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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!

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

February 21, 2017

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 to properly handle and manipulate clay

Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers) by José Bedia

Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers) by José Bedia

February 21, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty minute exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Join us in February as Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, discusses

Black Diamond

Black Diamond

February 19, 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 Black Diamond by Radcliffe Bailey in our new Third Space exhibition.

Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium

Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium

February 18, 2017

The Bunting Ceramics Symposium is free and open to the public. COMMUNITIES OF CLAY: Ceramic Enterprises Past and Present 9:00am Opening Remarks, moderated by Emily Hanna, Ph.D., senior curator of the arts of Africa and the Americas, Birmingham Museum of

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.