Loading Events

← Back to Events

Birmingham Museum of Art

+ Google Map
2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
205.254.2565artsbma.org

Upcoming Events

September 2016
Free

Chief’s Chair or Throne

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Chief's Chair

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 leads us in a discussion on Chief’s Chair or Throne by the Chokwe people of Africa.

Event Details »
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture Garden Tour

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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 Wednesday, September 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.

Event Details »
Free

Liberation of Saint Peter

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Giovanni Lanfranco, Italy, 1582–1647,  Liberation of Saint Peter, About 1620/21, oil on canvas, Partial collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; with funds provided by Henry Lynn, Mrs. R. Hugh Daniel, and The Illges-Chenoweth Foundation; additional funds provided by John Bohorfoush, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Drey, Ward Eggleston, Thomas L. Fawick, Thomas R. Ford and Robert C. Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hanson II, Ingalls Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Jemison, Jr., Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Kant, Mahdah R. Kniffin Estate, Mr. Frank Lankford, Dr. and Mrs. William Murray, 1976 and 1977 Museum Dinners and Balls, Dr. Geofrey J. Roscoe, Mrs. Theodore Roth, Scharff Estate, Colonel and Mrs. M. R. Scharff, Sidewalk Art Show, Mr. and Mrs. William M. Spencer, Jr., and Dr. M. Bruce Sullivan, by exchange,  AFI.8.2007

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 the Liberation of Saint Peter by Giovanni Lanfranco.

Event Details »
Free

School Reception: All Area Educators

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

We are pleased to invite to join us for a back to school reception for all area educators. This should be an exciting time of refreshments as we explore both our collections and our education programming – with giveaways for teachers, as well! For more information contact Matthew Stokes at mstokes@artsbma.org

Event Details »
Free

Hispanic Heritage Festival

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm /
Cosijo Illustration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Birmingham Museum of Art! Enjoy local food, live music, and art activities for all ages! Go on an adventure in our galleries with a scavenger hunt, listen to a storyteller read Adelita in English…

Event Details »
Free

Adelita

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
Adelita

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 Adelita by Tomie dePaola.

Event Details »
Free

Shiva Nataraja

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Shiva Nataraja (Lord of Dance), 2013
Artisans: Sri Pradakaran, Sri Govindan and Sri Pratiban
Shri Rajan Industries, Tamilnadu, India
Bronze, lost wax casting, 65 x 52 x 21 ¾ inches
Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Museum purchase with funds provided by Dora and Sanjay Singh AFI.130.2015

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 the Shiva Nataraja from India.

Event Details »
Free

Saint Margaret of Cortona

September 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm /
Saint Margaret of Cortona, José de Mora and Diego de Mora, About 1700-1720, Spain

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the visitor’s…

Event Details »
Free

Portrait of the Honorable Dixon Hall Lewis

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
"Portrait of the Honorable Dixon Hall Lewis (1802-1848)" (About 1841-1843), Sarah Miriam Peale, American (1800-1885). Oil on canvas. Loan from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. David A. Skier.  67.1997.

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 Portrait of the Honorable Dixon Hall Lewis by Sarah Miriam Peale.

Event Details »
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Sculpture Garden Tour

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm /
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.

Event Details »
October 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Landscapes

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /
"Le Matin, temps brumeux, Pourville (Foggy Morning at Pourville)" Claude Monet, France, 1840 - 1926. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by 1977 and 1980-1983 Museum Dinners and Balls. 1981.40

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.

Event Details »
Free

Mama’s Saris

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
mama's-saris

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.

Event Details »
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Landscapes

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm /
"Le Matin, temps brumeux, Pourville (Foggy Morning at Pourville)" Claude Monet, France, 1840 - 1926. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by 1977 and 1980-1983 Museum Dinners and Balls. 1981.40

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.

Event Details »
November 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Art of the American West

November 12 @ 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 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.

Event Details »
Free

The Paper Crane

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
papercrane

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.

Event Details »
December 2016
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Celebrations

December 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 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, December 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.

Event Details »
Free

Too Many Tamales

December 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
toomanytamales

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.

Event Details »
Free

Visually Impaired Program: Celebrations

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm /

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.

Event Details »
January 2017
Free

Ruby’s Wish

January 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
ruby.wish_

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.

Event Details »
February 2017
Free

Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding

February 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
unclepeter

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.

Event Details »
March 2017
Free

Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya

March 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
MamaPanyasPancakes

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.

Event Details »
April 2017
Free

The Name Jar

April 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
namejar

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.

Event Details »
May 2017
Free

The Empty Pot

May 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
the-empty-pot-2

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.

Event Details »
June 2017
Free

The Royal Bee

June 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
royalbee

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.

Event Details »
+ Export Listed Events