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February 2017
$20

Introduction to Ceramics, Adult Class

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

In this course, we will explore form, surface, and structure to create functional objects and sculptures in clay. We will focus on developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of hand-building techniques and how to properly handle and manipulate clay…

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$10

Introduction to Ceramics, 1-5 Grade Class

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm /

In this course, we will explore form, surface, and structure to create functional objects and sculptures in clay. We will focus on developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of hand-building techniques and how to properly handle and manipulate clay…

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Free

Mpanqui Jimagua (Twin Brothers)

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers) by José Bedia

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 Mpanqui Jimagua (Twin Brothers) by José Bedia in our new Third Space exhibition.

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$25

Craft Tuesday, Adult Class

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

Craft Tuesday, Adult Class 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.…

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

New Directions in Native American Art

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas Emily Hanna discusses important emerging contemporary Native American artists while taking a look at new works installed in the Museum’s Native American gallery.

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10

Art After 5: First Fridays

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come out for a quick drink after work, or make it your Friday night dinner destination. We’ll see you at Art After 5!

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$10

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session I

March 4 @ 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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Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

March 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.   Menu:…

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Free

Mementoes of District Six

March 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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Mementoes of District Six by Sue Williamson.

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$15

Introduction to Ceramics, 6-12 Grade Class

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /

In this course, we will explore form, surface, and structure to create functional objects and sculptures in clay. We will focus on developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of hand-building techniques and how to properly handle and manipulate clay…

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$20

Introduction to Ceramics, Adult Class

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /

In this course, we will explore form, surface, and structure to create functional objects and sculptures in clay. We will focus on developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of hand-building techniques and how to properly handle and manipulate clay…

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Free

Artists with Disabilities

March 11 @ 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.

Come experience and learn about works by three artists who overcame several types of disabilities to create their visions of beauty!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 8.

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

Holi Festival

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm /

Join us for Holi, the Indian celebration of color, for the seventh year in a row!  Enjoy classical Indian and Bollywood style dancing, music, food, storytelling, art-making, and gallery exploration! The day ends with a huge celebration outside to play…

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Free

Musée du Louvre II

March 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 Musée du Louvre II by Thomas Struth.

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$15

Introduction to Drawing, 6-12 Grade Class

March 14 @ 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 16 @ 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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$10

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session I

March 18 @ 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

Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya

March 18 @ 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 Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya by Mary and Rich Chamberlin.

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Free

Measuring, Measuring

March 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 Measuring, Measuring by Emma Amos.

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$25

Craft Tuesday, Adult Class

March 21 @ 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

This Land is Your Land

March 22 @ 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.

Explore a variety of landscape paintings and discover how artists used nature, geographic locations, and weather conditions to portray the great diversity of the earth’s wonders!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, March 17.

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

Murder of King Edward the Martyr at Corfe Castle

March 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 Murder of King Edward the Martyr at Corfe Castle by Robert Carpenter.

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$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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$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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Free

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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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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$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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$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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$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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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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$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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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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$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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Free

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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$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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$10

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session II

May 27 @ 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

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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$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

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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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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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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