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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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More than meets the eye

Price is right- (free, except for featured exhibit) . Lots of activities for kids. Varied art organized by region and time frame (though not always logically). Great for a rainy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
mara_annie
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Mississippi
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Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Price is right- (free, except for featured exhibit) . Lots of activities for kids. Varied art organized by region and time frame (though not always logically). Great for a rainy afternoon, it takes hours.

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Littleton, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We only had an hour befor the Museum of Art closed so we beetled over there to see what we could. Happened to chat with a docent/greeter for 15 minutes or so as we entered and it made all the difference to our visit - she was the epitome of southern charm and elegance and was thrilled and honored to... More 

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Amsterdam
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Don't miss the about once a month buffet-it is "totally over the top". Our total bill including tip was around $80-for 2 adults. But, it included champagn or mimosas. A choice of gourmet entrees and great desserts. This is not an everyday choice for us, but a once or twice a year thing. It is perfect for special events. You... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

*gets out tiny soap box and climbs on to it* It is part of my personal credo that everyone should have access to arts and culture and it made me giddy with joy that the Birmingham Museum of Art has free parking and free admission. Please consider this a formal mea culpa for any thought I had of Tampa or... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Can't say enough about our BMA. I've been to other museums around the S.E. whenever we're on vacation and none of them hold a candle to this one. Even the High Museum in Atlanta!!! Every time we have out of town visitors we show them the town and include a visit to the BMA because we are proud of it.... More 

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Calgary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Did not expect such an elaborate museum here. This was more like something you would find in New York or London. Many many medieval paintings, Korean exhibitions, Tibetan etc. Nice place to wander around in on a rainy cold day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

This was a planned visit with my teens. It turned out that my kids were more interested in goofing off with the childrens activities then actually exploring the various eras of art. I personally loved it, but i do have an appreciation for the arts. I reccommend wearing some comfortable shoes. There are 3 levels to explore, plus an outside... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Wedgwood International Seminar held its annual convention at the Museum of Art. Obviously my focus was on the displays of Wedgwood. These were superbly displayed and extensive, being the best of the company's products open to view in the USA.

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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Wedgwood International Seminar was held here because of the two outstanding Wedgwood collections on display. The museum also has many different permanent and temporary collections as well. The staff is really friendly and accommodating. Don't miss this museum!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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