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Birmingham Museum of Art

Address: 2000 Eighth Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 254 2565
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This three-story museum houses an eclectic selection of art, including Wedgewood pottery, the...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Beckley, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went over during our passing through Birmingham . We had only an hour which was unfortunate as u could easily spend 2-3 hours keeping kids busy and entertained. We only partially visited the kids section which was great with lots of hands on interesting activities . My kids loved it as did the adults ! Wish we had something... More 

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Rainsville, Alabama, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We live close by so we go to the museum several times a year. You could easily spend half a day looking at their extensive collection. The museum is free. They only request donations which is really great as well for your pocket book.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

First off FREE ADMISSION! Ok now that that's out of the way, this is small art museum that you can easily knock out in an hour or 2 if you want. One side of the first floor has modern art, the other side is the 17-18th century painters. This area is more than just paintings. They have sculptures, furniture, home... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

All kinds of art to look at and it's real good. All the way from painting sculpture and photography. Also it has an excellent restaurant was very good food and service

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HONOLULU
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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a must see in Birmingham. There were so many beautiful art works I never could have imagined. They validate your parking for free.

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wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The distribution of the collection.Its eclectic nature. The manner in which the exhibits were displayed to reflect past ways of living.. Child friendly.Educational displays.

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Headland, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My first trip to the Birmingham Museum of Art was my first trip to a large art museum. What a surprise! I am still in awe of some of the things on display. I never had any interest in paintings until I experienced my first trip. I have been back and will continue to go every time I am in... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

we love going to this museum.if they do not have a special exhibit, it doesn't cost anything to get in.we like to go down when they have special exhibits we are interested in. they are closed on mondays.we went to see a special exhibit of japanese sumari. it was great.there is so much to see at the museum you could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is a really nice museum with art from all over the world. The periodic special exhibits are also generally quite nice. Plus, except for special events, it is totally free to the public. Hard to beat that.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love the BMA and it's FREE! Only special ticketed exhibits will cost you. The museum has a wonderful Wedgwood collection, Native American, African, Asian and much more. 1st Thursday is a fun event. Small fee to join others after 5 for music, food and drinks. Museum shop is a great place for gift items for families and friends of... More 

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