Support Group

Friends of American Art

Next Event:

Lunch and Learn

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP:
$500 per member
$250 per junior member (under 40)

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The Friends of American Art was founded in 2007 and actively supports the Museum by developing and expanding its American art collection. The group provides educational programs and travel opportunities to its members. Events include lectures by leading authorities and visits to auctions, galleries, and noted public and private collections. At the Friends’ annual dinner, members vote on a major acquisition for the Museum’s collection of American art.

Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn

January 24 @ 12:00 pm

Preview of Magic City Realism and the 1930s in the American Art Collection. This is a private event by invitation to the Friends of American Art. For information on support group membership and how to join, visit the support group

The Barricade

February 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

Love Makes the World Go Round

February 10 @ 10:00 am

In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

This tour focuses on the ways love has been depicted in fine art.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2964.

Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice

February 18 @ 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 Katia Kiss-Miller will lead a discussion on Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice by Benjamin West.

Woman in a Green Coat

February 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 Julia Stork will lead a discussion on Woman in a Green Coat by Betty Grisham.

Friends of American Art Annual Dinner (Private Event)

February 28 @ 6:00 pm

This event is by invitation to Friends of American Art members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit: http://artsbma.org/support-groups/ RSVP to 205-254-2567.

Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

April 9

Join the Friends of American Art for a trip to Santa Fe April 9-13. Highlights include visits to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Nedra Matteucci Galleries, a day trip to Taos, and more! This travel opportunity is available to members

Friends of American Art trip to Richmond, VA

The Friends welcomed summer in the Old Dominion, where they enjoyed a full week of museum and historic site tours, a private collection visit, and plenty of local cusine . They stayed at Richmond’s opulent Jefferson Hotel, its rich past

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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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The Friends Go Out West!

In September, the Friends of American Art charted new territory on an inaugural group trip to Colorado. They kicked off their week with dinner at Rioja, a Mediterranean hotspot that helped put Denver’s fine dining scene on the map. At

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