I had the opportunity to visit one of Birmingham’s best kept secrets the other day. The Birmingham Museum of Art. According to the museums website:
The Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 24,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. The collection presents a rich panorama of cultures, featuring the Museum’s extensive holdings of Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art.
I was impressed to view the Andy Warhol & Cars: American Icons exhibition of art. This collection of line drawings and art depicting his signature silk screening process.
This museum has a wonderful collection of European and Italian art
from the 15th, 16th, & 17th centuries
The museum also has a splendid collection of English & European portraits
The museums best kept secret is its collection of Wedgwood. Boasting over 1,400 pieces. Is the largest collection of its kind in the US. It was bequeathed to the museum by the prominent Beeson family of Birmingham
If you visit this museum for no other reason, come see this exquisite collection of Wedgwood. Of course, this only scratches the surface of what is housed in the wonderful museum.
Admission to the museum if FREE!