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May 2019

Glitter Collage

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Drop in to Bart’s ArtVenture for a kids art-making activity facilitated by Teen BMA. 

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Oil Painting with Poetry

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm /

Find inspiration in poetry. Translate written word into palette knife oil painting.

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Drop-In Drawing

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Spend time sketching in gallery during this guided drawing class. You provide the creativity. We’ll provide the supplies.

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Free

Crow booming the One Big Water, Gulls flying away

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /
Crow Booming the One Big Water, Gulls Flying Away, 2010, Merritt Johnson (American, born 1977), oil and alkyd on panel, Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Gift of the artist AFI.462.2012 © Merritt Johnson

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 Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Crow booming the One Big Water, Gulls flying away by Merritt Johnson in the Native American gallery.

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Free

Women in the Civil Rights Movement

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm /

Birmingham community leader T. Marie King will lead us through a discussion of the important role that women played in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Craft Tuesday

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 26, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

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Art meets craft in this laid-back art class. Learn from a different local teaching artist each month. Beverage and small snack provided.

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Free

City River Scene

May 26 @ 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, Senior Docent Judy Cook will lead a discussion on City River Scene by Hughie Lee-Smith in the American gallery.

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June 2019

Free

Perseus – Homage to Benvenuto Cellini

June 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, Master Docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Perseus – Homage to Benvenuto Cellini by Salvador Dalí in the Kress galleries.

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$12 for members // $17 for non-members

Foreign Intelligence: Secrets from the European Collection

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Scholar Jim Wooten returns to share his latest research on the BMA’s collection, where he focuses on portraits of men and women from the past.

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Free

How the West was Won and Lost

June 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 original sculpture.

Join Docent Kay Hanlin for this guided tour of the American galleries using tactile replications of the BMA’s famous Bierstadt painting and a touch experience with two original sculptures. Reservations are required due to limited space. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, email tours@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2964.
Sensory Empowerment tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. tours are also available for school-age or adult groups.

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