Welcome back to the BMA! We reopened our doors on October 6. The Museum will initially be at a limited capacity and open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sundays Noon - 5pm. Please review the steps we are taking to make your visit as safe as possible. We can’t wait to see you soon!

All Museum programs will take place virtually for the foreseeable future

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Feb 06

Kids Art 101 // Figure Sculpting Workshop

Kids Art 101 // Figure Sculpting Workshop

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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One event on February 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

| Virtual
Free

Kids (ages 7 -12) will get hands-on in this two-part virtual sculpting class, which takes place on consecutive Saturdays. Instructed by local artist Lydia Walker, students will create an amazing three-dimensional work of art inspired by street artist Keith Haring. 2 Saturdays: February 6 and 13 from 1 - 2:30pm In this class, students will learn about sculpture and its importance when thinking about public art and how it can enhance a building or space! Using plaster cloth, an easier,…

Feb 11

ArtBreak

ArtBreak

Confronting an Ugly Past, Building a Beautiful Future: The Legacy of Jim Crow at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Virtual
Free

In this virtual talk, Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, The R. Hugh Daniel Director, will discuss the Museum’s history in the era of segregation and trace the integration of its collections and exhibition program. Boettcher will also present new information about Corietta Mitchell, who in 1963, became the first African American artist to exhibit at the BMA. Register: Visitors who register will receive a reminder email ahead of the event and will have the opportunity to submit a question for the…

Feb 13

Kids Art 101 // Figure Sculpting Workshop

Kids Art 101 // Figure Sculpting Workshop

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

| Virtual
Free

Kids (ages 7 -12) will get hands-on in this two-part virtual sculpting class, which takes place on consecutive Saturdays. Instructed by local artist Lydia Walker, students will create an amazing three-dimensional work of art inspired by street artist Keith Haring. 2 Saturdays: February 6 and 13 from 1 - 2:30pm In this class, students will learn about sculpture and its importance when thinking about public art and how it can enhance a building or space! Using plaster cloth, an easier,…

Feb 23

Craft Tuesday // Glass Paintings

Craft Tuesday // Glass Paintings

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Price$30

Art meets craft in this laid-back monthly class. Follow along in our virtual classroom and learn a different creative process from a Birmingham-based artist.

Mar 05

Art after 5: Fempowerment

Art after 5: Fempowerment

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Virtual
Free

Programs available between 5-9pm FREE Fempower yourself at this month's Art After 5! Tune in for a virtual party in the name of Women's History Month with a self-care workshop from Purposed Joy; a dedicated playlist from the one and only DJ Dolly; a cocktail recipe by Queen's Park bartender Allie Phifer; a body-positivity exercise with the Beautiful Bodies of Birmingham Project, and an exploration of the work of trailblazing contemporary artist, Mickalene Thomas. Programs: Workshops // Join Shekinah Lee…

Mar 11

Panel Discussion: The History of Linn Park

Panel Discussion: The History of Linn Park

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

As part of Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments, this panel discussion explores the history of Linn Park. Executive director of the Jefferson County Memorial Project, Joi Brown, along with JCMP Fellows, will join curatorial assistant Hina Zaidi, who led the research project on the contested history of Linn Park's Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument for the exhibition. This panel will focus on events that have shaped the park, from the first documented lynching in Jefferson County to the building…

Mar 16

ArtBreak: Women Artists of Alabama

ArtBreak: Women Artists of Alabama

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Virtual
Free

Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, The R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, will provide a richly illustrated overview of significant early 20th-century women artists of Alabama, including Clara Weaver Parrish, Carrie Hill, Anne Goldthwaite, Zelda Fitzgerald, Geneva Mercer, and Lucille Douglass, among others. Share your thoughts and questions virtually for our 15 minute Q&A at the end of this discussion! Register: Visitors who register will receive a reminder email ahead of the event and will have the…

Mar 25

Virtual Film Screening // Gather

PNC

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Virtual
Free

Gather follows the stories of Native Americans on the frontlines of a growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide. An indigenous chef embarks on an ambitious project to reclaim ancient foodways on the Apache reservation; in South Dakota a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo ranch, is proving her tribe’s native wisdom through her passion for science; and a group of young men of the Yurok tribe in Northern California…

Apr 03

Holi at Home

Holi at Home

April 3 - April 11 | Virtual
Free

Apr 15

Art in Conversation: The Cahaba River Lilies

Art in Conversation: The Cahaba River Lilies

Presented by PNC

April 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm | Virtual
Free

Join us for an in-depth discussion on the environmental realities of the Cahaba River lilies, one the subjects within our latest exhibition, Wall to Wall: Merritt Johnson presented by PNC. Specialist Dr. Randy Haddock of the Cahaba River Society is an expert on the Cahaba lily, one of the most beloved plants of the Cahaba River. Dr. Haddock has led guided canoe tours to visit the lilies for over three decades. Here he shares some of his knowledge about this…

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