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July 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program tour: Cancelled

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

Please note that the Visually Impaired Program tour scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To schedule a VIP group tour, call 205.254.2964.

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Art Papers Live: The Extreme Present

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Continuing our collaboration with Art Papers Magazine, the next Art Papers Live program will be a screening by artist Sophia Al Maria and conversation with special guest, curator, and author Shumon Basar. “The ‘Extreme Present’ is the realisation that the…

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Slow Art Sunday: Flin Flon VI

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flin Flon VI

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 leads us in a discussion on Flin Flon VI by Frank Stella.

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August 2016
$10 for members // $15 for non-members

Art & Conversation: Lobby Projects

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi discusses a new ongoing series of site-specific artist commissions launched by the museum in spring 2016. Giving us a behind the scenes perspective on its creation and its future ambitions, she sheds light on the process of working with the first artist in the series, Bethany Collins, and shows us a preview of what is to come.

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First Thursday: After Hours At The Museum

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Muscle Shoals

Join us this summer for “Southern Pictures,” a new film series at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Ranging from vintage classics to contemporary hits, each featured film is set in the South. Come early to enjoy our open galleries, drinks, and tapas at the BMA.

5-9PM: Tapas and cocktails in the café.

6:30 PM: Muscle Shoals (Not Rated, 2013), 1hr 51 min.

Famous for a unique sound quality, a tiny studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama produced some of the greatest rock and roll in history. Featuring music legends Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Bono, Etta James, Gregg Allman, and more, this contemporary documentary is fixin’ to be a cult classic.

Please note that costs apply for purchase of tapas and/or cocktails.

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Family Tour: Wedgwood

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Wedgwood: Did you know that the BMA has the largest collection of Wedgwood outside of England? Explore the classical designs found on these stunning porcelain beauties!

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

August 7 @ 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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Slow Art Sunday: The Laughing Boy (Jopie van Slouten)

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Laughing Boy (Jopie van Slouten)

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 leads us in a discussion on The Laughing Boy (Jopie van Slouten) by Robert Henri.

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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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Slow Art Sunday: A Dream of Italy

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A Dream of Italy

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 leads us in a discussion on A Dream of Italy by Robert S. Duncanson.

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Art on the Rocks: Sweet Crude

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Art on the Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for an exciting 12th season! The Birmingham Museum of Art’s highly anticipated summer series brings all the best of Birmingham’s vibrant cultural scene together in one dynamic place. Featuring artists,…

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Slow Art Sunday: Battle of Pavia

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Battle of Pavia

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, Docent Mary Lynda Crockett leads us in a discussion on Battle of Pavia by an anonymous Flemish artist.

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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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Free

Slow Art Sunday: Guanyin

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guanyin

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, Docent Clyde Oyster leads us in a discussion on Guanyin from China.

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September 2016
$10 for members // $15 for non-members

Art & Conversation: State of the Library

September 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library

Librarian Lindsey Reynolds introduces us to some of the unique holdings and new collecting areas of the Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library, one of the most comprehensive art research libraries in the southeastern United States. With a focus on objects and styles in our permanent collection, it holds a broad range of research materials including general art reference works, artists books, auction catalogs, artist files, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, and digital resources.

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