Support Group

Emerging Collectors

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP:
$150 per individual
$250 per couple

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Emerging Collectors is the Birmingham Museum of Art’s newest support group. Through educational events, exclusive tours of private collections, and conversations with curators and collectors, we hope to take the mystery out of art collecting by showing members that it can be accessible and affordable. Whether your interest is in porcelain or paintings, contemporary art or decorative arts, or even if you don’t have an area of interest yet, Emerging Collectors will help you become more familiar with different types of art through the Museum’s collection and learn how to establish and cultivate your own collection.

Upcoming Events

Burial over the City

March 4 @ 2:00 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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Burial over the City by Purvis Young.

Guanyin

March 11 @ 2:00 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 Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Guanyin in the Chinese gallery.

Opening Reception (Private Event)

March 21 @ 5:00 pm

We invite you to join us for a glimpse of 1930s Birmingham and to celebrate the opening of “Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham.”

Last Judgment

March 25 @ 2:00 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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Last Judgment by Leandro Bassano.

ArtBreak

April 18 @ 12:00 pm

Join us this month for a talk by Cathleen Cummings, UAB associate professor of art history, who specializes in South Asian art history.

Lunch and Learn

May 2 @ 12:00 pm

Join Curator of European Art Robert Schindler as he explores two new Adorations of the Shepherds at the BMA. This is a private event by invitation to members of the European Art Society. For more information on support group membership and

NEWS

Second Annual Collection Crawl

This past spring, Emerging Collectors, one of BMA’s newest and fastest growing support groups, enjoyed one of their favorite events – the annual Art Collectors Crawl.  Held on a Sunday afternoon, the group visited four of Birmingham’s most distinct collectors,

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BMA Hires New Curator of American Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art announces Katelyn D. Crawford, Ph.D., as its new William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art. Crawford currently serves as assistant curator of American art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and

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Curator of European Art Endowment

We are so very honored to announce that Henry Sharpe Lynn, Jr. has endowed the position of Curator of European Art. The curatorial position is named in memory of his parents and will be the Farris Gambrill Lynn and Henry

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