Annual Fund

A composite image featuring artwork from Manjari Sharma, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Rico Gatson

Your Annual Fund contribution ensures our ability to continue sparking the creativity, imagination, and liveliness of Birmingham by connecting all its people to the experience, meaning, and joy of art. And it’s free for all.

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Letter from the Director

Dear Friends,

After so much distancing, has there ever been a time when we needed the arts more? A study by the University of Pennsylvania found that nine out of ten arts participants report forming new connections through their arts experiences. Art museums like the BMA are essential community infrastructure helping people connect to themselves, others, their city, and the world…

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The BMA plays a vital role in our cultural community…

67,316 Museum visitors

6 Exhibitions 

27,078 Collected works

939 Living artists in the collection

62 Community partners

39,645 Individuals accessed online resources in over 100 countries

1,305 visitors experienced free, professionally led tours

14 School & community outreach programs serving 1,418 students

45 Public programs including Art After Five, Art in Conversation, ArtBreak, Family Festivals, Film Screenings, Lectures, Master Classes, Panel Discussions, Special Events with 10,047 attendees

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About the image:

(Left to Right): Manjari Sharma (Born Mumbai, India 1979, Lives and works in California, USA), Maa Laxmi, From the Darshan Series, 2013, Chromogenic print, brass embossed frame; Museum purchase, 2020.48.2a | Georgia O’Keeffe, American, The Green Apple, 1922, Oil on canvas; Museum purchase with partial funds provided by the 1981 and 1982 Museum Dinners and Balls, the Museum Store, Donors, and matching funds from Mr. and Mrs. Jack McSpadden, 1983.28, © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum | Rico Gatson, an original artwork commissioned by the Birmingham Museum of Art as a part of the Wall to Wall series, sponsored by PNC Bank, 2022