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Best Instagram Spots at Art On The Rocks

Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning is always a hit, but the chance to get a killer Instagram picture gets better every year. Want to snap a shot that all your friends will be commenting on? Keep reading for the inside scoop of the best spots at the BMA to document your Art On The Rocks experience this summer.   @chelsey.larussa.heslop Ways of Seeing: Fashion – “Strike a Pose” This fashion photo booth is inspired by Irving…

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Plan Your Visit

Welcome back to the BMA! We reopened our doors on October 6. Closure of Physical Spaces Bart’s ArtVenture, the BMA’s family-friendly interactive space, and Oscar’s Cafe, the Museum’s on-site restaurant will be closed until further notice. General Admission is FREE every day and includes all collection galleries and most exhibitions, unless otherwise noted. The Birmingham Museum of Art is conveniently located in downtown Birmingham adjacent to…

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“Cheap” and replicable – MCN 2017

Online collection databases. Audioguides. Digital gallery guides. These systems are expensive. In response, the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) created smartguide, a web based platform serving as an open access and interpretive system for remote and in-gallery visitors. The BMA created the smartguide to allow engagement with as little friction as possible, via familiar systems. The backend of smartguide is a plugin for WordPress that automates…

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#BMAfromHome

Need an art fix? We’ve got you! Whether you want to learn something new, create something great, or explore interesting art, keep those creative juices flowing and #BMAfromHome! During these challenging times, the BMA is more dedicated than ever to connecting our communities to the experience, meaning, and joy of art. BMA from Home will empower visitors to Learn, Create, and Explore during the time that the Museum is closed to the public….

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Collections Access Policy

Open Content Program The Birmingham Museum of art makes available digital images of works in the Museum’s collection believed to be in the public domain. Images are available free of charge for any use, commercial or non-commercial. Users do not need to contact the Museum for authorization to use these images. They are available through the Online Collection at artsbma.rangeprojects.com. See detailed instructions for specific work types below….

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Membership

The BMA is committed to serving all members of our community. As a Member, YOU help us offer FREE admission and present FREE programs year-round. Your generosity helps our entire community discover the world through art, so join or renew today! contact the Membership office at 205-254-2389 or membership@artsbma.org Invitations to programs and events, such as exhibition previews and behind the scenes tours Free or discounted admission to…

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People & Places Story Activity

School of Beauty, School of Culture. Kerry James Marshall, 2012. Acrylic and glitter on unstretched canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by Elizabeth (Bibby) Smith, the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art, Jane Comer, the Sankofa Society, and general acquisition funds, 2012.57. © Kerry James Marshall. Courtesy of Kerry James Marshall and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY. The Five Ws and One H All good stories answer six key questions for the…

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Volunteer

Get involved at the Birmingham Museum of Art by volunteering! There are many ways to volunteer your time at the Museum. Volunteers assist at the Information Desk, Museum Shop, special events, in the galleries, and more. We’re seeking volunteers who love working with people, are interested in art, and have a desire to get involved in the Birmingham community. In return, volunteers receive benefits such as an increased knowledge in art through…