March 1, 2016
On Thursday, March 3 at 7PM, the Museum and Christie’s are excited to present The Refined Art of Collecting: An Evening with the Experts. The panel discussion, including BMA staff, a private collector, and a specialist from Christie’s, will address …
February 28, 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 La cascade à Tivoli by Claude-Joseph Vernet.
February 26, 2016
This lecture will discuss Haitian Vodou ceremonies that are dedicated to spirits, called loa. Songs, drumming, and sacred objects such as flags, rattles, and drums are used in the salutation of the spirits. This presentation includes field photographs, music and audiovisual documentation to help place this great and noble religious tradition in context.
Benjamin Hebblethwaite has a Ph.D. in French Linguistics from Indiana University (2007) and he works as an Associate Professor at the University of Florida. He is the author of Vodou Songs in Haitian Creole and English (Temple University Press) and Yon sezon matchyavèl/Une saison en enfer (L’Harmattan), with Jacques Pierre. He has published articles on Haitian Creole historical linguistics, language policy in Haiti, Haitian Creole literacy, bilingualism among Haitian Americans in Miami, and comparative religion. He is currently working on the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded “The Archive of Haitian Religion and Culture” (The Vodou Archive) and a book project on Arabic and Islamic influences in contemporary French, German and Dutch cultures.
February 25, 2016
On March 5 at 6PM, the Museum is excited to welcome Dr. Cathleen Cummings to present the Callahan Lecture, where she will discuss India’s post-Partition identity and the cinematic image. Dr. Cummings is an Associate Professor of Art History at The University …
February 24, 2016
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.
The American West was depicted as the shining future filled with opportunity for our country after the turmoil of the Civil War. But, at what cost? What about those other “Americans” who already lived there? What was their future?
Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, February 19.
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.
February 22, 2016
Before our upcoming lecture by Dr. Benjamin Hebblethwaite, we wanted to take a moment to explain a little more about our current exhibition, Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection. If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet, it is beautiful; more …
February 21, 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 Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on G.E. Mask and Scarification by Willie Cole.
February 19, 2016
On Friday, February 26, the Museum will welcome Benjamin Hebblethwaite, Ph.D., as he leads a talk to accompany our current exhibition Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection. The talk, Haitian Vodou Ceremonies, Songs, and Sacred Objects, is free and open …
February 16, 2016
On the third Tuesday of each month, the Curator of Education and/or Education Department staff 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 interpretive skills across the comprehensive-range of art periods and canons represented by the BMA’s collections. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s and they will throw in a free dessert!
February 16, 2016
We couldn’t do what we do at the BMA without volunteers. Whether they are helping visitors at the Information Desk, facilitating art projects at family programs, volunteering at special events, or providing assistance to staff, volunteers help the Museum on …