Support Group

Friends of American Art

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP:
$500 per member

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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

City River Scene

May 26 @ 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, Senior Docent Judy Cook will lead a discussion on City River Scene by Hughie Lee-Smith in the American gallery.

How the West was Won and Lost

June 8 @ 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 original sculpture.

Join Docent Kay Hanlin for this guided tour of the American galleries using tactile replications of the BMA’s famous Bierstadt painting and a touch experience with two original sculptures. Reservations are required due to limited space. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

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

Driven Back

June 9 @ 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 Driven Back by De Cost Smith in the American gallery.

Dreaming

June 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 Dreaming by Eanger Irving Couse in the American gallery.

Friends of American Art Trip to Santa Fe

In early April, twenty-one members of the Friends of American Art, led by Curator of American Art Dr. Katelyn Crawford and Deputy Director Meghan Ann Hellenga, enjoyed a glorious early spring week in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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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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