Support Group

Emerging Collectors

Next Event:

Hand Embroidery

Contact Mary Little to Join:
mlittle@artsbma.org
205-254-2389

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Emerging Collectors is the Birmingham Museum of Art’s newest support group. Through educational events, exclusive tours of private collections, and conversations with curators and collectors, we hope to take the mystery out of art collecting by showing members that it can be accessible and affordable. Whether your interest is in porcelain or paintings, contemporary art or decorative arts, or even if you don’t have an area of interest yet, Emerging Collectors will help you become more familiar with different types of art through the Museum’s collection and learn how to establish and cultivate your own collection.

Upcoming Events

Hand Embroidery

November 13 @ 6:00 pm

Hand stitch beautiful embroidery sampler patterns.

Screen Printing

November 13 @ 6:00 pm

Understand screen printing from start to finish. Design a screen and create prints on paper and textiles.

Morning Makers

November 14 @ 10:00 am

Take time to create in the mornings. Make hand-built ceramics in October. Discover the screen printing process from start to finish in November.

Kids Art 101

November 16 @ 10:00 am

Immerse your child in the world of art while developing their skills and creativity. Each month features a new topic.

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Silhouettes and Storytelling

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Bring the whole family out for an afternoon inspired by the BMA’s current exhibition, Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. Local silhouette artist, Brandi Still, will be creating custom silhouettes of our visitors to take home.

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Intermediate Pottery Wheel Throwing

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Throw on the pottery wheel and create functional art in this intermediate course.

NEWS

Connecting the Global South

Third Space aims to create a place where all voices and perspectives are equally valued. A work central to the exhibition represents a culmination of all the ideas in the exhibition. It was commissioned from Rural Studio at Auburn University.

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BMA debuts work by artist Amy Sherald

The Birmingham Museum of Art unveiled a work by artist Amy Sherald, who was also commissioned to paint Michelle Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in 2017.

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Second Annual Collection Crawl

This past spring, Emerging Collectors, one of BMA’s newest and fastest growing support groups, enjoyed one of their favorite events – the annual Art Collectors Crawl.  Held on a Sunday afternoon, the group visited four of Birmingham’s most distinct collectors, including the BMA’s own Gail Andrews.   The tour began with a visit to the […]

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