Past Exhibitions

New Hands, Native Lands: Contemporary American Indian Ceramics and Textiles

October 05, 2008 - February 08, 2009

The exhibition New Hands, Native Lands presents recent Navajo pictorial textiles and Pueblo pottery from the American Southwest as a compelling blend of tradition and innovation in both craft and design.The Pueblos are a group of 30 Native American villages,including the well-known

Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin

September 28, 2008 - November 09, 2008

Group of Leonardo Drawings Shown for First Time in U.S. The Birmingham Museum of Art hosted host one of the most significant groups of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci to be loaned to a U.S. museum by the Biblioteca Reale

Sharon Louden: Taking Turns

September 28, 2008 - January 04, 2009

This exhibition presents new work by New York-based artist Sharon Louden that will visually connect the Museum’s galleries and the Sculpture Garden. Louden’s work primarily focuses on gesture, line, and materials. She uses three mediums in this project: fiber optic sculpture

Marion Post Wolcott: Photographing the South

September 21, 2008 - December 31, 2008

As a female photographer in the 1930s, Marion Post Wolcott was required to cover fashion stories and events for the ladies’ pages. Frustrated, she sought and landed a job with the Farm Security Administration in 1938. Following the path of

A New Twist: German Ceramics from the 1950s

June 08, 2008 - September 07, 2008

During the immediate post-war period, the German ceramics industry experienced an explosion of form, decoration, and color on a scale unlike anything else in the 20th century. While classic forms were decorated with bold new glaze combinations, new and exaggerated

Contemporary Korean Prints: Kim Sangku

June 08, 2008 - September 07, 2008

The print tradition in Korea is an ancient one. Woodblock printing of Buddhist texts and images began in the 8th century, and moveable metal type for printing was invented in Korea in the 13th century. A rising star in the

Charlie Lucas: The World Through My Eyes

April 01, 2008 - October 01, 2009

This exhibition brings together twelve of Charlie Lucas’s (Pink Lily, AL) large-scale sculptures in the Museum’s outdoor Sculpture Pit. Assembled from machine parts and other cast off materials, Lucas’s sculptures are remarkable for how ingeniously he fits an assortment of

Vanishing Worlds: Art and Ritual in Amazonia

March 30, 2008 - July 27, 2008

For thousands of years, the indigenous people of the Amazon Basin of South America have depended on the vast rainforests surrounding them. Today, some 300 tribes continue to rely on the land’s natural resources for their survival, and to maintain