Mar 18

The ReFRAME Lecture: Manjari Sharma – Play through It

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

For the featured lecture of The (Spring) ReFRAME, join Brooklyn-based artist, Manjari Sharma, for a discussion on her career and her latest exhibition at the BMA, Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen. In this artist lecture, Sharma will explore the power of tapping into the potential of our unique experiences and distinguished […]

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May 03

22nd Annual LaVona Rushton Concert

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join us for for the 22nd Annual LaVona Rushton concert featuring a performance by classical pianist Rachel Cheung . Cheung, who was the 2017 Cliburn Audience Award winner, has grown a reputation for her “stunningly imaginative” performances marked by “flights of both beauty and virtuosity.” Rachel has appeared with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hong Kong […]

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Jan 29

Self-Soothe Saturday

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit with a Wellness Workshop by Bama Wellness Advocacy, yoga exercises with Yogi Adi Devta Kaur, and practice an artful approach to mindful meditation over selected art works.

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Dec 08

The Transformation of Indigenous Cultural Practices by Colonial Powers

Mairin Odle, Ph.D.

In Person - Registration Required

December 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Mairin Odle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the Department of American Studies from the University of Alabama, highlights cross-cultural engagements in Indigenous culture and the role of narrative and memory-making in colonial projects (as well as in Indigenous resistance to those projects). This talk references our exhibition Voices So True: New Native American Art from the […]

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Nov 10

Rediscovering Travel & Trade in Modern Times

In-Person - Registration Required

November 10, 2021 @ 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 […]

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Oct 13

Weaving Together Southeastern Indigenous Art and Ecology

In-Person - Free Registration

October 13, 2021 @ 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 […]

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Nov 04

Annual Chenoweth Lecture

Kaywin Feldman, Director of the National Gallery of Art

In Person - Registration required

November 4, 2021 @ 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 […]

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Oct 16

Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project

In-Person - Free Registration

October 16, 2021 @ 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 […]

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Sep 16

Art in Conversation

Power Women of Asia

Registration required

September 16, 2021 @ 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.

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Dec 08

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 […]

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