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Adults and Teens

We offer an array of opportunities for learning, creating, and sharing through art experiences at the Museum. Whether taking a class in our studios or hearing from an expert in our galleries, our visitors can choose from a variety of activities to engage with art. With established weekly programs like ArtBreak and Slow Art Sunday, or special events like First Thursday, Art On The Rocks, and teen nights, the BMA invites you to find a program that interests and excites you!

Les Nains (The Dwarfs)

Les Nains (The Dwarfs)

December 30, 2018

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.

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

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

December 23, 2018

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.

Black Diamond

Black Diamond

December 16, 2018

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. 

Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages

Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages

December 9, 2018

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 Mary Lynda Crocket will lead a discussion on a select works from the Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages exhibition. 

George Copeland Ault, American, 1891–1948, Memories of the Coast of France, 1944, oil on canvas board; Museum purchase, 2018.4

Memories of the Coast of France

December 2, 2018

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 Memories of the Coast of France by George Copeland Ault. 

The Original Makers Drop-In Tour

The Original Makers Drop-In Tour

December 2, 2018

Curious about The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection
exhibition?

Please drop-in and join Master Docent Margaret Harrill for a FREE tour of the exhibition at 1:00 pm.

The Man-o'-War 'Bruinvisch' and Other Ships in Rough Sea

The Man-o’-War ‘Bruinvisch’ and Other Ships in Rough Sea

November 25, 2018

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 The Man-o’-War ‘Bruinvisch’ and Other Ships in Rough Sea by Ludolf Backhytsen. 

Memento, Kerry James Marshall, Published by Tamarind Institute, Printed by Ross Zirkle, six-color lithograph with gold powder

For Freedoms: Civil Rights & Human Rights

November 18, 2018

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 Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on For Freedoms: Civil Rights & Human Rights exhibition. 

Flags

Flags

November 11, 2018

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 Flags by Theodore Earl Butler.

Amy Sherald, All Things Bright and Beautiful, 2016. Oil on canvas, 54 x 43 inches. Collection of Frances and Burton Reifler, Winston-Salem, N.C. T.2018.23. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

November 4, 2018

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 All Things Bright and Beautiful by Amy Sherald.