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August 2016
Free

Guanyin

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Guanyin, About 1750, porcelain, Dehua ware, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Qianlong period (1736-1795), Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Gift of Dr. Peter D. and Derry Brice Bunting in memory of Bruce Sullivan, MD, AFI.17.2015

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

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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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

September 4 @ 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

Chief’s Chair or Throne

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Chief's Chair

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 Chief’s Chair or Throne by the Chokwe people of Africa.

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$10

1-5 Grade Class: Painting

September 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am /
studio-school

The Studio School will focus on a process, theme, or idea found in our galleries. Be inspired by different makers to create your own artwork while exploring a range of approaches to expression. This week we will focus on painting.

$10 per class, pre-registration only. All materials are included. Receive a 20% discount when you sign up for all 4 fall classes for grades 1-5. 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 205.254.2643.

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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

Liberation of Saint Peter

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Giovanni Lanfranco, Italy, 1582–1647,  Liberation of Saint Peter, About 1620/21, oil on canvas, Partial collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; with funds provided by Henry Lynn, Mrs. R. Hugh Daniel, and The Illges-Chenoweth Foundation; additional funds provided by John Bohorfoush, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Drey, Ward Eggleston, Thomas L. Fawick, Thomas R. Ford and Robert C. Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hanson II, Ingalls Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Jemison, Jr., Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Kant, Mahdah R. Kniffin Estate, Mr. Frank Lankford, Dr. and Mrs. William Murray, 1976 and 1977 Museum Dinners and Balls, Dr. Geofrey J. Roscoe, Mrs. Theodore Roth, Scharff Estate, Colonel and Mrs. M. R. Scharff, Sidewalk Art Show, Mr. and Mrs. William M. Spencer, Jr., and Dr. M. Bruce Sullivan, by exchange,  AFI.8.2007

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 Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on the Liberation of Saint Peter by Giovanni Lanfranco.

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$15

6-8 Grade Class: Painting

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /
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The Studio School will focus on a process, theme, or idea found in our galleries. Be inspired by different makers to create your own artwork while exploring a range of approaches to expression. This week we will focus on painting.

$15 per class, pre-registration only. All materials are included. Receive a 20% discount when you sign up for all 4 fall classes for 6-8 grade. 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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$15

9-12 Grade Class: Painting

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /
studio-school

The Studio School will focus on a process, theme, or idea found in our galleries. Be inspired by different makers to create your own artwork while exploring a range of approaches to expression. This week we will focus on painting.

$15 per class, pre-registration only. All materials are included. Receive a 20% discount when you sign up for all 4 fall classes for 9-12 grade. 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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Free

School Reception: All Area Educators

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

We are pleased to invite to join us for a back to school reception for all area educators. This should be an exciting time of refreshments as we explore both our collections and our education programming – with giveaways for teachers, as well! For more information contact Matthew Stokes at mstokes@artsbma.org

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$20

Adult Class: Painting

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /
studio-school

The Studio School will focus on a process, theme, or idea found in our galleries. Be inspired by different makers to create your own artwork while exploring a range of approaches to expression. This week we will focus on painting.

$20 per class, pre-registration only. All materials are included. Receive a 20% discount when you sign up for all 4 fall 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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Free

Hispanic Heritage Festival

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm /
Cosijo Illustration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Birmingham Museum of Art! Enjoy local food, live music, and art activities for all ages! Go on an adventure in our galleries with a scavenger hunt, listen to a storyteller read Adelita in English…

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Free

Adelita

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
Adelita

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 Adelita by Tomie dePaola.

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Free

Shiva Nataraja

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Shiva Nataraja (Lord of Dance), 2013
Artisans: Sri Pradakaran, Sri Govindan and Sri Pratiban
Shri Rajan Industries, Tamilnadu, India
Bronze, lost wax casting, 65 x 52 x 21 ¾ inches
Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Museum purchase with funds provided by Dora and Sanjay Singh AFI.130.2015

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 Shiva Nataraja from India.

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Free

Saint Margaret of Cortona

September 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm /
Saint Margaret of Cortona, José de Mora and Diego de Mora, About 1700-1720, Spain

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the visitor’s…

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