The Birmingham Museum of Art is an art museum located in Birmingham, Alabama. Founded in 1951, it is the largest art museum in the Southeast and one of the largest in the United States.
It houses a diverse collection of works from around the world, ranging from ancient to contemporary.
The museum’s collection includes more than 24,000 objects from over 6,000 years of human history. It features American and European paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints and drawings. The museum also houses a large collection of African art as well as pieces from Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
The American painting collection features works by artists such as Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer and Georgia O’Keeffe. The European painting collection includes works by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Among its sculptures are works by Auguste Rodin and Hiram Powers.
The Birmingham Museum of Art also boasts a wide selection of decorative arts including furniture, ceramics, glassware and textiles from around the world. Its photography collection includes works by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston.
The Birmingham Museum of Art offers visitors a chance to explore a diverse range of art forms including painting, sculpture, decorative arts, photography and prints. It houses a large collection of American paintings along with pieces from Europe as well as Africa, Asia Latin America and the Middle East. With its impressive selection of artwork from all over the world spanning thousands of years of human history, it is no wonder that this museum is one of the largest in the United States.