The Original Makers Drop-In Tour

Curious about The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection
exhibition?

Please drop-in and join Master Docent Margaret Harrill for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 1:00 pm.

Curious about The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection
exhibition?

Please drop-in and join Master Docent Margaret Harrill for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 1:00 pm.

The Original Makers Drop-In Tour

Join us for a free, drop-in tour of The Original Makers.

Curious about The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection?

Drop in and join Master Docent Julia Stork for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 1PM.

The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection has been made possible by grants from the Henry Luce Foundation, Alabama State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alabama Power Foundation. We also extend our gratitude to the City of Birmingham for their sustained support for the Museum and its mission.

Story of My Life

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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on the six panel series Story of My Life by Leroy Almon.

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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on the six panel series Story of My Life by Leroy Almon.

Voodoo/Tree of Life

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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Voodoo/Tree of Life by Herbert Singleton Jr.

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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Voodoo/Tree of Life by Herbert Singleton Jr.

Yesterday: Civil Rights in the South

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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Yesterday: Civil Rights in the South by Yvonne Wells.

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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Yesterday: Civil Rights in the South by Yvonne Wells.

Original Makers Drop-In Tour

Curious about The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection
exhibition?

Please drop-in and join Master Docent Margaret Harrill for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 1:00 pm.

Curious about The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection
exhibition?

Please drop-in and join Master Docent Margaret Harrill for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 1:00 pm.

Cotton Pickers With Black Wagon

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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Cotton Pickers With Black Wagon by Jimmy Lee Sudduth from The Original Makers exhibition.

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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Cotton Pickers With Black Wagon by Jimmy Lee Sudduth from The Original Makers exhibition.

5 highlights from the Original Makers Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art, including Hot Tag restaurant pop-up

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The Cedric Burnside Project warms up. (Photo by author for Bham Now)

Did you catch the Original Makers Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art this past weekend? Good news, Bham Now was there to capture the best moments—PLUS you can catch the exhibit through December.

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Life in 5 folk art themes: Check out The Original Makers Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art on June 16

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Pine Burr or Petal Quilt, about 1960 –1970, made in Tuscaloosa, cotton, wool, polyester, nylon, silk and corduroy (via artsbma.org)

Something about folk art always grabs me. It may be rustic, the product of a self-taught artist. It may be utilitarian and intricate, like an heirloom quilt. But it always captures something intangible and raw about the everyday human experience. No surprise, I can’t wait for The Original Makers Festival on June 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

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