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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!

The Grand Tour: Part 1

The Grand Tour: Part 1

January 21, 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 in the Kress galleries on works associated with the Grand Tour of Europe.

Drop-In Drawing

Drop-In Drawing

January 21, 2018

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

Salvador Dalí and Paris Bordon

Salvador Dalí and Paris Bordon

January 18, 2018

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. Join Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D., as he examines the classical story of Perseus, Greek hero and slayer of monsters,

Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (metate)

Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (metate)

January 14, 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 the ancient American Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (metate).

Third Space

Third Space

January 7, 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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on a select work from the Third Space exhibition.

Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection

Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection

December 19, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. On December 19, Donald A. Wood, Ph.D., The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, will discuss highlights from

Vanitas Still Life

Vanitas Still Life

December 17, 2017

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 Vanitas Still Life in the Dutch gallery.

Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

December 10, 2017

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 Winter Landscape by Jacob van Ruisdael.

Artists with Disabilities

Artists with Disabilities

December 9, 2017

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.

Come experience and learn about artworks by three artists who overcame various types of disabilities to create their visions of beauty!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 6.

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.

Homeschool Studio

Homeschool Studio

December 6, 2017

Drop in for an open Ceramic Studio for students in 6th through 12th grade. An inquiry-based approach to art-making allows participants to focus on their own interests while receiving guidance and instruction to implement their creative ideas using clay. Participants