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Adults and Teens

We offer an array of opportunities for learning, creating, and sharing through art experiences at the Museum. Whether taking a class in our studios or hearing from an expert in our galleries, our visitors can choose from a variety of activities to engage with art. With established weekly programs like ArtBreak and Slow Art Sunday, or special events like First Thursday, Art On The Rocks, and teen nights, the BMA invites you to find a program that interests and excites you!

Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels, Saints Paula and Agatha

Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels, Saints Paula and Agatha

December 18, 2016

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 Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels, Saints Paula and Agatha by Michele Ciampanti.

A Romantic Landscape

A Romantic Landscape

December 11, 2016

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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on A Romantic Landscape by Thomas Doughty.

Venugopala

December 4, 2016

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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the bronze Indian sculpture Venugopala.

Oscar's Sunday Brunch

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

December 4, 2016

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends.

Space is limited. To make reservations, call 205.328.7850 or click here to reserve your spot online.

The Wounded Bunkie

The Wounded Bunkie

November 27, 2016

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 The Wounded Bunkie by Frederick Remington.

Christ with Instruments of the Passion

Christ with Instruments of the Passion

November 20, 2016

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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Christ with Instruments of the Passion by Jacopo d’Arcangelo del Sellaio.

Harold Ober House in Scarsdale by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Harold Ober House in Scarsdale by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

November 15, 2016

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the visitor’s

Vietnamese Ceramic Water Droppers

Vietnamese Ceramic Water Droppers

November 13, 2016

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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on Vietnamese ceramic water droppers.

Moroccan Scene

November 6, 2016

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 Judy Cook will lead a discussion on Moroccan Scene by Henry Ossawa Tanner.

Oscar's Sunday Brunch

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

November 6, 2016

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends.

Space is limited. To make reservations, call 205.328.7850 or click here to reserve your spot online.

Gloria Victis!

October 30, 2016

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 Gloria Victis! by Antonin Mercié.

Nineteenth Annual Lavona Rushton Concert

Nineteenth Annual Lavona Rushton Concert

October 26, 2016

Vadym Kholodenko has emerged as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted performers of his generation, heralded for interpretations that are “impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Winner of the coveted gold

Portrait of the Marquise de Fortia

Portrait of the Marquise de Fortia

October 23, 2016

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 Mary Helen Crowe will lead a discussion on Portrait of the Marquise de Fortia by Nicolas de Largillière.

Gustav Lamprecht Collection of Central European Cast Iron

Gustav Lamprecht Collection of Central European Cast Iron

October 18, 2016

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty minute exploration of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the visitor’s interpretive skills across the comprehensive-range

Matrilineage: Dress Form #1

Matrilineage: Dress Form #1

October 16, 2016

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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Matrilineage: Dress Form #1 by Lillian Blades.