Wall to Wall

The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to announce Wall to Wall, a new ongoing project that invites artists to activate the Museum’s lobby and cafe with artwork inspired by the city. Recognizing the lobby and cafe as vital places of exchange and communal gathering, the BMA seeks to make these spaces more accessible by […]

Threads and Layers

Join us virtually on our website for our first conversation of the series with Sara Armstrong. Sara Garden Armstrong, a visual artist and founder of Ground Floor Contemporary, a cooperative art gallery in Birmingham, leads a talk on creating and cultivating space for art making and dialogue for the visual arts in Birmingham. She also […]

Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments

Join a special guest for a talk on our current exhibition, Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments, which looks at built environments in Birmingham and across the globe.

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 […]

Color My World: Ikat

Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover? I spy with my little eye…  all the colors of the […]

Slow Art Day 2017: Mind, Body, Spirit… and Art!

International Slow Art Day: Apr. 8th 10:30am: Slow Art session in Third Space 11:30am: meditation session on balcony above monk and sand mandala 12:00pm: break in day for lunch — pop-up food things 1:00pm: Slow Art session on Third Space 2:00pm: yoga session (cafe) monk making a sand mandala – all day…

Art & Conversation

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers This program is for people who want to learn more about art in an informative and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of June, are held on the first Thursday of each month, January through October. Coffee and light refreshments are available. Tours are led by curators or […]

Art & Conversation

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers THE VALUE OF ART What makes fine art fine? What happens when a Rembrandt is de-attributed by a group of Rembrandt scholars? How much is a masterpiece by Rauschenberg worth that cannot be bought or sold due to its incorporation of a stuffed endangered species? Appraiser and independent scholar […]

Art & Conversation

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers This program is for people who want to learn more about art in an informative and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of June, are held on the first Thursday of each month, January through October. Coffee and light refreshments are available. Tours are led by curators or […]

Crosscurrents of Culture

In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

As we explore the Japanese, African and Native American galleries, we will look closely at art objects that reflect similarities between these cultures, including the importance of nature and the natural world, the spirit world and importance of ancestors.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2964 or email tours@artsbma.rangeprojects.com.