Nov 10

Rediscovering Travel & Trade in Modern Times

Rediscovering Travel & Trade in Modern Times

In-Person - Registration Required

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

In conjunction with our current exhibition Ways of Seeing: Travel Trade and Transportation, we explore the ways technology continues to enhance how we interact and ways accessibility becomes critical. Birmingham is a hub of creative companies that have both reinvented and redefined how travel, trade, and transportation can be enhanced through innovative business models.  Landing […]

Oct 13

Weaving Together Southeastern Indigenous Art and Ecology

Weaving Together Southeastern Indigenous Art and Ecology

In-Person - Free Registration

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join us for a conversation about how ever-changing ecology impacted southeastern indigenous art from Mississipian times to the present. Sehoy Thrower, an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and Jonathan Davis, a Native American textiles and weaving historian/conservator and weaving artisan, will discuss how these traditional arts have declined with land-use […]

Nov 04

Annual Chenoweth Lecture

Annual Chenoweth Lecture

Kaywin Feldman, Director of the National Gallery of Art

In Person - Registration required

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The BMA is pleased to welcome Kaywin Feldman, Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as the speaker of its Annual Chenoweth Lecture. Feldman will present Building a National Collection in a Changing Nation. The National Gallery of Art is an institution of intriguing paradox. Founded by millionaire Andrew Mellon to educate […]

Oct 16

Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project

Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project

In-Person - Free Registration

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for an in-person performance of the traditional Jingle Dress Dance followed by a presentation and Q&A discussion with artist Eugene Tapahe and the dancers. “The jingle dance of the Ojibwe people originated during the influenza pandemic of 1918-19,” says Eugene Tapahe. “It came as a dream to a father whose daughter was sick […]

Sep 16

Art in Conversation

Art in Conversation

Power Women of Asia

Registration required

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join curatorial assistant Hina Zaidi for an insider look of the Power Women rotation in the Asian galleries which explores the ways art can help us to look critically at the social standards to which women have been held.

Dec 08

Jacob Lawrence Through My Eyes: Erin Mitchell

Jacob Lawrence Through My Eyes: Erin Mitchell

December 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Virtual
Free

Artist Erin Mitchell shares her perspective on a selection of Jacob Lawrence’s panels and how it inspires her practice. Stick around for a live Q&A with Erin after the talk. Watch live on this page or join us on Zoom where you will be able to chat with participants and submit your own questions. All […]

Oct 20

Virtual Art Break: Seeing Music in Indian Art

Virtual Art Break: Seeing Music in Indian Art

October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Virtual
Free

As a prelude to the Indian Cultural Society's virtual fall classical concert, featuring Ramneek Singh, join Katherine Anne Paul, the Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art for an Art Break that illustrates how music is made visual in Indian sculpture, painting, and textiles. Click play to start the event https://vimeo.com/470265483 The […]

Nov 01

Performance by Ramneek Singh – Watch Now

Performance by Ramneek Singh – Watch Now

Q&A Live on

November 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Virtual
Free

Hear a feast for the ears in this performance by acclaimed vocalist Ramneek Singh, commissioned by the Indian Cultural Society at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Experience the peaks and valleys of Indian classical and semi-classical music through a specially curated selection of songs that showcase different musical genres such as Khayal, Tarana, Shabad, Bhajan, Thumri and Sufiana.

Nov 05

Amy Sherald: In Conversation

Amy Sherald: In Conversation

Chenoweth Lecture

November 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Virtual
Free

The BMA is pleased to welcome American painter Amy Sherald as the speaker of its Annual Chenoweth Lecture. Join us for a virtual conversation with Sherald led by Curator of Contemporary Art Hallie Ringle and our Manager of Public Programs Carey Fountain. Be a part of the conversation as we discuss Amy’s work, studio practice, […]

Feb 29

17th Annual Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

17th Annual Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

February 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Beyond the Lotus: Flora in the Arts of India Throughout India the language of foliage is profound. Learn the secrets of this scented language as rendered in the visual arts through a discussion with Katherine Anne Paul, PhD, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, […]

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