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October 2017
$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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TEFAF New York

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm / ,

Curator of European Art Dr. Robert Schindler will attend the second annual TEFAF New York Fall Fair, and would love to meet you there! VIP passes for Saturday, October 28 will be available for anyone planning to attend. This event is…

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Free

Interior of Antwerp Cathedral

October 29 @ 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 Interior of Antwerp Cathedral by Pieter Neeffs the Younger.

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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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Free

Chenoweth Lecture

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm /

Join us for a special lecture, Taking It Personally: An Art Critic’s Life, featuring Holland Cotter, the renowned co-chief art critic of The New York Times and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner. The Chenoweth lectures are endowed by Dr. Arthur I.…

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Free

Art After 5: Halloween Hangover

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$20

KIDS: ART 101 III, 1-5 Grade

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

Your child will discover their inner artist by working with a wide range of materials and exploring the fundamentals of different creative processes. Explore a range of art-making materials and techniques, including drawing, painting, ceramics, and printmaking. Learn about artists and…

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Match Box Altars

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm /

Drop in for an art-making activity that is facilitated by Teen BMA and Bart’s 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 in the gallery! Art activities are for children ages 3-10.

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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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Free

Cupid and Gazelle

November 5 @ 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 Cupid and Gazelle by Carl Paul Jennewein.

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Opening Reception (Private Event)

Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection   We invite you join us to explore the fascinating role of art in this life and the next, celebrating the opening of this exhibition. This event is by invitation to Asian Art Society,…

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Free

Judgment of Paris

November 12 @ 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 Judgment of Paris by Hans von Aachen.

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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

Chapter 03: Wilmer Wilson IV

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on November 16 for an artist talk by Wilmer Wilson IV, whose work Black Mask is currently on view in Third Space/ Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art. Wilmer Wilson IV is critically recognized for material and performative investigations…

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Artist Reception (Private Event)

Please join the Collectors Circle following Chapter 03: Wilmer Wilson IV for a reception with the artist. Chapters is a six-part series of artist talks, conversations, and performances that accompanies the Third Space exhibition and takes place over two years. This…

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Free

Big Little Artists

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

Have a budding little artist on your hands? Get creative with your child in this adult / child immersive exploration and art-making class. Look closely and learn about a piece of art and the story behind it in our galleries. Then…

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Free

Tang Dynasty Paper Dolls

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Drop in for an art-making activity that is facilitated by Teen BMA and Bart’s 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 in the gallery! Art activities are for children ages 3-10.

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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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Free

La historia se muerde la cola (History Bites its Tail)

November 19 @ 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 La historia se muerde la cola (History Bites its Tail) by Esterio Segura.

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The Green Apple

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm /

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. Please join us this week for a talk with Katelyn D. Crawford, Ph.D., our recently appointed William Cary Hulsey Curator of American…

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Free

Perfume Fountain

November 26 @ 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 the Chinese porcelain perfume fountain in the Chinoiserie gallery.

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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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European Art Society Lunch and Learn

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm / ,

A Review of Upcoming Old Master Auctions with Curator of European Art Dr. Robert Schindler. This event is by invitation to Friends of American Art members. To learn more about support group membership, visit the support group page. RSVP to Bethany McClellan.

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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
Free

Art After 5: Home for the Holidays

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$20

KIDS: ART 101, 1-5 Grade

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

Your child will discover their inner artist by working with a wide range of materials and exploring the fundamentals of different creative processes. Explore a range of art-making materials and techniques, including drawing, painting, ceramics, and printmaking. Learn about artists and…

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Free

Artist Flip Books

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

Drop in for an art-making activity that is facilitated by Teen BMA and Bart’s Art Venture 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 in the gallery! Art activities are for children ages 3-10. 

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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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Free

I Come in Peace

December 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, Master Docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on I Come in Peace by Derrick Adams.

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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…

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Free

Winter Landscape

December 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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Winter Landscape by Jacob van Ruisdael.

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$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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Lunch and Learn

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm / ,

Join the Friends of American Art as William C. Hulsey Curator of American Art, Katelyn Crawford, Ph.D. leads a discussion on an American art topic. This event is by invitation to Friends of American Art members and select guests. To learn…

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Free

Big Little Artists

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

Have a budding little artist on your hands? Get creative with your child in this adult / child immersive exploration and art-making class. Look closely and learn about a piece of art and the story behind it in our galleries. Then…

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Free

Stella Projector Collage

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm /

Drop in for an art-making activity that is facilitated by Teen BMA and Bart’s 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 in the gallery! Art activities are for children ages 3-10.

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Free

Matchbox Accordion Books

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

Drop in for an art-making activity that is facilitated by Teen BMA and Bart’s 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 in the gallery! Art activities are for children ages 3-10.

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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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Free

Vanitas Still Life

December 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 Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Vanitas Still Life in the Dutch gallery.

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