All Together Now: The Power of Group Work in American Art

Delve into the transformative power of collective creativity with Kate Crawford, the William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art. In this enriching discussion, we'll explore the significant role of group work in American art, spotlighting how collaboration can act as a catalyst for innovation, inspire artistic perspectives, and serve as a mirror reflecting societal shifts. […]

Heroes & Villains: After Hours

Join us for an evening viewing of the exhibition, Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume! This evening event is ideal for families, filled with art-making, music, refreshments, and more.

Arts vs Craft: Highlighting “Women’s Work”

Join our BMA Teaching Fellow from UAB, Wes Ladner, as they lead you through the galleries on their specially designed tour exploring ceramics, paintings, and quilts crafted by highly skilled and creative women artists. Meet Wes in the Main Lobby on the First Floor at 3:00 pm.

Culture Shock

Join our BMA Teaching Fellow from Samford University, Chrissy Williamsen, as she leads you through the galleries on her specially designed tour exploring the ways an artwork can capture a moment in time when a society is going through a major cultural shift. Meet Chrissy in the Main Lobby on the First Floor at 2:00 […]

Storytelling through Costuming

Join us for a panel discussion spotlighting the craft behind character creation and theatrical narrative with Sharon Morgan, of UAB's state-of-the-art Costume Studio, and April Bonasera, a pattern technician and seamstress for film and television.

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Poetry at the Museum

Join us at the BMA for Poetry at the Museum, co-hosted by the Magic City Poetry Festival and sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Celebrate the convergence of poetry and visual art as local talents Lauren Slaughter, Kanou Julien, and Miriam Calleja Shaw offer a unique tour, sharing their verses inspired by […]

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Cultural Exchange Envisioned through Art

Join our BMA Teaching Fellow from UAB, Kane McCreadie, as he leads you through the galleries on his specially designed tour exploring cultural interactions between different societies and how those interactions reveal themselves through art. Meet Kane in the Main Lobby on the First Floor at 2:00 pm.

From Frogs to Fairies: The Influence and Intrigue of Wedgwood

Join our BMA Teaching Fellow, UAB graduate Bailey Hite, as they lead you through the galleries on their specially designed tour exploring the impressive innovations, surprising stories, and often whimsical designs of Wedgwood. Meet Bailey in the Main Lobby on the First Floor at 3:00 pm.

“Birmingham Persian Wall” by Dale Chihuly

Curious about works of art that aren’t always included on a BMA tour? Take a DeTour with us each Sunday, where we’ll spend 30 minutes focusing on a work of art that is off the beaten path.  This Sunday, drop by and join BMA Teaching Fellow Jessica Chanel Davis as she facilitates a discussion on […]

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A Woman’s Place: Definitions of African American Womanhood

Join our BMA Teaching Fellow from Miles College, Jessica Harris, as she leads you through the galleries on her specially designed tour exploring female resilience, identity, beauty, and empowerment.  Bonus, this will be the last day to see our exhibition Nappy Roots: A Transatlantic Story of Hair, Struggle, and Liberation, and Jessica will be discussing […]

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“Blue Parrots” by Les Namingha

Curious about works of art that aren’t always included on a BMA tour? Take a DeTour with us each Sunday, where we’ll spend 30 minutes focusing on a work of art that is off the beaten path.  This Sunday, drop by and join BMA Teaching Fellow Jessica Chanel Davis as she facilitates a discussion on […]

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