The Magic City: Birmingham, Alabama

Image courtesy of the Birmingham Museum of Art
Photography courtesy of the Birmingham Museum of Art.

World-Class Artistic Offerings

No trip to the city is complete without a visit to The Birmingham Museum of Art. It is one of the finest regional museums in the United States and houses a diverse collection of more than 27,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. Take an afternoon to explore the expansive collection of art that includes beautiful works from holdings of Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art.

Miniature Coffee and Tea Set with Tray, Wedgwood, England, About 1790, lead-glazed earthenware, cream ware, with enamel, Gift of Lucille Stewart Beeson, 1990.268.1-.10. Photography courtesy of the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Must-See Collection and Exhibit
Be sure to browse the museum’s Dwight and Lucille Beeson Wedgwood Collection and Buten Wedgwood Collection. The combined collection represents over two and a half centuries of Wedgwood production. Comprising more than 9,400 objects, it’s the most comprehensive collection of its kind outside of England.