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WHERE TO BUY GULAL

Gulal (Hindi: गुलाल) or Abir (Bengali: আবির) or Abhir (Odia: ଅଭିର) is the traditional name given to the colored powders used for throwing during Holi. Holi is an ancient festival that celebrates spring and the harvest. So how does throwing colors relate to this festival? There are multiple Hindu legends to explain the origins of Holi, but the story that relates to color is that of Lord Krishna and Radha. Krishna’s skin is blue and he was…

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Plan Your Visit

…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 the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)….

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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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Pieces

Six of the Most Approved Methods of Appearing Ridiculous on the Ice

By: Possibly, George Cruikshank, British, born London 1792 - died 1878, London
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Negro day laborers brought in by truck from nearby towns waiting to be paid off for cotton picking and buy supplies inside plantation store. Friday night, Marcella Plantation, Mileston, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi

By: Marion Post Wolcott, American, 1910 - 1990

Between 1938 and 1942, Marion Post Wolcott traveled thousands of miles as a photographer for the federal government’s Farm Security Administration, taking more than 9,000 photographs documenting the lives of Americans hardest hit by the Great Depression. This is one of a group of images made by Wolcott to chronicle the lives of cotton pickers in the Mississippi Delta. Captured in a moment of repose, the image does not give a sense of the…

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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…