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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!

Oscar's Sunday Brunch

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

September 4, 2016

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends.

Space is limited. To make reservations, call 205.328.7850 or click here to reserve your spot online.

State of the Library

State of the Library

September 1, 2016

Librarian Lindsey Reynolds introduces us to some of the unique holdings and new collecting areas of the Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library, one of the most comprehensive art research libraries in the southeastern United States. With a focus on objects and styles in our permanent collection, it holds a broad range of research materials including general art reference works, artists books, auction catalogs, artist files, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, and digital resources.

Guanyin

Guanyin

August 28, 2016

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 Clyde Oyster leads us in a discussion on Guanyin from China.

Visually Impaired Program: Sacred Sculptures from India to China

August 24, 2016

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.

Religions across Asia represent objects of worship in sculptures from a range of materials. This tour will explore examples of Asian artworks with a combination of verbal descriptions and tactile objects to enhance the experience.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, August 19.

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.

Battle of Pavia

Battle of Pavia

August 21, 2016

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 Mary Lynda Crockett leads us in a discussion on Battle of Pavia by an anonymous Flemish artist.

Art on the Rocks: Sweet Crude

Art on the Rocks: Sweet Crude

August 19, 2016

Art on the Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for an exciting 12th season! The Birmingham Museum of Art’s highly anticipated summer series brings all the best of Birmingham’s vibrant cultural scene together in one dynamic place. Featuring artists,

Slow Art Sunday: A Dream of Italy

August 14, 2016

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 leads us in a discussion on A Dream of Italy by Robert S. Duncanson.

Visually Impaired Program: Cancelled

August 13, 2016

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.

Religions across Asia represent objects of worship in sculptures from a range of materials. This tour will explore examples of Asian artworks with a combination of verbal descriptions and tactile objects to enhance the experience.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 10.

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.

Slow Art Sunday: The Laughing Boy (Jopie van Slouten)

August 7, 2016

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 leads us in a discussion on The Laughing Boy (Jopie van Slouten) by Robert Henri.

Oscar's Sunday Brunch

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

August 7, 2016

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends.

Space is limited. To make reservations, call 205.328.7850 or click here to reserve your spot online.