Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages

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 Mary Lynda Crocket will lead a discussion on a select works from the Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages 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, Docent Mary Lynda Crocket will lead a discussion on a select works from the Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages exhibition.

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.

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 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.

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.

Nydia, The Blind Flower Girl From Pompeii

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 Nydia, The Blind Flower Girl From Pompeii by Randolph Rogers.

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 Nydia, The Blind Flower Girl From Pompeii by Randolph Rogers.

Reclining Nude

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 Reclining Nude by Fernando Botero.

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 Reclining Nude by Fernando Botero.

Antelope Headdress (Chi Wara)

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 Antelope Headdress (Chi Wara) in the African 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 Antelope Headdress (Chi Wara) in the African gallery.

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.

Brad Morton; local Birmingham sculptor talks inspiration, creating & city art scene

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Tree of Life, Brad Morton. Via- Brad Morton.
Birmingham artist with iconic works throughout the city

Does Birmingham have an art scene? I met a talented and very successful local artist who has been creating art here for many years. Brad Morton’s work exemplifies Birmingham’s industrial past, yet is organic and full of movement and life.

You might have seen Brad Morton’s sculptures around the city or even around the country. Meet the man who makes giant metal birds soar through the air.

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Sculpting with Clay

Discover clay hand-building techniques while making functional bowls. You’ll use your new skills to make a tabletop-size stacked clay sculpture inspired by artist Brad Morton.

Learn to make clay bowls using hand-building techniques and the final glazing process. You’ll use these new skills to make a tabletop-size stacked clay sculpture inspired by artist Brad Morton, whose work can be seen in the BMA’s Sculpture Garden.
This class is limited to 10 people. Open to adults and high school students who are accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

Wednesday · February 7 · 6-8PM
Wednesday · February 21 · 6-8PM
Wednesday · March 7 · 6-8PM
Wednesday· March 14 · 6-8PM

Register Now – 4 classes for $80

Homeschool Studio, Grades 6-12

Calling all homeschoolers! Learn to work with clay in this guided ceramics class.

Calling all homeschoolers! Learn to work with clay in this guided ceramics class.

Students will learn different techniques to create functional pottery or sculptural works of art. Be inspired by artists in the Museum’s collection with a focus on our Pueblo ceramics.

$5 at the door or register online. Purchase a Season Pass to receive a 20% discount on all four upcoming sessions. Open to students in grades 6-12.

REGISTER Session 1: Wednesday, February 7 · 2-3:30PM // $5

REGISTER Season Pass: Includes February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2 // $16

Drop-in Wire Sculpture Workshop

Join us for a free family-friendly, drop-in art activity featuring wire portraits.

Join us for a free family-friendly, drop-in activity featuring wire portraits. Inspired by the work of Lonnie Holley, create your own self-portrait with local artist Ausharea Adams. While you’re here, check out Adams’ collaborative sculptural installation Deflect/ Reflect in Bart’s ArtVenture. After you create your own portrait, visit the Third Space exhibition upstairs to see some of Lonnie Holley’s work.