This figure represents a person who was a twin, or ibeji.
“The Baptism of Christ in the River Jordan” can be seen in “Embodying Faith,” on view through April 21, 2019.
Betty Gold’s massive red sculpture Kaikoo II has become a fixture of the Birmingham Museum of Art since its installation in 1986.
This BMA painting is considered to be one of the most complete of those made by the artist on his trip to the South after the Civil War.
Shields Landon Jones documented the cherished traditions from his own life and Southern Appalachian culture.
The owner of this work would have used it for prayer, seeking assistance from the holy figures in the painting and the saints present through their relics.
We know girls are running the world, but who saves it in times of distress? The Hindu goddess Durga, that’s who!
Senior Curator Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, PhD discusses the powerful imagery featured on an 18th century medallion.
Dr. Katelyn Crawford, Curator of American Art, discusses two photos from the Museum’s collection that had a major impact on the early Civil Rights Movement.
This storage basket is compelling not just for its beautiful design and precise craftsmanship, but because of the artist herself and the context of her life and work.