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I Come in Peace

I Come in Peace

December 3, 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 I Come in Peace by Derrick Adams.

La historia se muerde la cola (History Bites its Tail)

La historia se muerde la cola (History Bites its Tail)

November 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 La historia se muerde la cola (History Bites its Tail) by Esterio Segura.

Chapter 03: Wilmer Wilson IV

November 16, 2017

Join us on November 16 for an artist talk by Wilmer Wilson IV, whose work Black Mask is currently on view in Third Space/ Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art. Wilmer Wilson IV is critically recognized for material and performative investigations

Collage Painting Class Series

Collage Painting Class Series

October 14, 2017

Be inspired by Mark Bradford’s use of found posters and advertisements. Make your own collage painting by building up a relatively thick surface with layers of papers and prints. Then we will use a subtractive process to reveal lower layers

30 Years of ACTing UP

30 Years of ACTing UP

October 4, 2017

As part of Birmingham’s city-wide One In Our Blood initiative, the Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to present a panel discussion to address the U.S. blood donation policy as both a civil right and a science issue, and its

Chapter 02: Ebony G. Patterson

Chapter 02: Ebony G. Patterson

September 28, 2017

Chapter 02 features a conversation between Third Space artist Ebony G. Patterson and the BMA’s Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas, Dr. Emily Hanna. Ebony G. Patterson is known for her vibrant, highly adorned images and objects

Craft Tuesday

Craft Tuesday

September 26, 2017

Craft while enjoying a complimentary craft beer or beverage. Learn a contemporary craft process that is related to artwork found in the museum and then make your own work of art during the two hour class. A list of specific

Ghetto Wall #1

Ghetto Wall #1

September 24, 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 Ghetto Wall #1 by David Driskell.

Between Worlds

Between Worlds

September 17, 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 Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Between Worlds by Teri Greeves.

Drop-In Drawing In Gallery

Drop-In Drawing In Gallery

September 17, 2017

Observe the drawing process of professional artist Jamison Harper as he is inspired by artwork on display in a gallery. Ask questions and learn about the artist’s techniques and materials. Make your own drawing in the same gallery with provided