First Thursday Holiday Fun!
Thursday, December 5 // 5-9PM // FREE Admission
Get merry with the Museum at December's First Thursday! Join us after hours, 5-9PM, on Thursday, December 5, for an evening filled with holiday cheer. Unwind from the holiday hustle and bustle with a relaxing evening of live music, tapas, cocktails, a free wine tasting, and some of the most unique shopping in our Museum Store. Experience the art with our recently refreshed galleries, take a tour of Curator of Asian Art Don Wood's favorite pieces, and make your own art with drop-in drawing and holiday cardmaking workshops. Finish the evening with film screening of a holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street. See the whole line-up of events here!
Winter Wonders Family Day
Saturday, December 7 // 8AM-3PM // FREE
Where else can you get a McDonald's biscuit breakfast, meet and take pictures with Santa, create festive art, enjoy stories and singalongs, and watch a fun holiday movie? Only at the BMA, and it's all free! Bring the whole family out for our Winter Wonders Day. Click here for a full schedule of events and to learn more about our gingerbread house and holiday card workshops!
Winter Wonders is sponsored by McDonald's of Central Alabama. Additional support provided by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama.
Enhancing Life Through Art: The 2013 Annual Fund
Every year the BMA relies on the generosity of its members, friends, and neighbors in supporting the Museum's mission with an end of the year gift to the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides crucial operating support, allowing us to present exciting, innovative exhibitions and programming throughout the year. All levels of gifts make a difference; your gift will support every visit, every person, and every possibility at the BMA in the coming year! Click here to learn more and donate to the Annual Fund today!
Member Shopping Weekend
Friday, December 13 // 5-9PM // MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, December 14 // 10AM-5PM // MUSEUM OPEN TO PUBLIC, DISCOUNTS AND SPECIALS FOR MEMBERS
Since we have so much fun during our Member Shopping Day every year, why not have it last more than one day? Join us for a special Member Shopping Weekend on Friday, December 13, and Saturday, December 14. With special discounts on shopping, 11 artists in our trunk show, book readings and signings, tours with curators, tastings, and much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. See the schedule of events for Friday night and for Saturday on our events calendar!
The Gift of BMA Membership
Looking for the perfect gift that will be used all year long? Give the gift of BMA membership! Packaged in a cute Museum tote bag, the gift includes a year-long membership (dual or individual membership), coupons, a copy of our BMA Guide the Collection book, tickets to our upcoming exhibiton Delacroix and the Matter of Finish, and more! Membership also comes with many perks and discounts that can be used at programs, events, and exhibitions all year. Buy your gift of membership in the Museum Store during regular BMA hours. For more information, please contact Membership Officer Debbie Bartoletti at email@example.com or 205.297.8088.
Question Bridge: Black Males
Hank Willis Thomas, Chris Johnson, Bayete Ross Smith, Kamal Sinclair // October 6 – December 29, 2013
Question Bridge is trans-media art project that counters established notions of Black masculinity in the United States. The project presents nearly three hours of videotaped interviews with several dozen Black men, who are seen on multiple video screens. As a multi-generational and cross-national project, Question Bridge addresses pressing issues that Black men face in the United States. Men from Birmingham are included among the 150 participants of this dialogue, which encompasses issues of race, class, sexuality, and economic status. The provocative questions they pose range from political and humorous to painful and poignant. Visitors are invited to experience an intimate exchange between subjects of the project. The installation creates a platform for participants to represent and redefine Black male identity in America.
Sponsored by The Charles Barkley Foundation; additional support is provided by the City of Birmingham and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Art Speaks: 50 Years Forward is sponsored by Alabama Power Company, Protective Life Corporation, the City of Birmingham Mayor's Office, Vulcan Materials Corporation, and the Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation.
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Art Speaks: 50 Years Forward is sponsored by Alabama Power Company, Protective Life Corporation, the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office, and Vulcan Materials Company. Educational programming funded by the Joseph S. Bruno Foundation.
Additional support for individual exhibitions is provided by Regions Bank and Walter Energy (Etched in Collective History), PNC Bank (The Birmingham Project), and EBSCO Media.