Phoenix Art Museum will open a new location in Downtown Birmingham on Monday, bringing its offerings of fine art, ceramics, ceramide, cerami and ceramictures to the city’s vibrant arts scene.
The museum will be the fifth location in the Birmingham-Southern region, and the first to be in the state of Alabama, according to the Phoenix Art Group, which operates the facility.
The Phoenix Art Gallery, located at 1428 S. Broadway in Birmingham, is the largest gallery in the United States and is home to more than 2,400 works of art, including the largest collection of contemporary art in the world, said the Phoenix Arts Group in a news release.
Its opening comes as the city is seeing a renaissance in the art scene, as artists, designers and art collectors flock to the area and a burgeoning demand for local and regional art.
In 2018, more than $100 million was spent in Birmingham on art exhibitions and cultural events, according a 2018 Birmingham Business Journal report.
“Our new location will serve as a venue for artists to connect with local and national audiences, promote their work and provide a home for local artists and curators who will be creating more than 250 local, national and international works of visual art,” said Danforth Art Museum director Scott Gentry.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring our local community to Downtown Birmingham for this first-of-its-kind opportunity to showcase and showcase some of the world’s best works of contemporary arts in the City of Birmingham.”
Danforth will be home to the newly announced Art of Birmingham exhibit, which will showcase new works of photography, cerampic, textile, and other contemporary art.
The first Art of Alabama exhibition opened at the Phoenix in 2017.
The new Phoenix location will feature more than 150 contemporary and contemporary artworks and exhibits.
The Art of Phoenix will include more than 200 pieces of contemporary, contemporary, and contemporary ceramical, ceramic, ceraminics, ceramic, cerames, ceramnics, and ceraminic.
Phoenix Art Gallery will also host a variety of events including an art show, gallery opening, public art, performance, and a free gallery night.
Tickets for the Phoenix art show and the gallery opening are on sale now.
The Birmingham Art Museum, located just off of South Broadway, is a regional museum that also houses the largest art collection in the country.
The museum has over 400 artworks on display.
For more information, visit baltimoreart.org.