Lost Realms of the Moundbuilders:

More than 1000 years ago, Alabama was home to the Mississippian civilization, one of the largest and most important Native American cultures ever to exist. This ancient civilization, also known as the Moundbuilders, created an empire comparable to that of the Aztec, Mayan and Incan cultures. The Mississipian Moundbuilders were responsible for some of the […]

Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle features the series of paintings Struggle . . . From the History of the American People (1954–56) by the iconic American modernist. The exhibition reunites the multi-paneled work for the first time in more than half a century. One of the greatest narrative artists of the twentieth century, Jacob Lawrence […]

Black Out Gallery Talk with the Invisible Histories Project

Join us for a discussion on the silhouette portrait of Sylvia Drake and Charity Bryant. Led by historian, archivist, and educator Joshua Burford, the talk will bridge the story of Drake and Bryant, a same-sex couple, with Burford’s work at the Invisible Histories Project. The mission of the Invisible Histories Project is to preserve and […]

Visitas guiadas en español en BMA

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español. No se requiere reserva previa para estos recorridos gratuitos. Destinados a visitantes de todas las edades, cada mes, el recorrido se centrará en un tema y aspecto único de la colección del Museo. ¡Únete a nosotros para explorar obras de arte de todo el mundo!

Silhouettes and Storytelling

Bring the whole family out for an afternoon inspired by the BMA’s current exhibition, Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. Local silhouette artist, Brandi Still, will be creating custom silhouettes of our visitors to take home.

Special Exhibition Opening: Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Join us for an exclusive first look at Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, an exhibition that explores the previously unstudied art form of the silhouette by investigating its deep historical roots and considering its forceful presence today. Black Out presents historic silhouettes from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery and other […]

Black Out

Black Out presents historic silhouettes from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and other institutions alongside works by contemporary artists who are reimagining silhouettes in bold and unforgettable ways. Before the selfie, before the Polaroid, and even before the photograph, there was the silhouette, a profile portrait made from cut paper. Silhouettes were […]