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December 2017

Museum Open

December 31, 2017

The Museum will be open normal business hours on New Year’s Eve.

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January 2018

Kids: Art 101, Grades 1-5

January 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Immerse your child in a fun, creative process that introduces them to the world of art.

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

Products for a Civilized Society: 18th-Century Ceramics

January 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, examines the types of ceramics made and used in 18th century England and the role ceramics played in the creation of a modern society.

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Free

Art After 5: Game Night

January 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get down with your nerdy bad self and join us for an evening of fun and games!

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Free

Third Space

January 7 @ 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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on a select work from the Third Space exhibition.

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Free

Asian Heritage Festival

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm /

Celebrate the Museum’s latest exhibition Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection during our Asian Heritage Festival! Enjoy art activities for all ages inspired by the cultures and traditions represented in our Asian art collection. The celebration will include art…

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Free

Native American Cultures across the United States

January 13 @ 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 sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

Explore the artwork of the Museum’s American and Native American galleries! 

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 10.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2964.

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Free

Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (metate)

January 14 @ 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, Docent Katia Kiss-Miller will lead a discussion on the ancient American Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (metate).

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

Bling at the BMA

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am /

Docent and collector Nan Skier explores objects of ornamentation, wealth, and status over the centuries and around the world using examples from the Museum’s collection.

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Free

Salvador Dalí and Paris Bordon

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm /

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. Join Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D., as he examines the classical story of Perseus, Greek hero and slayer of monsters,…

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