The Arts

Art Museums/Exhibits

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

1631 4th Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203. 205-254-2731. Honors great jazz artists with ties to Alabama. Exhibits convey the accomplishments of the likes of Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Erskine Hawkins and the music that made them famous. Fee.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. 2612 Lane Park Road, Mountain Brook, AL 35223. Tel: 205-414-3900. Cost: Fee.

Birmingham Museum of Art

A diverse collection of more than 24,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. 2000 8th Avenue North Birmingham, Alabama 35203. Tel: 205-254-2565.