Past Exhibitions

Youth Art Month 2018

March 01, 2018 - March 28, 2018

Every March, artwork of local students grace the walls of the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Burrow Education Gallery in celebration of Youth Art Month.

Selections from Spencer C. Shoults

October 09, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Spencer C. Shoults (1977 – 2017) was an American painter, printmaker, pinhole photographer, and kinetic artist. Adept in mathematics and raised in a family of artists, Shoults earned a degree in printmaking from the University of Montevallo. Featuring 11 works

Japanese Prints

July 11, 2017 - September 03, 2017

Dr. Roy T. Ward, Jr. (1922–2015) of Watkinsville, Georgia was a doctor by profession, but an artist at heart. Not only was he a skilled physician, but also an accomplished painter in both oils and watercolors, and a talented printmaker,

Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection

November 04, 2017 - January 28, 2018

AFTERLIFE: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection journeys across Asia to explore the fascinating role of art in this life and the next. Inspired by the bequest of Henry and June (“Jimmy”) Weldon, the exhibition includes a wide variety of

Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Josef Albers

June 13, 2017 - November 05, 2017

Josef Albers is best known for the hundreds of paintings and prints from his series Homage to the Square, which explores the interaction of colors within a composition of three or four nested squares. In Homage to the Square: Ten

Under the Big Top: American Art at the Circus

June 13, 2017 - November 05, 2017

On May 21, 2017, “The Greatest Show on Earth” came to an end, when Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed after 146 years. Consisting of 11 works of art in a variety of mediums by seven artists, Under the Big

Tissot Prints

On view through April 30, 2017

A selection of seven prints by artist James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1936-1902) is currently on view in the second floor hallway. James Tissot moved to Paris at the age of 19 to train as a painter. He quickly gained success

What’s Lost is Found

November 04, 2016 - June 11, 2017

In May 2015, The Do Good Fund, a non-profit organization that acquires and exhibits photographs made in the American South, invited Lauren Henkin to be an artist-in-residence for a month in Hale County. As a photographer, Henkin was familiar with


January 01, 2016 - May 31, 2016

a temporary platform for social exchange   For five months shift will occupy the ground floor storefront at 1910 3rd Ave. N in Birmingham’s Theatre and Arts District. A Birmingham Museum of Art initiative, shift is a satellite space in

lobby projects: Bethany Collins

April 16, 2016 - August 28, 2016

lobby projects is a new initiative by the Birmingham Museum of Art that invites contemporary artists to create site-specific commissions in the Museum’s main entrance. lobby projects’ debut artist is Bethany Collins. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Bethany is a