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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.

July 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Ceramics at the BMA

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jomon

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.

BMA has become an important center for the study of ceramics from all parts of the world. This tour will explore examples of ceramics from Asia, Europe, and America, with music and tactile objects enhancing the experience.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, July 22.

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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August 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Sacred Sculptures from India to China

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ganesha

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.

Religions across Asia represent objects of worship in sculptures from a range of materials. This tour will explore examples of Asian artworks with a combination of verbal descriptions and tactile objects to enhance the experience.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 10.

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: Sacred Sculptures from India to China

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ganesha

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.

Religions across Asia represent objects of worship in sculptures from a range of materials. This tour will explore examples of Asian artworks with a combination of verbal descriptions and tactile objects to enhance the experience.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, August 19.

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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September 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture Garden Tour

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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 Wednesday, September 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: 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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