Support Group

Friends of American Art

$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

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: RSVP to 205-254-2567.

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.”

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 Nashville

In December, the Friends of American Art enjoyed an art-filled weekend getaway to Nashville, Tennessee. They stayed at the Union Station, a former railroad terminal originally opened in 1900. Steps from the Union Station is a historic U.S. Post Office

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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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