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March 2017
$15

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in…

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$20

Introduction to Drawing, Adult Class

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in…

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April 2017
$10

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session I

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

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…

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Free

Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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…

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Free

Listen (to da beat)

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Listen (to da beat) by Larry Walker.

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$15

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in…

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Third Space /Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

The BMA is proud to present Third Space, the first large exhibition of contemporary art from the Museum’s own collection. It highlights more than 100 works of art including painting, sculpture, photography, and video. Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and…

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$20

Introduction to Drawing, Adult Class

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in…

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Art After 5- Flower Power

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on April 7th as we welcome spring with a special flower design demonstration with Sybil Brooke Sylvester, owner of Wildflower Designs, followed by a book signing debuting her new book, Fresh. FREE for Members $10 General Admission Tonight’s…

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Free

Treasures of the Silk Road

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

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 a variety of arts in our permanent collection from the cultures along this ancient trade route!
Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 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.

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Mind, Body, Spirit… and Art!

April 8 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm /

Join us on April 8th to celebrate International Slow Art Day with meditation, yoga, and art!

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Free

Testing Boundaries: Women Artists in India and Pakistan Today

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm /

Women Artists have been a strong force to be reckoned with since the mid-20th century in India and Pakistan. With a sense of independence and purpose, they have been keen observers of the cultural, social and political rifts that have…

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2’xs

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
2x’s, 2016, Xavier Vendrell, Steve Long, Rural Studio, Auburn University, southern pine, Courtesy of the artists T.2016.393 © Rural Studio, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, Auburn University

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 Katia Kiss-Miller will lead a discussion on 2’xs by Auburn University’s Rural Studio.

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The Name Jar

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /

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.

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Free

Art Cart

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm /

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…

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Free

Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.

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Oscar’s Easter Sunday Brunch

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm /

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.

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Free

Art Cart

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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…

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Free

Hindu Treasures

April 18 @ 12:00 pm /
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.

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 March as Curator of Asian Art Don Wood, Ph.D. gives us a special behind-the-scenes…

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$15

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in…

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Free

Third Space- Chapter 01

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm /

During this artist talk, hear from artist Glenn Kaino and athlete Tommie Smith as they discuss their collaboration in creating Bridge (Section 1 of 6), a sculpture that commemorates this legacy.

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Free

Indian Classical Music Concert

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm /

This event will feature Grammy Award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Slide Guitar) and Pandit Subhen Chatterjee (Tabla) followed by a dance performance by Notinee.

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$20

Introduction to Drawing, Adult Class

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in…

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Free

Soundsuit

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Katia Kiss-Miller will lead a discussion on Soundsuit by Nick Cave.

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$25

Craft Tuesday, Adult Class

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

Explore different materials and craft your own work of art while enjoying a craft beer or beverage. Learn a variety of fine craft techniques in an inviting and creative environment. Each registration includes two complimentary beverages. Ages 21 and up.…

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Free

Art Cart

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm /

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…

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Free

Art Cart

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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…

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Free

A Mountainous River Landscape with Travellers

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Judy Cook will lead a discussion on A Mountainous River Landscape with Travellers by Allart van Everdingen.

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May 2017

CLOSED

May 5 - May 6

The Birmingham Museum of Art will be closed to the public from Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM until Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM for the 2017 Annual Museum Ball.   For more information on reservations, please…

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$15

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /

Discover a visual understanding of form and space, both abstract and figurative. This course will introduce you to processes and techniques of sculpture by engaging you to construct art using different materials that express your point of view. Pre-registration is…

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Free

Edward M Friend and Hermione Friend Lecture

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm /

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…

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$10 for members // $15 for non-members

It’s Not What (Or Who) You Think It Is

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Curator of European Art Robert Schindler presents new research on the BMA’s collection, particularly our holdings of 18th century French paintings, including some exciting new discoveries that upend long-held beliefs.

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$20

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, Adult Class

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

Discover a visual understanding of form and space. This course will introduce you to processes and techniques of sculpture by engaging you to construct art using different materials that express your point of view. Pre-registration is required for all classes.…

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$10

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session II

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

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 II will have different art projects…

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Free

Contemporary Art: Third Space

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

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 museum’s newest exhibition and discover cultural connections between works of art from around the world!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 10.

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.

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Oscar’s

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm /

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.

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Free

Art Cart

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Drop in for an art making activity hosted 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, check out the original piece in the gallery! Art…

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Free

“Matrillineage: Dress Form #1

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Katia Kiss-Miller will lead a discussion on Matrillineage: Dress Form #1 by Lillian Blades.

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Somnus

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm /

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty-minute exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Join us this ArtBreak to hear Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts Anne Forschler-Tarrasch discuss Somnus created…

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$15

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /

Discover a visual understanding of form and space. This course will introduce you to processes and techniques of sculpture by engaging you to construct art using different materials that express your point of view. Pre-registration is required for all classes.…

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$20

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, Adult Class

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

Discover a visual understanding of form and space. This course will introduce you to processes and techniques of sculpture by engaging you to construct art using different materials that express your point of view. Pre-registration is required for all classes.…

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$10

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session II

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

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 II will have different art projects…

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Free

The Empty Pot

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /

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.

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Art Cart

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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…

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Free

Be Just Like Family

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Be Just Like Family by Tomoo Gokita.

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$15

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /

Discover a visual understanding of form and space. This course will introduce you to processes and techniques of sculpture by engaging you to construct art using different materials that express your point of view. Pre-registration is required for all classes.…

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$20

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, Adult Class

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

Discover a visual understanding of form and space. This course will introduce you to processes and techniques of sculpture by engaging you to construct art using different materials that express your point of view. Pre-registration is required for all classes.…

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Free

Art Cart

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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…

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Free

No Right in the Wrong

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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.

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$15

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /

Discover a visual understanding of form and space. This course will introduce you to processes and techniques of sculpture by engaging you to construct art using different materials that express your point of view. Pre-registration is required for all classes.…

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June 2017
$10 for members // $15 for non-members

My Adventures In Southeast Asia and Nepal

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

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.

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$20

Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics, Adult Class

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

Discover a visual understanding of form and space. This course will introduce you to processes and techniques of sculpture by engaging you to construct art using different materials that express your point of view. Pre-registration is required for all classes.…

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Free

Rise of the Delta

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Rise of the Delta by Whitfield Lovell.

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Celebrations

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

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 in order 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 Wednesday, June 7.

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.

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Free

As Colors Are Fainting

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 As Colors Are Fainting by Mark Bradford.

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The Royal Bee

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /

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.

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Father’s Day Brunch at Oscar’s Cafe

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm /

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.

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Free

Nightmare Katrina 2

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Nightmare Katrina 2 by El Franco Lee II.

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Art On The Rocks

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm /

Stay up to date with everything Art On The Rocks HERE or HERE! We can’t wait to pARTy with you!

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Free

Among the weeds, plants, and peacock feathers

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Among the weeds, plants, and peacock feathers by Ebony G. Patterson.

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July 2017
$10 for members // $15 for non-members

If These Walls Could Talk, Part II

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Deputy Director and The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art Graham C. Boettcher relates the surprising stories behind masterworks in the Museum’s American collection and their former owners.

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Art On The Rocks

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Stay up to date with everything Art On The Rocks HERE or HERE! We can’t wait to pARTy with you!

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August 2017
$10 for members // $15 for non-members

Dutch Treat

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Whether a permanent collection gallery or a temporary installation, it takes the contribution of the entire museum team to produce the exhibitions that visitors enjoy and have come to expect. Head Exhibitions Designer Terry Beckham shares with us the process…

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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm /

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.

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Art On The Rocks

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm /

Stay up to date with everything Art On The Rocks HERE or HERE! We can’t wait to pARTy with you!

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September 2017

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

September 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm /

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.

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$10 for members // $15 for non-members

Wedgwood At The World’s Fairs

September 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Chief Curator and Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts Anne Forschler-Tarrasch talks about the importance of the world’s fairs to Wedgwood, the objects or types of objects the company exhibited at these fairs, and…

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October 2017

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm /

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.

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$10 for members // $15 for non-members

The Weldon Collection of Asian Art

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

The gift of the Asian art collection of Henry H. and June deH Weldon to the BMA is transformative. It contains over 450 major works from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia spanning thousands of years of history and enriches…

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November 2017

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm /

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.

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December 2017

Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm /

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.

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