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Kids and Families

Kids and their families have so much to explore at the BMA! Travel to faraway lands, make history come alive, and discover the world of art together in our galleries and family spaces. From family tours and art activities to cultural celebrations on special Family Days, there’s always something new to do. Make plans to visit during one of our many family programs, or stop by anytime for free fun in Bart’s ArtVenture and Bart’s Lair Under the Stairs.

Huichol Masks

Huichol Masks

October 14, 2017

  Drop in for an art-making activity facilitated by Teen BMA and Bart’s Art Venture staff. Art activities are inspired by artwork currently on display at the Museum. After you make your own work of art, go check out the

Homeschool Studio

Homeschool Studio

October 4, 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

Big Little Artists

Big Little Artists

September 22, 2017

Have a budding little artist on your hands? Get creative with your child in this adult / child immersive exploration and art-making class. Look closely and learn about a piece of art and the story behind it in our galleries. Then

Homeschool Studio

Homeschool Studio

September 20, 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

Drop-In Drawing In Gallery

Drop-In Drawing In Gallery

September 17, 2017

Observe the drawing process of professional artist Jamison Harper as he is inspired by artwork on display in a gallery. Ask questions and learn about the artist’s techniques and materials. Make your own drawing in the same gallery with provided

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Hispanic Heritage Festival

September 16, 2017

Celebrate Latin American culture and traditions at the Birmingham Museum of Art! Join us for a day of festivities, featuring gallery tours in Spanish and Latin dance performances. Enjoy delicious Puerto Rican cuisine at Tropicaleo’s pop-up restaurant and take part

Art Exploration, 1-5 Grade

Art Exploration, 1-5 Grade

September 9, 2017

Your child will discover their inner artist by working with a wide range of materials and exploring the fundamentals of different creative processes. Explore a range of art-making materials and techniques, including drawing, painting, ceramics, and printmaking. Learn about artists and

Bart's ArtVenture Drop-in Portraiture Workshop

Bart’s ArtVenture Drop-in Portraiture Workshop

July 29, 2017

Please join us in Bart’s ArtVenture for a free family-friendly, drop-in art-making activity on portraiture on July 29 from 10:30am-1:00pm. Learn about drawing portraits from local artist Hannah Adamson, and view her new collaborative portrait installation in Bart’s ArtVenture. After

Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa

Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa

June 17, 2017

Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

This month, Bart has selected Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa by Gerald McDermott.