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Birmingham Museum of Art

2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
205.254.2565 artsbma.rangeprojects.com

February 2020

Pieces of Agatha

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

Join Hina Zaidi, our new curatorial assistant, as she discusses Patty B. Driscoll's Pieces of Agatha series, now on view in the Museum's Kress galleries of Italian Renaissance art.

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JCMP Fellow Report Release

Free February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

JCMP Fellows will present their new research on our county's history of racial terror, including the discovery of previously undocumented victims.

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Dead Hare, Grouse, King Fisher and Basket of Fruit at the Foot of a Stone Urn in a Garden with a Groom Holding a Basket of Fruit

Free February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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, Master Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Dead Hare, Grouse, King Fisher and Basket of Fruit at the Foot of a Stone Urn in a Garden with a Groom Holding a Basket of Fruit by Jan Weenix in the Dutch/Flemish gallery.

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17th Annual Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Beyond the Lotus: Flora in the Arts of India Throughout India the language of foliage is profound. Learn the secrets of this scented language as rendered in the visual arts through a discussion with Katherine Anne Paul, PhD, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and Tushara Bindu Gude, PhD, Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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March 2020

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Free March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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, Master Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on All Things Bright and Beautiful by Amy Sherald in the Contemporary gallery.

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Craft Tuesday

Price$30 - $80 March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Art meets craft in this laid back art class. Learn from a different teaching artist each month. Beverage and small snack provided.

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Hand Embroidery

$50 March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Learn from a local artist who makes old school look cool in this class that takes a playful look at embroidery sampler patterns.

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Spring and the Arts of Asia

Price$12 - $17 March 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art at the BMA, discusses her latest rotation in the Asian galleries, "Botanicals: Flora in Asian Art," and its connection to seasonal holidays such as the Indian Holi Festival of Color and Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival that are celebrated here in Birmingham as well as on the other side of the globe.

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Art After 5

Free March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Museum is open late on the first Friday of the month from September through April for an evening of art, music, makers activities, and more! See our collection in a new light when you take an adults-only gallery tour. Discover the maker within and bring home your own masterpiece to put on the fridge. Sip a specialty cocktail crafted by a local mixologist. Art After 5 is a free night of fun and entertainment for everyone in Birmingham. Come…

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

Free March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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!

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The Farmers

Free March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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, Master Docent Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on The Farmers by Joan Bankemper in the English gallery.

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Hand Embroidery

$50 March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Learn from a local artist who makes old school look cool in this class that takes a playful look at embroidery sampler patterns.

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The American West

Free March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 Kay Hanlin for this guided tour to covering the complex implications of Manifest Destiny, beginning with the golden promises of Bierstadt’s Looking Down Yosemite Valley and ending with the James Earle Frasier’s tragic End of the Trail. Participates will have the opportunity to touch two original sculptures while wearing gloves.

Reservations are required due to limited space. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2019.

To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, email tours@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2964.
Sensory Empowerment tours are also available for school-age or adult groups.

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Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours At The BMA

Free March 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2020

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

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Saint Paul Shipwrecked on Malta

Free March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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, Master Docent Judy Shaw Cook will lead a discussion on Saint Paul Shipwrecked on Malta by Laurent de la Hyre in the Italian galleries.

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Drop-In Drawing

Free March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Spend time sketching in the galleries during this guided drawing class. You provide the creativity. We’ll provide the supplies.

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Hand Embroidery

$50 March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Learn from a local artist who makes old school look cool in this class that takes a playful look at embroidery sampler patterns.

Find out more »

Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice

Free March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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, Master Docent Marlene Wallace Berndt will lead a discussion on Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice by Benjamin West in the American gallery.

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Procreate Workshop

$30 March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring your tablet and stylus to the Museum for a crash course on Procreate, the popular digital illustration app. Learn new skills and tricks while exploring digital arts.

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Open Studio

$15 March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Here’s an all-access pass to use our art supplies with a professional teaching artist on hand to help with tips and tricks. Open studio makes available materials used for whichever way you create, from painting and pottery to printmaking and woodworking.

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Exploring Indigo and Shibori

$70 March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on March 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Explore the basics of textile dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing in this special class.

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Exalting Beauty Earring Workshop

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Explore the art of jewelry making with Aliya as she teaches you how to create your very own pair of funky earrings inspired by her jewelry line.

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Exploring Indigo and Shibori

$70 March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Explore the basics of textile dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing in this special class.

Find out more »

The Allen Sisters

Free March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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, Master Docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on The Allen Sisters by Wayman Adams in the American gallery.

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April 2020

Iconic Monuments

Price$12 - $17 April 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Darlene Negrotto, President and CEO of Vulcan Park and Museum, offers an insider’s view of Giuseppe Moretti's colossal Vulcan monument in Birmingham.

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Art After 5

Free April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Museum is open late on the first Friday of the month from September through April for an evening of art, music, makers activities, and more! See our collection in a new light when you take an adults-only gallery tour. Discover the maker within and bring home your own masterpiece to put on the fridge. Sip a specialty cocktail crafted by a local mixologist while you enjoy the sounds of a local band. Art After 5 is a free night…

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Holi: A Festival of Color

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for our tenth annual Holi festival, the Indian celebration of color. Enjoy classical Indian and Bollywood-style dancing, a pop-up restaurant by Taj India, henna artists, art making, and more! At the end of the event, guests gather outside for the highlight of the day, the throwing of powdered colors to welcome the spring season. This event is free of charge. The Family Festivals Series is presented by Medical Properties Trust.

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Craft Tuesday

Price$30 - $80 April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Art meets craft in this laid back art class. Learn from a different teaching artist each month. Beverage and small snack provided.

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Good Friday

April 10

The Museum will be closed for the holiday.

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Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours At The BMA

Free April 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2020

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

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Drop-In Drawing

Free April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Spend time sketching in the galleries during this guided drawing class. You provide the creativity. We’ll provide the supplies.

Find out more »

Museum Closes Early

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Museum will close at 2pm for Museum Ball preparations and will reopen on Tuesday, May 5 at 10am.

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May 2020

May 1

The Museum is closed for Museum Ball preparations and will reopen on Tuesday, May 5 at 10am.

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May 2

The Museum is closed for Museum Ball preparations and will reopen on Tuesday, May 5 at 10am.

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May 3

The Museum is closed for Museum Ball preparations and will reopen on Tuesday, May 5 at 10am.

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Craft Tuesday

Price$30 - $80 May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Art meets craft in this laid back art class. Learn from a different teaching artist each month. Beverage and small snack provided.

Find out more »

Homeschool Illustration Workshop

$30 May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on May 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Students will spend time learning about variations of illustration techniques for animation and how it is used in pop culture, such as in magazines, professional ads, books, and cartoons.

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Gardens and Galleries

Price$12 - $17 May 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

John Manion, the Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, leads a discussion on the scientific and symbolic language of plants within works of art and the ways in which gardens, like art galleries, create immersive and aesthetic experiences for visitors indoors and out.

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Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours At The BMA

Free May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2020

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

Find out more »

Homeschool Illustration Workshop

$30 May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Students will spend time learning about variations of illustration techniques for animation and how it is used in pop culture, such as in magazines, professional ads, books, and cartoons.

Find out more »

Drop-In Drawing

Free May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Spend time sketching in the galleries during this guided drawing class. You provide the creativity. We’ll provide the supplies.

Find out more »

Homeschool Illustration Workshop

$30 May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Students will spend time learning about variations of illustration techniques for animation and how it is used in pop culture, such as in magazines, professional ads, books, and cartoons.

Find out more »

June 2020

Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments

Price$12 - $17 June 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join a special guest for a talk on our current exhibition, Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments, which looks at built environments in Birmingham and across the globe.

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Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours At The BMA

Free June 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2020

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

Find out more »

July 2020

Threads and Layers

Price$12 - $17 July 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sara Garden Armstrong, a visual artist and founder of Ground Floor Contemporary, a cooperative art gallery in Birmingham, leads a talk on creating and cultivating space for art making and dialogue for the visual arts in Birmingham. She also discusses her work and upcoming monograph, Sara Garden Armstrong: Threads and Layers, which is the first comprehensive look at five decades of work from this multimedia artist.

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4th of July

July 4

The Museum is closed for the holiday.

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Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours At The BMA

Free July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2020

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

Find out more »

August 2020

The Politics of Design

Price$12 - $17 August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

James Williams, Design Director at the Birmingham Museum of Art, leads a discussion on how we communicate beyond the art in our galleries. He will examine the language of graphic design and the ways in which inherent biases can lead to miscommunication for a global audience.

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Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours At The BMA

Free August 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2020

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

Find out more »

September 2020

African American Moments

Price$12 - $17 September 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Anthony Bingham, a visual artist and instructor in the Department of Humanities at Miles College, on an exploration of processes, histories, and ideas that have led to transformative images and objects inspired by his life’s journey as an African American in the South.

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October 2020

Rewriting Art History

Price$12 - $17 October 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Curator of European Art, Robert Schindler, Ph.D., speaks about his upcoming project on Rachel and Anna Ruysch, two sister painters in late 17th-century Amsterdam who specialize in flower still life paintings, and situate their work in its art historical and intellectual context.

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November 2020

History Forward

Price$12 - $17 November 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Curator of American Art Dr. Kate Crawford and Curator of Contemporary Art Hallie Ringle discuss the legacy of Jacob Lawrence and his influence in contemporary art around the BMA's fall featured exhibition, Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, organized by the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Veterans Day

November 11

The Museum is closed for the holiday.

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Thanksgiving

November 26

The Museum is closed for the holiday.

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Museum Open

November 27
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December 2020

Christmas Eve

December 24

The Museum is closed for the holiday.

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Christmas Day

December 25

The Museum is closed for the holiday.

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