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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 Portuguese in Japan

October 9, 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 Japanese screen The Portuguese in Japan.

The Donald and Marsha Levine Ceramics Collection

October 6, 2016

Avid collectors Donald and Marsha Levine had a love for Wedgwood and other English ceramics. After their deaths the collection joined the Buten Wedgwood Collection in Long Island, New York. Curator Anne Forschler-Tarrasch tells us about the couple and discusses highlights of their collection and its relationship to the BMA.

Judith

Judith

October 2, 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 Judith from the School of Guido Reni.

Oscar's Sunday Brunch

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

October 2, 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.

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture Garden Tour

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture Garden Tour

September 28, 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.

This tour will explore sculptures in the garden and allow closer examination through touch (with gloves).

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, September 23.

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.

Portrait of the Honorable Dixon Hall Lewis

Portrait of the Honorable Dixon Hall Lewis

September 25, 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 Portrait of the Honorable Dixon Hall Lewis by Sarah Miriam Peale.

Saint Margaret of Cortona

Saint Margaret of Cortona

September 20, 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

Shiva Nataraja

Shiva Nataraja

September 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, Master Docent Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the Shiva Nataraja from India.

Liberation of Saint Peter

Liberation of Saint Peter

September 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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on the Liberation of Saint Peter by Giovanni Lanfranco.

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture Garden Tour

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture Garden Tour

September 10, 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.

This tour will explore sculptures in the garden and allow closer examination through touch (with gloves).

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

Chief's Chair or Throne

Chief’s Chair or Throne

September 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 Marlene Wallace leads us in a discussion on Chief’s Chair or Throne by the Chokwe people of Africa.

Oscar's Sunday Brunch

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

September 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.

State of the Library

State of the Library

September 1, 2016

Librarian Lindsey Reynolds introduces us to some of the unique holdings and new collecting areas of the Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library, one of the most comprehensive art research libraries in the southeastern United States. With a focus on objects and styles in our permanent collection, it holds a broad range of research materials including general art reference works, artists books, auction catalogs, artist files, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, and digital resources.

Guanyin

Guanyin

August 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, Docent Clyde Oyster leads us in a discussion on Guanyin from China.

Visually Impaired Program: Sacred Sculptures from India to China

August 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.

Religions across Asia represent objects of worship in sculptures from a range of materials. This tour will explore examples of Asian artworks with a combination of verbal descriptions and tactile objects to enhance the experience.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, August 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.