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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
$20

Parent-Child Class: Sculpture

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am /
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Experience and enhance your child’s creativity as you make art together. We will explore a range of approaches to creating. This week we will focus on sculpture.

$20 per class, pre-registration only. 1 adult and 1 child in 1-5 grade per registration fee. All materials are included. Receive a 20% discount when you sign up for all 3 fall classes for parents and children. Museum Members receive an additional 20% off each registration.

Register at http://artsbma.org/museum-studio

For more information, please contact Studio Coordinator Meredith Knight at mknight@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2571.

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm /
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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.

Space is limited. To make reservations, call 205.328.7850 or click here to reserve your spot online.

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Free

Judith

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
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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 Judith from the School of Guido Reni.

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$10 for members // $15 for non-members

The Donald and Marsha Levine Ceramics Collection

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Avid collectors Donald and Marsha Levine had a love for Wedgwood and other English ceramics. After their deaths the collection joined the Buten Wedgwood Collection in Long Island, New York. Curator Anne Forschler-Tarrasch tells us about the couple and discusses highlights of their collection and its relationship to the BMA.

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Art After 5: First Fridays

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm /
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See the Museum come alive at Art After 5! Join us on the first Friday of every month as we unwind from the week with art, music, making, and mixing. Each month, we’ll feature a new blend of art and entertainment,…

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Free

Visually Impaired Program: Landscapes

October 8 @ 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.

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

Make your own sculpture!

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am / ,

Local artist and educator Tym Davis recently installed an exciting new art installation in Bart’s Artventure that includes hanging bat sculptures and wire stalagmites! In his upcoming workshop at the BMA, Davis will demonstrate his process and techniques for making…

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Free

The Portuguese in Japan

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the Japanese screen The Portuguese in Japan.

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Free

Mama’s Saris

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
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Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

This month, Bart has selected Mama’s Saris by Pooja Makhijani.

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Free

Matrilineage: Dress Form #1

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
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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 Matrilineage: Dress Form #1 by Lillian Blades.

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Free

Gustav Lamprecht Collection of Central European Cast Iron

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm /
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On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty minute exploration of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the visitor’s interpretive skills across the comprehensive-range…

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$20

Craft Tuesday: Wire and Metal

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /
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Enjoy a craft beer or glass of wine while learning a new technique in the studio. This week we will focus on wire and metal work. Two complimentary beverages will be provided. (Ages 21 and up)

$20 per class, pre-registration only. All materials are included. Receive a 20% discount when you sign up for all 4 fall craft classes for adults. Museum Members receive an additional 20% off each registration.

Register at http://artsbma.org/museum-studio

For more information, please contact Studio Coordinator Meredith Knight at mknight@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2571.

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$10

1-5 Grade Class- Mixed Media

October 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am /
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The Studio School will focus on a process, theme, or idea found in the galleries. Be inspired by different makers to create your own artwork while exploring a range of approaches to creating. This week we will focus on mixed media.

$10 per class, pre-registration only. All materials are included. Receive a 20% discount when you sign up for all 4 fall classes for 1-5 grade. Museum Members receive an additional 20% off every registration.

Register at http://artsbma.org/museum-studio

For more information, please contact Studio Coordinator Meredith Knight at mknight@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2571.

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Free

Portrait of the Marquise de Fortia

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
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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 Mary Helen Crowe will lead a discussion on Portrait of the Marquise de Fortia by Nicolas de Largillière.

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