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Birmingham Museum of Art – Virtual Tour

Birmingham Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

Birmingham Museum of Art – Virtual Tour

The Birmingham Museum of Art holds over 24,000 items of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts. The Museum’s collection represents numerous diverse cultures, including American, Pre-Columbian, Native American,  European, African, and Asian.

The Museum is home to a significant collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the late 13th century to c.1750, and the 18th-century European decorative arts.

The Museum also features a comprehensive collection of Vietnamese ceramics, which is one of the finest in the U.S.

The Birmingham Museum of Art encompasses 3.9 acres (16,000 m2) in the heart of the city’s cultural district, which includes an outdoor sculpture garden.

Birmingham Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

“Portrait of Helen Vincent, Viscountess D’Abernon” by John Singer Sargent, 1904

Highlights of the Birmingham Museum of Art

  • African Art – a collection of nearly 2,000 objects representing the major culture groups of sub-Saharan Africa and dates from the 12th century to the present
  • American Art – a collection of American paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts spanning the late 18th through the mid-20th century
  • Paintings by Gilbert Stuart, Childe Hassam, and Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Sculptures by Hiram Powers and Frederic Remington
  • Decorative pieces by Tiffany Studios and Frank Lloyd Wright
  • “Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California by Albert Bierstadt, 1865
  • Art of Alabama – a collection by significant Alabama artists including the miniaturist Hannah Elliott and the landscapist Carrie Hill
  • A collection of folk art, including painting, sculpture, and pottery
  • One of the most comprehensive collections of Southern quilts in the country
  • Asian Art – with over 4,000 objects from China, Korea, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia, and Vietnam
  • Buddhist and Hindu Art
  • A Ming dynasty temple wall and Tang dynasty tomb figures from China
  • European Art – featuring Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture and decorative arts dating from the late 13th century to 1750
  • 17th-century Dutch paintings by Jacob van Ruisdael, Ferdinand Bol, and Balthasar van der Ast
  • 18th-century British paintings, with portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and Thomas Lawrence
  • 18th- and 19th-century French paintings by Francois-Hubert Drouais, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Mary Cassatt, Gustave Courbet, and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Birmingham Museum of Art - Virtual Tour

Porcelain vases made in Vienna – decorated in the style of Greek black-figure pottery

Birmingham Museum of Art

  • Museum:          Birmingham Museum of Art
  • City:                  Birmingham
  • State:                Alabama
  • Country:           United States
  • Established:      1951
  • Type:                Art Museum
  • Location:          2000 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. North (formerly 8th Avenue North)

Birmingham Museum of Art – Map

Birmingham Museum of Art

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Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Museum of Art

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“How we choose what we do, and how we approach it…will determine whether the sum of our days adds up to a formless blur, or to something resembling a work of art.”
– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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Photo Credit: Albert Bierstadt / Public domain; John Singer Sargent / Public domain; Sean Pathasema/Birmingham Museum of Art / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

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