The Junior Patrons are made up of nearly 1,000 young professionals with a mutual interest in art and promoting cultural involvement within the Birmingham community. The JP's host a multitude of exciting art-related events throughout the year. See below for a list of Junior Patron member benefits and a listing of upcoming events. We hope to see you at our next event soon!
With your annual dues of $60 for an Individual membership or $80 for a Dual membership, you will receive all of the following benefits:
Invitations to Museum events and exhibitions
Free admission or discounts to Junior Patron events
Free passes to blockbuster exhibitions
Half-off discount to our summer concert series, Art on the Rocks!
10% discount in the Museum Store and Oscar's at the Museum
Reduced rates for Museum art classes
100% tax deductibility
Subscription to the Members Magazine
Art-related travel opportunities
Free admission or discounts to more than 90 museums across the Southeast
JUNIOR PATRON BOARD APPLICATION
Annual Junior Patron Holiday Party
Thursday, December 12, 6:00 -10:00 pm at the Birmingham Museum of Art
Enjoy signature drink specials & hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Lee Shook, a festive photo booth and tour of the current exhibition Vanguard Views, celebrating the innovation and visual representation in early modern art.
$10 for Junior Patron members // $20 for Non-members
Join the Junior Patrons at the door and get in free!
Join our FaceBook event HERE!
October 10th // 5:30 – 7:30
Birmingham Museum of Art Junior Patrons and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra present harpist Bridget Kibbey
6:30 : Presentation by Bridget // $10 - Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Museum of Art Members // $15 – General Public
The event is located at Wade Smith's loft at 2209 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, 35203.
Join members of the Birmingham Museum of Art Junior Patrons and supporters of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for an exciting evening showcasing the talent of world-renown Harpist Bridget Kibbey. Lauded for her compelling artistry and virtuosity, Bridget is gaining a reputation for showcasing the broad range of her instrument through multiple-genre performances -- drawing diverse audiences through new collaborations and platforms. She will return to Birmingham in February in an ASO co-commission to present the world premiere of a harp concerto written by composer Vivian Fung. Bridget is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Classical Recording Foundation’s 2012 Young Artist Award.
This season we asked Birmingham artists, musicians, dancers, actors, and designers to create performances inspired by works from the Museum’s world-class permanent collection. Selections from these performances will be showcased during each event. Every AOTR event will feature live art collaborations, a photo booth, giveaways, and much more! This year’s special guests include: Dj COCO, Red Mountain Theater, DANCEe, ArtPlay Teaching Artists, Sidewalk Film Festival, Opera Birmingham, Aldridge Botanical Gardens, Gus Mayer and Yellowhammer Creative.
Select Fridays from 7:00-11:00 pm
June 14th - St. Paul & the Broken Bones
July 19th – The Weeks
August 9th – Man or Astro-Man?
Members $10 / Nonmembers $20
Cocktails on the Crest/ Thursday, April 18th, 6-9pm/ 2345 Crest Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
Join the Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art for an insider look at one of Red Mountain's most beautiful historical homes - The Cobb-Henley-Serra Home. Built around 1915, this gorgeous home was thoughtfully renovated and restored to its original glory by the current homeowners. Marvel at the sprawling city views, architectural details as well as the extensive collection of antique furniture and art. Listen to stories of the renovations and the rich history while enjoying light hor d'oeuvres, wine, and beer and mingling with Junior Patrons throughout the home and gardens of this unique private estate.
Local author and historian Cathy Adams will share her knowledge about the house as well as others in the Redmont area. Cathy wrote Worthy of Remembrance: A History of Redmont Alabama (Birmingham), which was published in 2002. This opportunity to tour the house with such a local history buff is truly a unique opportunity not to be missed!
Art and Arias/ March 8th 5:30 – 8:00pm // 8th Avenue Lobb y
$10 for Junior Patrons and Amici members* // $15 for non-members // FREE if you join either group
Get a double dose of Birmingham’s best culture in one night!
Join the Junior Patrons and Opera Birmingham’s Amici young patron group to enjoy a selection of arias performed by Opera Birmingham’s principal singers of the soon-to-be-opened opera, Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Then take a tour of the Museum’s exquisite European art collection with Deputy Director and Chief Curator Jeannine O’Grody. Join our event on FaceBook!
Be a Kid Again // Tuesday, February 12, 2013// 5:30pm until 8:00pm
Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art and Rotaract invite you to “Be a Kid Again”/ $5 for JPs/ and $10 for non-members
Harness your inner child and step into Bart’s ArtVenture! Draw and mount a self-portrait (or a portrait of your sweetheart!) on our vase cut-outs inspired by the Face Jugs exhibition. Step Into Art via green screen technology, paint a masterpiece on our digital canvases, and experience all that we offer our young patrons.
Behind The Yellow Door”/ Thursday, January 10th, 2013, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
21st Street Studios, 109 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S
An exclusive look at the 21st Street Studio Artists’ Winter Show, curated by UAB’s John Fields. Complimentary drinks and snacks// Music by Gabriel Tajeu and Allen Barlow. $5 for Jr. Patrons, $10 for non-members. Artists include: Florence Blair, Catherine Cabaniss, Elizabeth Farr, Catherine Friend, Beth Henry, Darius Hill, Barbara Hirschowitz, Steve Morgan, Candy Phillips, Allison Rhea, Lindsey Shelkh, Leah Thornton, Sandy TIlt, and special guest, Marilyn Wilson.
Holiday Party @ Alabama Theatre (Hill Event Center)/ Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 6-10pm
The Junior Patrons will be celebrating the holidays at the historic Alabama Theater . Members and guests will enjoy food from Jim N Nicks, Rogue Tavern, Brick & Tin, Vino and Pastry Arts - and wine and beer, then dance the evening away to Z and the Party Faktory.
$20 General Public// $10 JUNIOR PATRON MEMBERS
Art after Dark featuring Norman Rockwell’s America/ November 29th// 5:30pm until 8:00pm
The Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art are partnering with the Birmingham Arts Junior Alliance on November 29th to bring you the most exclusive access to an evening of art, music, drinks & h'ordeuvres featuring the current exhibit Norman Rockwell’s America.
$10 for Birmingham Arts Junior Alliance members & $15 for general public. Tickets include: Admission to the Norman Rockwell's America exhibit, docent led tour// 6:15 // 7:00, complimentary drinks & h'ordeuvres & live music
Fall for Art: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6-8pm at Studio By the Tracks
Join the Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Junior Board of Studio By the Tracks for a fun-filled evening of mingling, refreshments, live music by Jon Reed, and the opportunity to further develop your own art collection - all while learning more about two of Birmingham's finest non-profit arts organizations!
$5 for Junior Patron members and SBTT Junior Board Members/Board Members and $10 for general public...or join the junior patrons and get in free!
Studio By The Tracks (SBTT), a non-profit organization, was formed in 1989 to provide free art classes to emotionally conflicted children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or mental illness. SBTT maintains a focused, energized atmosphere that provides our students a haven in which to create. We encourage a supportive and nonjudgmental climate necessary to nurture creative abilities, enhance self-esteem, and explore alternative ways of coping with emotional and physical conflict.
CIRQUE ALYS AERIAL MUSIC at UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center/ Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 5:30-7:30pm
Happy Hour with Cash Bar & Food Trucks// 6:00pm » FREE 20-minute Performance/ In conjunction with The Birmingham Arts Junior Alliance
Walking Tour of Avondale Neighborhood/ Thursday, April 12 5:30 - 9pm
Join the Junior Patrons on a walking tour of the exciting, revitalized Avondale neighborhood. Stroll through a few blocks of the district with Avondale historian and author, Catherine Greene Brown, stop in local shops and art galleries, and end the tour at Avondale Brewery for refreshments and entertainment.
Art and Arias/ Friday, March 9, 6-9pm
Join the Junior Patrons and Opera Birmingham’s Amici young patron group to enjoy a night of breathtaking music surrounded by exquisite artwork. Enjoy a selection of arias performed by Opera Birmingham’s principal singers of the soon-to-be-opened opera, Carmen, listen to classical guitar music between the arias, enjoy Spanish tapas and sangria, take a tour of the Museum’s exquisite European art collection, and even get your fortune read!
Look of Love Valentine's Party/ Thursday, February 9, 6-9pm
For those in love, lust, or limbo. Join the Junior Patrons for a night of decadent food, sparkling drinks, exciting music, and a tour of the Look of Love exhibition by curator Graham C. Boettcher. Bring a special someone, a group of friends, or go stag and enjoy this artfully amorous Valentine’s event!
Lochrane Smith, President
Lee Handley, Vice President
Lauren Weil Secretary
Neill Crook, Treasurer
V. J. Graffeo
Whitney Yarborough, Past President