All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful brings together works primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection that look at themes of power and agency. This exhibition takes its name from a painting by Amy Sherald, whose portraits depict Black sitters with pride, dignity, and joy, representation historically only afforded to white people. Some artists in the exhibition […]

Map Making and Redlining

Join Paul Boncella, PhD, Book and Map Conservator at the Birmingham Public Library, for an in-depth discussion on the making of historic Birmingham maps that gave the name to the practice of housing discrimination known as redlining.

Celestia Morgan: REDLINE

Celestia Morgan: REDLINE presents a series of photographs and small sculptures by artist Celestia Morgan that explore “redlining” in Birmingham, Alabama.

Work

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and special guests lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. Join Dr. Jessica Dallow, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, for a deeper look at unseen labor in the installation, Work, located in our Pizitz contemporary gallery.

The Original Makers

Join us in June for an inside look at The Original Makers with co-curators Emily Hanna, Curator of the Arts of Africa and Americas, and former BMA Director Gail Andrews.

Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. On December 19, Donald A. Wood, Ph.D., The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, will discuss highlights from the current exhibition Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection. This will be Dr. Wood’s last […]

Afterlife

AFTERLIFE: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection journeys across Asia to explore the fascinating role of art in this life and the next. Inspired by the bequest of Henry and June (“Jimmy”) Weldon, the exhibition includes a wide variety of sculpture, ceramics, and tomb wares that reflect ancient fashion trends, entertainments, status symbols and religions, […]

Decoding Black Art: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College

Join Kelli Morgan, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow of African American Art at the BMA, for a lecture series on African American art. The series will analyze and illuminate important works of African American art within the Museum’s permanent collection. All lectures are free and open to the public.

This week Kelli will discuss Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College.

Decoding Black Art: Hood Visualizations: David Driskell’s “Ghetto Wall #1”

Join Kelli Morgan, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow of African American Art at the BMA, for a lecture series on African American art. The series will analyze and illuminate important works of African American art within the Museum’s permanent collection. All lectures are free and open to the public.

This week Kelli will discuss Hood Visualizations: David Driskell’s “Ghetto Wall #1”.