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Birmingham Museum of Art

2000 Eighth Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
205 254 2565
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Ranked #4 of 44 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Nice museum with some great exhibits, Maps are given out at the reception desk to help guide you through the museum - Especially enjoyed viewing the Wedgwood Collection, African Pottery, and the abstract pieces in the sculpture garden, the water feature was a plus for us - one of my favorite artist Salvador Dali had a small piece on display,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great display of modern art, renaissance italian, native american, and many others! Pottery, carvings, paintings, drawings, sculptures are all displayed in the museum and an outdoor installation. The food there is great although a bit expensive. Great place to visit when in town or for locals! Camera's allowed - no tripods or flash.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We loved the exhibits and food. Music was good also before we walked the museum. The best of the best collections in Alabama at the museum. Lots of period furniture, Love the Wedgwood collection and also the beautiful pottery and art throughout the Museum. The artifacts and many more exhibits. A MUST TO SEE.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped in for a quick walk-through while on a short visit to the city. Our "quick walk-through" ended up as a two hour visit because we were so impressed with the collection! The museum is much more spacious than I imagined, with collections from all over the world. Be sure to catch the Lethal Beauty exhibit while it lasts.... More

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Bayou La Batre, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful visit...calm and relaxing! Would love to spend more time visiting there! Great family attraction. My niece was fascinated with the children's activity center and the beautiful historical exhibits and art work were well displayed...

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Marietta, Georgia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The museum had a surprisingly expansive collection of Asian art, especially Japanese. A special collection of Samurai armor, weaponry and prints telling lengthy stories was on display - and was fascinating. The other wings are a mixed bag. A few interesting pieces, but the curation was spotty and the quality of the paintings in most cases was not very high.... More

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Virginia Beach
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful art pieces from many cultures and time periods. This was a guided tour for an African American Family Reunion but the tour guide did not see fit to guide us to the African and African American section upstairs. None of us knew it was even there until we had to leave. I think that could have been a much... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I love the art and the attractions that they have at the museum, I would love to see more attractions and have different events throughout the year like Art on the Rocks in the future.

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UK
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212 reviews 212 reviews
35 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a free museum ( a donation is suggested) there are a couple of floors, these are filled with paintings, period furniture, sculptures and a great display of Wedgewood. It's well worth a visit for a few hours, don't forget the sculpture garden

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great art, free (suggested donation though) and just great to spend about 2 hrs there. They had a nice punt of early European, Italian and Dutch-Flemish paintings, which is what I enjoy. Definitely worth a stop!

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