Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Birmingham Museum of Art: Cornucopia of Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art holds a diverse gathering of artwork from different cultures. The 24,000 art objects are gathered from Asian, American, African, European, pre-Columbian, and Native American cultures.

The display of Asian art is impressive and is the most inclusive one in the southeastern United States featuring a grand collection of Vietnamese ceramics.

The Kress assortment of art includes paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance and Baroque eras and decorative arts ranging from the latter 13th century to the mid-1700's. The museum also houses 18th century English furniture and ceramics. It exhibits the biggest gathering of Wedgewood excepting in Great Britain.

Its passed exhibitions have included Mary Lucier's "The Plains of Sweet Regret," Charlie Lucas' "The World Through My Eyes," Kim Sangku's "Contemporary Korean Prints," and Leonardo da Vinci's "Drawings from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin."

"Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan" will be on exhibit from 7/31/2010 to 10/10/2010. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The address is 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL.

Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan:

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