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    I like the artwork presented here. You could spend about 3 hours here and still not see nearly everything. There is a lot. It’s broken up into sections of art like Chinese, Native American, African, etc. There are huge pieces of Chinese murals there. I like the lighting and the flow of how everything is set up.The staff is another story. I find them rude every time I go there. My last recent visit was actually to do a college paper on a work of art. I spent 3 hours there and about 2 hours into it I asked one of the security guards a questions and not only was she not helpful she proceeded to tell me that I’m not supposed to have a pen in there because it’s really hard to get off the paintings. My first thought was, then why are there not any signs that say this? My second thought was, I’ve been here 2 hours and have just been sitting looking at the painting, do you really think I’m just going to randomly draw on it? She then proceeded to get me a pencil, which was fine even though she was rude, but she brought back a golf pencil. You know, the ones that are like 2 inches long. All I could think was, you really expect me to write a paper with this thing? I had also asked if it was ok to take pictures and her response was that I should have filled out a form to do it at the front desk. Again, all I could think was, where was the sign for that? Had I known I would have gladly filled it out, but there are no signs for anything. I will not be asking anyone there a question again, especially since she was actually the nicest guard there. All the other ones looked like they would shoot you rather than talk to you.

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    The museum itself was great. While I was there, only the third floor was open due to an event, but I still enjoyed the different exhibits and the layout. The staff, however, was incredibly rude. From the second I walked in the front door I felt unwelcome. Due to the 2nd floor being closed for an event, certain exits and entrances of the museum were closed. Instead of being helpful, the staff was constantly yelling at visitors and treating us condescendingly. The exhibits weren’t worth the hostile environment created by the staff members.

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    Many times through out my years being mom while volunteering to chaperone school field trips, The Birmingham Museum of Art has always been a popular choice. Personally, I love the museum. Just last week my college student was working on a report where she was to choose two exhibits from the Museum and asked me to go with her. Every time I go I see something new that I did not see before. There is so much history to learn about and amazingly beautiful art work. Breath taking and so much symbolism is in every painting. It’s a humble, awing, soul touching experience to walk through the halls and to go into all the different rooms taking in all the different exhibits that are offered at the museum. If you have friends or family visiting from out of town I would definitely take them to visit. They will not be disappointed.

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    Very nice and helpful staff. Lots of interesting art pieces from different time periods. Well displayed.

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    This is a must see! What took me so long to check it out!? And it’s free! Absolutely loved it and plan to come back! To my surprise, my 5 year old son enjoyed it too. Definitely something to do with the family.