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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Very impressive display of art. My children loved the children's area. They got to play and even take home a fun craft! Definitely a welcome break.

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Guyton, Georgia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very impressive display of art. My children loved the children's area. They got to play and even take home a fun craft! Definitely a welcome break.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i TOOK mY wife to the museum of art downtown Birmingham,We saw the beautiful art work of Japanese ,We enjoyed a lot

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive display of both ancient and modern pieces. My favorites were the Native American pieces, both pre-Columbian and modern. And in the American section, I got to see "The End of the Trail" by James Earle Fraser -- a piece I'd only seen photos of before this.

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a nice collection considering it's not too large. Of particular note was the modern art collection. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Thank Judy G
Birmingham, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum with no entry free. There is a wide variety of art types reflecting different areas of the world. Given its relative small size the entire museum can be explored in less than a day. They also have a café open for lunch with very good food and reasonable prices

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Thank Mitchell D S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Ben M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 January 3, 2017

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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