Winter Break at the BMA

Looking for ways to entertain family and friends during winter break? Visit the Museum for an artful end to the year. General admission is always free and we are open six days a week. We’ll be closed for the holidays on December 25 and January 1, but that leaves plenty of time for a visit… or two!

Take a tour with Buddy the Elf.
After he passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and the Lincoln Tunnel, Buddy the Elf visited the BMA. Adventure through the galleries on a digital scavenger hunt to find Buddy’s favorite (and least favorite) works of art. The first clue for this self-guided tour is available at both Museum entrances through December 30.

Fight the cold and cabin fever with creativity.
Visitors of all ages can cultivate their creative sides at the BMA. Little ones will especially enjoy exploring art at their own pace in our state-of-the-art interactive gallery designed for families and visitors with children. The two family spaces feature more than 15 hands-on learning stations that encourage exploration, discovery, and creativity.

Grab lunch at Oscar’s.
With its dramatic floor to ceiling windows and views of the beautiful Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden, lunch at Oscar’s Cafe will leave you full and ready for more art exploration.


Visit The Museum Shop for your holiday gift-giving goodies.
Last-minute shopping needs can sneak up on even the most well-prepared shopper. The Museum Shop is the perfect spot to find a variety of unique gifts for everyone on your list. You can purchase holiday gift membership packages in the Shop, as well. Be sure to follow @bhammuseumshop on Instagram!

See these closing exhibitions one last time.
Third Space/shifting conversations about contemporary art closes on January 6, 2019. This powerful exhibition of contemporary art from the Museum’s permanent collection encourages deep reflection on a variety of social issues and historic topics.

If you’re visiting in December, be sure to check out The Original Makers, which showcases numerous examples of folk art from quilts to carvings. It closes on December 30, so there are only a few weeks left to see it before it’s gone!

Discover something new.
Our latest exhibition comes just in time for the holidays. Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus through the Ages features depictions of Jesus from across time and around the world.

As you make your way to the Arrington Gallery, you will walk through another exhibition, Ways of Seeing: An Exploration of the Line. It’s perfect for anyone interested in the intricacies of composition as it analyzes the use of line in works that span the collection.

We hope to see you this season at the BMA!