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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!

Treasures of the Silk Road

Treasures of the Silk Road

April 8, 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.

Explore a variety of arts in our permanent collection from the cultures along this ancient trade route!
Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 5.

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.

Art After 5- Flower Power

Art After 5- Flower Power

April 7, 2017

Join us on April 7th as we welcome spring with a special flower design demonstration with Sybil Brooke Sylvester, owner of Wildflower Designs, followed by a book signing debuting her new book, Fresh. FREE for Members $10 General Admission Tonight’s

Third Space /Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art

April 6, 2017

The BMA is proud to present Third Space, the first large exhibition of contemporary art from the Museum’s own collection. It highlights more than 100 works of art including painting, sculpture, photography, and video. Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

April 4, 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

Listen (to da beat)

Listen (to da beat)

April 2, 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 Listen (to da beat) by Larry Walker.

Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony

Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony

April 2, 2017

Lama Tenzin Deshek, director of the Losel Maitri Buddhist Center in Birmingham, will spend two weeks creating a sand mandala in the BMA lobby. Mandalas are often the focus of meditation and used as a tool to guide the devotee

Introduction to Drawing, Adult Class

Introduction to Drawing, Adult Class

March 30, 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

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

March 28, 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