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Love & Basketball

Our popular Art After 5 events feature Birmingham’s best for an evening of art, music, makers activities, where art and pop culture collide! Inspired by our current exhibition Ways of Seeing: Sports and Games and Valentine’s Day, February’s Art After 5 theme will be Love and Basketball. Channel your inner Monica or Quincy and make […]


Intimate Exchanges: Unpacking Small Format Late Qing Paintings

Dr. Richard Pegg will take a deep dive into the small intimate formats of album leaves and fans in the current exhibition Hand-held: The Four Seasons in Chinese Painting. He will examine the relationships between the “three accomplishments” of painting, poetry and calligraphy as they relate to the historical and cultural exchanges taking place in […]


Notinee Darshan Dance Performance

Notinee Indian Dance Group is the largest Indian classical-fusion dance group in Alabama. In conjunction with our current exhibition Expanding Darshan: Manjari Sharma, To See and Be Seen, Notinee uses dance to explore the ways divinity is accessible within Indian culture. This performance is inspired by a line from Nobel Laureate Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, […]


12th Annual Holi Festival

Join the BMA and the Indian Cultural Society for the 12th annual Holi Festival, the Indian celebration of color, sponsored by Medical Properties Trust.  This popular event brings communities together for a fun-filled day celebrating Indian culture and featuring music, dance, food, henna, art-making, gallery exploration, and the throwing of the colors. The BMA will […]


The Intersection of Sports, Art & Culture

How do sports accentuate our culture and are there any similarities with art? Join Curatorial Assistant, Hina Zaidi, for a look into the exhibition Ways of Seeing: Sports and Games. Drawn from our permanent collection as well as exciting objects on loan, this exhibition explores the ways in which artists have been influenced by games […]


Music at the Museum

The BMA invites you to an evening of live music and light refreshments in collaboration with the Birmingham Art Music Alliance. Eric Mobley, a musician, classical composer, and president of the Birmingham Arts Music Alliance collaborates with drummer Peter Abravov for a Lofi Jazz & Folk set inspired by our exhibitions!