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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!

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

April 18, 2017

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in

Third Space /Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art

April 6, 2017

The BMA is proud to present Third Space, the first large exhibition of contemporary art from the Museum’s own collection. It highlights more than 100 works of art including painting, sculpture, photography, and video. Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

April 4, 2017

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in

Introduction to Drawing, Adult Class

Introduction to Drawing, Adult Class

March 30, 2017

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

March 28, 2017

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in

Murder of King Edward the Martyr at Corfe Castle

Murder of King Edward the Martyr at Corfe Castle

March 26, 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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on Murder of King Edward the Martyr at Corfe Castle by Robert Carpenter.

This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land

March 22, 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.

Explore a variety of landscape paintings and discover how artists used nature, geographic locations, and weather conditions to portray the great diversity of the earth’s wonders!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, March 17.

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.

Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers) by José Bedia

Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers) by José Bedia

March 21, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty minute exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Join us in February as Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, discusses

Third Space

Third Space

March 19, 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 a select work from our Third Space exhibition.

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

March 14, 2017

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in