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July 2017
Free

Flags

July 2 @ 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 Flags by Theodore E. Butler.

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$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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$10

Art After 5 – Camp BMA

July 7 @ 5:00 pm

COCKTAIL TASTING S’mores Cocktail 8th Ave Lobby · 5–9PM MINI STUDIO CLASS Friendship Bracelets, Yarn God’s eyes, and more! 8th Ave Lobby · 5–8PM GALLERY TOUR Ghost Stories of the BMA Galleries · 8:00PM LIVE MUSIC 8th Ave Lobby · 7:00-9:00PM…

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Artists with Disabilities

July 8 @ 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, July 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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Building the Schooner, Provincetown

July 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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Building the Schooner, Provincetown by Childe Hassam.

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Teacher Workshop

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm /

Local educators are invited to join us for an exciting series of workshops this summer! These workshops are designed to help teachers integrate the arts into their existing curriculum.

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Spirit of Revolt

July 16 @ 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 Spirit of Revolt by Helen Gertrude Sahler.

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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! Buy Tickets   +Ben Sollee +The Underhill Family Orchestra +Jeanette Andrews, Magician +David Nuttall, Artimaps +DJ Love Deluxe …and more!

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The Harvest

July 23 @ 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 The Harvest from China’s Qing dynasty.

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Ganesha

July 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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Ganesha from Cambodia’s Khmer empire.

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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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$10

Art After 5 – Cirque du BMA

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tonight’s event will feature: LIVE MUSIC 8th Ave Lobby · 7:00-9:00PM COCKTAIL TASTING 8th Ave Lobby · 5–9PM MINI STUDIO CLASS 8th Ave Lobby · 5–8PM GALLERY TOUR Galleries · 8:00PM SMALL PLATES Oscar’s Cafe · 5–9PM

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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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Doge Leonardo Loredan

August 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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Doge Leonardo Loredan by the Circle of Danese Cattaneo.

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How the American West Was Won and Lost

August 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.

Travel in time through America to explore the land and its history thought the paintings and sculptures in the BMA’s American art collection!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 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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Madonna and Christ Child

August 13 @ 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 Madonna and Christ Child by Lorenzo Veneziano.

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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! Buy Tickets   +AROVA Contemporary Ballet +Sidewalk Film Festival …and more!

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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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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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$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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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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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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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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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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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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