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Queen of Women Mask (Eze Nwanyi)

Queen of Women Mask (Eze Nwanyi)

September 15, 2019

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 Queen of Women Mask (Eze Nwanyi) of the Northeastern, Igbo people in the African gallery.

Explore the Art of Africa Through Touch

Explore the Art of Africa Through Touch

September 14, 2019

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 Yvonne Knowles for this guided tour of the African gallery using tactile replications. Reservations are required due to limited space. Please RSVP by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

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

A black woman and girl in fancy dress, in profile to the camera, stand on the sidewalk outside of a business, probably a store. A neon sign on the overhang above them reads “Colored Entrance.”

Drop-In Tour: Black Artists in the BMA

July 26, 2019

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour highlighting the many works by black artists in the BMA’s collection!

This tour will visit the African, American, and Contemporary galleries, as well as our exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion.

A black woman and girl in fancy dress, in profile to the camera, stand on the sidewalk outside of a business, probably a store. A neon sign on the overhang above them reads “Colored Entrance.”

Drop-In Tour: Black Artists in the BMA

July 25, 2019

Please drop-in and join Docent Nick Bouler for a FREE tour highlighting the many works by black artists in the BMA’s collection!

This tour will visit the African, American, and Contemporary galleries, as well as our exhibition Ways of Seeing: Fashion.

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.

African Reverse Glass Painting

African Reverse Glass Painting

August 15, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators and community experts lead visitors on a thirty-minute exploration of art in the galleries. Join us this ArtBreak as special guest Gaynell Hendricks gives us an exclusive look into a few

Contemporary African Art

Contemporary African Art

June 20, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty-minute exploration of art in the galleries. Join us this ArtBreak with Senior Curator Emily G. Hanna, Ph.D. in conversation with Mrs Wanda Williams, English teacher with

African Heritage Festival

African Heritage Festival

June 17, 2017

Join us on June 17th as we celebrate the vibrant traditions of African culture and the Museum’s African Art gallery. This family-oriented festival will feature art-making activities, dance, and music!