What is a Birmingham painting

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Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham city center

The collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham. It is one of the most important art museums in the southeastern United States and is located in the beautiful State of Alabama.

The Birmingham Museum of Art was founded in 1951 and is located in Birmingham city center. That was bought Birmingham Museum of Art from the Birmingham Art Club, founded in 1908 to promote the city's culture.

Both children and adults should be interested in art through the variety of different objects.

To this end, the Birmingham Art Club collected and exhibited paintings and works of art from many different regions. Over time, and through a bequest of $ 19,000 in 1935, this became the Birmingham Museum of Art.

The first collection in 1951 consisted of gifts from Chinese ceramics, textiles and Japanese prints, pictures of the old masters, costumes, glass and oil paintings.

In 1952 the museum received a loan of 29 Italian Renaissance paintings from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation. This collection is the most popular visitor destination and is now the core of the Birmingham Museum of Art collection.

The current building of the museum was constructed in the heart of the city of Birmingham in 1959 and has expanded over time. It was designed by the Birmingham architect Warren, Knight & Davis. In 1993 the building was named after the New Yorker Architect Edward Larrabee Barnes expanded and renovated.
This results in an exhibition area of ​​180,000 square meters. Of that, 150,000 square feet are spread across the three-story building and 30,000 square feet in the large outdoor sculpture garden.

Overall, the entire collection of the Museum in Birmingham from paintings, prints, sculptures, modern art, drawings, graphics and videos from antiquity to modern times. Different cultures of the USA are brought together in the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Special exhibitions at the museum in Birmingham were the Exhibition Leonardo da Vinci, Culture of the indigenous peoples in Amazonia, German ceramics from the 1950s and modern Korean prints by the artist Kim Sangku.

In 2009 the exhibition "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" took place in the museum. This is American art from the Yale University Art Gallery, which leads to a partnership between the two museums.

The Birmingham Museum of Art is divided into the following sections: African Art, American Art, Asian Art, Contemporary Art, Decorative Art, European Art, Native American Art and Pre-Columbian Art.

African art
The African art collection in the Birmingham Museum of Art consists of around 1,600 objects with a focus on South Africa. As a visitor you get to see the great diversity of the huge continent with the many cultures, languages, religions and traditions of African art. A collection of masks, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, instruments, jewelry and clothing gives an insight into the great diversity of the individual regions in Africa.

American art
The American Art Department exhibits paintings, ornamental art, and sculptures from the end of the 18th century to the mid-20th century. These include paintings by Gilbert Stuart, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent and sculptures by Hiram Powers and Frederic Remington.
An interesting work is the masterpiece "Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California" (1865) by Albert Bierstadt, which was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Foundation and tells American history.

Asian art
Asian art has existed at the Birmingham Museum of Art since the museum was founded in 1951. It all started with a gift of Chinese textiles and expanded to include ceramics, paintings, prints and sculptures. The collection now contains pieces from Japan, China, Korea, India and Southeast Asia and is home to more than 4,000 objects.
It is the only collection of Korean art in the southeastern United States and the most important collection of Vietnamese ceramics and the Vetlesen Jade Collection, a collection from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

Modern and contemporary art
A collection of modern art from the 19th to the 20th century consists of works of art and black and white photographs. The works of Alexander Archipenko, Alfred Leslie, Salvador Dalí, Joseph Cornell, Louise Nevelson and Mark Tobey are particularly worth seeing. But also the photographs by Irving Penn, Imogen Cunningham, George Platt Lynes, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Berenice Abbott and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Contemporary art shows what works and photographs the artists have created over the past hundred years. This includes many sculptures on the museum's outdoor area.

European arts and crafts
The museum's core exhibition, the European Applied Arts department, contains more than 16,000 pieces from the Renaissance to the present day, including ceramics, porcelain, silver, ironwork, furniture and glass. These include the largest collections of Wedgwood ceramics in the world, the Gustav Lamprecht Collection and the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection from the eighteenth century French art.

European art
The European Art section shows art from the Renaissance and Baroque periods from the late 13th century to the 19th century. One of the highlights is the Kress Collection. Other works in the collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art are by Pietro Perugino, Antonio Canaletto, Paris Bordone, Jacob van Ruisdael, Ferdinand Bol, Balthasar van der Ast, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Lawrence, Francois-Hubert Drouais, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Mary Cassatt, Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.

Original American art
The Native American Collection in the Birmingham Museum consists of around 450 objects. These are broken down by region: Eastern Woodlands and the Great Lakes, Southeast, the Plain, Northwest Coast, and the Southwest. The collection consists of Navajo rugs and rugs, ceramics, Cherokee baskets and much more.

Pre-Columbian art
The pre-Columbian collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art consists of over 500 objects from the regions: Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. Much of the collection comes from the cultures and religions of the Olmec, Maya, Zapotec, Aztec, Moche, Chimu and Inca. Highlights are a Zapotec urn, a Mayan cylinder vase, a Jalisco grave figure and a shape made from volcanic rock from Costa Rica. The department got its name after the discoverer Christopher Columbus.

Museum library
The Hanson Library is one of the largest art history libraries in the southeastern United States with over 35,000 products. The following information can be found in the library: art reference works, auction catalogs, artist files, magazines, indexes, exhibition catalogs and databases on art.

Entry to the Birmingham Museum

As long as there are no special exhibitions, admission to the museum is free, as it is supported by the city and private sponsors.

Birmingham Museum of Art opening hours in Birmingham

The Birmingham Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. It is open on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on major public holidays.

Directions & parking at the Birmingham Museum of Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art is located at 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (formerly 8th Avenue North) in downtown Birmingham. It's on the corner of Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd. and Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard (21st Street North) on the left side of the street.
Free parking is behind the museum on Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard. Additional parking spaces are available at the Boutwell Parking Deck and along Ninth Avenue North. There are designated parking spaces for visitors with disabilities.

Photography with flash and tripods is not allowed in the museum. If you want to take photos you have to buy a permit and then you can only take photos without flash.
When special exhibitions are running, photography is generally prohibited.

The Birmingham Museum of Art provides an incomparable cultural experience for the community through the collection, display, interpretation and preservation of works of art.

Please refer to the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information Attractions in Birmingham.

Address of the attraction Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
(formerly 2000 8th Ave. N.)
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

The city map of Birmingham with the Birmingham Museum of Art

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