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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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We love the museum. There is always something new to see and the permanent exhibits are great. Easy parking in back of building. It is a wonderful place to spend most of a day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Gardendale, Alabama
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Gardendale, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We love the museum. There is always something new to see and the permanent exhibits are great. Easy parking in back of building. It is a wonderful place to spend most of a day. Do not miss going.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The parking is right behind the museum. Take the ticket into the museum for validation. Prepare to spend 2-3 hours easily to enjoy the vast and diverse offerings in the museum. There is something for everyone: Modern, Italian, Early American, Native American, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and the list goes on. Very impressive. Definitely a DO NOT MISS for a visit... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The permanent exhibits at the Birmingham Museum of Art are nice on their own, but the special exhibits that they get from time to time can be extraordinary. The layout of the museum is well done, and you want wander among the various exhibits at your own pace without having to go in a certain order or see things that... More 

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Pelham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Wonderful experience visiting the Hale Woodruff's Murals at the Birmingham Museum. The exhibit was very interesting and the staff was friendly. Beautiful art work throughout the museum.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Had an awsome day at the museum. Lots of variety. Staff was helpful. Display content could have been better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Birmingham Museum of Art doesn't charge an admission fee to see our magnificent collection of Wedgwood, the Chihuly Persian Wall over the lobby staircase, or the breath-taking painting, "Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California" by Bierstadt. There are rooms and rooms of fine art and sculpture. Wander through, have lunch, and buy something nice in the comprehensive gift shop. The... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This little gem of a Museum is FREE. And they have a very nice Contemporary Art Collection including Chihuly, Stella and others. But best of all, they house the largest collection of Wedgwood China and it is very well presented and interesting. Go here for sure if you like art !

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We really enjoy the museum, and tend to visit monthly. Very peaceful and relaxing I would suggest it to anyone who has not been.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food and service were both good. We had a view of what appeared to be a courtyard with water feature - it made you forget you were in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The seating process and paying went very smoothly making for a time devoted to good food and a nice chat with friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a nice museum, especially considering it is free/donation for entry. I am a bit spoiled when it comes to Art Museums as I leave near the Nelson-Atkins in KC, MO. But each exhibit was nicely laid out and they have some nice pieces. Just small in general.

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