The Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art The Baltimore Museum of Art connects art to Baltimore and Baltimore to the world. See what's on view during our phased reopening and reserve timed-entry passes at artbma.org/reopening.

These free passes are required to visit our galleries. 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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05/05/2021
BMA Violet Hour: City Schools x Devin Allen

In honor of Baltimore City Public Schools Fine Arts Week, Western High School students and artists Kennedy Cutchember and Camille Lawrence co-moderate an artist talk with photographer, photojournalist, and activist Devin Allen.

TONIGHT at 6pm 🗓 Join Western High School students Kennedy Cutchember and Camille Lawrence as they co-moderate an artist...
05/05/2021
Violet Hour: City Schools x Devin Allen | Baltimore Museum of Art

TONIGHT at 6pm 🗓 Join Western High School students Kennedy Cutchember and Camille Lawrence as they co-moderate an artist talk with photographer, photojournalist, and activist Devin Allen in honor of Baltimore City Public Schools Fine Arts Week.

📍 Live on Facebook & YouTube: artb.ma/3ehMTYn

In honor of Baltimore City Public Schools Fine Arts Week, Western High School students and artists Kennedy Cutchember and Camille Lawrence co-moderate an artist talk with photographer, photojournalist, and activist Devin Allen. Join them live on Facebook and YouTube as they showcase student works in...

Treat your mom to something special from the BMA Shop! Order online at shop.artbma.org and select curbside pickup to get...
05/05/2021

Treat your mom to something special from the BMA Shop! Order online at shop.artbma.org and select curbside pickup to get your gifts in time for Mother's Day. 💐 BMA Members save 10% on all orders.

Wednesday, May 5 at 6pm 🗓 In honor of Baltimore City Public Schools Fine Arts Week, Western High School - Baltimore stud...
05/04/2021

Wednesday, May 5 at 6pm 🗓 In honor of Baltimore City Public Schools Fine Arts Week, Western High School - Baltimore students and artists Kennedy Cutchember and Camille Lawrence co-moderate an artist talk with photographer, photojournalist, and activist Devin Allen.

Learn more: https://artb.ma/3ehMTYn

Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection is now on view: https://artb.ma/33dqvsLThis exhibiti...
05/03/2021

Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection is now on view: https://artb.ma/33dqvsL

This exhibition presents works acquired using proceeds from the deaccessioning of seven works in 2018 along with extraordinary gifts that tell the stories we’re committed to sharing.

Plan your visit! Free passes to visit the BMA are released to Members every Monday at 10am and to the general public every Tuesday at 10am.

Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection is now on view: https://artb.ma/33dqvsL

This exhibition presents works acquired using proceeds from the deaccessioning of seven works in 2018 along with extraordinary gifts that tell the stories we’re committed to sharing.

Plan your visit! Free passes to visit the BMA are released to Members every Monday at 10am and to the general public every Tuesday at 10am.

05/03/2021
Check Out the BMA's New Look!

We’ve made a few changes, and we’re excited to show off our new look! 🤩

📣 Today we’re unveiling a new brand identity, developed with our commitment to the Baltimore community in mind. We asked you to make your mark on the Museum by writing out the letters "B", "M", and "A" and submitting them online, and now you’ll see this vision brought to life on our brand-new website and across all of our print and digital spaces.

This is an ongoing engagement between the BMA, our visitors and our collaborators. 💜

We invite you to browse our new site and learn more about our brand story at https://artb.ma/33aGRCu. On your next visit, add your letters to our logo using the kiosks located in the East Lobby!

“Even something you might think of as a mistake or as a failure is really just you collecting material or information th...
04/29/2021

“Even something you might think of as a mistake or as a failure is really just you collecting material or information that could be rearranged or reapplied differently to get a successful outcome.”

Artist Tschabalala Self believes nothing can be lost in her process, as in life, and often incorporates old artworks and studio scraps into new work.

In "Sock," named for the white cotton tube socks worn by the painting’s central figure, Self transformed found fabric into legs, torso, portions of an arm, head, and hands. She even made her own fabric to simulate the appearance of hair texture by dipping synthetic hair in printer’s ink and running it through a press; leftover scraps of this material find new purpose here where they are collaged to represent the figure’s eyes, nose, and chin.

Learn more about Tschabalala Self: By My Self at https://artb.ma/3h15TME.

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🖼️: #TschabalalaSelf. "Sock." 2018. Courtesy of Tschabalala Self Studio © Tschabalala Self

“Even something you might think of as a mistake or as a failure is really just you collecting material or information that could be rearranged or reapplied differently to get a successful outcome.”

Artist Tschabalala Self believes nothing can be lost in her process, as in life, and often incorporates old artworks and studio scraps into new work.

In "Sock," named for the white cotton tube socks worn by the painting’s central figure, Self transformed found fabric into legs, torso, portions of an arm, head, and hands. She even made her own fabric to simulate the appearance of hair texture by dipping synthetic hair in printer’s ink and running it through a press; leftover scraps of this material find new purpose here where they are collaged to represent the figure’s eyes, nose, and chin.

Learn more about Tschabalala Self: By My Self at https://artb.ma/3h15TME.

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🖼️: #TschabalalaSelf. "Sock." 2018. Courtesy of Tschabalala Self Studio © Tschabalala Self

We're celebrating our Members the entire month of May! 💕We're so grateful for the generosity we've received over the las...
04/27/2021

We're celebrating our Members the entire month of May! 💕

We're so grateful for the generosity we've received over the last year and in thanks for your support, we’re offering a full month of giveaways, prizes, and exclusive online programs and discounts.

Join a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $100 gift card for the BMA Shop, enter to win a prize every Friday, and reserve your spot to see Now Is The Time April 30 and May 1: https://artb.ma/2DJMBGJ

We're celebrating our Members the entire month of May! 💕

We're so grateful for the generosity we've received over the last year and in thanks for your support, we’re offering a full month of giveaways, prizes, and exclusive online programs and discounts.

Join a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $100 gift card for the BMA Shop, enter to win a prize every Friday, and reserve your spot to see Now Is The Time April 30 and May 1: https://artb.ma/2DJMBGJ

In one week, see a presentation of new works acquired by the BMA’s Contemporary Department in Now Is The Time: Recent Ac...
04/25/2021

In one week, see a presentation of new works acquired by the BMA’s Contemporary Department in Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection.

Featuring a number of works acquired using proceeds from the deaccessioning of seven works in 2018 along with extraordinary gifts like this one, the art in this exhibition tells stories that we’re committed to sharing—from Baltimore-based artists to narratives about American identity and global migration. Most of them are on view for the first time.⠀

BMA Members see the exhibition first! Reserve Member preview tickets: https://artb.ma/3xmWjsY

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🎨 : #JerrellGibbs. “Come Home With Me. 2020. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Michael Sherman and Carrie Tivador, Los Angeles, BMA 2020.81. © Jerrell Gibbs. Courtesy Mariane Ibrahim

In one week, see a presentation of new works acquired by the BMA’s Contemporary Department in Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection.

Featuring a number of works acquired using proceeds from the deaccessioning of seven works in 2018 along with extraordinary gifts like this one, the art in this exhibition tells stories that we’re committed to sharing—from Baltimore-based artists to narratives about American identity and global migration. Most of them are on view for the first time.⠀

BMA Members see the exhibition first! Reserve Member preview tickets: https://artb.ma/3xmWjsY

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🎨 : #JerrellGibbs. “Come Home With Me. 2020. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Michael Sherman and Carrie Tivador, Los Angeles, BMA 2020.81. © Jerrell Gibbs. Courtesy Mariane Ibrahim

Farmers and fields in "The Verdigris Farm" are bathed in emerald green, a signature hue of Lisa Yuskavage’s palette. Lig...
04/23/2021

Farmers and fields in "The Verdigris Farm" are bathed in emerald green, a signature hue of Lisa Yuskavage’s palette.

Light and color define this painting and its title deepens the focus on color. Verdigris—a toxic, bluish-green pigment—was commonly used to paint intense green until the 19th century.

“I think my favorite paintings of mine are the ones where the language is completely there on the surface. How the painting language tells the story, not some dumb narrative. Light and color are obviously two pieces of that.” See Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness now at #ArtBMA: https://artb.ma/3bRLk21

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🎨 : #LisaYuskavage. "The Verdigris Farm." 2012. © Lisa Yuskavage. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner. Collection of Jeanette Lam.

Farmers and fields in "The Verdigris Farm" are bathed in emerald green, a signature hue of Lisa Yuskavage’s palette.

Light and color define this painting and its title deepens the focus on color. Verdigris—a toxic, bluish-green pigment—was commonly used to paint intense green until the 19th century.

“I think my favorite paintings of mine are the ones where the language is completely there on the surface. How the painting language tells the story, not some dumb narrative. Light and color are obviously two pieces of that.” See Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness now at #ArtBMA: https://artb.ma/3bRLk21

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🎨 : #LisaYuskavage. "The Verdigris Farm." 2012. © Lisa Yuskavage. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner. Collection of Jeanette Lam.

Explore the works on view in Tschabalala Self: By My Self, then make a reservation at artbma.org/reopening to see them i...
04/22/2021
Tschabalala Self’s art interrogates how culture represents Black women

Explore the works on view in Tschabalala Self: By My Self, then make a reservation at artbma.org/reopening to see them in person!

Read more in Dazed and Confused Magazine.

The Harlem-born artist’s new exhibition, By My Self, explores the Black female form, identity, relationships, and experiences as we’ve seen in art and society

Lucy T. Pettway, one of the most respected quilters in Gee’s Bend, was known to carry a pen and paper to sketch new desi...
04/22/2021

Lucy T. Pettway, one of the most respected quilters in Gee’s Bend, was known to carry a pen and paper to sketch new designs from passing fenceposts and surrounding nature.

Today on #EarthDay, notice how Pettway masterfully repurposed well-loved solid and floral household linens into colorful squares made to mirror the wooden ceiling rafters—the housetop—of a typical Gee’s Bend bedroom.

When Gee’s Bend quilts first arrived in New York, art critics compared the patterns to modern paintings, but this work is rooted in Pettway’s experience of Alabama’s architecture and landscape.

🖼 “Housetop” is on view now in She Knew Where She Was Going: Gee's Bend Quilts and Civil Rights: https://artb.ma/3nckPIJ

Lucy T. Pettway, one of the most respected quilters in Gee’s Bend, was known to carry a pen and paper to sketch new designs from passing fenceposts and surrounding nature.

Today on #EarthDay, notice how Pettway masterfully repurposed well-loved solid and floral household linens into colorful squares made to mirror the wooden ceiling rafters—the housetop—of a typical Gee’s Bend bedroom.

When Gee’s Bend quilts first arrived in New York, art critics compared the patterns to modern paintings, but this work is rooted in Pettway’s experience of Alabama’s architecture and landscape.

🖼 “Housetop” is on view now in She Knew Where She Was Going: Gee's Bend Quilts and Civil Rights: https://artb.ma/3nckPIJ

04/21/2021
BMA Violet Hour: Stephanie Syjuco and Savannah Wood

Join us for a spirited discussion featuring conceptual artist Stephanie Syjuco and artist and cultural organizer Savannah Wood, inspired by the exhibition Stephanie Syjuco: Vanishing Point (Overlay), currently on view at the BMA.

🗓 Join conceptual artist Stephanie Syjuco and artist and cultural organizer Savannah Wood for BMA Violet Hour TONIGHT at...
04/21/2021

🗓 Join conceptual artist Stephanie Syjuco and artist and cultural organizer Savannah Wood for BMA Violet Hour TONIGHT at 6pm.

Syjuco and Wood will discuss the exhibition Stephanie Syjuco: Vanishing Point (Overlay), currently on view at the BMA, with an exhibition presentation led by BMA Associate Curators of Contemporary Art Jessica Bell Brown and Leila Grothe.

Watch BMA Violet Hour: Stephanie Syjuco and Savannah Wood live on Facebook.

"By using history as a sort of readymade, and by using soft, pliable fabric as a primary material, Syjuco foregrounds th...
04/19/2021
Just Our Usual Flag: Stephanie Syjuco at the BMA - BmoreArt

"By using history as a sort of readymade, and by using soft, pliable fabric as a primary material, Syjuco foregrounds the violence that shaped our history but that has too often been omitted from stock narratives." - BmoreArt

Hear Stephanie Syjuco live in conversation with cultural organizer and artist Savannah Wood this Wednesday, April 21 at 6pm during BMA Violet Hour: Stephanie Syjuco and Savannah Wood.

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

04/18/2021
Artist Talk: Tschabalala Self

Hear Tschabalala Self reflect on her BMA exhibition Tschabalala Self: By My Self, including her new suite of three monumental works created in response to Henri Matisse's sculpture "Two Women" in the BMA's collection.

Self joins exhibition curator Cecilia Wichmann in conversation for this virtual program hosted by Maryland Institute College of Art.

"In her more than decade-long involvement with Polish youth, Lockhart empowered girls from backgrounds that offered few ...
04/18/2021
A Fierce Education - BMA Stories

"In her more than decade-long involvement with Polish youth, Lockhart empowered girls from backgrounds that offered few resources, other than those Lockhart provided, with techniques to therapeutically address their suffering and construct hopeful futures for themselves."

Visit BMA Stories to read more about the works on view now in Sharon Lockhart: Perilous Life.

I first met Sharon Lockhart in Israel in 2011. I’d been invited to contribute an essay to the catalog for Lockhart’s project on choreographer Noa Eshkol, soon to premiere at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. 1 Lockhart and I talked about her recent tim...

Hear artist Tschabalala Self reflect on her new BMA exhibition Tschabalala Self: By My Self Sunday, April 18 at 6pm.Self...
04/17/2021

Hear artist Tschabalala Self reflect on her new BMA exhibition Tschabalala Self: By My Self Sunday, April 18 at 6pm.

Self joins exhibition curator Cecilia Wichmann in conversation for this virtual program hosted by Maryland Institute College of Art.

📍 Watch live on our page.

04/13/2021
BMA x NMWA: Counterstory

Take a critical look at history through the art of Sonya Clark and Stephanie Syjuco, as each artist upends dominant narratives to propose a counterstory.

In this month's BMA x NMWA episode, we'll discuss Clark's investigation of the Confederate battle flag as a commonplace symbol and welcome Stephanie Syjuco for a live exploration of her art that critiques U.S. imperialism and white supremacy.

“The most important thing I’ve learned as an artist is to follow my instincts,” Self said.Read more about the BMA exhibi...
04/13/2021
Tschabalala Self on Her New Exhibition and Taking Up Space Through Her Artwork

“The most important thing I’ve learned as an artist is to follow my instincts,” Self said.

Read more about the BMA exhibition Tschabalala Self: By My Self in Vogue.

Tschabalala Self shares the inspiration behind her new exhibition, “By My Self,” and the biggest lessons she’s learned as an ever-evolving artist.

Tuesday, April 13, 12pm 🗓 Join us for BMA x NMWA, our livestreamed monthly talk show co-presented by the National Museum...
04/12/2021

Tuesday, April 13, 12pm 🗓 Join us for BMA x NMWA, our livestreamed monthly talk show co-presented by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

This month, we'll take a critical look at history through the art of Sonya Clark and Stephanie Syjuco, as each artist upends dominant narratives to propose a counterstory. Watch BMA x NMWA: Counterstory live on the BMA and NMWA pages and at youtube.com/artbma.

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🖼: Installation view, Stephanie Syjuco: "Vanishing Point (Overlay)." Photo by Mitro Hood.

Tuesday, April 13, 12pm 🗓 Join us for BMA x NMWA, our livestreamed monthly talk show co-presented by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

This month, we'll take a critical look at history through the art of Sonya Clark and Stephanie Syjuco, as each artist upends dominant narratives to propose a counterstory. Watch BMA x NMWA: Counterstory live on the BMA and NMWA pages and at youtube.com/artbma.

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🖼: Installation view, Stephanie Syjuco: "Vanishing Point (Overlay)." Photo by Mitro Hood.

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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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