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The Baltimore Museum of Art The Baltimore Museum of Art's world-renowned collection, scenic sculpture garden, and family programs are free for everyone, every day! Some special exhibitions and events may be ticketed.
Founded in 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs. The galleries showcase an exceptional collection of art from Africa; important works by established and emerging contemporary artists; outstanding European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; significant artworks from China; ancient Antioch mosaics; and exquisite textiles from around the world. The BMA also has two beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens. Visit artbma.org to learn about the many exciting new exhibitions and innovative programs presented throughout the year.

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The BMA will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28. Take an art break before the Thanksgiving holiday today until 5pm, or walk off...
11/27/2019

The BMA will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28. Take an art break before the Thanksgiving holiday today until 5pm, or walk off your turkey dinner this Friday, Nov. 29. The galleries will be open from 10am-5pm.

Tickets to Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art are available at the BMA Box Office or online at artbma.org/generations.

Get to know the eight artists featured in the terrace gallery portion of Mickalene Thomas: A Moment's Pleasure, on view ...
11/27/2019
Meet the Artists in Mickalene Thomas’s Orbit

Get to know the eight artists featured in the terrace gallery portion of Mickalene Thomas: A Moment's Pleasure, on view now at the BMA. (via The New York Times)

For her exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Ms. Thomas pulled on her connections to the city to feature established and emerging artists.

The BMA would like to remember the extraordinary life and contributions of artist and philanthropist Helen B. Stern. Tha...
11/26/2019

The BMA would like to remember the extraordinary life and contributions of artist and philanthropist Helen B. Stern.

Thanks to Stern, a generous supporter of the BMA, we’re able to display works by Anne Truitt, including her 1961 sculpture, “First,” (seen here) alongside Franklin White’s 1971 painting, “Motown,” in Every Day: Selections from the Collection.

CLOSING SOON | See the quilts, sculptures, and weavings in Hitching Their Dreams to Untamed Stars: Joyce J. Scott & Eliz...
11/26/2019

CLOSING SOON | See the quilts, sculptures, and weavings in Hitching Their Dreams to Untamed Stars: Joyce J. Scott & Elizabeth Talford Scott before the exhibition closes this Sunday, Dec. 1.

Learn more: https://artb.ma/2Y21RHb

Holiday shopping? 🎁 The BMA Shop is stocked with books, prints, one-of-a-kind jewelry, children's toys, and gifts inspir...
11/25/2019

Holiday shopping? 🎁 The BMA Shop is stocked with books, prints, one-of-a-kind jewelry, children's toys, and gifts inspired by the BMA's collection.

Follow the Shop on Instagram @ thebmashop to see what's new, and join us for our Members-Only Holiday Shopping Hours, Dec. 4 from 5-7pm! 🎀

Not a Member? Join today: artbma.org/membership

"The organization and artists that we’re working with, this gives them opportunity to use this as their platform, to use...
11/24/2019
Mickalene Thomas turns BMA's East Lobby into 'Baltimore's living room'

"The organization and artists that we’re working with, this gives them opportunity to use this as their platform, to use this space, this lobby, as their space," artist Mickalene Thomas said. (via Baltimore Fishbowl)

Come see Baltimore's living room at Opening Reception: Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure TODAY from 5:30-8:30pm.

The front of the museum's East Wing has been turned into a series of oversized rowhouse facades, one in simulated brick, one in siding and one in FormStone. It leads to a revamped lobby that has images of residential settings from the 1970s and 1980s, along with a wall containing various house plant...

11/22/2019
A Closer Look with Maren Hassinger

Maren Hassinger shares details on the planning and purpose behind the video piece, "Daily Mask," on view through January 5, 2020 in Every Day: Selections from the Collection at The Baltimore Museum of Art.

Visit artbma.org/closerlook to view the full interview and subscribe for more insightful interviews with leading artists.

In the early 1970s, Al Loving shifted into unstretched, torn, and collaged canvases. He took these experiments into pape...
11/22/2019

In the early 1970s, Al Loving shifted into unstretched, torn, and collaged canvases. He took these experiments into paper, using intricately cut—often spiral—forms to build bold compositions.

✨See "Brownie, Sunny, Dave, and Al" for FREE this weekend in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art.

Free tickets to the exhibition are available this Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 courtesy of Bank of America. Reserve yours at artbma.org/generations.

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[Al Loving. "Brownie, Sunny, Dave, and Al." 1972 (later revised). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Pepita Milmore Memorial Fund, 2013.61.1. Courtesy the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York] #GenerationsBMA

“‘Abstraction,’ to me, means that you’re interrogating— it’s interrogating. It’s dismantling. It’s moving things around ...
11/20/2019

“‘Abstraction,’ to me, means that you’re interrogating— it’s interrogating. It’s dismantling. It’s moving things around a little bit…”

✨Happy Birthday, Mark Bradford! 🥳 Bradford continues the lineage of postwar abstraction and opens up new possibilities for contemporary painting with his experimental use of paper, often taken from his environment.

See his work now through Jan. 19, 2020 in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art. Tickets available at artbma.org/generations.

#GenerationsBMA #MarkBradford

“When you are confident in what you’re doing, you can extend yourself,” Mickalene Thomas told The New York Times. “You c...
11/20/2019
Mickalene Thomas Shares Everything. Even a New Show

“When you are confident in what you’re doing, you can extend yourself,” Mickalene Thomas told The New York Times. “You can suggest, ‘How about this artist, too?’ It doesn’t diminish you to do that.”⠀

Mickalene Thomas: A Moment's Pleasure opens this Sunday, Nov. 24. Read more about the new installation transforming the #ArtBMA East Lobby and the eight artists connected to #Baltimore who are sharing the spotlight.

Don’t miss the Opening Reception: Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure this Sunday from 5:30-8:30pm!

Inviting fellow artists to join her exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art fits into her notion that art can create positive change.

GIVEAWAY! ✨ Win an official Generations poster featuring artwork by Lorna Simpson (regularly $15 at the BMA Shop). How? ...
11/19/2019

GIVEAWAY! ✨ Win an official Generations poster featuring artwork by Lorna Simpson (regularly $15 at the BMA Shop).

How? Purchase an exhibition ticket for this *Thursday, November 21* to be entered into the drawing. ⠀

The lucky winner will be announced later that day! Get your tickets at artbma.org/generations.

FREE DAYS | This Saturday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 24, see the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of vi...
11/18/2019

FREE DAYS | This Saturday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 24, see the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art for FREE (regularly $10), courtesy of Bank of America.

Reserve your tickets at artbma.org/generations.

"So this exhibit matters, even for people who don’t like abstract art. Abstraction continues to influence virtually ever...
11/18/2019
BMA exhibit of black abstract artists explores what’s real and what only appears to be real

"So this exhibit matters, even for people who don’t like abstract art. Abstraction continues to influence virtually every aspect of modern life from the design of bathroom sinks to the molecular gastronomy practiced in high-end restaurants." (via The Baltimore Sun)

Enjoy FREE admission to Generations (regularly $10) this Saturday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 24, sponsored by Bank of America.

Yiadom-Boakye’s canvasses are among the surprises in “Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art,” the ticketed exhibit running for the next two months at Maryland’s largest museum.

On family road trips across the country and through the desert, Virginia Jaramillo remembers how she “would look at the ...
11/16/2019

On family road trips across the country and through the desert, Virginia Jaramillo remembers how she “would look at the earth and it was all cracked.” Such observations inspired the lines that cut through fields of color in her paintings.

Jaramillo's work is on view in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art. See the exhibition for FREE (regularly $10) next Saturday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 24 courtesy of Bank of America.

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[#VirginiaJaramillo. "Green Dawn." 1970. The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection. © Virginia Jaramillo. Image courtesy of the artist and Hales Gallery]

Happy Birthday, Georgia O'Keeffe! O'Keeffe finished more than 200 paintings of flowers during her lifetime. In "Pink Tul...
11/15/2019

Happy Birthday, Georgia O'Keeffe! O'Keeffe finished more than 200 paintings of flowers during her lifetime. In "Pink Tulip," on view now in By Their Creative Force: American Women Modernists, the artist used feathered brushwork to create smooth surfaces and shapes. 🌷

Critics often wrote that her flower paintings evoked the human body. Here, she captured the way tulips open and close in response to heat or cold and light or darkness, and the brevity of their beauty as they bloom and fade—a powerful metaphor for our own growth and change. 💐

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[#GeorgiaOKeeffe. "Pink Tulip. 1926. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Bequest of Mabel Garrison Siemonn, in Memory of her Husband, George Siemonn, BMA 1964.11.13. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York] #ByTheirCreativeForce #ArtBMA

11/14/2019
A Closer Look with Clifford Owens

Baltimore native Clifford Owens discusses how photography, the audience, and the city of #Baltimore have influenced his practice. View the extended interview and subscribe at artbma.org/closerlook.

🚨Know of any teens interested in a *paid opportunity* to perform with Owens at #ArtBMA on Dec. 12? Today’s the LAST DAY to submit an audition video at artbma.org/cliffordowens. 🚨

Vocalists and performers from all genres, including spoken word, hip hop, and rap are encouraged to apply. No acting experience necessary!

Happy Birthday to Claude Monet, born #onthisday in 1840. In his three separate painting campaigns in London between 1899...
11/14/2019

Happy Birthday to Claude Monet, born #onthisday in 1840.

In his three separate painting campaigns in London between 1899 and 1901, Monet concentrated only on the River Thames, working on several dozen canvases at once to capture the fleeting effects of the changing light.

See "Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect with Smoke" now in the Cone Wing.

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[#ClaudeMonet. 1903. The Helen and Abram Eisenberg Collection. BMA 1976.38] #artbma

Gain a deeper understanding of the works on view in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art with a docent-led tour ...
11/14/2019

Gain a deeper understanding of the works on view in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art with a docent-led tour every Thursday and Friday at 2:30pm.

Tickets include an engaging one-hour tour and exhibition admission. Learn more: artbma.org/generations

11/13/2019

Can't make it to NYC for #CTSummit? Join us right here at the BMA this Friday, Nov. 15!

We're proud to be a livestream screening site for Creative Time's Speaking Truth | Summit X, a conference devoted to exploring the intersection of art and politics. The Summit convenes a community of artists, activists, curators, scholars and policymakers to exchange dialogue, share work, and forge meaningful connections.

Meet us in the BMA Auditorium from 11am – 6pm. The livestream is free to attend and you can find the full Summit schedule here: https://artb.ma/355cXPb.

To book a group, please contact us at [email protected].

Hurry! Submit your audition videos to perform with #CliffordOwens at #ArtBMA on Dec. 12. Teens of African descent who we...
11/13/2019

Hurry! Submit your audition videos to perform with #CliffordOwens at #ArtBMA on Dec. 12.

Teens of African descent who were born in #Baltimore and live in the City are encouraged to apply by Nov. 14. No acting experience necessary!

Learn more at artbma.org/cliffordowens

Happy Birthday to Auguste Rodin, born #onthisday in 1840. Have you snapped a photo with Rodin's "The Thinker" in Antioch...
11/12/2019

Happy Birthday to Auguste Rodin, born #onthisday in 1840.

Have you snapped a photo with Rodin's "The Thinker" in Antioch Court? Show us your pics in the comments!

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[Image: Maximilian Franz]

Happy Birthday to French artist Paul Signac, born #onthisday in 1863. 🥳...[#PaulSignac. "Harbor of Le Trieux." 1925. The...
11/12/2019

Happy Birthday to French artist Paul Signac, born #onthisday in 1863. 🥳

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[#PaulSignac. "Harbor of Le Trieux." 1925. The Cone Collection. BMA 1950.295]

Opening Nov. 24 | Mickalene Thomas: A Moment's Pleasure--an immersive two-story installation--will transform the BMA's E...
11/11/2019
Mickalene Thomas: A Moment's Pleasure

Opening Nov. 24 | Mickalene Thomas: A Moment's Pleasure--an immersive two-story installation--will transform the BMA's East Lobby into a living room for Baltimore.

Mickalene Thomas’ immersive two-story installation will transform the BMA’s East Lobby into a living room for Baltimore. The experience will extend onto an enclosed terrace where the BMA will host a series of events, such as film screenings, artist talks, performances, workshops, book clubs, and...

Can the lack of stable income make you sick? On Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2pm, get a last look at the exhibition DIS | A Good C...
11/10/2019

Can the lack of stable income make you sick?

On Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2pm, get a last look at the exhibition DIS | A Good Crisis, then join Dr. Leana Wen, Professor of Health Policy and Management at MPH at GW, with filmmaker and journalist Whitney Mallett for the final conversation in our DIS University series.

Learn more: https://artb.ma/2WyM1Ec

FREE DAYS | Get ready for a second weekend of FREE ADMISSION to Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art--Saturday, ...
11/08/2019

FREE DAYS | Get ready for a second weekend of FREE ADMISSION to Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art--Saturday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 24--sponsored by Bank of America.

Learn more: artbma.org/generations

LAST WEEKEND to see works from sub-Saharan Africa’s colonial period that were designed to revolt and terrify. Subverting...
11/08/2019
Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics

LAST WEEKEND to see works from sub-Saharan Africa’s colonial period that were designed to revolt and terrify.

Subverting Beauty closes Sunday, Nov. 10.

This exhibition features approximately two dozen works from sub-Saharan African’s colonial period (c.1880-c. 1960) that are accumulative, composite, crude, counterintuitive, and disproportionate. More importantly still, it explores the reasons why artists working during this turbulent period in th...

11/08/2019
A Closer Look with Firelei Báez

Firelei Báez discusses the art of storytelling and the practice of immersing the viewer in her intricate, colorful paintings. Her work is on view now through Jan. 5, 2020 in Every Day: Selections from the Collection.

Subscribe for more interviews at artbma.org/closerlook!

Experience Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art with a museum docent every Thursday and Friday at 2:30pm.Reserve...
11/07/2019

Experience Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art with a museum docent every Thursday and Friday at 2:30pm.

Reserve a guided tour TODAY at artbma.org/generations.

#GenerationsBMA 📷: Maximilian Franz

Artist Leonardo Drew discusses how he gives new life to the found materials used in his art. Tune in to the latest episo...
11/07/2019
Leonardo Drew

Artist Leonardo Drew discusses how he gives new life to the found materials used in his art.

Tune in to the latest episode of Art Matters on WYPR and see Drew's work now through Jan. 19, 2020 in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art. #GenerationsBMA

BMA Director Christopher Bedford talks to New York-based multi-media artist Leonardo Drew about how the artist gives new life and meaning to the found

DEADLINE EXTENDED | Artist Clifford Owens is accepting audition videos from teens of African descent who were born in Ba...
11/06/2019
Participants wanted for BMA Performance

DEADLINE EXTENDED | Artist Clifford Owens is accepting audition videos from teens of African descent who were born in Baltimore and currently live in the City to perform a text-based performance art score with him on Dec. 12.

Submit your videos by Nov. 14!

The renowned artist Clifford Owens is now accepting audition videos from teens (ages 16-19) of African descent and all genders who were born in Baltimore and currently live in the City.

You asked. Katy Siegel, co-curator of Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, answered.
11/06/2019
6 Questions for Sr. Curator Katy Siegel - BMA Stories

You asked. Katy Siegel, co-curator of Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, answered.

How does someone become a curator? There are different paths that people take. Howardena Pindell, an artist in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, was a curator at MoMA before she became a professor. Like a lot of curators, I went to graduate school for art history, and that background in....

“I looked at the tree in the window, and that became my inspiration... every morning since then, the wind has given me n...
11/05/2019

“I looked at the tree in the window, and that became my inspiration... every morning since then, the wind has given me new colors through the window panes.” - Alma W. Thomas⠀

Alma Thomas came to abstraction late in her career, bringing decades of experience with representational painting, watercolor, and color theory. Her subject was primarily nature, and her compositions give the paintings a sense of movement, with geometries that convey rhythm and motion. 🌱

See her vivid paintings in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, now through Jan. 19, 2020. artbma.org/generations

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[#AlmaWThomas. "Pink Dogwoods and Azaleas." 1971. The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection. © Estate of Alma W. Thomas]

Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics CLOSES Sunday, Nov. 10. Here, Baltimore artist Shan Wallace shared her spirit...
11/04/2019
Drawn To with SHAN Wallace - BMA Stories

Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics CLOSES Sunday, Nov. 10. Here, Baltimore artist Shan Wallace shared her spiritual and artistic connections to the works on view, each deliberately designed to violate conceptions of beauty and grace.

Which works of art at the BMA draw you in? For the latest installment in our series Drawn To, we posed this question to SHAN Wallace. Watch the award-winning photographer, educator, and freedom fighter from East Baltimore discuss her spiritual and artistic connections to the masks, sculptures, and t...

Tour Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art with a museum docent every Thursday and Friday at 2:30pm! Head to artb...
11/04/2019

Tour Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art with a museum docent every Thursday and Friday at 2:30pm!

Head to artbma.org/generations to reserve your guided experience.

“It's about the need to write a new history, not simply including neglected artists in an old one,” Generations co-curat...
11/03/2019
Baltimore Museum Of Art Remaking American Art History

“It's about the need to write a new history, not simply including neglected artists in an old one,” Generations co-curator Katy Siegel told Forbes.

Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art is on view through Jan. 19, 2020.

The Baltimore Museum of Art doesn’t wish to renovate American art history by placing more black artists in leading roles.

TEENS! Interested in a paid opportunity to perform at the BMA? Artist Clifford Owens is accepting audition videos from t...
11/03/2019

TEENS! Interested in a paid opportunity to perform at the BMA? Artist Clifford Owens is accepting audition videos from teens (ages 16-19) of African descent who were born in Baltimore and currently live in the City.

Two candidates will perform a text-based performance art score with Owens for approximately 20 minutes on December 12. No acting or theatrical experience necessary!

Learn more at artbma.org/cliffordowens.

Julie Mehretu's "Fever graph (algorithm for serendipity)," emerged from her efforts to make sense of demonstrations taki...
11/02/2019

Julie Mehretu's "Fever graph (algorithm for serendipity)," emerged from her efforts to make sense of demonstrations taking place across Northern Africa and the Middle East in early 2011, known as the “Arab Spring."

Zoom in. 🔎 Abstract marks of color within meticulously rendered architectural plans of Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, suggest feelings of dislocation.

See this painting in Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art now through Jan. 19, 2020: artbma.org/generations.⠀

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[#JulieMehretu. "Fever graph (algorithm for serendipity)." 2013. Collection Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman NY, Courtesy the FLAG Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. Photo by Tom Powel Imaging]

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