In the Community: Woodlawn Project

Our team of BMA teaching artist instructors recently collaborated with Real Life Poets, Inc. to create a body of work with a talented group of Woodlawn High School students. Our art and poetry sessions included discussions and work inspired by current issues like gun violence, freedom of speech, and knowledge of self. We explored street […]

Shelton State Student Art Exhibition Reception

SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT ART EXHIBITION Instructor: Jennifer Jaia Chen Drawing I & Drawing II from 2011-2016 The Shelton State Community College Student Art Exhibition consists of artwork created by Shelton State students over the last five years. These selected works are representative of two dimensional conceptual-theme based projects. Students explore ideas such as […]

School Reception: All Area Educators

We are pleased to invite to join us for a back to school reception for all area educators. This should be an exciting time of refreshments as we explore both our collections and our education programming – with giveaways for teachers, as well! For more information contact Matthew Stokes at

Area Educators Meet-Up at Cahaba Brewing

Join us a for a drink! As schools start back, please join us at Cahaba Brewing Company for a time of networking and refreshment. The museum’s education department will provide a beer for the first 100 teachers. Please stop by and learn about our programming, as well as those from our cultural partners around the city. For more information contact Matthew Stokes at

Year in Review: SERVE

One of the many roles the Museum holds on a daily basis is to SERVE our communities, taking art beyond our walls and into the city of Birmingham. By giving to the Annual Fund this year, you’ll directly support the Museum’s daily operations, including our work in our neighborhoods, schools, parks, and more. Take a look […]

Museum Brings Art To Community KaBOOM! Project

On Saturday, October 17, the Museum joined many community partners to help build a new playground with KaBOOM! Plans for the playground, which was built for South Hampton K-8 School, have been in the works for several months. After writing a grant – written and submitted by South Hampton K-8’s Technology Instructor Vicki Hale, Pratt City […]

Fairfield Fire Department’s Cultural Arts Festival

Since October is National Fire Prevention Month, the Fairfield Fire Department is busy informing the public about fires and how to remain safe. As part of the month of educating about safety, the Fairfield Fire Department hosted its “Safety Is Fun” Day, now in its 14th year, which is a cultural arts festival for five area […]

Gandhi Jayanti 2015 Poster and Essay Contest

The Indian Cultural Society and the Museum received nearly 60 entries for the Gandhi Jayanti contest this year and received works from school systems throughout the Birmingham area. We’d like to thank the office of Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson and the 100 Days of Nonviolence initiative for sponsorship of this event. Please join us in congratulating all of […]

Party With A Purpose 2015

More than 1,000 people attended District 8’s Party with a Purpose fun day in Ensley Park. At this year’s event, the Museum offered a variety of art projects for all ages, including Jerry Brown-inspired face jugs, bookmarks inspired by Native American art, mixed media projects inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, and watercolor paintings. Children, parents, and […]

The First Birmingham Museum of Art Club!

This week, September 13-19, is National Arts in Education Week. The Museum, particularly our Education Department, works with schools, parks, and churches to take art into our communities and also invites students into the Museum, with free admission every day. Art in school curricula is crucial in establishing many life-long skills, like creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, problem […]