Rise of the Delta

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and community experts lead visitors on a thirty-minute exploration of art in the galleries. Join us this ArtBreak as special guest Carnetta Davis discusses Whitfield Lovell’s Rise of the Delta, a portrait of Mrs. Davis’ mother.

Collecting and Preserving Alabama’s Artistic Heritage

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 […]

The Refined Art of Collection Building: An Evening with the Experts

The Birmingham Museum of Art and Christie’s present The Refined Art of Collection Building: An Evening with the Experts.

Diligence, discernment, and discipline are key ingredients to building a valuable collection, whether as an institution or an individual. Join the Birmingham Museum of Art and Christie’s for a panel discussion that explores the delicate process of assembling and managing a collection from both perspectives.

Panelists:
Gail Andrews: R. Hugh Daniel Director, Birmingham Museum of Art
Anne Forschler: Chief Curator and The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art
Nan Skier: Private Collector and Member of the Board of Trustees, Birmingham Museum of Art
Jody Wilkie: International Specialist Head of European Ceramics and Glass, Christie’s

Moderator:
Graham Boettcher: Deputy Director and The William C. Hulsey Curator of American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art

What Is One Rule You’ll Never Break?

On Thursday, March 3 at 7PM, the Museum and Christie’s are excited to present The Refined Art of Collecting: An Evening with the Experts. The panel discussion, including BMA staff, a private collector, and a specialist from Christie’s, will address the careful process of assembling and managing a collection, whether as a museum or an […]