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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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Marietta, Georgia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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201 reviews 201 reviews
33 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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78 helpful votes 78 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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Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My kids absolutely love to visit the Museum, it has a good selection of art to view and it is all displayed in a top notch manner. Best part it's free (Donations accepted).

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had been told that the Wedgwood collection was a must see and they were right. It has the largest Wedgwood display outside of England and we loved it. Had time to check out some of the other galleries which were nice too. They have very early Wedgwood on display through modern times. And the stippling on the tiny medallions... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Awesome place off the party proverbial path. I was intrigued by the artwork and the depth of creativity in this city. Plan on coming back when I'm not working.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had never hard of the Museum of Art, but I was very impressed with what I saw. Admission is free, which was also a surprise. My wife and I only focused on one floor, but what we saw was great.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Decided to visit the Birmingham Museum of Art this week not knowing what to expect. Boy, was I surprised! Galleries included East Asian, Native American, English, Modern, Early European, a huge Wedgwood gallery, a sculpture garden and even a hands-on kids learning gallery. The place even has a decent cafe. While roaming I was amazed to actually find some pieces... More

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