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Year in Review: CREATE

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This Thanksgiving, we are feeling particularly thankful for our community and its support of the arts at the Museum all year long. By visiting us and participating in our many programs (most of which are free to all), our visitors help us bring more vibrant and creative events to Birmingham.

We have been lucky to have a wonderful year of programs at the Museum. Our staff CREATES opportunities every day for our visitors to explore our comprehensive collection. From ArtBreaks to Slow Art Sunday, Art On The Rocks to First Thursday, and tours to studio classes, our calendar is packed each month to bring art to everyone in our city.

Give today and help us CREATE even more in 2016!

By the numbers

27,212 Objects now comprise our encyclopedic collection of art from around the globe

6,569 Visitors enjoyed the best of local culture during the BMA’s 10th season of Art On The Rocks

2,256 Visitors welcomed spring by throwing colors at our annual Holi Festival

1,164 Collection-inspired programs presented by the BMA

14 Exhibitions presented by the BMA

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Spotlight on the Collection
The Second Biennial Bunting Ceramics Symposium
Small Treasures Lecture: Interview with Arthur Wheelock, National Gallery of Art
Video: Derrick Adams’ The Entertainer
Art On The Rocks
New Exhibition Dedicated to Baseball
Mystery Object
David Puxley smartguide feature
Video: Rick Lowe, Social and Community Engaged Art: The Genuine and the Artificial
Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
Meet the Members of the Moth
Black Like Who? smartguide feature
Hale Woodruff Lecture: Interview with Stephanie Heydt, The High Museum of Art
Curator’s Choice: August Anniversaries
Art On The Rocks 2015 Recap 
Lecture: Religion in Modern Art, Interview with Erika Doss, University of Notre Dame
Rushton Concert: Pianist Sean Chen
Hiden Lecture: Interview with Natalie Chanin
Gandhi Jayanti 2015 Essay and Poster Contest Recap
Huffington Post Features BMA Exhibition 
Lecture: America is Hard to See, Interview with Carter Foster, the Whitney Museum of American Art