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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!

Cancelled

September 9, 2017

Please note that the Visually Impaired Program tour scheduled for Saturday, July 8 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

Pottery

Pottery

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!

Vishnu

Vishnu

August 27, 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 our Vishnu sculpture in the South and Southeast Asian gallery!

Tending the Ground

Tending the Ground

August 20, 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 Tending the Ground by Edward M. Bannister.

African Reverse Glass Painting

African Reverse Glass Painting

August 15, 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 Gaynell Hendricks gives us an exclusive look into a few

Cancelled

August 13, 2017

Please note that the Slow Art Sunday session scheduled for Sunday, August 13 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The discussion on Madonna and Christ Child by Lorenzo Veneziano will be rescheduled for a later date, so please check back soon!

How the American West Was Won and Lost

How the American West Was Won and Lost

August 12, 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 to explore the land and its history thought the paintings and sculptures in the BMA’s American art collection!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 9.

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.

Doge Leonardo Loredan

Doge Leonardo Loredan

August 6, 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 Doge Leonardo Loredan by the Circle of Danese Cattaneo.