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Birmingham Museum of Art

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Address: 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203-2278
Phone Number: 205 254 2565
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

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 Great Collection - and it's FREE!

I've been to a lot of art museums and this one would rank in my top 10. I really enjoyed the Wedgewood collection as well as the African pottery. Great HIndu stuff too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jon C
Kaysville, Utah
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Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to a lot of art museums and this one would rank in my top 10. I really enjoyed the Wedgewood collection as well as the African pottery. Great HIndu stuff too. All-in-all I thought this was a great collection. When I arrived and they said it was free I thought..."is this going to be a big waste of... More 

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went just for the Wedgwood exhibit which was largest of its kind. Great museum for art and pottery. Unexpectedly it was free.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent about two hours here touring the museum. We were staying at a hotel within walking distance. Everyone was very friendly!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away downtown, driving in, the back of the building seems rather obscure. There is dedicated parking but you need to get your ticket validated to avoid a fine. When we visted, there was not a huge selection of contemporary art. However the Asian, wedgewood, and other historical collections were quite impressive. There's probably too much here to keep young... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited today. This is the first time I have been to the museum and I have lived in Birmingham all my life. The collections are quite good, and the building is much larger than I would have known. First floor includes a large dining area and museum shop, along with two children's museums and play areas that are hands-on.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful museum, stunning art. Great lighting. This place really delivered for me. Was better than i thought it would be. Impressive collection on display for a city this size.

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Gandhinagar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I have visited Birmingham museum of art last year. It was a great experience. All the sections had great collection. A worth visit !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Birmingham Museum offers a large collection of art in varies styles and mediums. I am an armature oil painter, so I will limit my discussion primarily to paintings: Painting range from contemporary modern graphics and cubism to medieval religious paintings. Their galleries too offer works by Monet, Pissarro and Sargent. Not interesting in paintings, the museum has rotating exhibition... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This FREE museum was a delight. The staff/security there were very friendly and helpful. The exhibits were well laid out and offered plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy. We especially enjoyed the Wedgwood collection, which was huge! A beautiful, must-see place while in Birmingham.

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Waycross, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

The Birmingham Museum of Art was wonderful. The art was showcased beautifully. The only negatives for me were that the staff did not seem very pleasant and there were a couple of areas closed the day we visited.

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