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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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Beautiful Art Museum! Free!

I can't believe this is free. Lots of beautiful art and a lot of variety. Must do activity when visiting Birmingham.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Indianapolis, IN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I can't believe this is free. Lots of beautiful art and a lot of variety. Must do activity when visiting Birmingham.

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely building, free museum, eclectic collection, what more could you want? A wedding was being set up there, but it was non-intrusive. There are special exhibits for a fee at times.

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Kenner, Louisiana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Entrance to the museum is free so its really nice to wander around. they have a wide and varied collection ranging from British and French European to African and Native American.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a world class art museum, a hidden treasure, containing important works of art by Bierstadt, John Singer Sargent, Monet, and others. It contains one of the largest collections of Wedgwood in the world. Collections also include Asian Art, Native American Art, European Art, Pre-Columbian and Modern & Contemporary Art.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We paid to see the Rembrandt exhibit and toured the rest of the extensive general admission exhibits. I hadn't been here in about 10 years and I was impressed at how they have maintained and improved on the experience. The only negative was that the free parking beside the museum we were too we were not allowed to use because... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I enjoy this museum. It is always good there. I especially enjoy the events such as Art on Rocks. :-)

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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Take a day and visit all the halls. Use the meditation stations and really sit with your favorite pieces. Bring a friend and discuss. Free entrance to the museum, makes a cheap date or family trip. Be sure to check out the mezzanine outside!

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Dallas, Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
100 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

From sculptures to paintings. From Europe, Asia, and the Native American. OF course, there were others. It was free but a donation is asked for. I would highly recommend it as I thoroughly enjoyed the Native American Exhibit showing the different kinds of art such as clothing and pottery from the different regions in the US. It includes a restaurant... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Doesn't look like much from the outside but has great exhibits. Minimum suggestion donation is $3 and that is a bargain. Enjoyed it very much!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This museum's spacious galleries display a varied and well-curated collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture, decorative arts and photographs from the pre-Columbian to contemporary eras. Don't miss the Wedgwood collection and Albert Bierstadt's stunning, luminous Yosemite Valley landscape. There is no fee for admission, but a free-will donation is appreciated. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours to see... More 

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