Birmingham ( BUR-ming-ham) is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama's most populous county. As of 2020, Birmingham had a population of 200,733, making it Alabama's second-most populous city after Huntsville. The broader Birmingham metropolitan area had a 2020 population of 1,115,289, and is the largest metropolitan area in Alabama as well as the 50th-most populous in the United States. Birmingham serves as an important regional hub and is associated with the Deep South, Piedmont, and Appalachian regions of the nation.
Birmingham was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton. It grew from there, annexing many more of its smaller neighbors, into an industrial and railroad transportation center with a focus on mining, the iron and steel industry, and railroading. Birmingham was named for Birmingham, England; one of that nation's major industrial cities. Most of the original settlers who founded Birmingham were of English ancestry. In one writer's view, the city was planned as a place where cheap, non-unionized, and African-American labor from rural Alabama could be employed in the city's steel mills and blast furnaces, giving it a competitive advantage over industrial cities in the Midwest and Northeast.
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Google Assistant | Jan 16, 2018
First time and so much better than what I had expected. Absolutely beautiful and amazing peices. Anything from the 1900's to Artwork from today. Anything from furniture to pottery. I can not wait to go back and see what they have to offer next. You can go to their website and find who or what subject they will be featuring next. Cheap to get in and an amazing view for hours to come. They also have a gift shop and restaurant.
Nikolai Reynolds | Jan 9, 2018
One word HUGE! The Birmingham art museum is free admissions between noon and five pm. They have friendly, knowledgeable security and staff on each floor for individual inquiries and the protection of the artwork. Provides on site devices linked to there site to help you get a better contextual link to the artist and their work. Some pieces even have audio of the artist or a video of art craft history and making process.
Zion Abts | Feb 26, 2018
Amazing place to visit in Birmingham, great displays of contemporary and historical art, inside and outside the museum. Features an exhibition called "Third Space" which contains thought provoking works. Different parts of the museum have art from places all around the world in various mediums.
Sarita Colvin | Jan 30, 2018
This was my first time at the Birmingham Museum of art. We were scheduled to do an hour tour but it only lasted the best if 30 minutes. The best part of that tour was our guide providing us with the website were we can look up the details for some of the pieces on self lead tours.
Christina Cope | Feb 18, 2018
Outside sculptures, area nice. Would have loved to enter to see exhibits but unfortunately didn't have the time in this weekend. (So much to do, never enough time) I hope to return to give a mote detailed review
April Butler | Apr 6, 2018
Every time I visit, I can't believe this place is free. The volunteers are wonderful, the exhibits change enough so that you want to return again to see more, and it's a great place to have a picnic or drink some coffee while taking in the sights. My kiddos also enjoy the majority of it!
Adil 550 | Mar 11, 2018
Great museum to visit! Free admission but they accept donations at the entrance. Some really cool pieces of art. I really wanted to touch the paintings but I had to restrain.
Kendon Ellerman | May 26, 2018
Really enjoyed my time at the museum. Lots of artwork to look at, spent over two hours looking around and I could have stayed longer. There are inside and outside exhibits. Beautiful fountain outside the museum. There were setting up for a wedding and reception, I was told that the reception money helps to fund the museum. The gift shop was kind of small, would have liked for it to be bigger with more variety of souvenirs and gifts.
Vonda Kimble | Jun 18, 2018
This is an awesome place! Very kid friendly! So much beautiful artwork! I loved it and will return soon so that I can see everything!
misterdddd | May 18, 2018
Very nice museum. Was here for a catered event in the evening. Decent sized collection and some special pieces, but arranged in an unusual way according to region with contemporary pieces mixed with old artifacts. Highlight of collection has to be the ceramics.
Matthew K | Jun 24, 2018
Wonderfully maintained exhibits and facilities. For a free museum, there were a lot of great rooms with lots of artifacts and interesting pieces. Lots of interactive areas for kids as well.
HR Lu | Jun 24, 2018
The admission is free. The museum has its own parking lot and it's free for visitors. The museum has extensive collections, from Alabama, USA, to Europe, to Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea and China. A lot of the artworks are numbered. A lot more information about the artists and artworks are available on the museum website by entering the number.
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