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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!

Musée du Louvre II

Musée du Louvre II

March 12, 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 Musée du Louvre II by Thomas Struth.

Artists with Disabilities

Artists with Disabilities

March 11, 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.

Come experience and learn about works by three artists who overcame several types of disabilities to create their visions of beauty!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 8.

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.

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

March 7, 2017

In this course, we will explore form, surface, and structure to create functional objects and sculptures in clay. We will focus on developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of hand-building techniques and how to properly handle and manipulate clay

Third Space

Third Space

March 5, 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 a select work from our Third Space exhibition.

New Directions in Native American Art

March 2, 2017

Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas Emily Hanna discusses important emerging contemporary Native American artists while taking a look at new works installed in the Museum’s Native American gallery.

Third Space

Third Space

February 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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on a select work from our Third Space exhibition.

Art of the American West

Art of the American West

February 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.

Travel in time through America. Explore the land and the people west of the Mississippi as depicted in paintings and sculptures in the American collection at the BMA!

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

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

February 21, 2017

In this course, we will explore form, surface, and structure to create functional objects and sculptures in clay. We will focus on developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of hand-building techniques and how to properly handle and manipulate clay

Third Space

Third Space

February 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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on a select work from our Third Space exhibition.

Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium

Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium

February 18, 2017

COMMUNITIES OF CLAY: Ceramic Enterprises Past and Present 9:00am Opening Remarks, moderated by Emily Hanna, Ph.D., senior curator of the arts of Africa and the Americas, Birmingham Museum of Art 9:15am Ali Istalifi, Crafts Specialist, Project Manager at Jindhag Foundation