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Burial over the City

Burial over the City

March 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, Master Docent Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Burial over the City by Purvis Young.

Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers) by José Bedia

Chapter 04: José Bedia

February 15, 2018

For Chapter 04, Bedia will visit the BMA to discuss the meaning and process behind “Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers).”

Third Space

Third Space

February 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 Emily Omura will lead a discussion on a select work from the Third Space exhibition.

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.

I Come in Peace

I Come in Peace

December 3, 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, Master Docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on I Come in Peace by Derrick Adams.

La historia se muerde la cola (History Bites its Tail)

La historia se muerde la cola (History Bites its Tail)

November 19, 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, Master Docent Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on La historia se muerde la cola (History Bites its Tail) by Esterio Segura.

Chapter 03: Wilmer Wilson IV

Chapter 03: Wilmer Wilson IV

November 16, 2017

Join us on November 16 for an artist talk by Wilmer Wilson IV, whose work Black Mask is currently on view in Third Space/ Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art. Wilmer Wilson IV is critically recognized for material and performative investigations into

Collage Painting Class Series

Collage Painting Class Series

October 14, 2017

Be inspired by Mark Bradford’s use of found posters and advertisements. Make your own collage painting by building up a relatively thick surface with layers of papers and prints. Then we will use a subtractive process to reveal lower layers

30 Years of ACTing UP

30 Years of ACTing UP

October 4, 2017

As part of Birmingham’s city-wide One In Our Blood initiative, the Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to present a panel discussion to address the U.S. blood donation policy as both a civil right and a science issue, and its

Chapter 02: Ebony G. Patterson

Chapter 02: Ebony G. Patterson

September 28, 2017

Chapter 02 features a conversation between Third Space artist Ebony G. Patterson and the BMA’s Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas, Dr. Emily Hanna. Ebony G. Patterson is known for her vibrant, highly adorned images and objects