Les Nains (The Dwarfs)

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 Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Les Nains (The Dwarfs) by Ghada Amer in the Third Space 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 Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Les Nains (The Dwarfs) by Ghada Amer in the Third Space exhibition.

Black Diamond

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 Black Diamond by Radcliffe Bailey in the Third Space 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 Black Diamond by Radcliffe Bailey in the Third Space exhibition.

among the weeds, plants and peacock feathers

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 among the weeds, plants and peacock feathers by Ebony G. Patterson located in the Third Space 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 Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on among the weeds, plants and peacock feathers by Ebony G. Patterson located in the Third Space exhibition.

Measuring, Measuring

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 Measuring, Measuring by Emma Amos located in the Third Space 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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Measuring, Measuring by Emma Amos located in the Third Space exhibition.

Chapter 05: Hank Willis Thomas

Join us as we invite community leaders to talk with the artist Hank Willis Thomas about his personal experience that influenced his work, why it struck such a chord in our community, and the effects of gun violence on our city today.

A Community Conversation About Art, Loss, and Gun Violence

 

Years after its debut, the BMA is bringing back on view Priceless, a work created by Third Space artist Hank Willis Thomas after the death of his cousin Songha Willis. Join us as we invite community leaders to talk with the artist about his personal experience that influenced the work, why Priceless struck such a chord in our community, and the effects of gun violence on our city today.

Featured Panelists:

  • Visual artist Hank Willis Thomas, whose work engages with gun violence in the United States
  • Patrick Johnson, Emmy-nominated producer and documentary filmmaker
  • T. Marie King, filmmaker and founder of Strategic Community Alliance
  • John Paul Taylor, Executive Director of Real Life Poets

Chapters is a six-part series of artists talks, conversations, and performances that accompanies the exhibition Third Space and takes place over two years.

Third Space is presented by PNC. 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, Luke 6:38 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.

Stowage

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 Stowage by Willie Cole in the Third Space 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 Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Stowage by Willie Cole in the Third Space exhibition.

Burial over the City

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 Burial over the City by Purvis Young.

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 Burial over the City by Purvis Young.

Chapter 04: José Bedia

For Chapter 04, Bedia will visit the BMA to discuss the meaning and process behind “Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers).”

Cuban artist José Bedia’s large scale works of art are inspired by the artist’s fascination with indigenous spirituality and cultures from Africa to the Americas. Join us for a conversation with José Bedia as he discusses his work, including the popular installation Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers), which serves as the centerpiece of the BMA’s Third Space exhibition.

Chapters is a six-part series of artist talks, conversations, and performances that accompanies the Third Space exhibition and takes place over two years.

Third Space

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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on a select work from the Third Space 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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on a select work from the Third Space exhibition.

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.

Third Space

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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on a select work from the Third Space 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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on a select work from the Third Space exhibition.