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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!

Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium Keynote Address and Reception

Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium Keynote Address and Reception

February 17, 2017

COMMUNITIES OF CLAY: Ceramic Enterprises Past and Present 6:00pm Welcome 6:15pm Susan Folwell, ceramic artist, Santa Clara Pueblo, Taos, NM 7:00-9:00pm Reception in conjunction with the 32nd annual Alabama Clay Conference The Bunting Ceramics Symposium is free and open to

Bridge

Bridge

February 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, Master Docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Bridge by Glenn Kaino in our new Third Space exhibition.

Ceramics at the BMA

Ceramics at the BMA

February 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.

Explore a variety of ceramics from different times and places at the BMA to discover the great diversity in this art form practiced by all cultures using a common material from the earth – clay!

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

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your sot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2964.

Shelton State Student Art Exhibition Reception

Shelton State Student Art Exhibition Reception

February 10, 2017

SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT ART EXHIBITION Instructor: Jennifer Jaia Chen Drawing I & Drawing II from 2011-2016 The Shelton State Community College Student Art Exhibition consists of artwork created by Shelton State students over the last five years. These

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

February 7, 2017

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class 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

Dancers (Jitterbug)

Dancers (Jitterbug)

February 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 Judy Cook will lead a discussion on Dancers (Jitterbug) by Ann Weaver Norton.

If Walls Could Talk, Part I

February 2, 2017

In her 1859 autobiography, the Irish novelist Sydney, Lady Morgan, wrote “What a strange disorderly place is an artist’s atelier and what stories it might tell if walls could talk!” On the walls of artists’ studios, auction house and gallery

City River Scene

City River Scene

January 29, 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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on City River Scene by Hughie Lee-Smith.

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2009, fabric with appliquéd crochet, buttons, knitted yarn, and mannequin, 96 x 27 x 14 in. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art, 2010.80.

Third Space Opening Party

January 27, 2017

Opening Party // January 27, 2017 // 7:00 – 9:30
FREE for Members // $25 for Non-Members

This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land

January 25, 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 landscape paintings and discover how artists used nature, geographic locations, and weather conditions to portray the great diversity of the earth’s wonders!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, January 20.

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.