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Exhibition: Waterline
07/27/2018 - 11/25/2018 (more information)
Marianne Nicolson
Waterline, 2015
glass, wood, shell inlay, LED light, mechanism box with cover
Museum purchase, 2016.2a-c
Exhibition: The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection
Exhibition: The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection
06/16/2018 - 12/30/2018 (more information)
Exhibition: The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection
06/16/2018 - 12/30/2018 (more information)
Bird House (“Church for Birds, Birds Worship God Too”),
about 1980–1987
Acrylic on wood
Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Robert Cargo Folk Art Collection;
Gift of Caroline Cargo
Bird House (“Church for Birds, Birds Worship God Too”),
Ghetto Wall #1, 1971
Exhibition: Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art
Through 1/06/2019 (more information)
David C. Driskell
(American, born 1931)
Ghetto Wall #1, 1971
oil and collage on canvas
Gift of the 1972 Festival of the Arts and A.G. Gaston Purchase Award. 1972.8. Copyright David C. Driskell. Courtesy of the artist.

Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
(Formerly 2000 8th Ave. N)
Birmingham, AL 35203
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Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm
First Thursdays: open until 9pm
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

Admission:
General Museum admission is free. Admission may be charged for special blockbuster exhibitions.

Visitor info

Tours

The Charles W. Ireland Sculpture Garden
The striking Upper Plaza was designed for and exhibits the museum’s most monumental pieces of permanent sculpture.

Oscar’s at the Museum
Lunch Tuesday through Friday, 11am-2pm. Drop ins are welcome, or you may make a reservation. Oscar’s also hosts Sunday Brunch on select Sundays. Please check the Museum Calendar for dates.

Parking
Free parking is available in the Museum lot, located behind the Museum off Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard. Designated parking spaces are available for visitors with disabilities. Additional parking is available in nearby Boutwell Parking Deck and in public parking spaces along Ninth Avenue North. The Museum cannot validate parking in areas other than our attached lot. Parking Map

Mission
The mission of the Birmingham Museum of Art is to provide an unparalleled cultural and educational experience to a diverse community by collecting, presenting, interpreting, and preserving works of art of the highest quality.

About the Museum

History & Timeline
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 25,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum’s collection of Asian art, considered the finest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, and its collection of Vietnamese ceramics, one of the finest in the world; a remarkable Kress collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the late 13th century to the 1750s; the collection of 18th century European decorative arts, which includes superior examples of English ceramics and French furniture; and the Museum’s world-renowned collection of Wedgwood, the largest outside of England.

The Collection
The Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 26,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. The collection presents a rich panorama of cultures, featuring the Museum’s extensive holdings of Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art. The mission of the Birmingham Museum of Art is to provide an unparalleled cultural and educational experience to a diverse community by collecting, presenting, interpreting, and preserving works of art of the highest quality.


Exhibitions:

Waterline
July 27, 2018 - November 25, 2018
(more information)

The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection
June 16, 2018 - December 30, 2018
(more information)

Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art
Through January 6, 2019
(more information)

Events

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