Discovering the BMA – Adult

This is the highlights tour of the Birmingham Museum of Art! As one of the finest regional museums in the United States, the BMA houses a diverse collection of more than 25,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. The collection presents a rich panorama of cultures, featuring extensive […]

BMA Your Way – Adult

Don’t see a tour that correlates to the needs of your classroom or your group? With BMA Your Way, we’ll customize a tour to correlate to a specific subject or theme!  The Education team is happy to work closely with group leaders to create a tour just for your group.

SEP – Adult

As a visual arts institution, the Museum has a responsibility to make art accessible to all. In our Sensory Empowerment Program (SEP) tours, specially-trained docents present the Museum’s collection and selected special exhibitions through multi-sensory education. Using verbal descriptions, tactile models based on original artworks, specially selected sculptures, and music, these tours allow visitors to […]

European Masterpieces – Adult

During the 18th century, society’s young elite, along with chaperones and tutors, would set off on a comprehensive tour of continental Europe. Take your own Grand Tour of Europe without leaving the Museum! Our adventure embarks upon the English, Italian, French, and Wedgwood galleries to discover what travelers saw and collected during this important step in […]

Crosscurrents of Culture – Adult

Sometimes the cultures that seem most foreign to us can be best understood through their art. Tour objects created by Native American, African, and Asian cultures to learn more about the cultural beliefs and traditions of these ancient civilizations.

Bling at the BMA

Diamonds and pearls and gold, oh my! Jewelry is a universal form of adornment. It can be an indication of rank and social status. Precious materials can be used as a form of protection against dangers. And, just like paint and stone, bling can be used as a material to make art. This tour explores […]