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The beauty of art is that it can be experienced and enjoyed in so many ways. The Museum hosts programs for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to make art more accessible for all. Handicap accessible parking, entrances, and elevators allow visitors to explore the Museum with ease. Programs are offered for those with vision and hearing impairments, with tours and interpreters available upon request. The Museum is an environment that is comfortable, educational, and open to all who enter our doors.

September 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture Garden Tour

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm /
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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 sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

This tour will explore sculptures in the garden and allow closer examination through touch (with gloves).

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, September 23.

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

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October 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Landscapes

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /
"Le Matin, temps brumeux, Pourville (Foggy Morning at Pourville)" Claude Monet, France, 1840 - 1926. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by 1977 and 1980-1983 Museum Dinners and Balls. 1981.40

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. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

Want to smell the salt air in 19th century France or listen to the gondolas in 18th century Venice, Italy? On this tour we’ll travel around the world to France, Venice and California to visit the ocean, the city, and the mountains. Enjoy the different moods depicted in these three locations as painted by different artists in different centuries.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 5.

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

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Free

Visually Impaired Program: Landscapes

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm /
"Le Matin, temps brumeux, Pourville (Foggy Morning at Pourville)" Claude Monet, France, 1840 - 1926. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by 1977 and 1980-1983 Museum Dinners and Balls. 1981.40

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. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

Want to smell the salt air in 19th century France or listen to the gondolas in 18th century Venice, Italy? On this tour we’ll travel around the world to France, Venice and California to visit the ocean, the city, and the mountains. Enjoy the different moods depicted in these three locations as painted by different artists in different centuries.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, October 21.

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

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November 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Art of the American West

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

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. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

Explore the land and the people west of the Mississippi as depicted in paintings and sculptures in the American collection at the BMA!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 9.

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

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December 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Celebrations

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

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. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

We all have one: that fancy platter we use for family festivities or the glasses we just have to use to toast in the new year. Join us this month as we explore how objects in the Museum’s collection were used around the world in various celebrations!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 7.

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

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Free

Visually Impaired Program: Celebrations

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm /

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. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

We all have one: that fancy platter we use for family festivities or the glasses we just have to use to toast in the new year. Join us this month as we explore how objects in the Museum’s collection were used around the world in various celebrations!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, December 23.

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

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