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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!

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.

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