Pure Land of Amitabha

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 will lead a discussion on the Pure Land of Amitabha temple wall in the Chinese gallery.

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 will lead a discussion on the Pure Land of Amitabha temple wall in the Chinese gallery.

Quail Feeding Amidst Susuki and Kikyo

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 will lead a discussion on Quail Feeding Amidst Susuki and Kikyo by Matsumura Keibun in the Japanese gallery.

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 will lead a discussion on Quail Feeding Amidst Susuki and Kikyo by Matsumura Keibun in the Japanese gallery.

Cancelled

Unfortunately, this Saturday’s low to no vision tour has been cancelled.

But all is not lost! If you would like to schedule a sensory tour, please email tours@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2964.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups.

Unfortunately, this Saturday’s low to no vision tour has been cancelled.

But all is not lost! If you would like to schedule a sensory tour, please email tours@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2964.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups.

Intersections of Faith: Guanyin and Mother Mary

Assistant Curator of Education Angela May discusses the similarities of Chinese bodhisattva Guanyin and the Virgin Mary.

Chinese bodhisattva Guanyin is the goddess of compassion and mercy. Guanyin loosely translates to “the one who hears the cries of the world.” Images of Guanyin with child and the Virgin Mary with the Christ child share a striking resemblance. Assistant Curator of Education Angela May discusses this hybridization of these two sacred icons.

Art and Conversation is for people who want to learn more about art in an informal and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of May and July, are held on the first Thursday of each month January through October at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and light refreshments are available one half-hour prior in the Main Lobby. Lectures are led by curators or guest lecturers, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share thoughts and ideas, and actively participate in the learning process.

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.

Ganesha

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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on the sculpture of Ganesha from the Khmer Empire. 

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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on the sculpture of Ganesha from the Khmer Empire.

Sarasvati

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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on the sculpture of Sarasvati in the South and Southeast Asian gallery.

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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on the sculpture of Sarasvati in the South and Southeast Asian gallery.

The Pure Land of Amitabha

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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on The Pure Land of Amitabha in the Chinese gallery.

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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on The Pure Land of Amitabha in the Chinese gallery.

Imagine Asia

In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

Explore the Sculpture Garden, Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast Asian galleries for an overview of Asian art and culture. Learn what was important to their cultures in terms of lifestyle, belief systems, and technology as well as the formal qualities of shape, texture, color, and composition.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

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

In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

Explore the Sculpture Garden, Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast Asian galleries for an overview of Asian art and culture. Learn what was important to their cultures in terms of lifestyle, belief systems, and technology as well as the formal qualities of shape, texture, color, and composition.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

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

Sakyamuni as an Ascetic

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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on Sakyamuni as an Ascetic in the Chinese gallery.

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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on Sakyamuni as an Ascetic in the Chinese gallery.

Chinese Snuff Bottles

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, Docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Chinese snuff bottles in the Chinese gallery.

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, Docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Chinese snuff bottles in the Chinese gallery.

ArtBreak

Join us this month for a talk by Cathleen Cummings, UAB associate professor of art history, who specializes in South Asian art history.

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 talk by Cathleen Cummings, UAB associate professor of art history, who specializes in South Asian art history.

A select work from the Asian galleries

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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on a select work from the Asian galleries. 

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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on a select work from the Asian galleries.