The Allen Sisters

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 The Allen Sisters by Wayman Adams in the American gallery.

Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice

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 Marlene Wallace Berndt will lead a discussion on Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice by Benjamin West in the American gallery.

Saint Paul Shipwrecked on Malta

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 Saint Paul Shipwrecked on Malta by Laurent de la Hyre in the Italian galleries.

The American West

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 Kay Hanlin for this guided tour to covering the complex implications of Manifest Destiny, beginning with the golden promises of Bierstadt’s Looking Down Yosemite Valley and ending with the James Earle Frasier’s tragic End of the Trail. Participates will have the opportunity to touch two original sculptures while wearing gloves.

Reservations are required due to limited space. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 11, 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.

The Farmers

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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on The Farmers by Joan Bankemper in the English gallery.

More than a Pretty Pitcher: the BMA’s Wedgwood Gallery

Did you know that the BMA has the largest collection of Wedgwood in the country? Or that the Museum houses one of only five copies of the famed Portland Vase made in slate blue? 

Please drop-in and join Docent Ellen Johnston for a FREE tour of the Wedgwood gallery at 1:00 pm!

Dead Hare, Grouse, King Fisher and Basket of Fruit at the Foot of a Stone Urn in a Garden with a Groom Holding a Basket of Fruit

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 Dead Hare, Grouse, King Fisher and Basket of Fruit at the Foot of a Stone Urn in a Garden with a Groom Holding a Basket of Fruit by Jan Weenix in the Dutch/Flemish gallery.

Interior of Antwerp Cathedral

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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Interior of Antwerp Cathedral by Pieter Neeffs the Younger in the Dutch/Flemish gallery.

Ways of Seeing: Portraits

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!

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

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.