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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Jan 18

MLK Day: Community Art Project

MLK Day: Community Art Project

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Join us at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on MLK Day for a community collage project to celebrate the parallels between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and artist Jacob Lawrence. In collaboration with local printmaking co-op, Paperworkers Local, kids of all ages are invited to participate in a community collage project inspired by two of artist Jacob Lawrence’s panels. This project will take place in collaboration with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at their annual weekend MLK Festival. Participants will…

Jan 19

ArtBreak: The Labor that Builds our Nation

ArtBreak: The Labor that Builds our Nation

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Virtual
Free

In this program, Victoria Siciliano, Director of Administration and Fundraising with Adelante Alabama, gives us a firsthand look at the advocacy work Adelante does to promote the rights, dignity and justice of immigrant workers. In panel 29 of the series Struggle...From the History of the American People, artist Jacob Lawrence paints from the perspective of the laborers who built the Erie Canal. Lawrence visualizes their accomplishment, with the builders occupying the majority of the picture plane. Using Lawrence’s work as…

Jan 21

Jacob Lawrence Through My Eyes – Steven Mark Finley, Jr.

Jacob Lawrence Through My Eyes – Steven Mark Finley, Jr.

Presented by Alabama Power, Vulcan Materials, and The Warner Foundation

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Virtual
Free

For the second edition of this virtual programming series, Birmingham-based painter and BFA grad from the University of Montevallo, Steven Mark Finley, shares his perspective on a selection of Lawrence’s panels and how they inspire his practice. Following the talk, Steven will join us for a live Q&A using the submitted questions as well as ones left live in the chat. Listen to the talk and share a question to be answered live! Register: Visitors who register will receive a…

Jan 26

Craft Tuesday // Block Printing

Craft Tuesday // Block Printing

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Price$30

For this Craft Tuesday, you will learn how to successfully design an image, experiment with linoleum block carving techniques, and print your image on different surfaces. We’re inspired by the work of printmaker Clare Leighton in one of our latest exhibitions, An Epic of Earth and Water: Clare Leighton and the New England Industries Series. This class is taught by illustrator and comics artist, Hannah Adamson, who received a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Montevallo. Every Craft Tuesday art…

Feb 03

Local Voices Network Community Conversation on Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Local Voices Network Community Conversation on Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

February 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for this community conversation inspired by our current exhibition, Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle. In partnership with the Local Voices Network (LVN), these small group conversations offer a space to share your perspectives and concerns for our community while listening to others’ stories of resistance and resilience. These conversations are recorded and transcribed with the goal of offering media, local leadership, and the greater public a window into the most important community concerns and ideas. To sign up,…

Feb 05

Jacob Lawrence & History Forward

Jacob Lawrence & History Forward

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Virtual
Free

We close the BMA’s presentation of Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle with a community discussion analyzing the ways Lawrence may see the world today. Inspired by Lawrence’s depiction of underrepresented histories in his series of paintings, we highlight organizations in Birmingham that do the same by creating platforms for unheard voices. Led by Manager of Public Programs, Carey Fountain, this conversation will include Tim Majors, the founder of grassroots social justice and community advocacy group, BhamStands; and T. Marie King,…

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.

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