Presented by Dale’s
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor After Hours
7-10PM // Jemison Galleries
Celebrate Japanese culture with the Museum as we welcome our newest exhibition, Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor. Art On The Rocks is the perfect time to see Lethal Beauty, where you can visit the exhibition through the night for free (included with Art On The Rocks admission).
Live Music: Matrimony
10PM // Upper Terrace
This Charlotte, North Carolina-based band was recently named one of Rolling Stone‘s top 10 new artists you need to know. Comprised of husband and wife duo Jimmy Brown and Ashlee Hardee Brown, along with her brothers Jordan and C.J., this harmonizing family band has a sound that is born of true love and a shared lifetime.
Watch Your Mouth!
8:15PM, 8:45PM, 9:15PM, and 9:45PM // European Galleries
Michael Harriot, Orron Kenyetta, and performers from Birmingham and beyond present the first ever “exhibit” of spoken word. Poets, comedians, storytellers, musicians, and hip hop artists highlight and examine the broad diaspora of oral communication as art.
ALL NIGHT // Third Floor, near Asian Galleries
A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. Type your own haiku on one of our vintage typewriters, and share it using #BMASamurai!
Light Painting Photo Booth
7:30-8:30PM & 9:30-10:30PM // Contemporary Gallery
The Light Paint Photo Booth is an incredible new spin on the classic photo booth. Guests are guided into a pitch black enclosure by an attendant who explains the unique light painting process. The photo countdown begins and guests pose for the camera’s flash to go off. Right after the flash, the shutter on the camera remains open for an additional 15 seconds while the guests move around with LED and glow props creating colored light trails.
MAKEbhm Giant Jenga
ALL NIGHT // Upper Plaza
MAKEbhm is a community space, celebrating the passion to create. Executive Director Bruce Lanier has had the amazing idea to create a giant Jenga set out of sturdy, lightweight material. During Art On The Rocks, players can take their Jenga game to new heights – how high will the blocks go before they come tumbling down? Fun for all ages!
ALL NIGHT // Oscar’s Café
Seasick Records, located in Avondale, houses a variety of indie/alternative, punk, hardcore, and classic rock vinyl, CDs, and cassettes. Complete with a music savvy staff devoted to introducing the newest and the best releases, Seasick has a bright future ahead in the Magic City.
Pastry Art Edible Installation
ALL NIGHT // Main Lobby
A passion for art and baking has carried Carol Gregg on a fifteen-year culinary odyssey that led from a hobby to a profession. Carol, along with her husband, Dennis, opened Pastry Art Bake Shoppe in Homewood, Alabama where her award-winning “scratch” cake creations are featured. The Greggs’ founding principle of freshness, quality, and friendliness is evident any day you visit one of their cozy little bakeries. See their work of art, inspired by a piece in our collection, made out of delicious baby bites!
Junior Patrons VIP Tent
ALL NIGHT // Upper Plaza of Sculpture Garden
Junior Patron members can be found in a prime location, in a VIP tent right next to the band! Become a Junior Patron member to enjoy food and drinks, including Back Forty Beer Company’s exclusive beer, made just for Art On The Rocks! The special beer, Fuzzy Belly, is a blend of Frecklebelly IPA and the current seasonal, Paw Paw’s Peach Wheat.
For the final AOTR of the summer, we are giving you yet another reason to join as a Junior Patron at the event! We will have FREE pops from 80 POPS in the tent! 80 POPS teamed up with James Beard Award Winner, Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club to create and produce wonderful recipes for artisan pops with the finest available fresh and local ingredients. Enjoy a free pop in the JP VIP area! Flavors: Peaches & Cream, Chocolate Espresso, and Raspberry Basil. Limited quantities.
ALL NIGHT // 8th Avenue Lobby
When visiting the various activities around the museum, keep a look out for a volunteer with yellow “Enter to WIN” slips. Fill it out, take it to the Bromberg’s table in the 8th Avenue Lobby, and be entered to win a beautiful piece of Bromberg’s jewelry!
- Attend the event for free
- Enjoy one drink ticket
- Park for free in the Museum lot