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2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
205.254.2565 artsbma.org

April 2019

Cancelled

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Unfortunately, this Saturday’s low to no vision tour has been cancelled.

But all is not lost! If you would like to schedule a sensory tour, please email tours@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2964.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups.

Find out more »

Kids: Art 101

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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.

Find out more »

Drop-In Drawing

April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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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Oil Painting: Color My World

April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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This series will focus on color theory, including color schemes, color context, and color mixing using a palette knife.

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Vanitas Still Life

April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Vanitas Still Life in the Dutch and Flemish gallery.

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Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours at the BMA

April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español. // The BMA is proud to introduce monthly Spanish language tours of its collection. No reservation is necessary for these free walk-in tours.

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Studio by the Tracks

April 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Join us for a special Art Break featuring the Executive Director of Studio by the Tracks, Suzanne Boozer, who will discuss their current exhibition featured in the Burrow Education Gallery.

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Intro to Calligraphy

April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Learn the basic strokes and foundations as we work our way through the alphabet learning both majuscules and minuscules.

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Drawing and Mixed Media

April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Inspired by Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus through the Ages, learn to apply characteristics artists used to depict Jesus based on their specific time and place in art history.

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Museum Closed

April 19, 2019
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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The Museum will be closed for the Good Friday holiday.

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Embodying Faith Drop-In Tour

April 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Curious about Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages
exhibition? 

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 11:00 am.

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Museum Open

April 21, 2019 - July 30, 2019
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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The Museum will be open from 11am to 5pm.

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Oscar’s Easter Sunday Brunch

April 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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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Embodying Faith Drop-in Tour

April 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Curious about Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages
exhibition?

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

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Embodying Faith Drop-in Tour

April 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Curious about Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages
exhibition?

Please drop-in and join Master Docent Pam Collins for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 2:00 pm.

Find out more »

Craft Tuesday

April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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

April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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.

Find out more »

Intro to Calligraphy

April 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Learn the basic strokes and foundations as we work our way through the alphabet learning both majuscules and minuscules.

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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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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 16, 2019
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 13, 2019
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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For further information, please contact Claire Hubbs Gray, Senior Development Officer

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Aesthetic Addictions: 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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.

Find out more »

Cancelled

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Unfortunately, this Saturday’s low to no vision tour has been cancelled.

But all is not lost! If you would like to schedule a sensory tour, please email tours@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2964.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups.

Find out more »

Kids: Art 101

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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.

Find out more »

Birmingham City Schools Exhibition

May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Come see student artwork on display in the museum’s Main Lobby, join us for art activities, a scavenger hunt through our galleries, performances in the auditorium at noon, and an awards ceremony for participating student artists at 1 pm.

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Glitter Collage

May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Drop in to Bart’s ArtVenture for a kids art-making activity facilitated by Teen BMA. 

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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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on The Potter by Allan Houser in the Native American gallery.

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VISITAS GUIADAS EN ESPAÑOL EN BMA // SPANISH TOURS AT THE BMA

May 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

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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, AL 35203 United 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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Drop-In Tour: 18th c. English Art

May 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Whether it’s a large painting or tiny figurine, the BMA’s 18th c. English collection is sure to pique your interest!

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the English gallery at 11:00 am.

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Drop-In Tour: 18th c. English Art

May 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Whether it’s a large painting or tiny figurine, the BMA’s 18th c. English collection is sure to pique your interest!

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the English gallery at 11:00 am.

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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, AL 35203 United 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.

Find out more »

Kids: Art 101

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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.

Find out more »

Art Museum Day

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Enjoy a special 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Shop when you mention Art Museum Day. 

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Glitter Collage

May 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Drop in to Bart’s ArtVenture for a kids art-making activity facilitated by Teen BMA. 

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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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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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Women in the Civil Rights Movement

May 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Birmingham community leader T. Marie King will lead us through a discussion of the important role that women played in the Civil Rights Movement.

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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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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.
Sensory Empowerment tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. 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, AL 35203 United 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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VISITAS GUIADAS EN ESPAÑOL EN BMA // SPANISH TOURS AT THE BMA

June 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

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VISITAS GUIADAS EN ESPAÑOL EN BMA // SPANISH TOURS AT THE BMA

June 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

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Ways of Seeing: Fashion Drop-In Tour

June 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Curious about the various roles fashion plays in art?  Want to get the inside scoop on our latest exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion? 

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 11:00 am!

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Ways of Seeing: Fashion Drop-In Tour

June 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Curious about the various roles fashion plays in art?  Want to get the inside scoop on our latest exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion? 

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 11:00 am!

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Art On The Rocks feat. Con Brio

June 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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$15 – $25

Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning will bring you the best of Birmingham with three Friday nights of art-centered entertainment— from live music and dj dance parties, to artist demos and interactive mural-making.

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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, AL 35203 United 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, AL 35203 United 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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Dreaming by Eanger Irving Couse in the American gallery.

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Drop-In Drawing

June 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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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Community Mural

June 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Join us for a special ArtBreak featuring local Birmingham artist Paul Cordes Wilm, who recently created the mural in the Museum’s 8th Ave Lobby during our June 14th Art On The Rocks event.

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African Heritage Festival

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Celebrate vibrant traditions and cultures of regions throughout the African diaspora at the BMA’s free-of-charge African Heritage Festival.

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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, AL 35203 United 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 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, AL 35203 United 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 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, AL 35203 United States
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The Museum will be closed for the 4th of July holiday.

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Museum Closed

July 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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The Museum and its offices will be closed for the 4th of July holiday. We will reopen on Saturday, July 6, at 10AM. 

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The Spirit of Revolt

July 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Judy Cook will lead a discussion on The Spirit of Revolt by Helen Gertrude in the American gallery.

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VISITAS GUIADAS EN ESPAÑOL EN BMA // SPANISH TOURS AT THE BMA

July 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

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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, AL 35203 United 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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Art On The Rocks feat. Durand Jones & the Indications

July 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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$15 – $25

For July’s Art On The Rocks, Durand Jones & the Indications bring a sweet, soulful sound to Birmingham for the first time since the debut of their second album American Love Call.

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BMA Your Way Drop-In Tour

July 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Is there something specific you are interested in seeing in our galleries? The BMA’s docents love to show off the collection. 

Drop-in and join Master Docent Mary Lynda Crockett for a FREE tour and see the BMA your way!

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School of Beauty, School of Culture

July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on School of Beauty, School of Culture by Kerry James Marshall in the Contemporary gallery.

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Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours At The BMA

July 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

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American Modernism

July 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Shannon Bewley, the BMA’s Provenance Research Fellow, will discuss modernism in the American Galleries and the recent expansion of the collection to include works made through 1970.

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Drop-In Drawing

July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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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Quail Feeding Amidst Susuki and Kikyo

July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Quail Feeding Amidst Susuki and Kikyo by Matsumura Keibun in the Japanese gallery.

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Portrait of a Lady

July 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Portrait of a Lady by Lavinia Fontana in the Italian galleries.

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August 2019

Ways of Seeing: Fashion at the BMA

August 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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$12 – $17

Curator of Education Rachel White speaks on the latest iteration of Ways of Seeing devoted to fashion across the Museum’s global collections.

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

August 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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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Pure Land of Amitabha

August 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on the Pure Land of Amitabha temple wall in the Chinese gallery.

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Art On The Rocks feat. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

August 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Art On The Rocks always brings out the fabulous and fashionable, and the 2019 theme will take cues from our exhibition, Ways of Seeing: Fashion.

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Ways of Seeing: Fashion Drop-In Tour

August 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

Curious about the various roles fashion plays in art?  Want to get the inside scoop on our latest exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion?

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

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Shield 1

August 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Shield 1 by Hayv Kahraman in the Contemporary gallery.

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Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours At The BMA

August 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

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Drop-In Drawing

August 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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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Lady Helen Vincent

August 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Lady Helen Vincent by John Singer Sargent in the American gallery.

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Figural Jug

August 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Figural Jug by John Lehman in the American gallery.

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September 2019

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

September 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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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Le Matin, temps brumeux, Pourville (Foggy Morning at Pourville)

September 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Le Matin, temps brumeux, Pourville (Foggy Morning at Pourville) by Claude Monet in the 19th c. European gallery.

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Illustrious Wedgwood

September 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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$12 – $17

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch examines Wedgwood’s prolific medallion production.

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Saint Sebastian

September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Saint Sebastian by Francesco D’Ubertino Verdi, called Bacchiacca in the Italian galleries.

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Visitas guiadas en español en BMA // Spanish Tours At The BMA

September 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Free

El BMA se enorgullece de presentar visitas guiadas de su colección en español.

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Drop-In Drawing

September 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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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Queen of Women Mask (Eze Nwanyi)

September 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United 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 Queen of Women Mask (Eze Nwanyi) of the Northeastern, Igbo people in the African gallery.

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November 2019

Art After 5: The Big Lebowski

November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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The dude abides at this Art After 5! Join us for an evening of laid-back debauchery with a special night…

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Black Out Gallery Talk

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Join us for a discussion on the life and silhouette of Laura Dewey Bridgman, the first person who was deaf…

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December 2019

Museum Store Sunday

December 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Make your list, check it twice, and save the date for Museum Store Sunday! Enjoy a special shopping experience, featuring…

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