Join us for talks and discussions that will ignite your curiosity, encourage conversation, and invite thoughtful questioning.
Thu, Oct 4 at 6 PM
In celebration of our fall exhibitions Views of the South: Photographs from the Do Good Fund and Continuum: 1808 to 2017/Goya to Erdreich, Curator of Art Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will moderate a discussion between Nashville-based photographer Tamara Reynolds and Birmingham artist Beverly Erdreich. The artists will reflect on the methods and media used to create their art, their approaches to content in their work, the paths their artistic careers have taken, and the ways each draws upon the art of the past to comment on contemporary concerns.
Images of Children in Nature: Messages About Children’s Place in the World Through Art
Sat, Oct 20 at 2 PM
Dr. Elizabeth (Scout) Blum, professor in the Department of History and Philosophy at Troy University, will explore the themes of subordination and gender roles as presented in the Past Perfected exhibition.
Cultural values are relayed through a wide variety of sources, including art. In art as well as children’s fiction, associations of children with nature often have the underlying purpose of reminding and reinforcing messages of subordination within society. Not only do these messages subordinate children in general, but they also dictate very different roles and expectations of young boys and girls.
African Art at the MMFA
Sat, Oct 27 at 2 PM
Join Dr. Emily Hanna, Senior Curator at the Birmingham Museum of Art, in the Museum library where she will introduce the installation Back to the Future: Dance and Ceremonial Objects of Ritual African Art. Then continue to the galleries where she will discuss the ceremonial masks and other works on view.
Lino Tagliapietra: Exhibition Q&A
Thu, Nov 8 at 6 PM
Lino Tagliapietra will participate in a question and answer session followed by a reception. Prior to the discussion, a trailer for a documentary about Tagliapietra will be shown.
World War I and American Art
Tue, Nov 20 at Noon
Following the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, revisit the work of American artists represented in our collection who served in the First World War or painted during wartime.
Lino Tagliapietra: Master of Beauty
Tue, Dec 4 at Noon
Curator of Art Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas looks at Lino Tagliapietra’s contemporary sculptural expressions in the context of the glass making tradition and how he shaped the American Studio Glass Movement.