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Birmingham Museum of Art

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2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
205.254.2565 artsbma.org

April 2019

Judith Tankard: Garden Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement

April 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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$45

Join renowned author and landscape historian Judith Tankard for a visual journey through one of the most iconic eras in garden design.

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Clay Impressions

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Drop in to Bart’s ArtVenture for a kids art-making activity facilitated by Teen BMA. For Art Cart in April we will be creating clay impressions of leaves and flowers to celebrate the arrival of spring! Art activities are geared toward children ages 4-10.

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The March Quilts at the Birmingham Museum of Art

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Join us for a March Quilts sewing session at the Birmingham Museum of Art Sunday April 28th from 1-4 PM!

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Rat

April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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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 Rat by Frank Fleming in the Sculpture Garden.

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May 2019

Homeschool Ceramics Studio

May 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Learn about ceramics from around the world and apply similar concepts in class.

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Museum Closes Early for Museum Ball

May 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Please note that the Museum will be closed Thursday, May 2 at 2PM through Sunday, May 5 for the Museum…

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Museum Closed for Museum Ball

May 3, 2019 - August 4, 2019
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Please note that the Museum will be closed Thursday, May 2 at 2PM through Sunday, May 5 for the Museum…

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The 63rd Annual Museum Ball

May 4, 2019 - August 2, 2019
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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For further information, please contact Claire Hubbs Gray, Senior Development Officer

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Aesthetic Additions: Psychological Perspectives on Collecting from Rudolf II to Charles Foster Kane

May 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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$12 – $17

Dr. Graham C. Boettcher discusses some of history’s greatest collectors, both actual and fictional, exploring the motivations of these passionate gatherers and what separates them from hoarders.

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Teen Night: Neon Retro

May 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Planned by Teen BMA, the Birmingham Museum of Art will be open late exclusively for high school students for Teen Night: Neon Retro!

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Kids: Art 101

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Immerse your child in the world of art while developing their skills and creativity. Each month features a new topic.

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Art in the Garden

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Free

In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture.

Join Docent Janet Sanders for this guided tour of the BMA’s Sculpture Garden. Reservations are required due to limited space. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, email tours@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2964.
VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups.

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Kids: Art 101

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Immerse your child in the world of art while developing their skills and creativity. Each month features a new topic.

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Oscar’s

May 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends.

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Drop-In Tour: Bling at the BMA

May 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Free

Diamonds and pearls and gold, oh my! Jewelry is a universal form of adornment. It can be an indication of rank and social status. Precious materials can be used as a form of protection against dangers. And, just like paint and stone, bling can be used as a material to make art.

Please drop-in and join Master Docent Julia Stork for this FREE tour of bling in the BMA’s collection at 1:00 pm. 

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The Potter

May 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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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 The Potter by Allan Houser in the Native American gallery.

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Homeschool Studio Mixed Media

May 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Learn about mixed media art based on the Museum’s collection and use similar ideas in the studio.

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Kids: Art 101

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Immerse your child in the world of art while developing their skills and creativity. Each month features a new topic.

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Kids: Art 101

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Immerse your child in the world of art while developing their skills and creativity. Each month features a new topic.

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Oil Painting with Poetry

May 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Find inspiration in poetry. Translate written word into palette knife oil painting.

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Drop-In Drawing

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Spend time sketching in gallery during this guided drawing class. You provide the creativity. We’ll provide the supplies.

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Crow booming the One Big Water, Gulls flying away

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Free

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 Crow booming the One Big Water, Gulls flying away by Merritt Johnson in the Native American gallery.

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Craft Tuesday

May 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Art meets craft in this laid-back art class. Learn from a different local teaching artist each month. Beverage and small snack provided.

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Craft Tuesday

May 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Art meets craft in this laid-back art class. Learn from a different local teaching artist each month. Beverage and small snack provided.

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City River Scene

May 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Free

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, Senior Docent Judy Cook will lead a discussion on City River Scene by Hughie Lee-Smith in the American gallery.

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June 2019

Perseus – Homage to Benvenuto Cellini

June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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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 Perseus – Homage to Benvenuto Cellini by Salvador Dalí in the Kress galleries.

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Foreign Intelligence: Secrets from the European Collection

June 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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$12 – $17

Scholar Jim Wooten returns to share his latest research on the BMA’s collection, where he focuses on portraits of men and women from the past.

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How the West was Won and Lost

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and original sculpture.

Join Docent Kay Hanlin for this guided tour of the American galleries using tactile replications of the BMA’s famous Bierstadt painting and a touch experience with two original sculptures. Reservations are required due to limited space. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, email tours@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2964.
VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups.

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Driven Back

June 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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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 Driven Back by De Cost Smith in the American gallery.

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Father’s Day Brunch at Oscar’s

June 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends.

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Dreaming

June 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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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 Dreaming by Eanger Irving Couse in the American gallery.

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Nydia, The Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii

June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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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 of Pompeii by Randolph Rogers in the American gallery.

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Hagar and Ishmael Saved by the Angel

June 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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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 Hagar and Ishmael Saved by the Angel by Sebastiano Ricci in the Kress galleries.

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July 2019

Museum Closed

July 4, 2019
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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The Museum will be closed for the 4th of July holiday.

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Mavis Pusey: Locating Legacies

July 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham,AL35203United States
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$12 – $17

Hallie Ringle, Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art, shares her research on lesser-known abstract artist Mavis Pusey.

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