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May 03

22nd Annual LaVona Rushton Concert

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for for the 22nd Annual LaVona Rushton concert featuring a performance by classical pianist Rachel Cheung . Cheung, who was the 2017 Cliburn Audience Award winner, has grown a reputation for her “stunningly imaginative” performances marked by “flights of both beauty and virtuosity.” Rachel has appeared with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Sydney Symphony, London Chamber, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, collaborating with conductors including Edo de Waart, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jaap…

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May 04

Museum Closed

May 4 - May 8

The BMA will be closed Wednesday, May 4 through Sunday, May 8 in preparation for our annual fundraiser, the Museum Ball. The Museum will reopen to the public with normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 10.

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May 11

Dear Black Son Project

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local photographer Celestia Morgan speaks about her Dear Black Son Project, which explores the private discussions between Black fathers and their sons, particularly about being Black in America, via portraits juxtaposed with comments or questions. Celestia Cookie Morgan (b.1981) was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her BFA in photography from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012 and her MFA from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2017. Morgan currently is a Postdoctoral Research Associate…

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May 18

Curator of Decorative Arts, Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Chief Curator and Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, for an inside look at the largest and finest collection of Wedgwood in the country, here at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Join us for ArtBreak each month where Museum curators and community partners lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in our galleries. ArtBreaks are presented in honor of Joyce Benington’s twenty five years as a docent at the Birmingham Museum…

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May 19

Film Screening + Reception // For Paradise

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

At the age of 18, Elizabeth Webb discovered a family history that had gone unspoken for a generation: her paternal grandfather, whom she never met, was African-American. Her father had been passing as white. He had also decided to raise his family as such, giving them no knowledge of their Black ancestry. For Paradise is a hybrid documentary that traces the construction of racial identities within her family, where members operate on both sides of the color line. Webb will…

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May 26

The Importance of Yoga

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Kim Richardson and Jeremy Gray for a panel discussion to learn more about the importance of yoga, how it has transformed their personal lives, and the impact it can have on all our futures. Kim Richardson, a member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, is the founder of Yes You, Yoga, which works to encourage yoga as a vital community resource. Jeremy Gray, State Representative for District 83 in the Alabama House of Representatives, sponsored legislation that lifted the…

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Jun 01

Art in Conversation: Hidden in Plain Sight: Queer Art in a Deep Southern Museum

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Founded in 1951 as a department of the City of Birmingham, the Birmingham Museum of Art has grown to become one of the Deep South’s largest art museums, housing more than 27,000 works of art from across history and around the globe. In a richly illustrated talk, Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, The R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, will unpack the museum’s complex and sometimes surprising history of collecting the work of LGBTQ artists, sharing examples…

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Jun 04

African Heritage Festival

Presented by Medical Properties Trust

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the vibrant traditions of African cultures and the Museum’s African art galleries with the return of the African Heritage Festival sponsored by Medical Properties Trust. This family-oriented festival will feature food, games, dance, and music! African Djembe Drums Art Activity // 10am - 2pm Djembe means “Gather in Peace.” Spread peace and joy by creating your own traditional African Djembe drum with provided materials. Sahi On Ko Djony West African Dance and Drumming Experience // 1…

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Jun 09

Magic City Fashion Week SZN IV


June 9 - June 10

Join us for the return of Magic City Fashion Week, hosted at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Founded in 2017, Magic City Fashion Week aims to cultivate, connect, and showcase the artistic community of Birmingham through fashion with two days of fashion fun. Day 1 June 9, 2022 // 5-8pm Join MCFW and BMA for an interactive evening highlighting the vibrant creative culture of the Magic City! Magic City Fashion Week SZN IV begins with an immersive art + fashion…

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Jun 15

ArtBreak: Hannah Holliday Stewart

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join our UAB Curatorial Fellow Claire LeSar for a discussion about the archival research she did during her tenure here on artist Hannah Holliday Stewart. Stewart was born in raised in Birmingham before achieving national renown as part of a new generation of women artists, exhibiting at the Smithsonian Institution, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and more. Stewart was known for her large scale sculptures that were inspired by mythology, sacred femininity,…

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