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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 Sculpture and Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

May 9, 2017

This is a four class series, each class is $15 or $60 for all classes in this series. In this introductory course, we will focus on figurative modeling and sculptural techniques using clay. We will discuss how various artists have

A Mountainous River Landscape with Travellers

A Mountainous River Landscape with Travellers

April 30, 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 Judy Cook will lead a discussion on A Mountainous River Landscape with Travellers by Allart van Everdingen.

Closing Reception: Alabama School of Fine Arts Student Exhibition

Closing Reception: Alabama School of Fine Arts Student Exhibition

April 27, 2017

Conversations about Contemporary Art Students: Visual Arts Students at the Alabama School of Fine Arts Instructor: Anne Herbert In conjunction with Third Space, the Birmingham Museum of Art’s exhibition of Contemporary art, this collection of work by visual art students

Soundsuit

Soundsuit

April 23, 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 Soundsuit by Nick Cave.

Indian Classical Music Concert

Indian Classical Music Concert

April 19, 2017

This event will feature Grammy Award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Slide Guitar) and Pandit Subhen Chatterjee (Tabla) followed by a dance performance by Notinee.

Third Space- Chapter 01

Third Space- Chapter 01

April 18, 2017

During this artist talk, hear from artist Glenn Kaino and athlete Tommie Smith as they discuss their collaboration in creating Bridge (Section 1 of 6), a sculpture that commemorates this legacy.

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

Parvati, 18th century. Brass, 5 3/8 × 4 × 2 3/8 in. (13.7 × 10.2 × 6 cm). Private Collection, New York. T.2014.413.

Hindu Treasures

April 18, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Join us in April as Curator of Asian Art Don Wood, Ph.D. gives us a special behind-the-scenes look

Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony

Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony

April 15, 2017

Join us for the closing ceremony where, in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, the mandala is destroyed at the end of its creation to reiterate the concept that nothing is permanent.

2x’s, 2016, Xavier Vendrell, Steve Long, Rural Studio, Auburn University, southern pine, Courtesy of the artists T.2016.393 © Rural Studio, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, Auburn University

2’xs

April 9, 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 2’xs by Auburn University’s Rural Studio.