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

Black Diamond

December 16 @ 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 Black Diamond by Radcliffe Bailey in the Third Space exhibition. 

Madonna and Christ Child with Saint John the Baptist, Saint Michael and an Unidentified Saint

December 23 @ 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 Madonna and Christ Child with Saint John the Baptist, Saint Michael and an Unidentified Saint in the Kress galleries.

Les Nains (The Dwarfs)

December 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 Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Les Nains (The Dwarfs) by Ghada Amer in the Third Space exhibition.

Children of the Marquis de Bethune Playing with a Dog

January 6, 2019 @ 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 Children of the Marquis de Bethune Playing with a Dog by Francois Hubert Drouais in the 18th c. Continental gallery.

Empezando a echar raices al otro lado

January 20, 2019 @ 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 Judy Cook will lead a discussion on Empezando a echar raices al otro lado by José Bedia in the Line exhibition.

Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages

January 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Join Curator of European Art Robert Schindler for a special look at the recently opened exhibition “Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages.”

Indian Cultural Society Wine & Cheese Reception (Private Event)

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Mark your calendars! More details about this event will be announced at a later date.

L’Envoûteuse (The Sorceress)

February 24, 2019 @ 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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on L’Envoûteuse (The Sorceress) by Georges Merle in the 19th c. European gallery.

The Four Evangelists

March 10, 2019 @ 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 Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Mathew, Mark, Luke, John (the Four Evangelists) by Giuseppe Bernardi called Torretto in the Italian galleries.

Intersections of Faith: Guanyin and Mother Mary

April 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am

Assistant Curator of Education Angela May discusses the similarities of Chinese bodhisattva Guanyin and the Virgin Mary.

NEWS

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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