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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!

Listen (to da beat)

Listen (to da beat)

April 2, 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 Listen (to da beat) by Larry Walker.

Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony

Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony

April 2, 2017

Lama Tenzin Deshek, director of the Losel Maitri Buddhist Center in Birmingham, will spend two weeks creating a sand mandala in the BMA lobby. Mandalas are often the focus of meditation and used as a tool to guide the devotee

Introduction to Drawing, Adult Class

Introduction to Drawing, Adult Class

March 30, 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

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

March 28, 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

Murder of King Edward the Martyr at Corfe Castle

Murder of King Edward the Martyr at Corfe Castle

March 26, 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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on Murder of King Edward the Martyr at Corfe Castle by Robert Carpenter.

Cancelled

March 22, 2017

Please note that the Visually Impaired Program tour scheduled for Wednesday, March 22 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

Portrait of an Adolescent and Mother and Child

Portrait of an Adolescent and Mother and Child

March 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 March as Graham C. Boettcher, Ph.D. Deputy Director and The William Cary Hulsey

Measuring, Measuring

Measuring, Measuring

March 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, Master Docent Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Measuring, Measuring by Emma Amos.

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

March 14, 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

Raven Telling His Story in the Fog

Raven Telling His Story in the Fog

March 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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on Raven Telling His Story in the Fog by Zöe Marich Urness.