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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
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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A great addition to Birmingham

Great museum with wonderful collections beautifully displayed in spacious room settings. I was there for a few days and during the week there are lots of school groups bringing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great museum with wonderful collections beautifully displayed in spacious room settings. I was there for a few days and during the week there are lots of school groups bringing with them lots of energy and lots of noise. Certainly quieter on the weekends.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It is so outstanding for a small city, that sometimes important art exhibits are sent here when only a few cities will get the exhibit in question.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Birmingham Museum of Art , an attractive building set amongst parks and civic buildings in downtown BIrmingham, houses a small but very nice collection or art. The day we were there we saw the contemporary paintings, and then the Chinese, Korean, and Tibetan sculptures related to Buddhism and Hinduism. There are wonderful examples of African pottery and American Indian... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This museum has a good collection to browse through for an hour or two during downtime if you are in the area. Parking in the garage adjacent is free for the first hour (or two-- I can't recall). I squeezed my visit in during this time and it was just fine. I saw about 1/4 of the museum's total collection.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have lived in the Birmingham area for many years and have visited the museum several times. Most recently I took my daughter who completed loved checking everything out and spending time in the children's area. There are always new exhibits and inviting ways to view them.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This museum located in the heart of downtown is a treasure. Their rotating shows are very good, and the permanent collection is quite impressive. The design of the building is a mix of old and contemporary, the staff is super from the docents to the maintenance crew, and it is a delightful way to spend an afternoon in Birmingham. Whether... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Birmingham is so blessed to have a museum of this quality. The permanent collection is outstanding, not to mention the Wedge Wood Collection. Modern facility located in the heart of downtown with great views of the skyline and park.

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San Diego, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

On Easter Sunday we traveled to Birmingham, to visit the small treasures collection and enjoy Easter Sunday brunch. The exhibition was carefully curated and contained a comprehensive history of northern Europe in 17th and 18th centuries, well illustrated and easily understood. The Vermeer portraits are outstanding. The brunch was fabulous with fantastic desserts and a carvery, omelet station and lovely... More 

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Paris, France
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We loved the relaxed but very modern atmosphere here. Instructions are very clear about what you can and can't do inside (think - photos!). Bathrooms are very accessible. We visited the exhibition on Small Treasures and were very impressed. Its nice that they have a parking lot at the museum.

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I happened to be staying at the Sheraton and found the Museum was right around the corner. As others have said it is free to the regular Exhibits. I was there when they had the "Small Treasures" exhibit which was $12. I didn't mind paying for that since the rest of the Museum was free. Good collection of Art. Nice... More 

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