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January 2018
$20

Kids: Art 101, Grades 1-5

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

Immerse your child in a fun, creative process that introduces them to the world of art. 

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Free

Drop-in Wire Sculpture Workshop

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm /

Join us for a free family-friendly, drop-in art activity featuring wire portraits.

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Free

The Grand Tour: Part 1

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion in the Kress galleries on works associated with the Grand Tour of Europe.

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Sushi-Making Workshop

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Sharpen your sushi-making skills during our January Junior Patron workshop.

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Free

Drop-In Drawing

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries during this FREE drop-in class.

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$20

Craft Tuesday

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Art meets craft. Enjoy a craft beer while creating an original work of art! This class will focus on embroidery.

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Lunch and Learn

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm /

Preview of Magic City Realism and the 1930s in the American Art Collection. This is a private event by invitation to the Friends of American Art. For information on support group membership and how to join, visit the support group…

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Free

The Grand Tour: Part 2

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on 18th century works associated with the Grand Tour of Europe.

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Annual Wine and Cheese

Join the Indian Cultural Society for our annual member event. This year, we’ll hear about some exciting “new discoveries” in India from UAB Associate Professor of Art History Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., and enjoy a special tour of Afterlife: Asian Art…

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February 2018

Salon

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm /

This is a private event by invitation to the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art and select guests. For more information on support group membership and how to join, visit the Collectors Circle page.

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Free

The Barricade

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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…

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$5

Homeschool Studio, Grades 6-12

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Calling all homeschoolers! Learn to work with clay in this guided ceramics class.

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$80

Sculpting with Clay

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Discover clay hand-building techniques while making functional bowls. You’ll use your new skills to make a tabletop-size stacked clay sculpture inspired by artist Brad Morton.

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Free

20th Annual Rushton Concert

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm /

Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a poet with “an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes,” 20-year-old American pianist Daniel Hsu captured the bronze medal and prizes for best performance of both the commissioned work and…

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Free

Love Makes the World Go Round

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

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.

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$30

Glass Art Workshop

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Learn to fuse glass with artist Karen Dixon to create eye-catching jewelry and decorative arts.

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Free

Third Space

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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.

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$15

Open Studio

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Our studio is your studio. Take this open invitation to create with access to all of our art supplies.

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Salon (private event)

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm /

Join us for a special Valentine’s Day salon at the home of Lydia Cheney and Jim Sokol with guest artist José Bedia! This event is by invitation to members of the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art and select guests. To…

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Free

Chapter 04: José Bedia

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm / ,
Mpangui jimagua (Twin Brothers) by José Bedia

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

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$20

Kids: Art 101, Grades 1-5

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm /

Immerse your child in a fun, creative process that introduces them to the world of art. 

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$50

Japanese Sumi-e Ink Painting

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm /

Discover the ancient artform of Sumi-e black ink painting with artist Anne Herbert.

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Free

Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Katia Kiss-Miller will lead a discussion on Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice by Benjamin West.

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Drop-In Drawing

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries during this FREE drop-in class.

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Free

Woman in a Green Coat

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Woman in a Green Coat by Betty Grisham.

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$20

Craft Tuesday

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Art meets craft. Enjoy a craft beer while creating an original work of art!

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Friends of American Art Annual Dinner (Private Event)

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

This event is by invitation to Friends of American Art members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit: http://artsbma.org/support-groups/ RSVP to 205-254-2567.

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March 2018
Free

Callahan Lecture: Dr. John Syller

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm /
Prince with Falcon, (detail), ‘Abd al-Karim Bijapur, c. 1605, The David Collection, Copenhagen

Join us for an evening with Dr. John Seyller, an art historian from the University of Vermont, who will give a lecture entitled, In Pursuit of Excellence: The Art of ‘Abd al-Karim, Master Painter of Bijapur.

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$60

Landscape Painting

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm /

While exploring shape and color, learn to compose landscapes using palette knife techniques with artist Alisa Koch.

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Free

Burial over the City

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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.

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$5

Homeschool Studio, Grades 6-12

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Calling all homeschoolers! Learn to work with clay in this guided ceramics class.

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$100

Portrait Drawing

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Let’s face it. You’re going to love this portraiture class inspired by artist John Singer Sargent.

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Free

Bridges between Earthly and Heavenly Realms

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

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.

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Free

Holi Festival

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm /
People throwing colored powders on the garden walk during the Holi Family Festival.

Join us for the eighth annual Holi Festival, the Indian celebration of color. Enjoy traditional music, food, storytelling, art-making, and a special performance of classical Indian and Bollywood style dancing. The highlight of the celebration involves the throwing of powdered…

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Free

Guanyin

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Guanyin in the Chinese gallery.

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$15

Open Studio

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Our studio is your studio. Take this open invitation to create with access to all of our art supplies.

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Trip to Crystal Bridges

Join the Collectors Circle trip to Crystal Bridges to see the special exhibition Soul of a Nation March 15-18. This opportunity is available to active members of the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art. For more information on support group membership and…

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Free

Antelope Headdress (Chi Wara)

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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.

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Free

Drop-In Drawing

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries during this FREE drop-in class.

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Asia Week New York

Asia Week New York is an annual ten-day celebration of Asian art throughout metropolitan New York, with non-stop exhibitions, auctions, and special events presented by leading international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and cultural institutions. AAS…

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Opening Reception (Private Event)

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We invite you to join us for a glimpse of 1930s Birmingham and to celebrate the opening of “Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham.”

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Free

Last Judgment

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm /

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 Last Judgment by Leandro Bassano.

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$20

Craft Tuesday

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

This class will feature the art of pewter casting with local artist Tym Davis.

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$40

Silkscreen Printmaking

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Learn the silkscreen process from start to finish!

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Museum Closed

March 30

The Museum will be closed for the Good Friday holiday.

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April 2018

Museum Open

April 1

The Museum will be open normal business hours for Easter Sunday.

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$5

Homeschool Studio, Grades 6-12

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Calling all homeschoolers! Learn to work with clay in this guided ceramics class.

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Annual Dinner

April 4 @ 6:00 pm /

Join us for the 15th Annual Dinner! This event is by invitation for European Art Society members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit: http://artsbma.org/support-groups/ RSVP to 205-254-2567.

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$67

Oil Painting

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Artist Lorrie Lane will guide you through the basics of oil painting with palette knives.

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Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Join the Friends of American Art for a trip to Santa Fe April 9-13. Highlights include visits to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Nedra Matteucci Galleries, a day trip to Taos, and more! This travel opportunity is available to members…

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$15

Open Studio

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Our studio is your studio. Take this open invitation to create with access to all of our art supplies.

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$100

Pottery

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Take our pottery wheels for a spin in this introductory class.

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Drop-In Drawing

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries during this FREE drop-in class.

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$20

Kids: Art 101, Grades 1-5

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am /

Immerse your child in a fun, creative process that introduces them to the world of art. 

Event Details »
$20

Craft Tuesday

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Art meets craft. Enjoy a craft beer while creating an original work of art!

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May 2018

Lunch and Learn

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm / ,

Join Curator of European Art Robert Schindler as he explores two new Adorations of the Shepherds at the BMA. This is a private event by invitation to members of the European Art Society. For more information on support group membership and…

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$5

Homeschool Studio, Grades 6-12

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /

Calling all homeschoolers! Learn to work with clay in this guided ceramics class.

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$15

Open Studio

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Our studio is your studio. Take this open invitation to create with access to all of our art supplies.

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$100

Copper Plate Printmaking

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm /

Inspired by old masters and Birmingham’s Richard Coe, learn a
contemporary twist on an age-old printing technique with Greg Randall.

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Free

Drop-In Drawing

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries during this FREE drop-in class.

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$20

Craft Tuesday

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm /

Art meets craft. Enjoy a craft beer while creating an original work of art!

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June 2018
Free

Drop-In Drawing

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries during this FREE drop-in class.

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July 2018
Free

Drop-In Drawing

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries during this FREE drop-in class.

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Free

Maker Station

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm /

There’s a maker in us all. Discover yours at the Maker Station by creating your own works of art. Make 2, take 1. Make your own works of art inspired by The Original Makers and contribute to a community collaborative…

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August 2018
Free

Maker Station: Make 2, Take 1

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm /

There’s a maker in us all. Discover yours at the drop-in Maker Station, open July 21, August 4, and August 11 from 10AM-12:30PM.

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Free

Maker Station: Make 2, Take 1

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm /

The drop-in Maker Station will be open July 21, August 4, and August 11 from 10AM-12:30PM.

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Free

Drop-In Drawing

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

Spend time sketching in the sculpture garden or galleries during this FREE drop-in class.

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November 2018

Museum Open

November 23

The Museum will be open normal business hours (10AM-5PM).

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December 2018

Museum Closed

December 25

The Museum will be closed for the holiday.

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Museum Open

December 26

The Museum will be open normal business hours (10am-5pm) on December 26.

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January 2019

Museum Closed

January 1, 2019

The Museum will be closed on New Year’s Day.

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