Q&A with Terry Beckham

In May, Terry Beckham retired as Head Exhibitions Designer after 34 years of service to the Birmingham Museum of Art. Terry has been a great asset to the Museum and is respected by those who know him for his curiosity, creativity, and eagerness to collaborate. His tireless devotion to his work has helped the Museum connect […]

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.

Meet the Membership Officer, Mary Little

Earlier this year the Museum welcomed Mary Little as its new membership officer. Mary has worked for a number of years in administrative and customer service roles, including her most recent position providing support to the executive director at the Birmingham Public Library. She is passionate about art and earned a B.F.A. from the University […]

Hallie Ringle Awarded Warhol Fellowship

Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art Hallie Ringle was recently granted a Curatorial Research Fellowship by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Warhol Foundation will award a total of $413,500 in Fall 2018 Curatorial Research Fellowships, the highest amount since the program began in 2008. Fellows will receive grants of up to […]

Q&A with New Curator of Contemporary Art

In November 2018, Hallie Ringle joined the BMA as the new Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art. Coming to us from the Studio Museum in New York, Hallie has extensive experience working with artists and has organized numerous contemporary art exhibitions. She looks forward to facilitating conversations, strengthening the contemporary art collection, and sharing stories […]

Meet the Manager of Docent and Teacher Programs: Emily Hylton

BMA’s newest staff addition is Emily Hylton, who joins our Education Department as the manager of docent and teacher programs. Coming to the Museum from The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, Emily looks forward to engaging with the community, building relationships, and enjoying all that Birmingham has to offer. She brings […]

BMA Director Receives NAACP Award

In July, Director Graham Boettcher was awarded the 2018 Metro Birmingham NAACP Community Empowerment Award. The award acknowledges the contribution of an individual who has strongly supported the well-being of the community by focusing on areas such as economic growth, education and/or political and social justice. “I am honored to accept this award largely on […]