. This family-oriented festival will feature food, games, dance, and music! African Djembe Drums Art Activity // 10am - 2pm Djembe means “Gather in Peace.” Spread peace and joy by creating your own traditional African Djembe drum with provided materials. Sahi On Ko Djony West African Dance and Drumming Experience // 1…

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Jun 09

Magic City Fashion Week SZN IV

GENERAL ADMISSION Season IV

June 9 - June 10
Free

Join us for the return of Magic City Fashion Week, hosted at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Founded in 2017, Magic City Fashion Week aims to cultivate, connect, and showcase the artistic community of Birmingham through fashion with two days of fashion fun. Day 1 June 9, 2022 // 5-8pm Join MCFW and BMA for an interactive evening highlighting the vibrant creative culture of the Magic City! Magic City Fashion Week SZN IV begins with an immersive art + fashion…

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Jun 15

ArtBreak: Hannah Holliday Stewart

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join our UAB Curatorial Fellow Claire LeSar for a discussion about the archival research she did during her tenure here on artist Hannah Holliday Stewart. Stewart was born in raised in Birmingham before achieving national renown as part of a new generation of women artists, exhibiting at the Smithsonian Institution, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and more. Stewart was known for her large scale sculptures that were inspired by mythology, sacred femininity,…

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Jul 20

ArtBreak: New Photography

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Katelyn Crawford, PhD and Curatorial Assistant Hina Zaidi for an ArtBreak about Birmingham-based collector John Hagefstration’s gift of close to 300 photographs to the BMA. These photographs, which capture significant episodes in the development of the medium, allow us to better represent the history of movements, schools of photography, as well as the work of individual artists in new depth by expanding the diverse perspectives featured in our collection, including new works by…

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Jul 27

Jul 27

Highlights Tour // Silhouettes and Shadows at the BMA

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Dr. Rachel White, Director of Learning and Engagement gives a tour that explores 'barely there' portraits across the BMA's collections. 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.

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Jul 28

Entangled Histories: Free Speech & Civil Rights from the 1960’s to Today

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

How has the First Amendment been invoked to help or to hinder the progress of civil rights? This discussion will examine how the mid-1960s were a turning point not only for the Civil Rights movement, but also the history of free speech in the U.S. From the Civil Rights Act to landmark Supreme Court decisions, the boundaries of the First Amendment were tested in ways that affected civil rights in the decades following. In this exciting conversation moderated by DeJuana Thompson at…

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Aug 03

Panel Discussion: Illuminating Shuttlesworth

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

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 joined by members of Shuttlesworth’s family; Rico Gatson, the featured artist of the BMA’s latest Wall to Wall installation, who chose Shuttlesworth as the theme…

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Aug 05

Art On The Rocks

Eric Bellinger

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Price$35

New Date! This event has been rescheduled for Friday, August 5th.

Art On The Rocks is back! Don’t miss the biggest art party in Birmingham featuring a concert by Grammy-winning artist Eric Bellinger.

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Aug 13

Highlights Tour // Let’s Play! Kids at the BMA

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The BMA is for kids! Bring your children to join Dr. Kate Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, to find a few works of art representing children, made for children, and even created by children throughout the Museum’s collection. This is the tour for little people–bring your stroller and your imagination, and we'll play. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to…

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