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Art & Conversation is for people who want to learn more about art in an informal and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of May and July, are held on the first Thursday of each month January through October at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and light refreshments are available one half-hour prior in the Main Lobby. Lectures are led by curators or guest lecturers, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share thoughts and ideas, and actively participate in the learning process.
Five reasons to save the Art & Conversation dates
- Have fun learning about art surrounded by the Museum’s stellar collection.
- Talk with curators and experts in an informal setting.
- Have a behind-the- scenes look at special exhibitions.
- Meet people who share your interests and get involved with Museum programs.
- Enjoy a complimentary dessert with the purchase of any entrée at Oscar’s when you stay for lunch.
Continuing the narrative begun by Nan Skier and R. Hugh Daniel Director Dr. Graham Boettcher in Parts I and II, Museum volunteer Jim Wooten relates fascinating tales and surprising backstories he has unearthed while conducting historical research on the BMA’s collection.Event Details »
In conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham, Dr. Katelyn Crawford transports us to 1930s Birmingham.Event Details »
Dr. Robert Schindler presents on reinterpretation of our 16th and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish galleries.Event Details »
Curator of Education Rachel White shares her doctoral research on Vogue magazine.Event Details »
Assistant Curator of Education Angela May continues on the topic she introduced last June.Event Details »
Mark Harris, founder and director of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation, tells the story of one of the Deep South’s first art colonies, the Dixie Art Colony, active in Elmore County from 1933 to 1948. He includes in his presentation…Event Details »
Gail Andrews, former Director of the BMA and co-curator of The Original Makers, discusses the quilts in this exhibition, while giving an overview of this important collection of quilts.Event Details »