Quilts of The Original Makers

Join special guest speaker and BMA Docent Jeannine Brown as she gives us an in-depth look at the quilting process and discusses the different methods used by southern quilt makers.

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and special guests lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. This month, join special guest speaker and BMA Docent Jeannine Brown as she gives us an in-depth look at the quilting process and discusses the different methods used by southern quilt makers.

Exhibition Opening: Embodying Faith

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Birmingham Museum of Art’s exhibition, Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus through the Ages.

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Birmingham Museum of Art’s exhibition, Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus through the Ages. Take a first look at our latest exhibition, which traces how artists across time depicted the life of Jesus. The afternoon will feature a moving performance by the renowned Birmingham Boys Choir, along with holiday treats for our guests. This event is free and open to all.

Dr. Sarah Parcak

Join us for a special lecture by world-renowned archaeologist Dr. Sarah Parcak, associate professor of anthropology and founding director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

GlobalXplorer’s Space Archeologist Dr. Sarah Parcak uses satellite imagery to identify hidden archaeological sites, including ancient pyramids, forgotten settlements, and lost tombs.
Join us for a free lecture by Dr. Parcak, associate professor of anthropology and founding director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Parcak’s work has garnered international attention and earned her the 2016 TED Prize, a $1 million prize granted annually to an exceptional individual with a “wish to change the world.” With that prize, she founded GlobalXplorer, a nonprofit based here in Birmingham at the Innovation Depot. GlobalXplorer’s first project in Peru mapped over 700 previously unknown sites, uncovered 19,000 features, and has created a citizen archaeology movement of nearly 80,000 users throughout the world.
 She is a National Geographic Society Archaeology Fellow, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a 2013 TED Senior Fellow. Her research has been featured in two major international BBC-Discovery Chanel Documentaries, “Egypt: What Lies Beneath” and “Rome’s Lost Empire.”
The Chenoweth lectures are endowed by Dr. Arthur I. Chenoweth as a memorial to his brother and parents. The purpose of the lectures is to encourage international understanding through the presentation of a variety of subjects by specialists in their fields.

Chapter 06: A Musical Performance by Lonnie Holley

Chapter 06 features a unique musical performance by Birmingham-born artist Lonnie Holley.

Join us for the final episode of Chapters, the six-part series of artist talks, conversations, and performances that has accompanied the Third Space exhibition. Chapter 06 features a unique musical performance by Birmingham-born artist Lonnie Holley, whose album, Keeping a Record of It, is currently on view in the exhibition. His engaging concerts are always an original experience, as Holley never performs the same song twice.

 

 

 

Third Space is presented by

 

 

Additional support provided by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, City of Birmingham, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Protective Life Foundation, Vulcan Materials Company Foundation, Robert R. Meyer Foundation, Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Lydia Eustis Rogers Fund, and Friends of Third Space.

Salsa Night

Join us for a special night of art, dancing, and delicious cocktails!

Salsa night is back at Art After 5! Come out for a spicy evening of art, dancing, and cocktails.

We’ll salsa the night away with the HeartBeat Dance Company — beginners welcome!  Local mixologist Clair McLafferty will be whipping up delicious complimentary cocktails featuring Lunazul tequila. Our hands-on, Otomi-inspired embroidery project will have you exploring your inner artist,  while our dynamic exhibitions will introduce you to new ones.


Schedule:

5-9 PM: DJ Set feat. DJ Osbeth
5-8 PM: Specialty Cocktail Tasting feat. Local Mixologist Clair McLafferty and Lunazul tequila
7PM: Salsa performance feat. HeartBeat Dance Company
5-9PM: Maker’s Activity: Otomi-inspired embroidery

Art On The Rocks // Tank and the Bangas

Don’t miss musical guests Tank and the Bangas, who propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing.

Join us after dark for the 14th season of Birmingham’s most popular summer series Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning.

Art On The Rocks brings three Friday nights of entertainment to downtown Birmingham with artist collaborations, interactive performances, food, cocktails, and more! Don’t miss musical guests Tank and the Bangas, who propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing.

Tickets: Member $15 / Non-Member $25

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Schedule:

This or That?
7:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Galleries

You are the art critic for this gallery game. We’ve selected a pair of works in each of our galleries, and we want to know which is your favorite. Grab some stars at the Bromberg’s Lounge and head for the galleries to place them by your preferences.


Good Vibes Installation by Club Duquette
7:00 PM-11:00 PM
Bromberg’s Lounge

Known for their curated selection of quality goods, Club Duquette has created a space where you can snap a pic or just hang around and soak in some good vibes.


DJ Love Deluxe
7:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Cafe

DJ Love Deluxe incites impromptu dance parties with ease and she’ll be keeping the party going indoors all night long.


DJ New Era
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Upper Plaza

DJ New Era will warm up the crowd before Tank and the Bangas hits the stage, spinning beats under the stars.


Art Slam Underground
8:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Cafe

This ultimate live art experience features a good-spirited art battle, this performance highlights the talents of local artists.

Artist Demonstration feat. Morgan Buko
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Sculpture Garden

Watch the process of this talented local artist unfold as she creates a painting over the course of the evening.


Performance feat. Arova Contemporary Ballet
8:00 PM Bromberg’s Lounge
9:00 PM Upper Plaza

Take in a performance by Birmingham’s leading Contemporary Ballet Company, AROVA. AROVA aims to make a home for artists who desire to create a resounding expression of dance in Alabama.


Tank and the Bangas
9:30 PM
Upper Plaza

Tank and the Bangas propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing. Come see them light up the stage.

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!

The Original Makers

Join us in June for an inside look at The Original Makers with co-curators Emily Hanna, Curator of the Arts of Africa and Americas, and former BMA Director Gail Andrews.

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. Join us in June for an inside look at our latest exhibition The Original Makers with co-curators Emily Hanna, Curator of the Arts of Africa and Americas, and former BMA Director Gail Andrews.

The Original Makers Festival

Celebrate the opening weekend of our new exhibition with a fun-filled day at the BMA!

Celebrate the opening weekend of our new exhibition The Original Makers with a fun-filled day at the Museum! Featuring live music by The Cedric Burnside Project, guests will enjoy artist demonstrations by Blackbelt Treasures, art-making activities, face painting, and the opening of The Original Makers.

The Original Maker’s Festival Schedule:

Art Activities, Main Lobby, 10am – 2pm

Artist Demonstrations by Black Belt Treasures, Cafe, 10am – 2pm
Face Painting, Sculpture Garden, 10am – 2pm

Pop-Up Restaurant by Hot Tag, Sculpture Garden, 11am-2pm

Alabama Animals from the Birmingham Zoo, Sculpture Garden, 11am-12pm

Alabama Artist Scavenger Hunt, Galleries, 10am – 2pm

Live Music feat. The Cedric Burnside Project, Upper Plaza, 1:00 pm-2pm

Art On The Rocks // The Suffers

Art On The Rocks brings three Friday nights of entertainment to downtown Birmingham with artist collaborations, interactive performances, food, cocktails, more!

Join us after dark for the 14th season of Birmingham’s most popular summer series Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning.

Art On The Rocks brings three Friday nights of entertainment to downtown Birmingham with artist collaborations, interactive performances, food, cocktails, and more! The first event of the season will feature musical guests The Suffers, an electrifying eight-piece wonder-band that brings contemporary Gulf Coast soul to the masses.

 

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Tickets: Member $15 / Not-Yet-Member $25

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June Lineup

  • Music by The Suffers An electrifying eight-piece wonder-band, The Suffers bring contemporary Gulf Coast soul to the masses. They’ll hit the stage after dark for an unforgettable performance.
  • Interactive Mural by John Lytle Wilson: Artist John Lytle Wilson disrupts traditional artistic scenes with robot invasions and neon monkeys. Pick up a brush and get in on the action as he paints a community mural in the Bromberg’s Lounge.
  • Installation by Shoppe:Shoppe boasts the best in Birmingham’s most beautiful plants and flowers. Shoppe’s talented designers have styled a lush and lovely photo wall installation in our Sculpture Garden that makes a perfect backdrop for your Art On The Rocks look.
  • LED Performance by Luminarts: Luminarts presented by Tito’s will light up the night with two out-of-this-world LED neon dance performances.
  • Indoor Music by The Audiovore: The Audivore’s eclectic playlists bring people together and evolve with the party. Find him posted up by the dancefloor all night long.
  • Live Painting by William McLure: Artist and designer William McLure, whose work has been featured in Elle Decor and Southern Living, will give guests a behind-the-scenes look at his process completing a work from start to finish in the Sculpture Garden.
  • Debut of Amy Sherald Portrait: Acclaimed artist Amy Sherald is most famous for her commission of Michelle Obama’s official portrait which hangs in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Be there as we unveil this bright and beautiful portrait for the first time.
  • Gallery Gazing by Lana Pearl: Go on a guided gallery hunt for all things bright and beautiful in the BMA collection led by members of our savvy education department.
  • Installation by Zoe’s in Forest Park: The stylists at Zoe’s in Forest Park have decades of fabulous fashion inspiration to draw from to create a scene-stealing photo opportunity.
  • Outdoor Music by Gina T: This DJ knows how to get a party started. Join Gina T on the outdoor terrace for sweet beats all night long.

A Weather Eye: Dutch Painters Invent Atmosphere

Join us for the the principal lecture of the exhibition Opulence in Disguise: The Netherlands Golden Age, featuring John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Join us for the the principal lecture of the exhibition Opulence in Disguise: The Netherlands Golden Age, featuring John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

A renowned expert on Flemish art, Walsh has written a number of articles and catalogs on the subject of 17th century Dutch paintings and is the author of many acclaimed books, including Jan Steen, The Drawing Lesson, and The J. Paul Getty Museum and Its Collections: A Museum for the New Century.

Prior to his directorship at the Getty, Walsh was a paintings curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has taught courses on the history of art at Columbia and Harvard University, and he is currently a visiting professor in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University.

Art After 5: BMA Bootleggers

Unwind from the week with art, music, making, and mixing.

Guys and dolls, come out to celebrate the end of prohibition with a roaring good time! The 1930’s will set the scene as we host a night of fun inspired by our latest exhibition, Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham. Experience what Birmingham might have been like 90 years ago with a speakeasy cocktail, swinging live music, and some gallery activities that will really blow your wig. We’ll even have the curator of Magic City Realism, Kate Crawford, on hand to offer pop-up gallery talks. It’ll be the bees knees!

Live Music feat. King Quartet
5-8:30 PM

Specialty Cocktail Tasting feat. David Hornbuckle
5-8 PM

Maker’s Activity- Printmaking
5-9 PM

Pop-Up Gallery Talks feat. Curator of American Art Katelyn Crawford
6-7:30 PM

Gallery Talk: Magic City Realism

Katelyn D. Crawford, PhD, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, and special guest historian Marjorie White of the Birmingham Historical Society, will discuss Coe’s prints and paintings of industrial and residential scenes depicting Birmingham in the 1930’s.

Be among the first to take a deeper look at the BMA’s latest exhibition Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham. Katelyn D. Crawford, PhD, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, and special guest historian Marjorie White of the Birmingham Historical Society, will discuss Coe’s prints and paintings of industrial and residential scenes depicting Birmingham in the 1930’s. Find out what brought Coe to Birmingham, why these historic etchings are being presented for the first time, and which Birmingham landmarks played a central role in Coe’s work.

Holi: A Festival of Color

Join the BMA and the Indian Cultural Society for the 8th annual Holi Festival, the Indian celebration of color.

Join the BMA and the Indian Cultural Society for the 8th annual Holi Festival, the Indian celebration of color. This popular event brings communities together for a fun-filled day celebrating Indian culture and featuring music, dance, food, henna, art-making, and gallery exploration.  At the end of the event, guests gather outside for the highlight of the day, the throwing of powdered colors to welcome the spring season. Make sure to wear something you don’t mind having to wash!

The 2017-2018 Family Festivals Series is presented by Medical Properties Trust.

Dance performances- Auditorium, 12PM- 2PM
Art Activities- Main Lobby, 11AM- 3PM
Pop-up Restaurant by The Hot Tag- Café, 11AM- 3PM
Tasting from Taj India- Café, 12PM- 1PM
Throwing of the Colors, Outside, 2:30PM

Mayor Randall Woodfin

Join us on Tuesday, February 20th at noon for a very special ArtBreak presented by Mayor Randall Woodfin.

Join us on Tuesday, February 20th at noon for a very special ArtBreak presented by Mayor Randall Woodfin. Mayor Woodfin will speak on a work in the Museum’s collection as a springboard for a conversation on education, the arts, and our community, as well as his vision for the rich cultural institutions in our city.

This ArtBreak is presented in collaboration with the Mayor’s Arts Education and Cultural Exposure sub-committee for Social Justice Transition team.