Art in Conversation

Join curatorial assistant Hina Zaidi for an insider look of the Power Women rotation in the Asian galleries which explores the ways art can help us to look critically at the social standards to which women have been held.

Art & Meditation

Six Saturdays, April 11–May 23 (no class May 2) No drop-ins; registration required for entire series Learn to meditate and naturally grow your confidence, awareness, and compassion, while also learning about a different object from the Asian collection each week! With the growth of Japanese Buddhism from the eighth century onwards, meditative practices were brought […]

No Art & Meditation

Please note that there is no Art & Meditation class today due to the Museum Ball. Class will resume next Saturday, May 9.

ArtBreak

Join us this month for a talk by Cathleen Cummings, UAB associate professor of art history, who specializes in South Asian art history.

ArtBreak: Decoding a Hindu Temple: Royalty and Religion in the Iconographic Program of the Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal

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 Associate Professor of Art History at UAB Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., who will lead a talk on Decoding a Hindu Temple: Royalty and Religion in the Iconographic Program of the Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal.

ArtBreak: Moon Jar

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 Senior Curator and Curator of Asian Art Don Wood, Ph.D., who will lead a conversation on our Korean piece Moon Jar (dal hang-ari). Come learn about this beautiful piece in our collection!

Slow Art Sunday: Moon Jar

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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on the Korean piece Moon Jar (dal hang-ari).

Slow Art Sunday: Jar

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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the Japanese piece Jar.

Slow Art Sunday: Peony Dish

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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the Japanese Peony Dish.

Slow Art Sunday: Thousand-Armed Avalokitesvara

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 Tibetan piece Thousand-Armed Avalokitesvara.