Mar 16

ArtBreak: Women Artists of Alabama

ArtBreak: Women Artists of Alabama

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Virtual
Free

Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, The R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, will provide a richly illustrated overview of significant early 20th-century women artists of Alabama, including Clara Weaver Parrish, Carrie Hill, Anne Goldthwaite, Zelda Fitzgerald, Geneva Mercer, and Lucille Douglass, among others. Share your thoughts and questions virtually for our 15 […]

Mar 11

Panel Discussion: The History of Linn Park

Panel Discussion: The History of Linn Park

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

As part of Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments, this panel discussion explores the history of Linn Park. Executive director of the Jefferson County Memorial Project, Joi Brown, along with JCMP Fellows, will join curatorial assistant Hina Zaidi, who led the research project on the contested history of Linn Park's Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument […]

Feb 11

ArtBreak

ArtBreak

Confronting an Ugly Past, Building a Beautiful Future: The Legacy of Jim Crow at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Virtual
Free

In this virtual talk, Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, The R. Hugh Daniel Director, will discuss the Museum’s history in the era of segregation and trace the integration of its collections and exhibition program. Boettcher will also present new information about Corietta Mitchell, who in 1963, became the first African American artist to exhibit at the […]

Feb 03

Local Voices Network Community Conversation on Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Local Voices Network Community Conversation on Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

February 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for this community conversation inspired by our current exhibition, Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle. In partnership with the Local Voices Network (LVN), these small group conversations offer a space to share your perspectives and concerns for our community while listening to others’ stories of resistance and resilience. These conversations are recorded and transcribed […]

Feb 05

Jacob Lawrence & History Forward

Jacob Lawrence & History Forward

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Virtual
Free

We close the BMA’s presentation of Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle with a community discussion analyzing the ways Lawrence may see the world today. Inspired by Lawrence’s depiction of underrepresented histories in his series of paintings, we highlight organizations in Birmingham that do the same by creating platforms for unheard voices. Led by Manager of […]

Jan 19

ArtBreak: The Labor that Builds our Nation

ArtBreak: The Labor that Builds our Nation

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Virtual
Free

In this program, Victoria Siciliano, Director of Administration and Fundraising with Adelante Alabama, gives us a firsthand look at the advocacy work Adelante does to promote the rights, dignity and justice of immigrant workers. In panel 29 of the series Struggle...From the History of the American People, artist Jacob Lawrence paints from the perspective of […]

Jan 14

Panel Discussion: Does environmental accessibility contribute to social change?

Panel Discussion: Does environmental accessibility contribute to social change?

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Virtual
Free

How does environmental accessibility relate to social change?  Inspired by the BMA’s current exhibition Wall to Wall: Merritt Johnson, our panel will discuss environmental sustainability in an unsustainable environment and the parallels between indigenous and underrepresented cultures. Panelists include artist Merritt Johnson; Marcus Briggs-Cloud of Ekvnv Yefolecvlke, a community of Indigenous Maskoke persons who have […]

Jan 21

Jacob Lawrence Through My Eyes – Steven Mark Finley, Jr.

Jacob Lawrence Through My Eyes – Steven Mark Finley, Jr.

Presented by Alabama Power, Vulcan Materials, and The Warner Foundation

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Virtual
Free

For the second edition of this virtual programming series, Birmingham-based painter and BFA grad from the University of Montevallo, Steven Mark Finley, shares his perspective on a selection of Lawrence’s panels and how they inspire his practice. Following the talk, Steven will join us for a live Q&A using the submitted questions as well as […]

Jan 07

Art in Conversation: The Relocation of Temple Abu Simbel

Art in Conversation: The Relocation of Temple Abu Simbel

January 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Virtual
Free

Join curatorial assistant Hina Zaidi for a virtual deep dive into the relocation of temple Abu Simbel, which is featured in a lithograph in our latest exhibition, Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments. In 1950, the Aswan Dam had to be constructed to control unpredictable annual Nile floods, but the Egyptian people realized that by […]

Dec 15

ArtBreak: Lawrence and Libraries

ArtBreak: Lawrence and Libraries

December 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Virtual
Free

Join us for a conversation with Reba Williams which examines the relationship between archives, access, and art, and the Civil Rights legacy of the Smithfield Library. Williams is currently a librarian at the Smithfield Branch Library and a PhD Student at the University of Alabama. Artist Jacob Lawrence relied on his local library in New […]

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