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

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October 2016
Free

Judith

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Judith

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 Judith from the School of Guido Reni.

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Art After 5: First Fridays

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm /
Art After 5

See the Museum come alive at Art After 5! Join us on the first Friday of every month as we unwind from the week with art, music, making, and mixing. Each month, we’ll feature a new blend of art and entertainment,…

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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.

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Free

Make your own sculpture!

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am / ,

Local artist and educator Tym Davis recently installed an exciting new art installation in Bart’s Artventure that includes hanging bat sculptures and wire stalagmites! In his upcoming workshop at the BMA, Davis will demonstrate his process and techniques for making…

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Free

The Portuguese in Japan

October 9 @ 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 Japanese screen The Portuguese in Japan.

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Free

Mama’s Saris

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
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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.

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Free

Matrilineage: Dress Form #1

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Matrilineage: Dress Form #1

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 Matrilineage: Dress Form #1 by Lillian Blades.

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Free

Gustav Lamprecht Collection of Central European Cast Iron

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm /
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On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty minute exploration of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the visitor’s interpretive skills across the comprehensive-range…

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Free

Portrait of the Marquise de Fortia

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Marquise de Fortia

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 Mary Helen Crowe will lead a discussion on Portrait of the Marquise de Fortia by Nicolas de Largillière.

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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.

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Free

Nineteenth Annual Lavona Rushton Concert

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm /
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Vadym Kholodenko has emerged as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted performers of his generation, heralded for interpretations that are “impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Winner of the coveted gold…

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Free

Gloria Victis!

October 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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Gloria Victis! by Antonin Mercié.

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November 2016

Art After 5: First Fridays

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art After 5

See the Museum come alive at Art After 5! Join us on the first Friday of every month as we unwind from the week with art, music, making, and mixing. Each month, we’ll feature a new blend of art and entertainment,…

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Free

Moroccan Scene

November 6 @ 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 Moroccan Scene by Henry Ossawa Tanner.

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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.

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Free

Vietnamese Ceramic Water Droppers

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
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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 Vietnamese ceramic water droppers.

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Free

Harold Ober House in Scarsdale by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm /
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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…

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Free

The Paper Crane

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

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Free

Christ with Instruments of the Passion

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Christ with Instruments of the Passion

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 Christ with Instruments of the Passion by Jacopo d’Arcangelo del Sellaio.

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Free

The Wounded Bunkie

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
The Wounded Bunkie

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 The Wounded Bunkie by Frederick Remington.

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December 2016

Art After 5: First Fridays

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art After 5

See the Museum come alive at Art After 5! Join us on the first Friday of every month as we unwind from the week with art, music, making, and mixing. Each month, we’ll feature a new blend of art and entertainment,…

Event Details »
Free

Venugopala

December 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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the bronze Indian sculpture Venugopala.

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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.

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Free

A Romantic Landscape

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
A Romantic Landscape

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 A Romantic Landscape by Thomas Doughty.

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Free

Too Many Tamales

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

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Free

Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels, Saints Paula and Agatha

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels, Saints Paula and Agatha

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 Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels, Saints Paula and Agatha by Michele Ciampanti.

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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.

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January 2017
Free

Ruby’s Wish

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

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February 2017
Free

Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding

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

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March 2017
Free

Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya

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

The Name Jar

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

The Empty Pot

May 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm /
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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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June 2017
Free

The Royal Bee

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