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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!

Interior of Antwerp Cathedral

Interior of Antwerp Cathedral

October 29, 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 Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on Interior of Antwerp Cathedral by Pieter Neeffs the Younger.

Battle of Pavia

Battle of Pavia

October 22, 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 Battle of Pavia in the Dutch gallery.

Introduction to Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

October 18, 2017

Learn from local artist Jamison Harper as he guides participants as they learn foundational drawing principles and techniques. Learn from works of art on display in the museum and learn about different techniques that artists have used. Make your own

Homeschool Studio

Homeschool Studio

October 18, 2017

Drop in for an open Ceramic Studio for students in 6th through 12th grade. An inquiry-based approach to art-making allows participants to focus on their own interests while receiving guidance and instruction to implement their creative ideas using clay. Participants

Rise of the Delta

Rise of the Delta

October 17, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and community experts lead visitors on a thirty-minute exploration of art in the galleries. Join us this ArtBreak as special guest Carnetta Davis discusses Whitfield Lovell’s Rise of the Delta, a portrait of

Still Life of Flowers, Fruit, Shells, and Insects

Still Life of Flowers, Fruit, Shells, and Insects

October 15, 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 Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Still Life of Flowers, Fruit, Shells, and Insects by Balthasar van der Ast.

Collage Painting Class Series

Collage Painting Class Series

October 14, 2017

Be inspired by Mark Bradford’s use of found posters and advertisements. Make your own collage painting by building up a relatively thick surface with layers of papers and prints. Then we will use a subtractive process to reveal lower layers

Sun Mountain

Sun Mountain

October 8, 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 Sun Mountain by Helen Frankenthaler.

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

Homeschool Studio

Homeschool Studio

October 4, 2017

Drop in for an open Ceramic Studio for students in 6th through 12th grade. An inquiry-based approach to art-making allows participants to focus on their own interests while receiving guidance and instruction to implement their creative ideas using clay. Participants