“If the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center isn’t on your radar as a place that mounts great shows, it should be.” – Michael Hodges, Detroit News Fine Arts Writer

BBAC exhibitions are always free & open to the public, as are the opening receptions (opening night, 6-8pm).

Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs, 9a-6p & Fri-Sat, 9a-5p  (The BBAC is closed for the holidays, Dec 22-Jan 1.)

Interested in exhibiting @ the BBAC? CLICK HERE


Apr 27-Jun 7

The Textile Connection: A Dialogue

Members of The Textile Connection, a special interest group with a focus on historic textiles and contemporary fiber arts, are pleased to offer The Textile Connection: A Dialogue, an exhibition with related programs. The exhibition features contemporary works created in response to historic textiles as well as a variety of objects selected from members’ collections, including flat-woven fabrics, carpets and historic textile fragments, kimonos, ponchos, tunics, theatrical costumes, hats, baskets, and some related tools and materials.

Two gallery talks are scheduled for May 3 & May 24. 6-7:30p. Free & open to the public.

On Saturday, May 19, the public is invited to bring their own textiles (no more than three pieces) to the BBAC for conversation with Textile Connection members. Two sessions: 11a-1p & 1:30-3:30p. Free but advance registration is required – 248.644.0866. (Limited to 20 people per session.)

Ceremonial Tzute from Santa Maria de Jesús, Sacatepéquez; woven in the 1960s/70s (approximate)

Three Ancient Meteorites by Sherri Smith; weaving – strip woven with cloth & cotton yarn

Japanese Noh Theatre Robe; Japan, 1860-1880

Palepai or Ship Cloth; late-1880s/early-1900s

Charest by Lynn Bennett-Carpenter; mixed media 

Branch from the Tree of Life by Jeremy Noonan; digital collage

Destination Lisbon by Gerhardt Knodel; mixed fabrics

Ponchito; Aymara Culture, Bolivian, 1800-1850

Tiga Negeri Batik; Central Java, Indonesia, 1920s

Structural Garment #1 by Annica Cuppetelli; plastic boning

Coverlet; American, mid-1800s

Souf Kashan; Iran, 1990s


Rita Benissan

Inspired by the well-known authors Gil Scott-Heron (Comment #1) and Amiri Baraka (Who will survive in America), artist & curator Rita M. Benissan presents “Survive in America.” She brings attention to & creates discussions around how identity is expressed & the current social climate in America through her work. Will you survive?


Students of Nobuko Yamasaki

Jun 22-Aug 23

36th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition / Jurors: Emily Smith, Adam Henry

CLICK HERE for 2018 prospectus & all the details

Sept 7-Oct 11

Anne Gilman

Dick Goody

Students of Du Truong

Oct 19-Nov 15

Catie Newell

Carl Wilson

Students of Andrea Tama

Jan 26-Mar 1

BBAC: Current Student Works Competition juried by Jim Adair

Above: Still Life with Red Cup by Patti Tapper.

For images & complete list of exhibiting artists, click here.

Mar 9-Apr 19

Leslie Masters: 50 Years of a Color Painter

Above: Color Sound  Blast by Leslie Masters

7 Artists That Make Prints

Deborah Friedman

Linda Soberman

Mary Rousseaux

Marsha Wright

Madeline Barkey

Barbara Dorchen

Christine Welch

Michael Coy: Paint

Students of Leslie Masters