Visitor Information

General Admission is FREE every day and includes all collection galleries and most exhibitions, unless otherwise noted.

The Birmingham Museum of Art is conveniently located in downtown Birmingham adjacent to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).

Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr., Blvd,
Birmingham, AL 35203
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Hours

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

Closings

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 Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email library@artsbma.org.

Tips for Visiting

We want your visit to the BMA to be a great experience! Please read over this section to make the best of your visit and help us keep the artwork safe for all visitors to enjoy.

Look But Please Don’t Touch
The oils on our hands can actually break down materials (even sculpture and furniture!), so please don’t touch. Please stay an arm’s-length distance away from artworks.

Less Is More
You are welcome to carry bags smaller than 14.5” wide x 17” high x 8” deep in the Museum. Small backpacks must be carried on front to avoid accidentally bumping art. 

Travel Light
Use our coin-return lockers to keep your large bags and belongings safe as you explore the Museum. They are located at each entrance.

Capture The Moment
Please take lots of pictures! Just be sure to turn off your flash and note that photographic equipment, including selfie sticks, is not allowed in the galleries. More information can be found in our photography guidelines.

Jot It Down
Pick up a free BMA pencil at the entrances! Pens are not allowed in the galleries because ink can stain and we want to keep the artwork safe.

Lunch Break
You are welcome to enjoy your snacks in the sculpture garden or lobby areas. Or, try out the delicious food in our cafe. Any food or drink must be sealed and remain in bags while enjoying the galleries.

Please note:

Weapons, tobacco products, and vaping are not allowed in the Museum, including the sculpture garden. 

Accessibility

The Birmingham Museum of Art is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible space for all visitors.

The accessible entrance to the Museum is our parking lot entrance which is located off of Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard North, directly behind the Museum. Designated parking spaces for vehicles with a disability permit are available in the parking lot.

Visitors can request manual wheelchairs from our guards at both entrances. There are two elevators that allow access to all areas of the Museum. The parking lot can only be accessed from Elevator A. The Sculpture Garden can be accessed by pressing 1R in Elevator A. Wheelchair companion seating is available in Steiner Auditorium near the Auditorium entrance and close to the stage. All restrooms include accessible stalls.

Sensory packets from the Autism Society of Alabama are available for visitors upon request at both entrances. Packets include ear plugs, sunglasses, and fidgets.

Visually Impaired Program tours can be scheduled on the tours page or by emailing tours@artsbma.org 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.

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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.

Max Bus

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

Biking

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 www.birmingham365.org