Support Group

Friends of American Art

Next Event:

Welcome Reception

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP:
$500 per member
$250 per junior member (under 40)

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The Friends of American Art was founded in 2007 and actively supports the Museum by developing and expanding its American art collection. The group provides educational programs and travel opportunities to its members. Events include lectures by leading authorities and visits to auctions, galleries, and noted public and private collections. At the Friends’ annual dinner, members vote on a major acquisition for the Museum’s collection of American art.

Upcoming Events

Welcome Reception

October 1 @ 4:00 pm

Join the Friends of American Art in welcoming the BMA’s new Curator of American Art, Katelyn D. Crawford, Ph.D. This event is by invitation to Friends of American Art members. To learn more about support group membership, visit the support group page.

Sun Mountain

October 8 @ 2:00 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 Sun Mountain by Helen Frankenthaler.

Gail Andrews’ Retirement Celebration

October 19 @ 5:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Gail’s 40 years of service to the BMA!   Gail Andrews’ Retirement Celebration Birmingham Museum of Art Thursday, October 19, 2017 5-7 PM, Remarks at 6 PM   Light hors d’oeuvres and spirits Courtesy valet

Weekend trip to Dallas

October 20 @ 8:00 am

Sign up now for an art-filled weekend getaway in the Lone Star State! Highlights include visits to the Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and much more! This event is by invitation to

Cupid and Gazelle

October 29 @ 2:00 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, Master Docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Cupid and Gazelle by Carl Paul Jennewein.

Lunch and Learn

December 13 @ 12:00 pm

Join the Friends of American Art as William C. Hulsey Curator of American Art, Katelyn Crawford, Ph.D. leads a discussion on an American art topic. This event is by invitation to Friends of American Art members and select guests. To learn

Friends of American Art trip to Richmond, VA

The Friends welcomed summer in the Old Dominion, where they enjoyed a full week of museum and historic site tours, a private collection visit, and plenty of local cusine . They stayed at Richmond’s opulent Jefferson Hotel, its rich past

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BMA Hires New Curator of American Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art announces Katelyn D. Crawford, Ph.D., as its new William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art. Crawford currently serves as assistant curator of American art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and

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The Friends Go Out West!

In September, the Friends of American Art charted new territory on an inaugural group trip to Colorado. They kicked off their week with dinner at Rioja, a Mediterranean hotspot that helped put Denver’s fine dining scene on the map. At

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