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.

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.

The Original Makers Drop-In Tour

Curoius about The Original Makers exhibition?

Please drop-in and join Docent Katia Kiss Miller for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 2:00 pm.

Curious about The Original Makers exhibition?

Please drop-in and join Docent Katia Kiss Miller for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 2:00 pm.

 

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

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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