Birmingham Museum of Art is welcoming six new major works—learn more

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The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) has acquired six major works of art made in and about the American South. Keep reading to learn more.

New at the BMA

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Love Around the Jungle Cat, 1993—one of BMA’s new works by Thornton Dial. (Birmingham Museum of Art)

The BMA recently announced the acquisition of six major works of art advancing one of the Museum’s main collection development priorities, the American South. The artists represented in this acquisition series are:

  • Dawoud Bey
  • Debra Riffe
  • Howard Oubre
  • Hale Woodruff
  • Thornton Dial
  • Richard Dial

The Birmingham Museum of Art’s collection includes more than 27,000 works of art from ancient to contemporary times, representing cultures all over the world. These acquisitions represent works from photography to painting and sculpture carrying themes of music, the Civil Rights Movement and Black American experience.

The BMA is committed to strengthening its collection

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Richard Dial, (b. 1955) Chuck Berry, 2017 and Praying Angels, undated (Birmingham Museum of Art)

According to a release from the BMA, the museum is committed to offering visitors more complete and expansive stories of human experience, especially as they relate to ways of life within the American South, specifically Alabama.

“These works offer greater perspectives of the American South, and enrich specific collection areas with work that carry deep connections to Alabama. Included in these acquisitions are works by both artists with whom we have enjoyed long-standing relationships, and those whose work is new to our institution.”

Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art

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