Support Group

Emerging Collectors

$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

Hagar and Ishmael Saved by the Angel

June 30 @ 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 Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Hagar and Ishmael Saved by the Angel by Sebastiano Ricci in the Kress galleries.


Connecting the Global South

Third Space aims to create a place where all voices and perspectives are equally valued. A work central to the exhibition represents a culmination of all the ideas in the exhibition. It was commissioned from Rural Studio at Auburn University.

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BMA debuts work by artist Amy Sherald

The Birmingham Museum of Art unveiled a work by artist Amy Sherald, who was also commissioned to paint Michelle Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in 2017.

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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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