Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham (must see)

The Birmingham Museum of Art, a vital part of the city's cultural scene since 1951, has a collection of over 24,000 works of art. These collections range from paintings, prints, and drawings to decorative art and sculpture. The diverse range of cultures represented in addition to American and European groups includes pre-Columbian and Native American, African and Asian groups.

One of the things that stands out the most vividly about the museum is its collection of Vietnamese ceramics, regarded as one of the best in the Southeastern United States. The museum boasts a large Baroque and Renaissance collection, with decorative arts, paintings, and sculptures ranging from the 13th to mid-18th centuries. French furniture and English ceramics from the 18th century are also essential parts of the collection in this museum.

You can also enjoy an outdoor sculpture garden during your visit. Some of the highlights include a water wall, decorative pavers, and tile pools. The garden features multiple levels to maximize the effect of the sculptures.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 12pm – 5 pm

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Sight Name: Birmingham Museum of Art
Sight Location: Birmingham, USA (See walking tours in Birmingham)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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