More than a Pretty Pitcher: the BMA’s Wedgwood Gallery

Did you know that the BMA has the largest collection of Wedgwood in the country? Or that the Museum houses one of only five copies of the famed Portland Vase made in slate blue? 

Please drop-in and join Docent Ellen Johnston for a FREE tour of the Wedgwood gallery at 1:00 pm!

Pathways to Recognition

In this program for adults with low to no vision, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and original sculpture. Join Master Docent Mary Helen Crowe for this guided tour to experience and learn about works by three artists who overcame […]

Wedgwood and the Royal Prussian Iron Foundries

In the 18th century, the Wedgwood world extended beyond English borders. The influence of the pottery established by Josiah Wedgwood in 1759 reached continental Europe and affected not only the types of objects that European potteries produced, but also played a role in the development of other early industries. The Birmingham Museum of Art houses […]

Am I not a Man and a Brother?

Senior Curator Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, PhD discusses the powerful imagery featured on an 18th century medallion.

Wedgwood At The World’s Fairs

Chief Curator and Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts Anne Forschler-Tarrasch talks about the importance of the world’s fairs to Wedgwood, the objects or types of objects the company exhibited at these fairs, and the impact the fairs had on Wedgwood with regard to the development of new products […]

Cancelled

Please note that the Visually Impaired Program tour scheduled for Saturday, July 8 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2964.

A Presidential Plate

  Originally, President Theodore and First Lady Edith Roosevelt wanted their official White House dinner service – which was needed after the State Dining Room was enlarged around 1900 to seat over 100 guests – to be manufactured in the United States. However, after the Knowles, Taylor and Knowles Pottery Company of East Liverpool, Ohio, […]

Family Tour: Wedgwood

Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Wedgwood: Did you know that the BMA has the largest collection of Wedgwood outside of England? Explore the classical designs found on these stunning porcelain beauties!

Slow Art Sunday: The Sacrifice or Abraham Offering Up His Son Isaac

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired – not tired!

This Sunday, Docent Mary Helen Crowe leads us in a discussion on the Wedgwood piece The Sacrifice or Abraham Offering Up His Son Isaac.

Family Tour: Wedgwood

Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Wedgwood: Did you know that the BMA has the largest collection of Wedgwood outside of England? Explore the classical designs found on these stunning porcelain beauties!