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August 2017
Free

Tending the Ground

August 20 @ 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 Tending the Ground by Edward M. Bannister.

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Free

A Surprise Selection from Third Space

August 27 @ 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 surprise selection from our Third Space exhibition!

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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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Free

Surprise Selection from Third Space

September 3 @ 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 surprise selection from our Third Space exhibition!

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$120

Functional Ceramics

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Learn how to make bowls, cups and mugs, serving vessels, and functional table-top pieces. We will utilize both hand-building and wheel throwing techniques to create functional ceramic objects. No prior experience is necessary. All materials are provided and are included…

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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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Opening Reception (Private Event)

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm / ,

Opulence in Disguise: The Netherlands’ Golden Age This event is by invitation to European Art Society members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit: http://artsbma.org/support-groups/. We invite you to join us for the unveiling of the new…

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Free

Sculpture Garden Exploration

September 9 @ 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.

This tour will explore the three-dimensional art in the BMA’s sculpture garden with close examination through touch!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 6.

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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$20

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

Explore a range of artmaking materials and in-depth processes. Learn about artists and artwork while discovering related creative processes. Sign up for multiple months as we will be creating new and different projects each month! Register for the September Material…

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Free

Hagar and Ishmael Saved by the Angel

September 10 @ 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 Hagar and Ishmael Saved by the Angel by Sebastiano Ricci.

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$25

Craft Tuesday

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Craft while enjoying a complimentary craft beer or beverage. Learn a contemporary craft process that is related to artwork found in the museum and then make your own work of art during the two hour class. A list of specific…

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$80

Printmaking

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Be inspired by hand-made prints on view and in the museum’s collection. Learn about how to create drypoint etchings, monoprints, collagraphs, silk screenprints, and carved block prints. Select what method best suits you and learn how to create an edition…

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Free

Between Worlds

September 17 @ 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 Between Worlds by Teri Greeves.

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Free

Drop-In Drawing In Gallery

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Observe the drawing process of professional artist Jamison Harper as he is inspired by artwork on display in a gallery. Ask questions and learn about the artist’s techniques and materials. Make your own drawing in the same gallery with provided…

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Free

Opulence in Disguise: The Netherlands’ Golden Age

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm /

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty-minute exploration of art in the galleries. Join us this ArtBreak with The Fariss Gambrill Lynn and Henry Sharpe Lynn Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D.,…

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$80

Mosaics with Hand-Made Ceramic and Glass Tiles

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Look at the mosaic tile pools by Valerie Jaudon in the Sculpture Garden. Then design your own mosaic work of art which could be a wall hanging or tabletop piece. Begin by learning how to cut glass tiles and also…

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$5

Homeschool Studio

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Drop in for an open Ceramic Studio for students in 6th through 12th grade. An inquiry-based approach to art-making allows participants to focus on their own interests while receiving guidance and instruction to implement their creative ideas using clay. Participants…

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Free

Adult-Child Art Class

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Get creative with your child! Look closely and learn about a piece of art and the story behind it at the Museum. Then be inspired for your own art-making activity in Bart’s Lair under the stairs. Look for signage at…

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Free

Ghetto Wall #1

September 24 @ 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 Ghetto Wall #1 by David Driskell.

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$25

Craft Tuesday

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Craft while enjoying a complimentary craft beer or beverage. Learn a contemporary craft process that is related to artwork found in the museum and then make your own work of art during the two hour class. A list of specific…

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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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$5

Homeschool Studio

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Drop in for an open Ceramic Studio for students in 6th through 12th grade. An inquiry-based approach to art-making allows participants to focus on their own interests while receiving guidance and instruction to implement their creative ideas using clay. Participants…

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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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Asian Art Society’s Annual Moon Viewing Party (Private Event)

Please join us for an evening of traditional music, art-making, foods, sake tasting, and more! This event is by invitation to Asian Art Society members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit: http://artsbma.org/support-groups/ RSVP to 205-254-2567.

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Gandhi Jayanti

The Indian Cultural Society and the Museum present an evening in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Gandhi Jayanti. The event begins with a special Indian classical concert at 3:00 pm featuring special guest musicians Arjun Verma (Sitar), Raginder Momi (Violin), Manik Khan…

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$25

Craft Tuesday

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Craft while enjoying a complimentary craft beer or beverage. Learn a contemporary craft process that is related to artwork found in the museum and then make your own work of art during the two hour class. A list of specific…

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$90

Collage Painting Class Series

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Be inspired by Mark Bradford’s use of found posters and advertisements. Make your own collage painting by building up a relatively thick surface with layers of papers and prints. Then we will use a subtractive process to reveal lower layers…

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Free

Drop-In Drawing In Gallery

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Observe the drawing process of professional artist Jamison Harper as he is inspired by artwork on display in a gallery. Ask questions and learn about the artist’s techniques and materials. Make your own drawing in the same gallery with provided…

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$5

Homeschool Studio

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Drop in for an open Ceramic Studio for students in 6th through 12th grade. An inquiry-based approach to art-making allows participants to focus on their own interests while receiving guidance and instruction to implement their creative ideas using clay. Participants…

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$120

Introduction to Drawing

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Learn from local artist Jamison Harper as he guides participants as they learn foundational drawing principles and techniques. Learn from works of art on display in the museum and learn about different techniques that artists have used. Make your own…

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Gail Andrews’ Retirement Celebration

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm /

More Information To Follow.

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Free

Adult-Child Art Classes

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Get creative with your child! Look closely and learn about a piece of art and the story behind it at the Museum. Then be inspired for your own art-making activity in Bart’s Lair under the stairs. Look for signage at…

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$20

Material Exploration II, 1-5 Grade

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

Explore a range of artmaking materials and in-depth processes. Learn about artists and artwork while discovering related creative processes. Sign up for multiple months as we will be creating new and different projects each month! Register for the October Material…

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$25

Craft Tuesday

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Craft while enjoying a complimentary craft beer or beverage. Learn a contemporary craft process that is related to artwork found in the museum and then make your own work of art during the two hour class. A list of specific…

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$85

Collectors Circle Annual Dinner (Private Event)

This event is by invitation to Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit: http://artsbma.org/support-groups/ RSVP to 205-254-2567.

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November 2017
$5

Homeschool Studio

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Drop in for an open Ceramic Studio for students in 6th through 12th grade. An inquiry-based approach to art-making allows participants to focus on their own interests while receiving guidance and instruction to implement their creative ideas using clay. Participants…

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$20

Material Exploration III, 1-5 Grade

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

Explore a range of artmaking materials and in-depth processes. Learn about artists and artwork while discovering related creative processes. Sign up for multiple months as we will be creating new and different projects each month! Register for the November Material…

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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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$25

Craft Tuesday

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Craft while enjoying a complimentary craft beer or beverage. Learn a contemporary craft process that is related to artwork found in the museum and then make your own work of art during the two hour class. A list of specific…

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$5

Homeschool Studio

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Drop in for an open Ceramic Studio for students in 6th through 12th grade. An inquiry-based approach to art-making allows participants to focus on their own interests while receiving guidance and instruction to implement their creative ideas using clay. Participants…

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Free

Adult-Child Art Class

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Get creative with your child! Look closely and learn about a piece of art and the story behind it at the Museum. Then be inspired for your own art-making activity in Bart’s Lair under the stairs. Look for signage at…

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Free

Drop-In Drawing In Gallery

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Observe the drawing process of professional artist Jamison Harper as he is inspired by artwork on display in a gallery. Ask questions and learn about the artist’s techniques and materials. Make your own drawing in the same gallery with provided…

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$25

Craft Tuesday

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Craft while enjoying a complimentary craft beer or beverage. Learn a contemporary craft process that is related to artwork found in the museum and then make your own work of art during the two hour class. A list of specific…

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$80

Wood-Carved Figurines

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Be inspired by traditional Japanese wood carving techniques for creating figurines. Learn about step-by-step processes that were used to create figurative sculptures, and create your own contemporary interpretation using similar wood carving techniques. No prior experience is necessary. All materials…

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December 2017
$20

Material Exploration IV, 1-5 Grade

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

Explore a range of artmaking materials and in-depth processes. Learn about artists and artwork while discovering related creative processes. Sign up for multiple months, as we will be creating new and different projects each month! Register for the December Material…

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$100

Casting Ceramic Forms

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

The Weldon Exhibition includes a tiger pillow which is a cast ceramic form and was traditionally used in some Chinese homes to ward off evil and influence your dreams. Use a similar process to create your own contemporary interpretation of…

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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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Homeschool Studio

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Drop in for an open Ceramic Studio for students in 6th through 12th grade. An inquiry-based approach to art-making allows participants to focus on their own interests while receiving guidance and instruction to implement their creative ideas using clay. Participants…

Event Details »
$25

Craft Tuesday

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Craft while enjoying a complimentary craft beer or beverage. Learn a contemporary craft process that is related to artwork found in the museum and then make your own work of art during the two hour class. A list of specific…

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Free

Adult-Child Art Class

December 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Get creative with your child! Look closely and learn about a piece of art and the story behind it at the Museum. Then be inspired for your own art-making activity in Bart’s Lair under the stairs. Look for signage at…

Event Details »
Free

Drop-In Drawing In Gallery

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Observe the drawing process of professional artist Jamison Harper as he is inspired by artwork on display in a gallery. Ask questions and learn about the artist’s techniques and materials. Make your own drawing in the same gallery with provided…

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