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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 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.

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade

January 24, 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

Saint Margaret of Cortona

Saint Margaret of Cortona

January 22, 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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Saint Margaret of Cortona by José and Diego de Mora.

Marquess of Jamaica

Marquess of Jamaica

January 17, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the

Modernist Exhibition

Modernist Exhibition

January 15, 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 Modernist Exhibition by Wilmer Bannarn.