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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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Birmingham's Cultural Delight

Visited on a rainy weekend to waste a couple of hours before our original destination. Ended up spending the whole day there. This museum has a diverse collection of art from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Hoover, Alabama
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Hoover, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited on a rainy weekend to waste a couple of hours before our original destination. Ended up spending the whole day there. This museum has a diverse collection of art from several ages and cultures. It is nicely laid out so you won't be overwhelmed with the art displays. I loved the renaissance era displays and the Japanese section. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well organized selection. Very clean. Friendly staff. Has resturant and if you become a member you will also have free access to hundreds of other museums/exhibits in the southeast. Great if you are a traveler...which I am : )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the first place that I stopped when I came to BHam. They have an excellent collection at this museum covering the Renaissance, to African, to 16th century furniture. Loved this place and I plan on going back.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We travel a great deal and visit museums around the continent. This one had items on display we'd never seen before. I love that it's free too. A definite place to stop and spend a few hours.

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kennesaw
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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I visited the museum due to a special exhibition on miniature paintings by Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer and their contemporaries. While the exhibition was great, we were even more impressed by the collections of the museum itself--which are free to view!! There is a wonderful collection of Chinese and Buddhist art, an amazing collection of Wedgewood pottery, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The BMA in Birmingham is a jewel that is little known outside the city. While the collections are small, but facility is beautiful and extremely well kept and exhibits are well designed. Highly recommended.

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Ballard, Wv
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I took a "me day" to go to the museum. I had always wanted to see fine art. Staff was very friendly. I was very impressed with the variety and the layout of the galleries. Very educational experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Awesome experience! We took our 8 yr old twin boys to see the Japanese Lethal Beauty exhibit and loved it!! Fantastic! There are so many beautiful and thought provoking pieces along with historical exhibits and beautiful wedge wood pottery to see. Go check it out--it is FREE!!!

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We just visited the Rembrandt exhibit, or Small Treasures Dutch Masters.. Wow! Major League museum .. Their wedgewood exhibit makes the one in London blush. This is a wonderful museum.. A special treat are the photos of Dr ML Kings struggle/impact in Birmingham in the 60s. Powerful! Go! Enjoy!

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Reston, Virginia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I live outside DC, the home of fabulous and free museums. Birmingham's art museum is a delight. Free parking on site and free entry are a steal for this lovely museum with an eclectic mix of modern, renaissance, European, and 'Bama art. A nice size, it is easily viewed in a single afternoon. Recommend!

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