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A Q&A with Author Judith Tankard

renowned author and landscape historian Judith Tankard will speak at the BMA on April 25. Tickets available at artsbma.org. The BMA and the Red Mountain Garden Club will welcome renowned author and landscape historian Judith Tankard to Birmingham on April 25 as she offers a visual journey through one of the most iconic eras in garden design. Her talk will highlight the important principles of design in the early 1900s and explore the role these…

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The Blue and White Pandemic

Curated by Katherine Anne Paul, PhD, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art / Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, PhD, Chief Curator and The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts A different kind of pandemic has been sweeping the world in waves over centuries: our love for blue and white ceramics. First wave: 14th Century West Asia to East Asia Originally from the lands that are present-day Iran,…

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Black History Month: 10 Artists You Should Know

In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting 10 important artists whose work is on view now at the Birmingham Museum of Art. While the Museum takes the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month in February, we are dedicated to collecting work by African and African American artists year round. Our collection includes work by artists like Kara Walker, Ebony Patterson, Hank Willis Thomas, Shinique Smith, Wilmer Wilson, and Kerry James…

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Art On The Rocks Exclusive: Con Brio

The June 2019 Art On The Rocks features musical guests Con Brio. Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning returns on June 14 featuring musical guests Con Brio! This funky seven-piece band from San Francisco refuses to conform to a single musical genre, fusing decades of styles to create a sound uniquely their own. The band’s name comes from an Italian musical direction meaning “with spirit,” and after experiencing…

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Art On The Rocks Exclusive: Seratones

Straight out of Shreveport, Louisiana, the big sounds of Seratones serve up a killer combination of Southern musicality, garage rock ferocity, and general badassery. Band members point to punk, gospel, and garage as early influences, but they’ve created a sound all their own. Leading up to their Art On The Rocks performance, we talked musical food pairings, art, and the early days with lead singer and guitarist AJ Haynes. Birmingham…

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Return to the Written Word

Curated by Laura Woodard, Librarian, Hanson Library Unaccustomed to spending so much time within the confines of home, many of us are seeking creative and inspiring ways to invest our time. Technology still rules much of the day, but returning to low-tech activities like baking, gardening, and reading offers a break from increased screen time. We are excited to share this digital exhibition focusing on the joys of reading, visual storytelling,…

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Art On The Rocks Exclusive: Tank and the Bangas

After announcing the lineup for the 2018 season of Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning, one thing was clear: Birmingham loves Tank and the Bangas. You let us know through Facebook, Instagram, and online ticket sales. The group is based in New Orleans, but for band member Albert Allenback, Alabama will always be home. Birmingham Museum of Art: Everybody wants to know the band’s story. How did you all meet, and how did you…

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Megan LaRussa’s Style Tips Inspired by Ways of Seeing: Fashion

Guest Post by Megan LaRussa Chenoweth of Style Yourself Chic Every day I am immersed in the world of fashion and style. From helping my Style Coaching clients cleanse their closet and shop for their body type, or simply creating videos and how-to guides for my style membership site, I am thinking about fashion 24/7. While I realize I am an anomaly as fashion is my passion and profession, I love how the Ways of Seeing: Fashion exhibition that my…

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Mother and Child

Mother and Children, Mobile, Alabama, 1956; Portfolio published 2012 Gordon Parks, American, 1912-2006, pigment print, Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation, AFI.898.2012.10 Written by Meagan Bailey, UAB Curatorial Fellow Gordon Parks was one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. He is best known for photojournalism that speaks to social…