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Art After 5: Star Wars

Launch into hyperspace in this Star Wars themed Art After 5! Visit the cantina on Tatooine for a night of music, beverages, and art-making to begin your intergalactic journey. Enjoy a stellar view from your X-Wing fighter with the exclusive, big screen release of the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope -- the […]

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ArtBreak // Exhibition Engineering

Join the BMA’s lead preparator, Alex McClurg, for an overview of the strategy and challenges that must be considered when building a museum exhibition. By focusing on our current exhibition, Expanding Darshan: To See or Be Seen in our Pizitz Gallery, McClurg explains the ways BMA’s prep team built this specific exhibition to optimize visitor […]

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Chenoweth Lecture // Frank Stitt + Bryant Terry

Join us for the 2022 Chenoweth Lecture featuring a discussion with James Beard award-winning chefs Frank Stitt and Bryant Terry. The subject of the evening will be "Food and Community in the South," led by moderator Amanda Storey of Jones Valley Teaching Farm and Chef Ama 'Ifágbàmílà' Shambulia of A Beautiful Life Enterprises LLC.

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Highlights Tour // Everything Old Is New Again

In the fashion world, we often see renewed interest in designs from the past when they are reinvented for present-day consumers. The same is true in the world of fine and decorative arts, in which work created in one period can evoke a time and place long ago and far away. Join Dr. Graham C. […]

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Native American Heritage Festival

Celebrate the rich Indigenous cultural history of Alabama. This free family-oriented festival features traditional Indigenous cuisine, storytelling, dance performances, various demonstrations from Indigenous makers across our state, gallery tours, art-making activities, and more family fun to immerse yourself into our region’s vibrant Native American culture! 10am – 2pm // Food tasting
 // Juanita Gardinski of […]

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Shopping Sunday Funday

Shop the World for everyone on your list at the Birmingham Museum of Art! Our Museum Shop will offer a day of discounts, artist demos, artisans, book signing, treats, drinks, and more, for this annual shopping event. From books and art supplies, to handmade jewelry and home decor, the Museum Shop offers a unique selection […]

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Art After 5 // Stranger Things

Stop by the museum for an after-hours program where art and pop culture collide. Art after 5 features Birmingham’s best for an evening of art, music, makers activities, and more! The December Art After 5 goes 80's supernatural with a Stranger Things theme. Don't get caught in the Upside Down --  on a scale of one […]

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Highlights Tour // Abstract American Scenes

The word landscape may bring to mind realistic images of oceans, pastures, or even cities. Expanding this idea through abstract works of art from the American collection, on this tour we will see artists creating cloudscapes, mindscapes, and even landscapes from the tiniest details in the natural world. Join Dr. Kate Crawford, The William Cary […]

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