Support Group

Friends of American Art

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Lunch and Learn

$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

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 Annual Dinner (Private Event)

February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

This event is by invitation to Friends of American Art members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit: RSVP to 205-254-2567.

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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