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Kids and Families

Kids and their families have so much to explore at the BMA! Travel to faraway lands, make history come alive, and discover the world of art together in our galleries and family spaces. From family tours and art activities to cultural celebrations on special Family Days, there’s always something new to do. Make plans to visit during one of our many family programs, or stop by anytime for free fun in Bart’s ArtVenture and Bart’s Lair Under the Stairs.

Art Cart

Art Cart

April 30, 2017

Drop in for an art making activity that is facilitated by Teen BMA and ArtVenture staff! Art activities are inspired by artwork that is currently on display. After you make your own work of art, go check out the original

Art Cart

Art Cart

April 29, 2017

Drop in for an art making activity that is facilitated by Teen BMA and ArtVenture staff! Art activities are inspired by artwork that is currently on display. After you make your own work of art, go check out the original

Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony

Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony

April 15, 2017

Join us for the closing ceremony where, in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, the mandala is destroyed at the end of its creation to reiterate the concept that nothing is permanent.

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.

Art Cart

Art Cart

April 15, 2017

Drop in for an art making activity that is facilitated by Teen BMA and ArtVenture staff! Art activities are inspired by artwork that is currently on display. After you make your own work of art, go check out the original

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

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session I

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session I

April 1, 2017

Enhance your child’s creativity through an exploration of art materials and creative techniques. Develop fine motor skills and learn about different cultures and art making processes while having fun creating art! Material Exploration Session I will have different art projects

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.

Art Cart

Art Cart

March 18, 2017

Art activities are geared toward children ages 4-10.

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session I

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session I

March 18, 2017

Enhance your child’s creativity through an exploration of art materials and creative techniques. Develop fine motor skills and learn about different cultures and art making processes while having fun creating art! Material Exploration Session I will have different art projects