What is Folk Art? The term has meant different things over time, and many scholars have written about the problems with this catch-all category. It has referred to craft traditions passed down through generations within communities. It has sometimes referred to artists without formal education or artistic training, and those who create outside of the […]
Celebrate the opening weekend of our new exhibition with a fun-filled day at the BMA!
The Original Makers exhibition kicks off Saturday, June 16 from 10am – 2pm with a day of family-friendly entertainment. Enjoy face painting, art activities, live music, and more.
While the BMA collects art from all over the globe, it takes just as seriously the goal of collecting important work by the most significant artists born or active in the state of Alabama. Well represented within the Museum’s collection are the Weavers, a multi-generational dynasty of women artists from Selma. Most famous among the […]
Alabama native William Christenberry, Jr. died on November 28 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at 80 years old. In announcing his death, The Washington Post recognized him as “one of the most respected and influential artists of the modern South.” As an Alabama artist, Christenberry’s work reflected his obsession with the landscape of his home. […]