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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!

The Weldon Collection of Asian Art

October 5, 2017

The gift of the Asian art collection of Henry H. and June deH Weldon to the BMA is transformative. It contains over 450 major works from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia spanning thousands of years of history and enriches

Wedgwood At The World’s Fairs

September 7, 2017

Chief Curator and Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts Anne Forschler-Tarrasch talks about the importance of the world’s fairs to Wedgwood, the objects or types of objects the company exhibited at these fairs, and

Dutch Treat

August 3, 2017

Whether a permanent collection gallery or a temporary installation, it takes the contribution of the entire museum team to produce the exhibitions that visitors enjoy and have come to expect. Head Exhibitions Designer Terry Beckham shares with us the process

If These Walls Could Talk, Part II

July 6, 2017

Deputy Director and The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art Graham C. Boettcher relates the surprising stories behind masterworks in the Museum’s American collection and their former owners.

Among the weeds, plants, and peacock feathers

Among the weeds, plants, and peacock feathers

June 25, 2017

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 Among the weeds, plants, and peacock feathers by Ebony G. Patterson.

Nightmare Katrina 2

Nightmare Katrina 2

June 18, 2017

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 Nightmare Katrina 2 by El Franco Lee II.

As Colors Are Fainting

As Colors Are Fainting

June 11, 2017

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 As Colors Are Fainting by Mark Bradford.

Celebrations

June 10, 2017

In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

We all have one – that fancy platter we use for family festivities or the glasses we just have to use in order to toast in the New Year. Join us this month as we explore how objects in the Museum’s collection were used around the world in various celebrations!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 7.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2964.

Rise of the Delta

Rise of the Delta

June 4, 2017

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 Rise of the Delta by Whitfield Lovell.

My Adventures In Southeast Asia and Nepal

June 1, 2017

Docent and Tour Coordinator Angela May shares her photos and anecdotes from her research in Southeast Asia and Nepal. She explores the differences between the presentation of Asian art in our galleries and the art in its original context.