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Birmingham Museum of Art

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Address: 2000 Eighth Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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+1 205-254-2565
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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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Well designed and covers all eras and countries plus special exhibits

Architecturally well designed. Open and easy to navigate. Covers all countries and eras and special exhibits like the worlds largest collection of Wedgewood

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprised by some of the great artwork at this museum. Recommend to anyone staying a day or 2 to swing by and see. It's definitely worth your time. And it's free to see

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Architecturally well designed. Open and easy to navigate. Covers all countries and eras and special exhibits like the worlds largest collection of Wedgewood

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Thank mm2dil
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoy going to museums when I travel and I'd put Birmingham's up against any other regional museum. I've been going since I was a child and never tire of the standing exhibits. The museum also offers traveling exhibits every year that appeal to a wide range of people.

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Bessemer, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is one of the "hidden" jewels of Birmingham and boasts some nice collections, 1 of the finest Wedgewood collections in the country if I'm not mistaken...

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent half a day walking the grounds. They advertise that this is the largest collection of Wedgewood in the states and I would be hard pressed to deny this. Ample seating through out the facilities. Very knowledgeable staff when approached with questions. Plan on the visit taking 2-3 hours with breaks, donations are recommended at the door ($3), there is... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic evening on the terrace with dancing, dinner in the galleries surrounded by fabulous artwork. Permanent collections are stunning lots of lectures, cafe inside also has a jazz brunch on Sundays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The collection is not big but very diverse - it contains a little bit of everything. It is free. We parked at the parking garage a block away, but there seems to be a parking lot at the back of the museum (entrance at the Richard Arrington JR. Blvd.)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start with, it's rare to find public amenities that are free these days and Birmingham has two jewels--the art museum and the botanical garden. Everyone who can pay should of course make a donation but it's nice to find excellent cultural attractions where people who don't have funds are not excluded. We only had an hour but enjoyed the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Not large but very diverse collection. Individual pieces have been carefully selected. Very nice layout. Admission by voluntary donation.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Birmingham Museum of Art. I’d been there before. The museum is free and their collection of paintings isn’t bad, but there were few stand-outs. Worth a visit.

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