Color My World: Ikat

Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

I spy with my little eye… all the colors of the rainbow! Explore color, pattern, texture, and shape in Ikat garments from Uzbekistan.

Color My World: Ikat

Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover? I spy with my little eye…  all the colors of the […]

ArtBreak: IKAT Robes

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum staff lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the visitor’s interpretive skills across the comprehensive-range of art periods and canons represented by the BMA’s collections. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s and they will throw in a free dessert!

This month, we will explore All The Colors of the Rainbow: Uzbekistan Ikats from the Collection of Peggy Slappey with Dr. Donald Wood, Curator of Asian Art.

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

Your Night at the Museum!

The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the garden, or sit down with friends for tapas at Oscar’s. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9PM.

Please note that costs apply for purchase of tapas and/or cocktails.

5-9PM: Tapas and cocktails in the café.

6PM: Tour of All the Colors of the Rainbow: Uzbekistan Ikats from the Collection of Peggy Slappey led by Dr. Donald Wood, Curator of Asian Art.

7PM: re:Memory Birmingham science talk and dance performance beginning in Steiner Auditorium and moving to the Main Lobby
About re:Memory Birmingham: Have you ever wondered why the ability to play the piano can survive 60 years when faces can fade so easily? How do we remember? Why do we forget? Join re:Memory, a Birmingham-based collective of musicians, dancers, artists, and neuroscientists, as they portray memories in a performance that externalizes the stories of the mind and processes of the brain. Our project explores the psychological and neurobiological processes of memory storage and recall. Join us in a playground for your mind AND brain.