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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!

Slow Art Sunday: Cabinet

December 27, 2015

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 Clyde Oyster will lead a discussion on the Japanese piece Cabinet.

Museum Closed

December 25, 2015

Please note that the Museum and Museum business offices are closed for the holidays. The Museum will re-open to the public on Saturday, December 26 at 10AM.

Museum Closed

December 24, 2015

Please note that the Museum and Museum business offices are closed for the holidays. The Museum will re-open to the public on Saturday, December 26 at 10AM.

No Visually Impaired Program

December 23, 2015

Please note that there will be no Visually Impaired Program today, due to the holidays. Check back for next month’s program!

Slow Art Sunday: Barbershop Sign (Ogunga Cut)

December 20, 2015

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 Clyde Oyster will lead a discussion on the Ghanaian piece Barbershop Sign (Ogunga Cut).

Slow Art Sunday: The Ascetic Sakyamuni

December 13, 2015

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 the Chinese piece The Ascetic Sakyamuni.

Visually Impaired Program: Holidays and Other Celebrations

Visually Impaired Program: Holidays and Other Celebrations

December 12, 2015

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.

Visit a selection of fine and decorative artworks to discover festive occasions and merry-making from different times and places.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, December 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.

Slow Art Sunday: Adoration of the Magi

December 6, 2015

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 Claude Vignon’s Adoration of the Magi.

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

December 3, 2015

Your Night at the Museum!

The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the garden, catch a movie, or sit down with friends for tapas at Oscar’s. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9PM.

Please note that costs apply for purchase of tapas and/or cocktails.

Red Mountain Garden Club Greenery Sale

Red Mountain Garden Club Greenery Sale

December 2, 2015

Red Mountain Garden Club will host its annual Greenery Sale at a new venue, Rosewood Hall in Homewood. The greenery sale offers beautiful fresh greenery and wreaths, mailbox decorations, kissing balls, and boxwood trees in addition to a curated selection of gifts and arrangements. Located on the first floor of the Homewood City Hall at SoHo Square, Rosewood Hall provides convenient underground parking with stair and elevator access and will include pick-up from the front door of Rosewood Hall.

Red Mountain Garden Club was established in 1927 and is an affiliated club of Garden Club of America. Proceeds of the Greenery Sale benefit the Memorial Garden at the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.