Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Museum of Art


In case you missed it: The Woodfin Administration recently marked 100 days of its second term. The Woodfin 100 event held at Birmingham Museum of Art served as a community conversation as transition team members presented suggestions and new ideas for the mayor to consider.

Watch the entire event below:
It's time for #FridaySpotlight!

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1925, artist Robert Rauschenberg was at the forefront of the Pop Art movement. Reacting against Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s, Rauschenberg’s works went on to influence Pop Art’s critical examination of what is deemed appropriate subject matter for fine art. He became a champion of printmaking by using both appropriated images found in newspapers and photographs that he took himself while pushing the boundaries of the medium through the use of experimental techniques. Rauschenberg disparaged any hierarchy of imagery in art, highlighting mundane and found objects over traditional fine art motifs. His series, Chow Bags, references the iconic checkerboard pattern found on Purina brand pet food packaging, simultaneously encouraging the viewer to ponder the aesthetic value of everyday objects while opening the door to look at our own consumer culture critically.

[Featured/ Robert Rauschenberg, "Goat Chow," 1977. Screenprint with nylon thread, 50 by 38 inches. Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Piztiz.©️ 2020 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY]

Birmingham Museum of Art

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#TeamPowell is always on the move!

Yesterday, Adrienne had the opportunity to attend the City of Birmingham Redistricting Public Hearing at the Birmingham Crossplex and the Rotary Club luncheon where she was able to view ‘The Drake Art Collection’ currently being displayed at Birmingham Museum of Art. At both events, it was an honor to have conversations with constituents and community members about their issues, concerns and her intentions as the next Circuit Court Judge.

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It’s baaack ♻️🙌🏽💕. Recycled Runway: On the Mend is officially less than 2 weeks away and we are so excited to be partnering with Magic City Fashion Week and the Birmingham Museum of Art to present this incredible event. During the past six weeks 14 Bham middle and high school students have been sewing and designing upcycled garments under the tutelage of Bib & Tucker instructors and area designers. Their creations will walk the runway on April 1 during the Recycled Runway fashion showcase. Get ready to enter “A Different World” and join us as we party like it’s 1990 to celebrate community, fashion, and sustainability ♻️🌎🪡. To register for Recycled Runway/ Art After Five “A Different World”
Join us tomorrow from 11 am- 1 pm as the Birmingham Museum of Art teaches us how to make polymer clay beads! The pictures below are from earlier this month when we made block printing stamps.
It's opening weekend for the “Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen” exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Learn to make polymer clay beads with Birmingham Museum of Art on Monday, March 21st from 11 am- 1pm.
Merritt Johnson’s Wall to Wall exhibit at Birmingham Museum of Art explores #EnvironmentalJustice in #Birmingham. Charles Scribner enjoyed walking Levite Jewish Community Center students and parents through it today. The museum’s website features audio by Johnson, Scribner and Cahaba Riverkeeper.
We celebrated our 5 deals in the #BirminghamBusinessJournal's Top Commercial Real Estate Deals of 2021 last night at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Congratulations to our brokers: Joe Sandner, III, #SandnerHennessy, Joe Sandner, IV, #johnhennessy, #jamiejustice, #trippalexander and #joeazar! We're so proud of all of you!
Birmingham Museum of Art will teach us the art of block printing on Monday, March 7th from 11 am- 1 pm.
Birmingham Museum of Art will be here on Monday, March 7th from 11 am-1 pm to teach us the art of block printing.
Coming next Monday at 11 am! Artists from Birmingham Museum of Art will teach us the art of block printing.

The Birmingham Museum of Art proudly presents one of the Southeast's finest collections. Each gallery offers new and changing exhibitions, including more than 24,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts.

Operating as usual


It’s a beautiful day for a walk through the Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden. Come take a spin! 🌿

"La Danseuse Nattova" Serge Yourievitch, bronze. BMA collection 1967.50


Include a visit to the BMA in your weekend plans. Our new exhibition Expanding Darshan is waiting for you! Admission is always free. ⭐️

📸: @kay_e_w_


Find your flip shades because the BMA is taking it back to Hillman College with Art After 5: A Different World! 😎

👉Friday, April 1 from 5-9pm

Inspired by the classic sitcom, we’re celebrating late 80’s and 90’s attire through the lens of upcycled fashion. So whether you’re channeling Whitley or Denise, Dwayne or Ron, arrive in Hillman’s finest attire to embrace all the nostalgia you forgot you needed at the BMA!

Enjoy the fifth annual Recycled Runway fashion show presented by Bib & Tucker Sew-Op, get your bounce on to 90’s hip-hop tunes, and take part in art activities inspired by the coolest collegiate, Dwayne Wayne. We’ll have cocktails, food trucks, and a whole lot more.

So dial up your friends on your mobile phone and tell them to get to the BMA because this night will be the bomb diggity! 💣 Register through the link:


Diving into spring like this elegant swan from our whimsical Wedgwood jug, circa 1871. 🦢💚

Did you know the BMA is home to the largest collection of Wedgwood in the world, second only to the British factory itself? Come explore it all!

"Jug" (December 1871), Retailed by Thomas Goode & Co., London. Wedgwood (est. 1759). Lead-glazed earthenware (majolica), Collection of the Art Fund Inc at the BMA. The Buten Wedgwood Collection, gift through the Wedgwood Society of New York. 1432.2008.

Photos from Birmingham Museum of Art's post 03/19/2022

The Season Opening Weekend continues Saturday at the BMA with Holi: A Festival of Color presented by Medical Properties Trust.

Join us for a fun-filled day celebrating Indian culture and featuring music, dance, food, henna, art-making, and gallery exploration. At the end of the event, we’ll throw powdered colors to welcome the spring season. 🌸Make sure to wear something you don’t mind having to wash! 😉

⭐️11AM- 3PM // Art Activities / Main Lobby

⭐️11AM – 3PM // Face Painting and Henna Art

⭐️11AM – 3PM // Indian coffee and chai tea by Dryft Coffee / Cafe

⭐️11AM- 3PM // Tastings from Hyderabad (while supplies last) / Cafe

⭐️12:30- 2:45PM // Dance performances / Auditorium

⭐️2:45 – 3PM // Festival Photography Tips by exhibition artist Manjari Sharma

⭐️3PM // Throwing of the Colors / BMA Parking Lot

‘Expanding Darshan’: Photographs from contemporary artist Manjari Sharma to open at the Birmingham Museum of Art 03/19/2022

‘Expanding Darshan’: Photographs from contemporary artist Manjari Sharma to open at the Birmingham Museum of Art

After an incredible opening night, Expanding Darshan is now officially open to the public. Read more about this stellar exhibition in a new piece from and make plans to visit soon!

‘Expanding Darshan’: Photographs from contemporary artist Manjari Sharma to open at the Birmingham Museum of Art On March 19, the Birmingham Museum of Art will open "Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen,” an exhibition that juxtaposes Sharma’s work with select sculptures and art from the museum’s permanent collection.


The [Spring] ReFRAME presented by Medical Properties Trust kicks off at 5pm Friday night! 🎉

Join us to celebrate a ✨NEW SEASON✨ of art at the BMA featuring the exhibition Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen.

*Artist Talk Featuring Manjari Sharma
*Henna Art by @bluelotusmehndi
*360 Degree Photobooth
*Sound Bath Experience by @theblkyogi
*Gallery Talks by Curators
*Food truck, cash bar, DJs and more!

Registration still open through this link:

‘To See and Be Seen’: An Eye-Opening Exhibit at Birmingham Museum of Art 03/17/2022

‘To See and Be Seen’: An Eye-Opening Exhibit at Birmingham Museum of Art

Be the first to see this incredible exhibition at our season opening party The (Spring) ReFRAME on Friday from 5-9pm.

We're celebrating BIG with Henna Body Art, South Bath Experiences, an artist talk, DJs, food trucks and more!

Thanks to Birmingham Times for the coverage!

‘To See and Be Seen’: An Eye-Opening Exhibit at Birmingham Museum of Art By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times


WEDNESDAY at the BMA // This month’s ArtBreak explores the ways public art can be a catalyst for social change. Join us for a conversation between Blank Space founder Meghan McCollum and BMA’s curator of contemporary art Hallie Ringle.

⭐️Wednesday, March 16 at 12pm⭐️

Details and registration:

🎨 Blank Space Bham is a women-led, Birmingham-based social venture that works to use public art to reclaim space to strengthen communities, foster creativity, and advocate for the (re)development of inclusive urban environments.

Photos from Birmingham Museum of Art's post 03/12/2022


We’re giving away 3 VIP packages to our Season Opening Party, The (Spring) ReFRAME, taking place next Friday night from 5-9pm! 🥳

Like this post and tag someone you want to bring with you for a chance to win! Here’s what you’ll get:

* Access to VIP Lounge
* 2 Drink tickets
* Spots in the Sound Bath Experience
* Meet & Greet Artist Manjari Sharma
* Curator-led tour of debut exhibition
* Front row seats to artist talk
* First-in-line for Henna Body Art
* Reserved VIP Parking
* Two BMA T-Shirts

Ts & Cs apply. Contest ends 03.14.21. Event registration:

Photos from Birmingham Museum of Art's post 03/10/2022

Spring is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with the BMA’s Season Opening Weekend! 🌸🌸🌸

On Saturday, March 19, join us for one of our most popular events, Holi: A Festival of Color presented by Medical Properties Trust.

Featuring Indian dance performances, food, and art, this amazing day culminates with the joyous throwing of colors! Check out the link for details.


Louise Nevelson achieved great acclaim in the art world during her lifetime, countering sexism by proclaiming, “I’m an artist who happens to be a woman.”

Nevelson assembled wooden boxes and found objects—often painted black, as in Open Zag X to simultaneously evoke architecture and nature. There is a tension between the manmade and natural worlds both in Nevelson’s materials—wood and Formica—and in her composition, with the cylinder and varied wood at the left evoking industry even as the undulating Formica cut outs at the right suggest the outdoors. This work also straddles the space between sculpture and painting, existing as a low relief mounted to a wall, protruding into space.

Louise Nevelson, Open Zag X, 1974. Museum purchase with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Friends of the Museum, 1976.42

Photos from Birmingham Museum of Art's post 03/04/2022

For the featured lecture of our season opening, The (Spring) ReFRAME Party, we are thrilled to present Brooklyn-based artist, Manjari Sharma.

⭐️Friday, March 18 from 5-9⭐️

Join us for a special artist talk on the opening night of her exhibition at the BMA, Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen. In this lecture, Sharma will explore the power of tapping into the potential of our unique experiences and distinguished histories to create works that are accessible and meaningful to a large, diverse audience. Exhibition curator, Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, Curator of Asian Art, will facilitate the lecture. Register now on our website.

Birmingham Museum of Art announces exciting 2022 season with new exhibits + events | Bham Now 03/02/2022

Birmingham Museum of Art announces exciting 2022 season with new exhibits + events | Bham Now

Check out this piece from Bham Now - Birmingham’s modern media to read all about what we have going on this season!

Birmingham Museum of Art announces exciting 2022 season with new exhibits + events | Bham Now New exhibitions and beloved programs like Art on the Rocks are back at The Birmingham Museum of Art! Get all the details here 👇

Photos from Birmingham Museum of Art's post 03/01/2022

Introducing a ✨NEW SEASON✨ of art at the BMA! Featuring the spring debut of the vibrant exhibition Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen. 🎨

Be the first to see the show and celebrate a new season of art and culture at The [Spring] ReFRAME Party presented by Medical Properties Trust.

⭐️Friday, March 18 from 5-9PM⭐️

*Artist Talk Featuring Manjari Sharma
*Henna Art by @bluelotusmehndi
*Sound Bath Experience by @theblkyogi
*Gallery Talks by Curators
*Food truck, cash bar, DJs and more!

See you there! Resister now:


Sculptor Alexander Archipenko was born May 30, 1887, in Kyiv. In 1902, he entered the Kyiv Art School, where he studied painting and sculpture. During this time, he was impressed by the Byzantine icons, frescoes, and mosaics of Kyiv.

Archipenko moved to Paris in 1908. He attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for a brief period and then continued to study independently at the Musée du Louvre, where he was drawn to Egyptian, Assyrian, archaic Greek, and early Gothic sculpture.

In 1912, Archipenko opened the first of his many art schools, joined the Section d’Or group, which included Georges Braque, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, and Pablo Picasso, among others, and produced his first painted reliefs, the Sculpto-Peintures.

During the war years, the artist resided in Cimiez, a suburb of Nice. From 1919 to 1921, he traveled to Geneva, Zurich, Paris, London, Brussels, Athens, and other European cities to exhibit his work.
In 1923, he moved from Berlin to the United States, where over the years he opened art schools in New York City; Woodstock, New York; Los Angeles; and Chicago. For the next 30 years, he taught throughout the United States at art schools and universities.

He became a United States citizen in 1928. Most of Archipenko’s work in German museums was confiscated by the Nazis in their purge of “degenerate art.” This sculpture from the BMA’s collection titled ‘Silver Torso’ was made in 1931 in the United States. Archipenko died February 25, 1964, in New York.


Recognize this guy? He’s usually behind the scenes making the BMA shine from gallery installation layouts to marketing designs (including this one). Next week, James Williams will give you insight into his world as the featured speaker for Art in Conversation: Ruined by Design.

👉Wednesday, March 2 at 11am

Within the Museum, we communicate beyond just the art in our galleries. James Williams, Director of Design and Technology at the Birmingham Museum of Art will examine the function of design, how inherent biases influence the process of design, and what that means for museums. Join us! Register here:


SATURDAY // Bring the whole family out for a hands on art experience at the BMA! 🏺

Clay Days at the BMA continues Saturday with a day of art-making alongside ceramicists Larry Allen and Meghan Howell. Make your own clay works to take home at one of our pop-up maker stations! Free to the public, clay making is a fun way to celebrate ceramics while getting your hands a little dirty with two different techniques.

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2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd
Birmingham, AL

General information

One of America's finest art museums features a diverse permanent collection of art which is open to the public for FREE! Visit each gallery where you will find excellent examples of art crossing genres and spanning centuries.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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