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First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

August 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Your Night at the Museum!

The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the garden, catch a movie, or sit down with friends for tapas at Oscar’s. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9PM.

Join us this month for an evening with our new exhibition Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor. This is also the first event of our Japanese Film Festival, which is taking place August 7-10. Check our calendar for all films and times.

5-9PM // Open galleries

5-9PM // Tapas ($13) and cocktails (Cash Bar)

5:30-7:30PM // Calligraphy Demonstration / Explore the ancient art form of calligraphy with a master artist. Observe how a few graceful brush strokes can bring words to life. Learn about the different styles of calligraphy including those used during the samurai period. Visitors are invited to join in and take home a small calligraphy artwork of their own.

6PM // Curator-led tour of Lethal Beauty (Free for members / $10 Non Members) with Don Wood, Ph.D., Senior Curator and Curator of Asian Art

7PM // Japanese Film Festival: Harakiri

7PM // Live Music by Foxxy Fatts and Company


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