First Thursday: After Hours At The Museum

Join us this summer for “Southern Pictures,” a new film series at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Ranging from vintage classics to contemporary hits, each featured film is set in the South. Come early to enjoy our open galleries, drinks, and tapas at the BMA.

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

6:30 PM: Muscle Shoals (Not Rated, 2013), 1hr 51 min.

Famous for a unique sound quality, a tiny studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama produced some of the greatest rock and roll in history. Featuring music legends Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Bono, Etta James, Gregg Allman, and more, this contemporary documentary is fixin’ to be a cult classic.

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

First Thursday: After Hours At The Museum

Join us this summer for “Southern Pictures,” a new film series at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Ranging from vintage classics to contemporary hits, each featured film is set in the South. Come early to enjoy our open galleries, drinks, and tapas at the BMA.

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

7 PM: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Not Rated, 1958) // 1 hr, 47 minutes.

Adapted from legendary playwright Tennessee Williams’ production, this Old Hollywood favorite is a Southern staple. Featuring the dazzling duo, Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor, the film follows the tempestuous dynamics of a wealthy Mississippi family with more money than sense.

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

First Thursday: Southern Pictures

Join us this summer in the breezy outdoor sculpture garden for “Southern Pictures,” a new film series at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Ranging from vintage classics to contemporary hits, each featured film is set in the South. Come early to enjoy our open galleries, drinks, and tapas at the BMA.

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

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

7 PM: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (PG-13, 2001) // 1hr, 48 min.

Based on the Odyssey by Homer this award-winning Coen Brothers production became an instant classic. Set in Mississippi in the 1930’s, the film tells the amusing tale of three escaped convicts (bless their hearts) on a search for hidden treasure.

Interview with Dr. Cathleen Cummings: Film in Post-Partition India

On March 5 at 6PM, the Museum is excited to welcome Dr. Cathleen Cummings to present the Callahan Lecture, where she will discuss India’s post-Partition identity and the cinematic image. Dr. Cummings is an Associate Professor of Art History at The University of Alabama at Birmingham who specializes in South Asian art. Read along to learn more […]