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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!

Pottery

Pottery

April 11, 2018

Take our pottery wheels for a spin in this introductory class.

Open Studio

Open Studio

April 10, 2018

Our studio is your studio. Take this open invitation to create with access to all of our art supplies.

Last Judgment

Last Judgment

March 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, Master Docent Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Last Judgment by Leandro Bassano.

Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope

March 20, 2018

Join us for a special ArtBreak in which we partner with Violins of Hope Birmingham, an organization that will bring historic Holocaust-era violins to Birmingham for four days of performances, lectures, and dialogue about social justice and free expression. This

Antelope Headdress (Chi Wara)

Antelope Headdress (Chi Wara)

March 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 Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on the Antelope Headdress (Chi Wara) in the African gallery.

Drop-In Drawing

Drop-In Drawing

March 18, 2018

Spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries during this FREE drop-in class.

Open Studio

Open Studio

March 13, 2018

Our studio is your studio. Take this open invitation to create with access to all of our art supplies.

Guanyin

Guanyin

March 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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Guanyin in the Chinese gallery.

Portrait Drawing

Portrait Drawing

March 8, 2018

Let’s face it. You’re going to love this portraiture class inspired by artist John Singer Sargent.