Support Group

Emerging Collectors

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

Map Making and Redlining

January 21 @ 12:00 pm

Join Paul Boncella, PhD, Book and Map Conservator at the Birmingham Public Library, for an in-depth discussion on the making of historic Birmingham maps that gave the name to the practice of housing discrimination known as redlining.

Delft Tulip Vase

January 26 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Delft Tulip Vase by De Griexe A factory in the Dutch gallery.

Portrait of Mrs. William Monck

February 2 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Portrait of Mrs. William Monck by Thomas Gainsborough in the English gallery.

Nina Campbell Lecture and Reception

February 4 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening with internationally renowned interior designer Nina Campbell. For nearly 50 years, Nina has created vibrant, imaginative spaces rooted in quintessentially English style for clients around the world, from rock stars to royalty. For this talk, Nina offers a personal tour of her colorful career with highlights from her most recent […]

Likeness and Meaning: Sculpted Portraits in Renaissance Italy

February 6 @ 10:30 am

Join Dr. Tim Smith, Associate Provost and Professor of Art History at Birmingham-Southern College, as he explores the significance of portrait busts and reliefs from private and public contexts in fifteenth and sixteenth-century Italy. After the talk, visit other portraits in the BMA’s collection in the exhibition, Ways of Seeing: Portraits, in the Bohorfoush Gallery.

A Night in Wakanda

February 7 @ 5:00 pm

Fire up your airship and head to the BMA to help us kick off a new season of Art After 5 with A Night in Wakanda!  Join us for a chill night out inspired by Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. Sip the Heart of Wakanda specialty cocktail as DJ Dolly sets the mood with some Afro […]

Power Symbols

February 8 @ 10:00 am

In this program for adults with low to no vision, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and original sculpture.

Join Master Docent Kathryn DeCola for this guided tour exploring symbols of power in the Japanese and African galleries.
Participates will have the opportunity to touch on this tour.

Reservations are required due to limited space. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 5, 2019.

To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, email tours@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2964.
Sensory Empowerment tours are also available for school-age or adult groups.

Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours At The BMA

February 8 @ 11:00 am

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

Plate “Julius Caesar Offering Food and Wine to the Roman People”

February 9 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Judy Shaw Cook will lead a discussion on Plate “Julius Caesar Offering Food and Wine to the Roman People” by Antonio Patanazzi in the Italian galleries.

Ways of Seeing: Portraits

February 16 @ 1:00 pm

Curious about how artists have pictured themselves and others across time?  Want to get the inside scoop on our latest exhibition Ways of Seeing: Portraits?

Please drop-in and join Master Docent Judy Shaw Cook for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 1:00 pm!

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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