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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.

The Empty Pot

The Empty Pot

May 20, 2017

Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

This month, Bart has selected The Empty Pot by Demi.

Art and Celebrity in the Age of Reynolds and Siddons (Penn State University Press, 2017)

Art and Celebrity Lecture and Book Signing

May 17, 2017

Join us for a special evening celebrating Art and Celebrity in the Age of Reynolds and Siddons, the latest book written by UAB Professor of Art History Heather McPherson, Ph.D. Professor McPherson will give a special lecture about late 18th century London, where modern celebrity culture

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

Parvati, 18th century. Brass, 5 3/8 × 4 × 2 3/8 in. (13.7 × 10.2 × 6 cm). Private Collection, New York. T.2014.413.

Hindu Treasures

April 18, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Join us in April as Curator of Asian Art Don Wood, Ph.D. gives us a special behind-the-scenes look

The Name Jar

The Name Jar

April 15, 2017

Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

This month, Bart has selected The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi.