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June 2017


June 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 in order 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, June 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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As Colors Are Fainting

June 11 @ 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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on As Colors Are Fainting by Mark Bradford.

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African Heritage Festival

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm /

Join us on June 17th as we celebrate the vibrant traditions of African culture and the Museum’s African Art gallery. This family-oriented festival will feature art-making activities, dance, and music!

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Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /

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 Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa by Gerald McDermott.

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Father’s Day Brunch at Oscar’s Cafe

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm /

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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June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Please note that the Slow Art Sunday session scheduled for Sunday, June 18 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The discussion on Nightmare Katrina 2 by El Franco Lee II will be rescheduled for a later date, so check back soon!

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Trip to Richmond, Virginia

Join the Friends of American Art as we mark the summer solstice in the Old Dominion. Our itinerary will include visits to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Valentine History Museum, Maymont mansion, and the beautiful and historic Hollywood…

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Teacher Workshop

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm /

Local educators are invited to join us for an exciting series of workshops this summer! These workshops are designed to help teachers integrate the arts into their existing curriculum.

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Contemporary African Art

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm /

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty-minute exploration of art in the galleries. Join us this ArtBreak with Senior Curator Emily G. Hanna, Ph.D. in conversation with Mrs Wanda Williams, English teacher with…

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The Burning Peppermints // June 23

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm /

From illusionists to contortionists, breakdancing to Bollywood, and pop-up opera to body painting, Art On The Rocks is gearing up to be the most dynamic event of the summer! The best of Birmingham’s artists, makers, and musical guests come together in one spot…

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