Past Exhibitions

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

Pueblo Ceramics

Native American Gallery

A new installation of 19 contemporary Pueblo ceramic objects are on view in the Native American gallery. Pueblo pottery, traditionally made by women, has been integral to Native American communities of New Mexico and Arizona for thousands of years. With

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

Seeing Things

January 15, 2016 - May 20, 2016

“The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe.” John Berger When you engage in the act of ‘seeing’, you do so through the lens of your own thoughts and beliefs. ‘Seeing’ is a

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

August 03, 2015 - December 18, 2015

Manuel Álvarez Bravo was one of Mexico’s most renowned photographers of the twentieth century. Working during the post-revolutionary (1910-21) creative heyday when artists were drawn to Mexico from across the world, Bravo became friends with Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Andre

Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

December 19, 2015 - June 26, 2016

Beaded and sequined flags, called drapo, are an important component of Vodoun, a religion that was established on the island of Haiti beginning in the 1500s. The Spanish, followed by the French, enslaved hundreds of thousands of West and Central