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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!

Mosaics with Hand-Made Ceramic and Glass Tiles

Mosaics with Hand-Made Ceramic and Glass Tiles

September 19, 2017

Look at the mosaic tile pools by Valerie Jaudon in the Sculpture Garden. Then design your own mosaic work of art which could be a wall hanging or tabletop piece. Begin by learning how to cut glass tiles and also

Opulence in Disguise: The Netherlands’ Golden Age

September 19, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty-minute exploration of art in the galleries. Join us this ArtBreak with The Fariss Gambrill Lynn and Henry Sharpe Lynn Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D.,

Between Worlds

Between Worlds

September 17, 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 Between Worlds by Teri Greeves.

Drop-In Drawing In Gallery

Drop-In Drawing In Gallery

September 17, 2017

Observe the drawing process of professional artist Jamison Harper as he is inspired by artwork on display in a gallery. Ask questions and learn about the artist’s techniques and materials. Make your own drawing in the same gallery with provided

Printmaking

Printmaking

September 14, 2017

Be inspired by hand-made prints on view and in the museum’s collection. Learn about how to create drypoint etchings, monoprints, collagraphs, silk screenprints, and carved block prints. Select what method best suits you and learn how to create an edition

Hagar and Ishmael Saved by the Angel

Hagar and Ishmael Saved by the Angel

September 10, 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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Hagar and Ishmael Saved by the Angel by Sebastiano Ricci.

Sculpture Garden Exploration

Sculpture Garden Exploration

September 9, 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.

This tour will explore the three-dimensional art in the BMA’s sculpture garden with close examination through touch!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 6.

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.

Wedgwood At The World’s Fairs

September 7, 2017

Chief Curator and Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts Anne Forschler-Tarrasch talks about the importance of the world’s fairs to Wedgwood, the objects or types of objects the company exhibited at these fairs, and

Functional Ceramics

Functional Ceramics

September 6, 2017

Learn how to make bowls, cups and mugs, serving vessels, and functional table-top pieces. We will utilize both hand-building and wheel throwing techniques to create functional ceramic objects. No prior experience is necessary. All materials are provided and are included

Surprise Selection from Third Space

Surprise Selection from Third Space

September 3, 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 surprise selection from our Third Space exhibition!