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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
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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 Most Excellent Museum and its FREE!

Whenever I have time to spend in Birmingham I make sure to wander the halls of this terrific museum. They have excellent displays and collections. Well worth a stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I have time to spend in Birmingham I make sure to wander the halls of this terrific museum. They have excellent displays and collections. Well worth a stop.

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Pelham AL
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Museum several times. It's a very nice space and houses a modest collection of interesting at. Admission is free! I especially enjoy the Asian section. Don't come here expecting to see the Masters, but if you simply enjoy exposure to new things it is a good way to spend and afternoon, and also a good place... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really good museum, and free is obviously the best. It had a lot of art from all over. Great variety. Kind of the average art museum. If you like that sort of thing, it's great.

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Thank Emmabear7410
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A world class museum of art resides in Birmingham. Artists on display ranged from Claude Monet, Frederic Remington to Maria Martinez. My Culture Meter is back in the green.

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Calgary
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the museum for Sunday morning Brunch. I believe the brunch is only available one Sunday a month. The food was excellent, buffet style with lots of options. The wait staff was also very good. We then toured the museum for another couple hours, seeing lots of different exhibits.

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Thank Brian L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Growing up in Birmingham, I have been to the museum several times for field trips during school. I never appreciated it until I was older and out of school, and now I love going there! Now that I've traveled and seen other art museums, this is truly one of the most remarkable art museums in the southeast. Also, it's free... More 

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Munford, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This has great exhibits as well as touchable art for those who are visually impaired. I can't wait to take my grandchildren.

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Parking is free, take your ticket for the BMA lot to the guard's desk for validation. Lunch and brunch are offered by Oscars on certain days in the museum.

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Thank HallmanBirmingham
BIRMINGHAM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Birmingham has a very good art museum. Of particular interest is the Wedgewood collection. Also there is several exhibits that are of interest to children. Admission is free except to special events .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The museum is a true one of a kind. It is a free museum the display and quite of the art work is phenomenal! Who would have thought you could see a Monet or Rembrandt in Alabama?? Also we really enjoyed the European galleries.

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