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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!

"Matrillineage: Dress Form #1

“Matrillineage: Dress Form #1

May 14, 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 Matrillineage: Dress Form #1 by Lillian Blades.

Contemporary Art: Third Space

Contemporary Art: Third Space

May 13, 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 the museum’s newest exhibition and discover cultural connections between works of art from around the world!

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

It’s Not What (Or Who) You Think It Is

May 11, 2017

Curator of European Art Robert Schindler presents new research on the BMA’s collection, particularly our holdings of 18th century French paintings, including some exciting new discoveries that upend long-held beliefs.

Edward M Friend and Hermione Friend Lecture

Edward M Friend and Hermione Friend Lecture

May 10, 2017

Gendering Memories of Iraq, a Collective Performance by Hayv Kahraman Join us for a transformative performance orchestrated by Iraqi born artist Hayv Kahraman that will reflect on concepts of diaspora, immigration, and community. As Kahraman states: “My process begins by

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

May 9, 2017

This is a four class series, each class is $15 or $60 for all classes in this series. In this introductory course, we will focus on figurative modeling and sculptural techniques using clay. We will discuss how various artists have

A Mountainous River Landscape with Travellers

A Mountainous River Landscape with Travellers

April 30, 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 A Mountainous River Landscape with Travellers by Allart van Everdingen.

Closing Reception: Alabama School of Fine Arts Student Exhibition

Closing Reception: Alabama School of Fine Arts Student Exhibition

April 27, 2017

Conversations about Contemporary Art Students: Visual Arts Students at the Alabama School of Fine Arts Instructor: Anne Herbert In conjunction with Third Space, the Birmingham Museum of Art’s exhibition of Contemporary art, this collection of work by visual art students

Soundsuit

Soundsuit

April 23, 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 Soundsuit by Nick Cave.

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.