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Birmingham Museum of Art

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Address: 2000 Eighth Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 254 2565
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This three-story museum houses an eclectic selection of art, including...

This three-story museum houses an eclectic selection of art, including Wedgewood pottery, the largest collection of Asian art in the Southeast, Native American and African art, impressionism, contemporary art and American landscapes.

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Beautiful and Modern

A fabulous museum with beautiful gardens to sit and enjoy. They have a cafeteria with a view and a small terrace to sit and have lunch. We loved the photos telling the story... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fabulous museum with beautiful gardens to sit and enjoy. They have a cafeteria with a view and a small terrace to sit and have lunch. We loved the photos telling the story of the struggles for equal rights. The gift shop was lovely and had much you could purchase for souvenirs.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Birmingham Museum of Art is a nice place to visit. It is located in downtown and the admission is free. It has one of the best collections in the Southeast of USA with over 24,000 sculptures, arts, paintings, video, etc. It is nice to visit such a lovely museum.

Thank schroff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the museum on numerous occasions over the years, or special showings and "just because". There is always something new and interesting to see. Admission is free except for special collections or showings, although I always make a small "donation". Culture and entertainment that can't be beat for the price....it never disappoints.

Thank Diana C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an excellent Renaissance to 17th century collection here thanks to Samuel Kress, but also Wedgewood, a nice 19th century collection with the likes of Bougereau, period rooms and really nice collections of pottery upstairs and global art. For a city this size, it's a great museum.

Thank Ken A
Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting museums in other cities larger than Birmingham has made me appreciate the collection that is available to us here at home. The BMA is a huge asset for the city of Birmingham and the metro area. Visit it again if it's been a while since you took advantage of what's in your backyard (I'm talking to you Birmingham metro)... More 

Thank xsdv8
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a high quality art museum with set exhibits and special exhibits. I really enjoyed the Wedgwood Collection, Asian Art Exhibit, American Indian Art, and American paintings. When I was here last, I saw the Norman Rockwell exhibit, but that is no longer there.

Thank CindyAnnS
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting Birmingham a lot recently for work and figured I would give this museum a try as I had not yet visited any attractions. The pieces were great but the museum is rather dull and dreary.

Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am always impressed with this Museum (this was our third visit), particularly because it's free. A donation is requested at the door, and we always give generously, because this museum is such a treat. Great exhibits and a beautiful little sculpture garden make for a wonderful afternoon.

Thank Timandfrank
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden Birmingham treasure. It costs nothing to visit and they have a wonderful collection of art works. I try to go every couple of months as they are always adding or changing exhibits. I nice way to spend some time.

Thank bitseyr
Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take your kids and show them the amazing art humans have created through the ages. The oriental exhibition and abstracts are my favorites, and the rotating exhibitions are usually fantastic!

Thank Gabriel M

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