American Modernism

Shannon Bewley, the BMA’s Provenance Research Fellow, will discuss modernism in the American Galleries and the recent expansion of the collection to include works made through 1970.

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and special guests lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. This month, Shannon Bewley, the BMA’s Provenance Research Fellow, will discuss modernism in the American Galleries and the recent expansion of the collection to include works made through 1970.

Ways of Seeing: Fashion Drop-In Tour

Curious about the various roles fashion plays in art?  Want to get the inside scoop on our latest exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion? 

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 11:00 am!

Curious about the various roles fashion plays in art?  Want to get the inside scoop on our latest exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion?

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 11:00 am!

Ways of Seeing: Fashion Drop-In Tour

Curious about the various roles fashion plays in art?  Want to get the inside scoop on our latest exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion? 

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 11:00 am!

Curious about the various roles fashion plays in art?  Want to get the inside scoop on our latest exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion?

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 11:00 am!

Drop-In Tour: 18th c. English Art

Whether it’s a large painting or tiny figurine, the BMA’s 18th c. English collection is sure to pique your interest!

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the English gallery at 11:00 am.

Whether it’s a large painting or a tiny figurine, the BMA’s 18th c. English collection is sure to pique your interest!

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the English gallery at 11:00 am.

Drop-In Tour: 18th c. English Art

Whether it’s a large painting or tiny figurine, the BMA’s 18th c. English collection is sure to pique your interest!

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the English gallery at 11:00 am.

Whether it’s a large painting or a tiny figurine, the BMA’s 18th c. English collection is sure to pique your interest!

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the English gallery at 11:00 am.

Studio by the Tracks

Join us for a special Art Break featuring the Executive Director of Studio by the Tracks, Suzanne Boozer, who will discuss their current exhibition featured in the Burrow Education Gallery.

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and special guests lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. Join us for a special ArtBreak featuring the Executive Director of Studio by the Tracks, Suzanne Boozer, who will discuss their current exhibition featured in the Burrow Education Gallery.

Studio by the Tracks is a studio and gallery for artists with Autism Spectrum Disorders. They provide a social network and a career path that enriches the lives of the artists they serve, as well as the greater community. For more information, visit studiobythetracks.org.

 

Drop-In Tour: Japanese Art

Whether it’s the sharp blade of a samurai sword or the elegance of a 5,000 year old Jomon vessel, the BMA’s Japanese collection is sure to peak your interest!

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the Japanese gallery at 11:00 am.

Whether it’s the sharp blade of a samurai sword or the elegance of a 5,000 year old Jomon vessel, the BMA’s Japanese collection is sure to pique your interest!

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the Japanese gallery at 11:00 am.

Drop-In Tour: Japanese Art

Whether it’s the sharp blade of a samurai sword or the elegance of a 5,000 year old Jomon vessel, the BMA’s Japanese collection is sure to peak your interest!

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the Japanese gallery at 11:00 am.

Whether it’s the sharp blade of a samurai sword or the elegance of a 5,000 year old Jomon vessel, the BMA’s Japanese collection is sure to peak your interest!

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the Japanese gallery at 11:00 am.

Highlights Drop-In Tour

Interested in seeing a few of the highlights of the BMA’s collection?

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the Museum at 11:00 am.

Interested in seeing a few of the highlights of the BMA’s collection?

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the Museum at 11:00 am.

ALABAMA POLITICS!

OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents Alabama Politics with Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator John Archibald.  John has spent his entire journalistic career observing and editorializing about the fascinating, frustrating, outrageous, sometimes illegal and often hilarious doings of our State politics and politicians.  Join us as he shares his insightful, wry and tongue-in-cheek observations.  Admission is free.

ArtBreak: For Freedoms

Join us for a discussion on “For Freedoms: Civil Rights and Human Rights,” featuring special guest John Paul Taylor of Real Life Poets.

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and special guests lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. Join us this month for a discussion on our newest exhibition, For Freedoms: Civil Rights and Human Rightsfeaturing special guest John Paul Taylor of Real Life Poets.

 

 

The New Makers Community Exhibition

Free, No registration

Join us for a closing reception and enjoy light refreshments.

There’s a maker in us all. Discover yours at the pop-up Maker Stations by creating your own art inspired by The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection. Each drop-in art session will feature a different community artist and related art activities, so you can make something different every time. 

Drop by Saturday July 21, August 4, and August 11 from 10AM-12:30PM.  

Free, no registration necessary. Open to makers of all ages.

After each Maker Station, take your artwork with you or loan it to us temporarily and be part of the New Makers Community Exhibition in the Sharon and Grady Burrow Education Gallery, August 16 through August 28. Come to the closing reception on August 28 from 5 to 7PM and enjoy light refreshments. After the reception, take home your artwork from the show.

Waterline

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and special guests lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. Join us this month for a special look at our newest exhibition, Waterline, an immersive experience featuring a single work of art created by the artist Marianne Nicolson.

Drop-In Drawing

Spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries during this FREE drop-in class.

Explore your creativity in a relaxed setting. Under the guidance of teaching artist Jamison Harper, spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries. You provide the creativity. We’ll provide the supplies.

No registration necessary. Open to adults and high school students who are accompanied by an adult. Look for signs at either entrance for gallery location.

Free · 2–4PM · Sundays Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Join us this month for a closer look at artist Amy Sherald’s “All Things Bright and Beautiful.”

Take a break for art and come to the Museum for a lunch-time talk featuring the recently unveiled work All Things Bright and Beautiful by Amy Sherald, who was commissioned to paint Michelle Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in 2017. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Cafe and enjoy a complimentary dessert!