The Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art The Baltimore Museum of Art connects art to Baltimore and Baltimore to the world. General admission is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.
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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06/18/2020

Join our first BMA Violet Hour conversation featuring Allen Frame, Zackary Drucker, and Rosalyne Blumenstein. More info at https://artb.ma/2YI8AYE and tap "Get Reminder" to join us!

06/18/2020

Take a look at dogs and the artists who loved them. More info at https://artb.ma/3fHfAf1 and tap "Get Reminder" to join us!

06/18/2020
BMA Salon presents as they lay

This week in the BMA Salon: as they lay presents the softer i feel, the freer i be…⁣ at tomorrows.artbma.org

The exhibition highlights works of art that “unapologetically explore one’s softness and illustrates how when one does so, it is an erotic act of resistance against white supremacist patriarchal capitalism.”⁣

BMA Salon is part of our ongoing The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) speaker series, which imagines new futures for social justice, equity, and creativity.⁣

We miss you! 🤗 Until we meet again in the galleries, check out some of our online content offerings compiled by BmoreArt...
06/18/2020
Essential Virtual Programming from Baltimore Area Museums - BmoreArt

We miss you! 🤗 Until we meet again in the galleries, check out some of our online content offerings compiled by BmoreArt.

BmoreArt is a creative and critical daily online journal. We believe that Baltimore’s creative class deserves to be discussed, critiqued, and well-informed.

In “…we lost...for those who bear/bare witness” Ebony G. Patterson uses beauty as a tool—drawing viewers in with dazzlin...
06/18/2020

In “…we lost...for those who bear/bare witness” Ebony G. Patterson uses beauty as a tool—drawing viewers in with dazzling colors and opulent surfaces—to reflect on social injustice, violence, and the indifference often shown to the lives of people disenfranchised by systems of race and class. ⠀

Acquired last year, it’s the first work by Patterson to enter the BMA’s collection. Her work spans tapestry, collage, sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance.⠀

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🖼️: #EbonyGPatterson. "...we lost...for those who bear/bare witness." 2018. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from the Pearlstone Family Fund and partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., BMA 2019.33. © Ebony G. Patterson. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

This week’s FEATURED GALLERY in the BMA Salon is as they lay's the softer i feel, the freer i be…⁣⁣The exhibition—presen...
06/17/2020

This week’s FEATURED GALLERY in the BMA Salon is as they lay's the softer i feel, the freer i be…⁣

The exhibition—presented at tomorrows.artbma.org— highlights works of art that “unapologetically explore one’s softness and illustrates how when one does so, it is an erotic act of resistance against white supremacist patriarchal capitalism.”⁣

as they lay is a programming and art making initiative that curates projects and community events to foster collaboration, creative action, and reflection.⁣

Installation image of SHAN Wallace: 410, presented as part of our 2020 Vision focus on female creativity: https://artb.m...
06/16/2020

Installation image of SHAN Wallace: 410, presented as part of our 2020 Vision focus on female creativity: https://artb.ma/2N5qeQy

Photo by Mitro Hood

"We are human beings that over centuries have endured more than any humans could bear and continue to do so because GRAC...
06/16/2020
Essay: Artist Shinique Smith on Standing With Grace and Dignity | BlackBook

"We are human beings that over centuries have endured more than any humans could bear and continue to do so because GRACE is in our DNA." - Shinique Smith in Blackbook

Essay: Artist Shinique Smith on Standing With Grace and Dignity Posted on June 12, 2020 by BlackBook       Like Charlottesville, VA before it, Baltimore became a geographical symbol of America’s racial divisions when Donald Trump hatefully called it a “rodent-infested mess” in 2019. It was ...

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Greenmount West Community Center  has worked with World Central Kitchen and the Maryla...
06/13/2020

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Greenmount West Community Center has worked with World Central Kitchen and the Maryland Food Bank to offer regular meals to the central Baltimore community.

As part of our BMA Studio initiative, we’ve teamed up GWCC to distribute 1,400 ready-to-go artmaking kits packed with supplies redirected from Free Family Sundays activities. Kits will be handed out at 1600 Guilford Ave. this Monday from 11:30-1:30pm and the second Thursday and first Wednesday of the month from 10-1pm to follow, while supplies are available.

The goal of BMA Studio is to address disparities in digital access. Learn more about our three-tiered plan to support Baltimore artists, galleries, and communities at tomorrows.artbma.org.

Lendl Tellington's short film “Blackberry Vines" follows Ruth as she visits the neighborhood where she grew up in Turner...
06/11/2020

Lendl Tellington's short film “Blackberry Vines" follows Ruth as she visits the neighborhood where she grew up in Turner Station, Md. She stumbles onto the school grounds where her stepfather and mother, Nannie, met and a new story begins.⁣⁣
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View “Blackberry Vines,” and other films by @lendltellington, now on our new video streaming service, BMA Screening Room, at tomorrows.artbma.org.⁣⁣
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Tellington, a Baltimore native, is a filmmaker and photographer working in both documentary and fiction.

Launching today at tomorrows.artbma.org: BMA Salon, BMA Screening Room, and BMA Studio.⁣⁣⁣⁣These experiences were create...
06/10/2020
BMA Salon

Launching today at tomorrows.artbma.org: BMA Salon, BMA Screening Room, and BMA Studio.⁣⁣
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These experiences were created to balance the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic by offering financial support and visibility to #Baltimore artists and businesses and creative opportunities to community members without ready access to digital content.⁣⁣

Explore short films and online exhibitions beginning with this week’s featured gallery: ✨ Galerie Myrtis! ✨ The works presented by Galerie Myrtis “investigate the artists’ state-of-mind and state-of-being.”

These initiatives are all part of our ongoing The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) speaker series, which imagines new futures for social justice, equity, and creativity.⁣

Artists engage in thecreative speculation necessary to map the futures that we will all live in. In this moment of profound uncertainty and crisis, doing our part to help maintain the arts ecology in Baltimore is paramount.

Baltimore: You helped artist Ellen Lesperance create this knit sweater, now there's a chance to own it by supporting our...
06/08/2020

Baltimore: You helped artist Ellen Lesperance create this knit sweater, now there's a chance to own it by supporting our community partners Greenmount West Community Center. Read more from the artist below on how to enter the raffle on Instagram at @ellenlesperance and find a link to donate here: https://artb.ma/2MIqx3y
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“I REALLY WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS SWEATER and I want to fundraise for Greenmount West Community Center in Baltimore @gwccbaltimore 💘⁣⁣
The 85 swatches that make up this sweater were all knit during a 2-day community event that I held at the Baltimore Museum of Art this January. We taught many people to knit those days, and swatches from 1st time knitters, lifelong knitters, and everyone in between are pieced together to make this type of sweater, which is appropriately called an Anarchy Sweater. Lazlo (my model) wears a men’s size S for a sense of scale.⁣⁣
The GWCC provides 30 kids afterschool programming in a safe, communal art space. It also employs 5 community youth in their programming. During the quarantine, the community center has been providing meals to the families they serve, as well as remote art classes, story hours, school and art supplies, and bicycle distribution. PLEASE HELP ME raise some 💰 for these awesome people.⁣⁣
HERE’S HOW: For every $25 donated to Greenmount West Community Center, I will enter you in a raffle for this sweater. A direct link to their donation platform is in my bio, or you can reach it through their website. Just DM me a screen grab of your donation receipt and stay tuned for the winner later this month. Feel free to share! SPEND SOME MONEY!”⁣

06/02/2020

We mourn the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all who have suffered because of systemic racism. In this moment, the BMA wants to reaffirm its commitment to equity, inclusion and justice. We stand with our Black Community and recognize there is more that we can do to create a better, more just society.⁣
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Director Christopher Bedford sent a letter to staff, asking how the Museum can use its privilege and power to do more.

Read more: https://artb.ma/2XXQilX

"Every human being knows that you cannot ask for freedom. It comes with birth." - Valerie Maynard...🖼️ : #ValerieMaynard...
05/31/2020

"Every human being knows that you cannot ask for freedom. It comes with birth." - Valerie Maynard

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🖼️ : #ValerieMaynard. "Untitled," from the "Lost and Found" series. 1989.

In “Grace stands beside,” artist Shinique Smith defines grace as “a complex state of being that Black people and others ...
05/30/2020

In “Grace stands beside,” artist Shinique Smith defines grace as “a complex state of being that Black people and others who have endured tragic prejudice have embodied to survive and to rise beyond.”

Her work is perceptive and resonates at this very moment.

Ready to create your own friendship mosaic after watching the Art Break Live | Antioch Mosaics interactive tour? ✨ Downl...
05/29/2020

Ready to create your own friendship mosaic after watching the Art Break Live | Antioch Mosaics interactive tour? ✨ Download this week's Free Family Sundays at Home activity sheet for a brief history and a simple art tutorial: https://artb.ma/2RieAEx

05/28/2020
Art Break Live | Antioch Mosaics

Take a break with your kids and learn how to pick colors from a magazine or catalogue to make paper tiles for your own mosaic inspired by the ancient Antioch Mosaics.

LIVE at 2pm | Explore the ancient Antioch Mosaics and learn how to create a mosaic of your own! Take a break with your k...
05/28/2020

LIVE at 2pm | Explore the ancient Antioch Mosaics and learn how to create a mosaic of your own! Take a break with your kids this afternoon and join us for the Art Break Live | Antioch Mosaics interactive tour right here on Facebook Live.

WATCH HERE: https://t.co/f2GY5hcsQZ

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🖼️: "Lion and Humped Ox." Syria (present day #Turkey). 5th century. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Antioch Subscription Fund, BMA 1937.119 #ArtBMAFromHome

05/27/2020

By Their Creative Force: American Women Modernists explores the range of American women’s creativity in a survey of modernist art and design across painting, sculpture, printmaking, and ceramics from around 1915 to 1955.

Take a virtual gallery walk this week to see works by Elizabeth Catlett and Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as works by those who were often under-recognized, such as Maria Martinez and Marguerite Zorach.

Learn more about the exhibition: https://artb.ma/2V7fLaG

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." Documentary photographer Dorothea Lange w...
05/26/2020

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."

Documentary photographer Dorothea Lange was born #onthisday in 1895.

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#DorotheaLange. "Children of Migrant Agricultural Workers in California." 1937. The Abell Foundation Photography Accession Fund. BMA 1992.20

05/26/2020
The Baltimore Museum of Art

Tap "Get Reminder" to join the next Art Break Live interactive tour this Thursday at 2pm!

Suzy Wolffe, our Manager of Tour Experience, will take you through the ancient Antioch Mosaics and teach you how to create a mosaic of your own. This live conversation is great for artists of all ages.

Take a break with your kids and learn how to pick colors from a magazine or catalogue to make paper tiles for your own mosaic inspired by the ancient Antioch Mosaics.

Searching for new music? 🎼 Give this Spotify playlist curated by artist Valerie Maynard a spin. 🎧
05/26/2020
Valerie Maynard: Lost and Found, a playlist by Baltimore Museum of Art on Spotify

Searching for new music? 🎼 Give this Spotify playlist curated by artist Valerie Maynard a spin. 🎧

Music surrounds Valerie Maynard. Enjoy this playlist of songs selected by the artist as part of her one-gallery retrospective, Valerie Maynard: Lost and Found, on view at the BMA through June 28, 2020. Image: Valerie Maynard. "Untitled." c. 1980-89. © Valerie Maynard

Enjoy the unofficial start to summer. ☀️  #MemorialDay...📷: #JoelMeyerowitz. "Porch, Provincetown." 1977, printed 1979. ...
05/25/2020

Enjoy the unofficial start to summer. ☀️ #MemorialDay

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📷: #JoelMeyerowitz. "Porch, Provincetown." 1977, printed 1979. From the portfolio "Bay Sky Porch". The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from the Edward Joseph Gallagher III Memorial Collection; and partial gift of George H. Dalsheimer, Baltimore, BMA 1988.458.9. © Joel Meyerowitz

"Few artists have reinvented themselves in their prime the way Smail has; few have had to." (via Hyperallergic)
05/25/2020
An Artist as Resilient as She Is Joyous

"Few artists have reinvented themselves in their prime the way Smail has; few have had to." (via Hyperallergic)

Few artists have reinvented themselves in their prime the way Jo Smail has; few have had to.

What work is on Visitor Services Associate Emily Erickson's mind? The site-specific environment in #KatharinaGrosse: Is ...
05/24/2020

What work is on Visitor Services Associate Emily Erickson's mind? The site-specific environment in #KatharinaGrosse: Is It You?:

“As you enter, you step on folds of painted canvas, bending and shaping the art as you view it. The multiple hidden entrances to the inside of the canvas bring a childlike nostalgia. It was made to change shape as viewers interact with it, and I’ve been looking forward to watching the piece transform once we all return to the museum.” Thanks, Emily!

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📷: Shared on Instagram by @golightly #AWorkOnMyMind #ArtBMAFromHome

"Gazing at 'Untitled' (2017) offers comfort and escape from the feeling of being trapped during treacherous times..." (v...
05/24/2020
Pioneering German Artist Katharina Grosse Exemplifies Gagosian’s ‘Artist Spotlight’ As An Innovative, Immersive Way To View And Buy Art

"Gazing at 'Untitled' (2017) offers comfort and escape from the feeling of being trapped during treacherous times..." (via Forbes)

Untitled (2017) went on sale May 15, priced at €265,000 ($289,799), and found a buyer that day, as part of Gagosian’s Artist Spotlight. The world-leading mega gallery successfully launched the multi-media Artist Spotlight, featuring a work by Sarah Sze on April 8.

From our front stoop to yours.✨ Visitor @amidoe caught a quick pic for Instagram in front of our East Lobby entrance, tr...
05/23/2020

From our front stoop to yours.✨

Visitor @amidoe caught a quick pic for Instagram in front of our East Lobby entrance, transformed by artist #MickaleneThomas.

Have you ever tried to work on a project and just couldn’t concentrate? 🤔 In this week’s Free Family Sundays at Home act...
05/22/2020

Have you ever tried to work on a project and just couldn’t concentrate? 🤔 In this week’s Free Family Sundays at Home activity, we’ll explore Mindful Drawing ✏️ to help you focus on the present moment before creating a work of art: https://artb.ma/2RieAEx

Download the worksheet to get started and sign up to receive a new activity sent to your inbox each week! #ArtBMAFromHome

Happy Birthday to American painter and printmaker Mary Cassatt, born #onthisday in 1844. 🌸Influenced by her friend and f...
05/22/2020

Happy Birthday to American painter and printmaker Mary Cassatt, born #onthisday in 1844. 🌸

Influenced by her friend and fellow Impressionist #EdgarDegas, #Cassatt began experimenting with pastels in the 1870s. This pastel, "In the Garden," shows how she came to appreciate the medium's velvety texture and rich color.

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🖼: #MaryCassatt. "In the Garden."1893. The Cone Collection. BMA 1950.193

Gabrielle, a member of the installation team for the #2020BMA exhibition Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, stopped by our st...
05/22/2020

Gabrielle, a member of the installation team for the #2020BMA exhibition Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, stopped by our study room back in February to see the subject of her tattoo in person for the first time: Albrecht Dürer’s “Nemesis (The Large Fortune).” Today, on Dürer’s birthday, you can see the work, too! 🥳 Tap through for a closer look at this 16th-century engraving.⁣⁣
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Do you have any art-inspired tattoos?⁣

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🖼: #AlbrechtDürer. “Nemesis (The Large Fortune).” c. 1502. Gift of Alfred R. and Henry G. Riggs in Memory of General Lawrason Riggs. BMA 1943.32.155 #artbmafromhome #katharinagrosse

"Teresa is a hard working single mom who raised 3 children on her own....She is a good friend, and an inspiration of doi...
05/21/2020
In honor of Teresa McCormick

"Teresa is a hard working single mom who raised 3 children on her own....She is a good friend, and an inspiration of doing the right thing when no one is looking." - Anonymous

We love hearing your stories! 💙 Is there a creative woman in your life who inspires you? Honor her today in our 2020 Vision living mosaic. #2020BMA

Teresa is a hard working single mom who raised 3 children on her own. All the while, she worked as a nurse for a young boy who was and still is unable to take care of himself in any way. She has endless amounts of energy even though she works so hard... helping others. She is a good friend, and an i...

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Open Wed-Sun, 10 am - 5 pm Closed Mon-Tues, New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Closes at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve, December 24 General admission is free for everyone, every day! Some special exhibitions and events may be ticketed.

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Founded in 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art is a major cultural destination recognized for engaging diverse audiences through dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational and community outreach programs.

The BMA’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs.

The BMA is located in Charles Village, three miles north of the Inner Harbor, and is adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins University.

General admission to the BMA is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.


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Thought y'all might be interested in this free event from Jewish Museum of Maryland and Jewish Museum Milwaukee about the making of exhibits! https://www.facebook.com/events/703405167118453/
Selva Ozelli’s “Art in the Time of Corona”: https://www.facebook.com/527889230574675/posts/3281134275250143/ United Nations, CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, #UNCOVID19Brief
Atelier Teymur Rzayev First Digital Climate Change Art Show : https://www.mocc.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/hub-categories/news-and-developments/item/2256-atelier-teymur-rzayev-s-first-digital-climate-change-art-show-pinelo-art-gallery-20200527 was a registered UN World Environment Day and World Oceans Day digital event. Branches to this group show are Selva Ozelli “Art in the Time of Corona”: https://www.facebook.com/527889230574675/posts/3281134275250143/ ; Serife Akkan "One Door One Hundred Trees" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT2snjDDVg; Fatma Kadir "Bird Watching": https://www.facebook.com/522330390/posts/10163474037080391/?d=w; Semine Hazar "Sea Watcher": https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=252274439370698
Here is our Atelier Teymur Rzayev First Digital Climate Change Art Show which is a registered UN World Environment Day digital event on June 5, 2020 for your review: https://www.facebook.com/cem.ustuner.94/posts/10163435431235391?notif_id=1590577768680518¬if_t=tagged_with_story&ref=notif, Cem Aggelos Üstüner, United Nations, Notice Nature Ireland, ICCR
Will staff still be available at the museum?
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Living in Washington, DC provides us with numerous museum opportunities including shopping in museum stores. Yesterday, we picked up this lovely bowl at The Baltimore Museum of Art gift shop which reminded us that this store is superior to any museum shop we visit.
The artwork on this page is so mesmerizing and dynamic! I love art in the form of cinematography and recently watched this indie noir film called Empathy, Inc that captured my presence with how Darin Quan, the cinematographer, captured the POV shots. The monochromatic thriller had many moments that made me feel as if I was in the film and really kept me engaged! Empathy, Inc is truly an amazing film and I highly recommend you watch it!
for the community knitting workshop do you need to bring your own needle and yarn?
In a cafe in Bogotá!
CATONSVILLE, MD -- "Born on straw at night under low stable rafters, baby Jesus cried." -- Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons #Christmas