Birmingham Museum of Art

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Birmingham Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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Nancy A
73 contributions
Dec 2021
Great art museum at a great price, free. The Wedgewood exhibit is not to be missed, it's wonderful and unexpected.
Written December 11, 2021
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mvidro
Washington DC, DC384 contributions
Nov 2021
I saw the wonderful special exhibition "Lost Realms of the Moundbuilders: Ancient Native Americans of the South and Midwest," through Feb 06, 2022 (a great follow-up to an earlier visit to Moundville). In addition to information about how the Mississippian people lived and their religious beliefs, the exhibit contained MANY interesting artifacts, sourced from museums throughout the country. And certainly, the price was right -- FREE admission and FREE parking behind the museum. The latter amazed me. Even though I arrived around 1 p.m., plenty of spaces remained available.
Written November 22, 2021
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rogersober
Clermont, FL28,109 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The Japanese art collection is almost as nice as the Wedgewood. The Building is very nice snd laid out great. The glass barrel with fins is outstanding.
Written September 22, 2021
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steverA8718SU
Naples, FL1,188 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Incredible selection of Asian art donated by several families . One gallery has a unusual collection of wedge wood . Galleries of European art , it not of my taste . The American art selection was wonderful as was the small impressionist collection . Well worth the visit and it was free with a donation box. We spent about 1 1/3 hours there . Actually a real museum nut could spend more time , but it was sufficient for me
Written May 4, 2021
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Paul S
San Diego, California356 contributions
Mar 2021
Small, varied and interesting art collection and sculpture garden. Had objects from Asian, American, European, Contemporary ...
Written March 27, 2021
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SandiLarry L
FORT SMITH, AR320 contributions
Mar 2021
We could have spent many more hours here, but we were short on time. Nevertheless, we really enjoyed this museum. Please note, due to covid the front door was locked and you had to enter in the back. We didn't know there was a parking lot also located in the back of this museum. Totally enjoyed the time we spent here and would visit again. Free, but donations are encouraged.
Written March 19, 2021
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Becky V
7249320245 contributions
Dec 2020
We visited the Birmingham Museum of Art recently to see the Struggle series by Jacob Lawrence. Nice museum. Enjoyed our visit. The sculpture garden is also very nice. Lot of beautiful Asian art. Italian art masters too.
Written January 6, 2021
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Brian D
Asheville, NC1,799 contributions
Jun 2020
For a smaller town the Art Museum as great. We really enjoyed our visit and would recommend it if you are traveling to Birmingham. Make sure to call ahead to see if they are open.
Written June 27, 2020
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nylady21
Philadelphia, PA750 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I particularly enjoyed the Native American and African art areas. There is a beautiful set of Chihuly pieces in one of the lobby areas. The Wedgewood collection was quite impressive. There is a small parking area behind the Museum. Admission is free with a donation encouraged.
Written February 18, 2020
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RGinCT
Vernon, CT160 contributions
Jan 2020
In the course of visiting friends in AL, we recently made our third visit to the Birmingham Museum of Art. The building, attractive and well-lit, houses a first-rate collection – marble works from India, a Frederick Remington drawing, abstract paintings, photographs of Japanese temple gardens – the exhibits are nothing if not eclectic. It’s user-friendly, with a number of seats for the footsore. We enjoyed excellent pastries and coffee in their café, but sandwiches and light meals are available as well. There’s a good gift shop, with a number of art books for sale. In each of our visits we’ve seen new things, and we’ve never been disappointed. It’s not another Louvre or Prado, and that’s quite okay; it doesn’t try to be one. We look forward to more visits.
Written February 9, 2020
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