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Year in Review: INSPIRE

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inspireIn the past year, the Museum has welcomed 56,978 children through our doors. Along with our work with children in schools, parks, at festivals, and more, we strive to INSPIRE a lifelong appreciation of art in Birmingham’s kids.

With school curricula cutting arts classes, programs, and budgets, it is the Museum’s job to continue offering a creative outlet to kids of all ages. Through free programs like Bart’s ArtVenture and Bart’s Books, to special family festivals like Holi and our Hip Hop Day, and even annual favorites like Summer Art Camp, the Museum knows the importance of instilling a love for art and, thus, an appreciation for collaboration, communication, conversation, critical thinking, and creativity.

Give to the Museum today and help us continue to INSPIRE kids throughout the Birmingham area.

By the numbers

56,978 Children engaged with the Museum through family programs, tours, school visits, and more

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

585 Tours led by docents, curators, and Museum educators

99 Neighborhoods united to participate in the mural project Into the Streets, which received third place at the national Neighborhoods, USA awards ceremony

41 Stories shared by children and adults, featured in the exhibition Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming

34 Schools served through ArtSparks, a new effort to help students develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, confidence, and conversation

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