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The Royal Bee

The Royal Bee

June 17, 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 Royal Bee by Frances Park and Ginger Park.

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.

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.

Mama Panya's Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya

Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya

March 18, 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 Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya by Mary and Rich Chamberlin.

Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding

Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding

February 18, 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 Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding by Lenore Look.

Ruby's Wish

Ruby’s Wish

January 21, 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 Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges.

Visually Impaired Program: Celebrations

December 28, 2016

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.

We all have one: that fancy platter we use for family festivities or the glasses we just have to use to toast in the new year. Join us this month as we explore how objects in the Museum’s collection were used around the world in various celebrations!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, December 23.

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.

Too Many Tamales

Too Many Tamales

December 17, 2016

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 Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto.

The Paper Crane

The Paper Crane

November 19, 2016

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 Paper Crane by Molly Bang.

Visually Impaired Program: Art of the American West

November 12, 2016

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 the land and the people west of the Mississippi as depicted in paintings and sculptures in the American collection at the BMA!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 9.

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.

Visually Impaired Program: Landscapes

Visually Impaired Program: Landscapes

October 26, 2016

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.

Want to smell the salt air in 19th century France or listen to the gondolas in 18th century Venice, Italy? On this tour we’ll travel around the world to France, Venice and California to visit the ocean, the city, and the mountains. Enjoy the different moods depicted in these three locations as painted by different artists in different centuries.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, October 21.

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.

Mama's Saris

Mama’s Saris

October 15, 2016

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 Mama’s Saris by Pooja Makhijani.

Visually Impaired Program: Landscapes

Visually Impaired Program: Landscapes

October 8, 2016

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.

Want to smell the salt air in 19th century France or listen to the gondolas in 18th century Venice, Italy? On this tour we’ll travel around the world to France, Venice and California to visit the ocean, the city, and the mountains. Enjoy the different moods depicted in these three locations as painted by different artists in different centuries.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 5.

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.

The Donald and Marsha Levine Ceramics Collection

October 6, 2016

Avid collectors Donald and Marsha Levine had a love for Wedgwood and other English ceramics. After their deaths the collection joined the Buten Wedgwood Collection in Long Island, New York. Curator Anne Forschler-Tarrasch tells us about the couple and discusses highlights of their collection and its relationship to the BMA.

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture Garden Tour

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture Garden Tour

September 28, 2016

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.

This tour will explore sculptures in the garden and allow closer examination through touch (with gloves).

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, September 23.

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.