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Visually Impaired Program

Bridges between Earthly and Heavenly Realms

March 10, 2018

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.

Humans have always sought access to the power of the spiritual world beyond, in order to meet their needs and yearnings. Come explore some of the ways people in different cultures have sought to make the connection.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday,March 7, 2018.

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.

Love Makes the World Go Round

Love Makes the World Go Round

February 10, 2018

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.

This tour focuses on the ways love has been depicted in fine art.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

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.

Native American Cultures across the United States

Native American Cultures across the United States

January 13, 2018

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.

Explore the artwork of the Museum’s American and Native American galleries! 

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 10.

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.

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.

Cancelled

September 9, 2017

Please note that the Visually Impaired Program tour scheduled for Saturday, July 8 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

How the American West Was Won and Lost

How the American West Was Won and Lost

August 12, 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.

Travel in time through America to explore the land and its history thought the paintings and sculptures in the BMA’s American art collection!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 9.

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.

Cancelled

July 8, 2017

Please note that the Visually Impaired Program tour scheduled for Saturday, July 8 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

Celebrations

June 10, 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.

We all have one – that fancy platter we use for family festivities or the glasses we just have to use in order to toast in the New Year. Join us this month as we explore how objects in the Museum’s collection were used around the world in various celebrations!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 7.

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.

Contemporary Art: Third Space

Contemporary Art: Third Space

May 13, 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.

Explore the museum’s newest exhibition and discover cultural connections between works of art from around the world!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 10.

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.

Treasures of the Silk Road

Treasures of the Silk Road

April 8, 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.

Explore a variety of arts in our permanent collection from the cultures along this ancient trade route!
Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 5.

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.