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Vanitas Still Life

Vanitas Still Life

December 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 Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Vanitas Still Life in the Dutch gallery.

Salsa Night at the BMA / Noche de Salsa en BMA

October 6, 2017

Art After 5: Salsa Night at the BMA Join us on October 6th for a fun-filled evening of Salsa dancing and Latin American music! Featuring makers activities and a special cocktail tasting from El Barrio.

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

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Hispanic Heritage Festival

September 16, 2017

Celebrate Latin American culture and traditions at the Birmingham Museum of Art! Join us for a day of festivities, featuring gallery tours in Spanish and Latin dance performances. Enjoy delicious Puerto Rican cuisine at Tropicaleo’s pop-up restaurant and take part

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

September 3, 2017

Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends. Space is limited. To make reservations, call 205.328.7850 or click here to reserve your spot online.

The Burning Peppermints // June 23

The Burning Peppermints // June 23

June 23, 2017

From illusionists to contortionists, breakdancing to Bollywood, and pop-up opera to body painting, Art On The Rocks is gearing up to be the most dynamic event of the summer! The best of Birmingham’s artists, makers, and musical guests come together in one spot

African Heritage Festival

African Heritage Festival

June 17, 2017

Join us on June 17th as we celebrate the vibrant traditions of African culture and the Museum’s African Art gallery. This family-oriented festival will feature art-making activities, dance, and music!

NEA Chairman Chu Visit

NEA Chairman Chu Visit

June 1, 2017

Jane Chu, Chairman of National Endowment for the Arts, will make a special stop at the Birmingham Museum of Art during her visit to Alabama. Join us for a conversation between Chairman Chu and Al Head, Executive Director of the

My Adventures In Southeast Asia and Nepal

My Adventures In Southeast Asia and Nepal

June 1, 2017

Docent and Tour Coordinator Angela May shares her photos and anecdotes from her research in Southeast Asia and Nepal. She explores the differences between the presentation of Asian art in our galleries and the art in its original context.

No Right in the Wrong

No Right in the Wrong

May 28, 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 No Right in the Wrong by Thornton Dial.