Opulence in Disguise

In the 17th century, the Netherlands witnessed a Golden Age of economic prosperity. With it came a booming art market. The BMA recently renovated and expanded gallery space to better tell this story through its growing collection of Dutch and Flemish art, as well as through new approaches to interpretation, especially in a digital format. […]

Opening Reception (Private Event)

Opulence in Disguise: The Netherlands’ Golden Age This event is by invitation to European Art Society members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit: https://www.artsbma.org/support-groups/. We invite you to join us for the unveiling of the new Featheringill Gallery, a re-imagined space that doubles the area dedicated to our collection of Dutch […]

Japanese Prints

Dr. Roy T. Ward, Jr. (1922–2015) of Watkinsville, Georgia was a doctor by profession, but an artist at heart. Not only was he a skilled physician, but also an accomplished painter in both oils and watercolors, and a talented printmaker, as well. He was a photographer and author, and also a collector of regional quilts […]

Tissot Prints

A selection of seven prints by artist James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1936-1902) is currently on view in the second floor hallway. James Tissot moved to Paris at the age of 19 to train as a painter. He quickly gained success painting for the French upper class. He met the new generation of artists, later dubbed […]

What’s Lost is Found

In May 2015, The Do Good Fund, a non-profit organization that acquires and exhibits photographs made in the American South, invited Lauren Henkin to be an artist-in-residence for a month in Hale County. As a photographer, Henkin was familiar with images of Hale County from the iconic photographs of Walker Evans, William Christenberry, and Gordon […]

Seeing Things

“The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe.” John Berger When you engage in the act of ‘seeing’, you do so through the lens of your own thoughts and beliefs. ‘Seeing’ is a unique experience. This selection of photographs encourages each of us to think about how we see […]

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Manuel Álvarez Bravo was one of Mexico’s most renowned photographers of the twentieth century. Working during the post-revolutionary (1910-21) creative heyday when artists were drawn to Mexico from across the world, Bravo became friends with Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Andre Breton and Henri Cartier-Bresson.  His peers included Mexican cultural icons Diego Rivera, Frida Khalo, and […]

Inherited Scars

You’ve come here looking for some sort of essential truth about the South or some spiritual revelation. And you’re not going to find it, unless by accident or grace. (Some) people know about it. I guess they have what Flannery O’Connor calls the “wise blood.” The blood rules them. They don’t rule the blood. You […]