Visitor Information


General Museum admission is free. Admission may be charged for special exhibitions.


Closed Mondays.
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm


Friday, April 19, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019 (closing at 2PM)
Friday, May 3, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Oscar’s at the Museum serves lunch Tuesday through Friday, 11am-2pm.
Drop-ins are welcome, or you may make a reservation.

Oscar’s also hosts Sunday Brunch on select Sundays. Please check the Museum Calendar for dates.


The Birmingham Museum of Art is located at 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (formerly 8th Avenue North) in downtown Birmingham. The Museum sits on the corner of Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd. and Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard (21st Street North) on the left (north-west) side of the street.

Photography Policy

Visitors are encouraged to take photographs throughout the galleries. Flash photography and the use of photographic equipment including selfie sticks is not allowed in Museum galleries. Commercial photography requires prior approval from our Communications Department at least 72 hours in advance. Click here to contact our Communications Department.

Safety and Security

To ensure the enjoyment and safety of our collection and the safety of visitors to the Museum, we ask you to please observe the following:

Please do not touch the works of art. Visitors are asked to maintain an arm’s-length distance from works of art. Even the lightest touch can cause damage to artworks and we want them to be enjoyed by future generations.

Bags and items larger than 14.5″ wide x 17″ long x 8″ deep must be checked. Coin-return lockers are provided. Visitors are welcome to check out a BMA tote bag at the entrances to take necessary items into the galleries. Backpacks must be carried on front or handheld. Children must not be carried on the back or shoulders.

Food and drink must be sealed and remain in bags while in the galleries. Visitors are welcome to enjoy food and drink in designated areas only (sculpture garden, cafe, and lobby areas).

The use of pens is not allowed; pencils may be used to take notes or sketch. Pencils are provided at both entrances.

Please do not talk on cell phones in the galleries. You may talk on cell phones in the sculpture garden, cafe, and lobby areas.

Weapons are prohibited in the Museum.


The accessible entrance to the Museum is the entrance located off of our parking lot. The parking lot is located behind the Museum, off of Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard North.

Wheelchairs and Autism Society of Alabama sensory packets are available at both entrances upon request. All levels have elevators. The Sculpture Garden can be accessed by pressing 1R in Elevator A. The parking lot can be accessed from Elevator A.

Visually Impaired Program tours can be scheduled on the tours page or by emailing at least 3 weeks in advance.  

Maps and Directions

Free parking is available in the Museum’s lot, located behind the Museum off Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard. Paid public parking is available in nearby Boutwell Auditorium Parking Deck and metered street parking.

Bus / Rideshare Dropoff

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Museum parking lot entrance

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Please note: Construction on Interstate 20/59 may cause detours and delays downtown. Please check for up to date information.

Public Transit

The museum is located 5 minute drive from the Birmingham Intermodal Terminal, which has service by Amtrak, Greyhound, and Megabus. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is  a 10 minute drive from the Museum.

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Magic City Connector runs from 10am to 6pm on weekdays and stops at the Museum every 15 minutes. Other route statement?


Zyp BikeShare is has a station at Birmingham City Hall, one block from the Museum. Other nearby stations are Birmingham Public Library and Uptown.

Bike racks are available near the museum’s main entrance and in the Artwalk near the museum parking lot.

Travel to Birmingham

For a complete listing of hotels, restaurants, and attractions, please visit the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For a complete calendar of cultural events in central Alabama, please visit