Dr. Katherine Anne Paul Named Curator of Asian Art

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Katherine Anne Paul as Curator of Asian Art. She’ll oversee a permanent collection of approximately 4,000 works from diverse cultures throughout Asia.

Holi: A Festival of Color

Join the BMA and the Indian Cultural Society for the 8th annual Holi Festival, the Indian celebration of color.

Sixteenth Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

In this special lecture, art historian John Seyller Ph.D, will illuminate the illustrious career of a previously unknown Mughal court painter, Abd al-Karim, who until recently was only known as the Bodleian Painter.

Annual Wine and Cheese

Join the Indian Cultural Society for our annual member event. This year, we’ll hear about some exciting “new discoveries” in India from UAB Associate Professor of Art History Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., and enjoy a special tour of Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection. This is a private event for members of the Indian Cultural […]

Honoring an Expert

The BMA recently acquired five rare original drawings attributed to the Japanese painter and print designer Kamisaka Sekka, which were purchased by the Museum to honor Dr. Donald A. Wood.

Asian Heritage Festival

Celebrate the Museum’s latest exhibition Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection during our Asian Heritage Festival! Enjoy art activities for all ages inspired by the cultures and traditions represented in our Asian art collection. The celebration will include art activities, storytelling, and more. The festival will end with a very special Butoh Japanese dance […]

Tribute to Don Wood

After more than 30 years as Curator of Asian Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Dr. Donald A. Wood retired on December 29, 2017.

Dr. Don Wood Receives Japan’s Highest Cultural Honor

The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to announce that Dr. Donald Wood, the Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, was conferred one of Japan’s most prestigious awards, The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.