Past Exhibitions

Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming

February 27, 2015 - August 09, 2015

Between Fantasy and Reality takes a focused approach in exploring the early period of Alabama artist Frank Fleming. Fleming has been working as an artist in Alabama for over forty years and is best known for his large-scale bronze sculptures,

Lethal Beauty

June 28, 2014 - September 21, 2014

The samurai are universally recognized warriors. Tales of their heroics have fascinated people since the 12th century. Bushido (The Way of the Samurai) is the code of chivalry by which they lived, and encompasses not only mastery of the martial

Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries

January 31, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries is the first exhibition to explore this little-known field of small-format 17th-century paintings from the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age. Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art, the exhibition brings together

Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise

June 05, 2014 - January 04, 2015

When the widowed Hester Bateman took over her husband’s silver workshop in 1761, she faced the staggering challenge of running a physically and creatively demanding business at a time when domestic service was the only female-friendly industry. Fortunately, Hester was

Delacroix and the Matter of Finish

February 22, 2014 - May 18, 2014

The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to host the first Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) exhibition in the United States in more than a decade. Delacroix and the Matter of Finish arrives in February and features the dramatic work of the leader of

Black Like Who?

Issues regarding visual depictions of blackness in American art have been such highly scrutinized topics in both artistic production and museum exhibitions that one could ask what else is there to examine that has not already been sufficiently analyzed? Black

Question Bridge: Black Males

October 06, 2013 - December 29, 2013

Hank Willis Thomas, Chris Johnson, Bayete Ross Smith, Kamal Sinclair Question Bridge is trans-media art project that counters established notions of Black masculinity in the United States. The project presents nearly three hours of videotaped interviews with several dozen Black men,

Vanguard Views

October 26, 2013 - March 23, 2014

Vanguard Views is an exhibition celebrating the innovation in visual representation in early modern art (1900-1940). The avant-garde was formed as a result of the exposure to new, modern industrialized culture. From this new perspective conditioned by new perceptions of

Horizons

September 09, 2013 - March 23, 2014

Horizons is an outdoor installation by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir (pronounced Stay-nun Thor-orens-daughter). The exhibition comprises 12 androgynous, life-sized iron figures, eleven standing and one seated. Each sculpture is unique, and has a polished glass band inserted in its torso.

Craig Wedderspoon

December 14, 2013 - January 18, 2015

Craig Wedderspoon is a Tuscaloosa-based sculptor who creates abstract work in both metal and wood at various scales. Wedderspoon has created a new body of sculpture specifically for the Museum’s outdoor Mezzanine Sculpture Gallery, where it will open on December