Matrilineage: Dress Form One

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum staff lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the visitor’s interpretive skills across the comprehensive-range of art periods and canons represented by the BMA’s collections. […]

African Reverse Glass Painting

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and community experts lead visitors on a thirty-minute exploration of art in the galleries. Join us this ArtBreak as special guest Gaynell Hendricks gives us an exclusive look into a few works of art currently on view in our African galleries.

Contemporary African Art

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty-minute exploration of art in the galleries. Join us this ArtBreak with Senior Curator Emily G. Hanna, Ph.D. in conversation with Mrs Wanda Williams, English teacher with the Yellowhammer Learning Program, who will explore four works of contemporary African painting, sculpture, and […]

Slow Art Sunday: Beer Vessel

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, touring docent Katia Kass Miller will lead a discussion on the Zulu people of South Africa’s Beer Vessel.

ArtBreak: Beer Vessel

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas Emily Hanna, Ph.D., who will discuss our Spotlight on the Collection piece, Beer Vessel by the Zulu people of South Africa.

ArtBreak: Out of Africa and into the Realm of Design

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by the BMA’s Exhibition Designer Terry Beckham. Terry will discuss the design behind our new African Gallery, including the layout, color choices, and more.

Slow Art Sunday: Plank Mask

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Marlene Wallace leads a discussion on this month’s Spotlight on the Collection piece, Plank Mask, made by the Bwa people. Come explore our all-new African Gallery!

ArtBreak: Plank Mask

Today’s ArtBreak is presented by Curator of Arts of the Africas and Americas Emily Hanna, Ph.D. Dr. Hanna will discuss this month’s Spotlight on the Collection piece, a Plank Mask by the Bwa people. Join us for the talk in our newly reinstalled African gallery!

African Gallery Reopening Celebration

To celebrate the African gallery’s reopening, the Museum will host a lecture by renowned African art scholar, Dr. Babatunde Lawal. His talk, Meditating and Enabling the Soul: Tradition and Change in Yoruba Art, will focus on the cultural and spiritual significance of art among the Yoruba of Nigeria, contemporary movements in Yoruba art, and the Yoruba influence on the arts of the African Diaspora. Stay after for our opening reception!

Sankofa Society: New African Gallery Tour

This event is for members of the Sankofa Society support group. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.rangeprojects.com.

Be among the first to see the brand new African Gallery! Join us before the opening lecture and reception for an exclusive tour with Curator of Arts of Africa and the Americas Emily Hanna, Ph.D.