Past Exhibitions

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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

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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: Closing Day! // See the Delacroix exhibition before it closes on Sunday, May 18, at 4PM! This is the first Delacroix exhibit in over a decade in the U.S., and the BMA is only 1 of 2 museums to host it. Don't miss out!

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

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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

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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,

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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

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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.

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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

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Etched in Collective History

August 18, 2013 - November 17, 2013

Etched in Collective History presents the work of artists who interrogate, depict, and memorialize the Civil Rights Movement, telling a multi-generational story of the Civil Rights Movement. These various perspectives and works form a powerful synthesis of art, relating dynamic responses to our collective history.

Mary Parker and Caela Cowan

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project

September 08, 2013 - December 02, 2013

Acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey presents an exhibition of portraits, which symbolically commemorates the four young girls and two boys whose lives were lost on September 15, 1963, in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. As