Past Exhibitions

Japanese Prints

July 11, 2017 - September 03, 2017

Dr. Roy T. Ward, Jr. (1922–2015) of Watkinsville, Georgia was a doctor by profession, but an artist at heart. Not only was he a skilled physician, but also an accomplished painter in both oils and watercolors, and a talented printmaker,

Tissot Prints

On view through April 30, 2017

A selection of seven prints by artist James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1936-1902) is currently on view in the second floor hallway. James Tissot moved to Paris at the age of 19 to train as a painter. He quickly gained success

What’s Lost is Found

November 04, 2016 - June 11, 2017

In May 2015, The Do Good Fund, a non-profit organization that acquires and exhibits photographs made in the American South, invited Lauren Henkin to be an artist-in-residence for a month in Hale County. As a photographer, Henkin was familiar with


January 01, 2016 - May 31, 2016

a temporary platform for social exchange   For five months shift will occupy the ground floor storefront at 1910 3rd Ave. N in Birmingham’s Theatre and Arts District. A Birmingham Museum of Art initiative, shift is a satellite space in

lobby projects: Bethany Collins

April 16, 2016 - August 28, 2016

lobby projects is a new initiative by the Birmingham Museum of Art that invites contemporary artists to create site-specific commissions in the Museum’s main entrance. lobby projects’ debut artist is Bethany Collins. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Bethany is a

Seeing Things

January 15, 2016 - May 20, 2016

“The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe.” John Berger When you engage in the act of ‘seeing’, you do so through the lens of your own thoughts and beliefs. ‘Seeing’ is a

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

August 03, 2015 - December 18, 2015

Manuel Álvarez Bravo was one of Mexico’s most renowned photographers of the twentieth century. Working during the post-revolutionary (1910-21) creative heyday when artists were drawn to Mexico from across the world, Bravo became friends with Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Andre

Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

December 19, 2015 - June 26, 2016

Beaded and sequined flags, called drapo, are an important component of Vodoun, a religion that was established on the island of Haiti beginning in the 1500s. The Spanish, followed by the French, enslaved hundreds of thousands of West and Central

Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic

April 02, 2015 - August 09, 2015

You’ve come here looking for some sort of essential truth about the South or some spiritual revelation. And you’re not going to find it, unless by accident or grace. (Some) people know about it. I guess they have what Flannery