Chenoweth Lecture

Join us for a special lecture, Do You See What I see? Portraiture & (Me)mory, featuring Director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Kim Sajet.

Waterline Lecture

Artist Marianne Nicolson will discuss her installation “Waterline” in this special talk.

The Chinese Art Market: Status, Trends and Record Setting Prices

In conjunction with our new exhibition, Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection, the BMA is proud to have guest speaker Elizabeth Hammer, Senior Specialist Head of Sales at Christie’s Auction House, visit us for a special lecture where she will discuss the art market for traditional Chinese paintings.

Chenoweth Lecture

Join us for a special lecture, Taking It Personally: An Art Critic’s Life, featuring Holland Cotter. Holland Cotter is co-chief art critic of The New York Times, where he has been on staff since 1998. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2009. He writes on a wide range of art, old and […]

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 […]

Rick Lowe

Social and Community Engaged Art: The Genuine and the Artificial

Slavs and Tatars: Long Legged Linguistics, September 20, 2014

Slavs and Tatars joined the Birmingham Museum of Art for ART PAPERS LIVE on Saturday, September 20. This illustrated presentation explored the potential of language as a strategy of both resistance and research into notions of identity, politics, colonialism, and faith. Founded in 2006, Slavs and Tatars is an art collective devoted to an area east of […]

Callahan Lecture: Illustrating Victorious Lives: Jaina Narrative Painting

On Saturday, March 8, the BMA welcomed Robert J. Del Bontà, Ph.D., who led the discussion Illustrating Victorious Lives: Jaina Narrative Painting. Dr. Del Bontà examined the illustrated manuscripts that detail the lives of the Jainas, through the lens of the Svetambara and Digambara. Seeing these illustrated narratives side by side was both rare and informative, and it was the first lecture on this topic held at the BMA.