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    MUSEUMS + ATTRACTIONS

     Birmingham is home to some amazing museums dedicated to Art, History, Heritage, and Science. In addition to being open for regular visits, most of these places have programs and activities to participate in as well. You can find those events by clicking here.

    Birmingham Museum of Art

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Founded in 1951, the Birmingham Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the Southeast supported by a strong educational program designed to make the arts come alive for children and adults throughout the region. More than 24,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American.

    Highlights include the Museum’s ...more


    Lunch and Learn: The Terrific Trio!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 8, 2015

    Compost, soil and mulch - unearth what they are and how to use them properly.


    Storytelling and Southern Identity with members of The Moth

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 8, 2015

    Inspired by the art of storytelling in the exhibitions Frank Fleming: Between Fantasy and Reality and Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic, the Museum hosts an evening of southern...more

    ArtBreak: Conservation of Hale Woodruff’s Talladega Murals

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 14, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    The Voting Rights Act @ 50 Series: Restoring Your Right to Vote

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    July 16, 2015

    This is the second of a three-part series that educates audiences about the Voting Rights Act and its ongoing legal challenges.


    Bart’s Books: Madeline and the Cats of Rome

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 18, 2015

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Spirit Catcher

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 19, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Film Screening: Amistad

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 19, 2015

    Join us for a screening of the 1997 historical drama film Amistad, directed by Steven Spielberg. Based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, the film...more

    ArtBreak: Industrious Devotion: John Taylor Arms’s Gothic Vision

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 21, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    Lunch and Learn: The Understory

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 22, 2015

    No sun, no problem! Learn to love the shade and the plants that grow there!


    Visually Impaired Program: Ceramics at the BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 22, 2015

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    Slow Art Sunday: The Green Apple

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 26, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    ArtBreak: Mid-Century Modern Design in the Work of David Puxley

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 28, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    Family Tours: Fun in the Sun

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 1, 2015

    Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit...more

    Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 2, 2015

    Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends. Space is limited. To make reservations, call...more

    Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 2, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    ArtBreak: Woman in Green Coat

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 4, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    Lunch and Learn: What's Bugging You?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 5, 2015

    The ACES Diagnostic Plant Lab helps identify problems and give cures.


    Art & Conversation: Hale Woodruff: An American Artist

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 6, 2015

    Hale Woodruff: An American Artist

    While focusing on our special exhibition of Hale Woodruff’s Talladega College murals, curator Graham C. Boettcher discusses how the...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Builders No. 1

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 9, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    ArtBreak: Prints from the Green Collection

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 11, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    Mural Tour Road Trip

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 15, 2015

    Meet at the Museum for a curator-led tour of Rising Up: Hale Woodruff Murals of Talladega College. After the tour, visit mural sites created by Museum staff over the past twenty years. The...more

    Painting in Watercolor: Workshop for Adults

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 15, 2015

    Bring your lunch for one-hour lunch break (Noon - 1:00 pm)

    Join Cynthia Massey Parsons for a comprehensive painting in watercolor workshop. Parsons is a Signature Member of the Watercolor...more

    Bart’s Books: The Music Box: The Story of Cristofori

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 15, 2015

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Doge Leonardo Loredan

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 16, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    ArtBreak: Alabama Murals: Inspiration, Creation, and Continuation

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 18, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    Lunch and Learn: Curb Appeal

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 19, 2015

    Intentionally add year round color, interest and charm to your landscape.


    Pruning: Techniques, Outcomes & Design Influences

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 20, 2015

    Pruning and training of plants is an essential part of garden development and maintenance, yet even savvy gardeners approach these basic tasks with a mixture of ignorance and trepidation. Using...more

    BMA Speaks to Birmingham

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 21, 2015

    BMA Speaks gets a facelift! Join us for a new format including poetry, spoken word, hot topics, and guest speakers. Each program will highlight a specific work of art from the Museum’s...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Woman in a Green Coat

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 23, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    ArtBreak: Hale Woodruff: Two Perspectives

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 25, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    Family Tours: Fun in the Sun

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 14 - August 26, 2015

    Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit...more

    Lecture: Looking Forward, Looking Back: History and Meaning in Hale Woodruff’s Talladega Murals

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 26, 2015

    Join us for a lecture with the High Museum of Art’s Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art Stephanie Heydt, Ph.D., who will discuss the historical context and meaning found within Hale...more

    Painting in Watercolor: Workshop for Kids

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 29, 2015

    Bring your lunch for one-hour lunch break (noon–1pm)

    Children will have a fun painting experience learning the basics of painting in watercolors with artist and teacher, Cynthia Massey...more

    Bart’s Art Cart: Set Sail!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 18 - August 30, 2015

    This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

    Set...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Ceremonial Knife (Tumi)

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 30, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    ArtBreak: David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 1, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    Lunch and Learn: Tools of the Trade

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 2, 2015

    See what tools the pros use and how to maintain them for peak performance.


    Art & Conversation: Video Art: What Is It?

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 3, 2015

    Curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi reviews the emergence and history of video and the artists who pioneered the development of the medium.

    This program is for people who want to learn more about...more

    Family Tours: Fall Into Fun

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 5, 2015

    Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit...more

    Public Tour: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 11 - September 6, 2015

    Join us for a free, docent-led tour of our summertime exhibition, Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College.


    Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 6, 2015

    Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends. Space is limited. To make reservations, call...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Still Life with Game Birds

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 6, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Lady with a Bouquet (Snowballs)

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 13, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    The World's Greatest Fair - documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 14, 2015

    It was the beginning of what Teddy Roosevelt called "the American century". The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair was intended to be the biggest and best World's Fair ever. And it was. This engaging...more

    ArtBreak: Remembering Crisis: Artistic Glimpses into a War-Torn Environment

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 15, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    Lunch and Learn: Backyard Habits

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 16, 2015

    To create a sanctuary for the birds and the bees, start by adding flowers and trees.


    Lecture: Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth-Century American Artists and Issues of Religion

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 16, 2015

    Co-sponsored by the Friends of American Art, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Birmingham-Southern College

    Erika Doss is professor of American Studies at the University of Notre...more

    Bart’s Books: Sori’s Harvest Moon Day

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 19, 2015

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    Slow Art Sunday: David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 20, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    ArtBreak: Finding Identity in Black Like Who?

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    September 22, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

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