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 eme

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 eme

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Joan Mitchell, co-organized with SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, opens on March 6, 2022 at the BMA.
06/28/2021
The Long-Awaited Joan Mitchell Retrospective & Why it Matters | Art & Object

Joan Mitchell, co-organized with SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, opens on March 6, 2022 at the BMA.

In the macho, testosterone-driven New York art scene of the 1950s, abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) was a key figure and one of the few women artists to be recognized by “The Club” a loose organization of artists that included several iconic names.

"I often think of my work as semiological vandalism. Most of my paintings are of cars." Artist Frieda Toranzo Jaeger dis...
06/27/2021
Frieda Toranzo Jaeger on Semiological Vandalism and Decolonial Futures

"I often think of my work as semiological vandalism. Most of my paintings are of cars."

Artist Frieda Toranzo Jaeger discusses her new #ArtBMA installation, The Perpetual Sense of Redness, with ARTnews.

The Mexican painter walks us through her exhibition “The Perpetual Sense of Redness” at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Amy Sherald, Calida Rawles, and Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke with Harper's Bazaar about "imagination, representation, and wher...
06/26/2021
Calida Rawles, Amy Sherald, and Ta-Nehisi Coates Find Freedom in Belonging

Amy Sherald, Calida Rawles, and Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke with Harper's Bazaar about "imagination, representation, and where they’ve found freedom in their own lives."

The painter, the portraitist, and the author, who are all friends from their college years, sat down for an intimate conversation about making art right now.

Which snowball flavor is the best? 🍧Come try them all—from egg custard to watermelon—at Gertrude's Restaurant every Frid...
06/26/2021

Which snowball flavor is the best? 🍧

Come try them all—from egg custard to watermelon—at Gertrude's Restaurant every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 7pm. Located in the #ArtBMA Sculpture Garden: https://artb.ma/3fPLJ7a

Don't forget to add marshmallow!

Which snowball flavor is the best? 🍧

Come try them all—from egg custard to watermelon—at Gertrude's Restaurant every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 7pm. Located in the #ArtBMA Sculpture Garden: https://artb.ma/3fPLJ7a

Don't forget to add marshmallow!

Inspired by Mary Lovelace O’Neal's travels through Morocco, "Forbidden Fruit" blazes with vivid color and confidently lo...
06/22/2021

Inspired by Mary Lovelace O’Neal's travels through Morocco, "Forbidden Fruit" blazes with vivid color and confidently loose handling of paint.

Her imagery, structure, and color recall modern art in turn-of-the-century Paris and “the boys,” as she calls artists Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse. For decades Mary Lovelace O’Neal suffered from art world discrimination as a Black woman; she also vigorously rejected art critics’ categories like “minimalism,” making her work less easily labeled. The singularity of her vision has recently brought her overdue recognition and a changed market, in part through the support of the BMA and collector Pamela Joyner, who first saw Lovelace O’Neal’s work in Every Day, the 2018 exhibition of the BMA’s contemporary collection.

On view in Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection.

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🖼 #MaryLovelaceONeal. "Forbidden Fruit." c. 1990. 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 2020.18 © Mary Lovelace O’Neal

Inspired by Mary Lovelace O’Neal's travels through Morocco, "Forbidden Fruit" blazes with vivid color and confidently loose handling of paint.

Her imagery, structure, and color recall modern art in turn-of-the-century Paris and “the boys,” as she calls artists Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse. For decades Mary Lovelace O’Neal suffered from art world discrimination as a Black woman; she also vigorously rejected art critics’ categories like “minimalism,” making her work less easily labeled. The singularity of her vision has recently brought her overdue recognition and a changed market, in part through the support of the BMA and collector Pamela Joyner, who first saw Lovelace O’Neal’s work in Every Day, the 2018 exhibition of the BMA’s contemporary collection.

On view in Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection.

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🖼 #MaryLovelaceONeal. "Forbidden Fruit." c. 1990. 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 2020.18 © Mary Lovelace O’Neal

“Father" is a single figure made with fabric and paint on canvas. 🎨 🧵 The head is made entirely of fabric scraps, appliq...
06/20/2021

“Father" is a single figure made with fabric and paint on canvas. 🎨

🧵 The head is made entirely of fabric scraps, appliquéd or sewn onto the canvas, while the figure's body is represented in paint and thread. His right hand is as large as his head and seems to float before his eyes, held within the contour of his unpainted forearm. This play of materials and shapes suggests his experience of tension and wonder—between body and mind, interior life and external pressures.

“Father” is on view in the #ArtBMA exhibition Tschabalala Self: By My Self.

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🖼#TschabalalaSelf. "Father." 2019. The Dean Collection.

“Father" is a single figure made with fabric and paint on canvas. 🎨

🧵 The head is made entirely of fabric scraps, appliquéd or sewn onto the canvas, while the figure's body is represented in paint and thread. His right hand is as large as his head and seems to float before his eyes, held within the contour of his unpainted forearm. This play of materials and shapes suggests his experience of tension and wonder—between body and mind, interior life and external pressures.

“Father” is on view in the #ArtBMA exhibition Tschabalala Self: By My Self.

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🖼#TschabalalaSelf. "Father." 2019. The Dean Collection.

The BMA is closed today in honor of #Juneteenth.Juneteenth commemorates the day enslaved African Americans in Texas lear...
06/19/2021

The BMA is closed today in honor of #Juneteenth.

Juneteenth commemorates the day enslaved African Americans in Texas learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865—two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, we invite you to take a look at this quilt by artist Ramsess, on view in Now Is the Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection.

Working from an 1864 photograph, Ramsess quilted a portrait of the abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth in brilliant hues and intricate patterns. Truth was an abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and orator who was born into slavery in 1797, successfully sought her freedom in 1826, and died in 1883. Beginning in the 1860s, she sold photographic calling cards to raise funds for her many causes. Ramsess referred to these photographs, transforming the image through fabric to amplify her presence and adorn her form and incorporating symbols of fish and sheep in reference to her Christianity.

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🖼Ramsess. "Sojourner Truth." 2006. 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 2019.171. © Ramsess

The BMA is closed today in honor of #Juneteenth.

Juneteenth commemorates the day enslaved African Americans in Texas learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865—two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, we invite you to take a look at this quilt by artist Ramsess, on view in Now Is the Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection.

Working from an 1864 photograph, Ramsess quilted a portrait of the abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth in brilliant hues and intricate patterns. Truth was an abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and orator who was born into slavery in 1797, successfully sought her freedom in 1826, and died in 1883. Beginning in the 1860s, she sold photographic calling cards to raise funds for her many causes. Ramsess referred to these photographs, transforming the image through fabric to amplify her presence and adorn her form and incorporating symbols of fish and sheep in reference to her Christianity.

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🖼Ramsess. "Sojourner Truth." 2006. 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 2019.171. © Ramsess

Opening July 18 | Women Behaving Badly: 400 Years of Power & Protest links heroines of the past with modern trailblazers...
06/18/2021
Women Behaving Badly: 400 Years of Power & Protest | Baltimore Museum of Art

Opening July 18 | Women Behaving Badly: 400 Years of Power & Protest links heroines of the past with modern trailblazers, celebrating women throughout history who broke rules, transgressed boundaries, and insisted upon recognition of their human rights.

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Women who rebelled against sexist social rules have been trivialized and controlled for centuries. Portrayed according to stereotypes or vilified, women acting on their own behalf have been undermined consistently by their representation in Western art. Spanning the Renaissance to the progressive so...

"I knew it was my main job," Breeskin told an interviewer, "to see that [the Cone collection] came to us." Read more abo...
06/17/2021
How Pioneering Museum Director Adelyn Breeskin Helped 'People To See'

"I knew it was my main job," Breeskin told an interviewer, "to see that [the Cone collection] came to us."

Read more about the BMA exhibition Adelyn Breeskin: Curating a Legacy on NPR.

An exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art pays tribute to the first woman to head a major metropolitan museum. She helped the museum acquire Matisse, Cassatt, Cézanne and Van Gogh masterpieces.

The Baltimore Museum of Art will be closed this Saturday, June 19, in commemoration of Juneteenth.On Saturday, it will b...
06/17/2021

The Baltimore Museum of Art will be closed this Saturday, June 19, in commemoration of Juneteenth.

On Saturday, it will be 156 years since the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas, which marked the announcement of the abolition of slavery throughout the entire former Confederacy.

This will be the second year the museum closes for Juneteenth, though last year, our audiences may not have noticed staff did not work on the day as the museum was closed to the public due to the pandemic.

The BMA believes that marking the day encourages people to learn about the events surrounding that date. We are heartened to see that President Biden signed legislation into law that establishes Juneteenth National Independence Day as a U.S. Federal holiday. We hope you take a moment for meditation, for reflection, or for learning in your day on Saturday. We’ll be looking forward to welcoming you back to the museum on Sunday, June 20.

The Baltimore Museum of Art will be closed this Saturday, June 19, in commemoration of Juneteenth.

On Saturday, it will be 156 years since the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas, which marked the announcement of the abolition of slavery throughout the entire former Confederacy.

This will be the second year the museum closes for Juneteenth, though last year, our audiences may not have noticed staff did not work on the day as the museum was closed to the public due to the pandemic.

The BMA believes that marking the day encourages people to learn about the events surrounding that date. We are heartened to see that President Biden signed legislation into law that establishes Juneteenth National Independence Day as a U.S. Federal holiday. We hope you take a moment for meditation, for reflection, or for learning in your day on Saturday. We’ll be looking forward to welcoming you back to the museum on Sunday, June 20.

For Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, the electric car is a symbol for a psychological space. Hybrid vehicles become spaces for the...
06/16/2021

For Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, the electric car is a symbol for a psychological space.

Hybrid vehicles become spaces for the care and celebration of hybrid identities incorporating race, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality. The perpetual sense of Redness—on view now in the John Waters Rotunda—structures a composite vehicle from hinged and folded canvases.

These vehicles look characterless on the outside, but inside they brim with futurity. They’re unburdened by the past, and the artist uses this inner place as a site for the body, specifically the q***r female body, to feel. These are spaces to feel safe, to feel adventure, to feel compatible, to feel sensuality: https://artb.ma/2TAD9jU

For Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, the electric car is a symbol for a psychological space.

Hybrid vehicles become spaces for the care and celebration of hybrid identities incorporating race, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality. The perpetual sense of Redness—on view now in the John Waters Rotunda—structures a composite vehicle from hinged and folded canvases.

These vehicles look characterless on the outside, but inside they brim with futurity. They’re unburdened by the past, and the artist uses this inner place as a site for the body, specifically the q***r female body, to feel. These are spaces to feel safe, to feel adventure, to feel compatible, to feel sensuality: https://artb.ma/2TAD9jU

Sharon Lockhart's video installation Podwórka (Polish for “courtyard”) is about the courtyards of Łódź, Poland, and the ...
06/16/2021

Sharon Lockhart's video installation Podwórka (Polish for “courtyard”) is about the courtyards of Łódź, Poland, and the children that inhabit them.

🎥 In the film’s six scenes, Lockhart’s camera frames the environment in a way that allows the children to animate each shot with their play. They've converted the city’s forbidding concrete architecture into jungle gyms, sandboxes, and soccer fields—an inventiveness that attests to the power of imagination and the ability of humans of all ages to assert their freedom.

Sharon Lockhart: Perilous Life is on view in the Contemporary Wing through Sept. 19: https://artb.ma/3zue6Qd

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🎞️ : #SharonLockhart. "Podwórka." 2009. 16mm film transferred to high-definition digital video (color, sound). Purchased as the gift of an Anonymous Donor. © Sharon Lockhart. 2017.64 #2020BMA #Podworka

Sharon Lockhart's video installation Podwórka (Polish for “courtyard”) is about the courtyards of Łódź, Poland, and the children that inhabit them.

🎥 In the film’s six scenes, Lockhart’s camera frames the environment in a way that allows the children to animate each shot with their play. They've converted the city’s forbidding concrete architecture into jungle gyms, sandboxes, and soccer fields—an inventiveness that attests to the power of imagination and the ability of humans of all ages to assert their freedom.

Sharon Lockhart: Perilous Life is on view in the Contemporary Wing through Sept. 19: https://artb.ma/3zue6Qd

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🎞️ : #SharonLockhart. "Podwórka." 2009. 16mm film transferred to high-definition digital video (color, sound). Purchased as the gift of an Anonymous Donor. © Sharon Lockhart. 2017.64 #2020BMA #Podworka

Today on #NationalChildrensDay, plan a visit to the galleries or browse our collection of downloadable art projects to c...
06/13/2021
Family Activities | Baltimore Museum of Art

Today on #NationalChildrensDay, plan a visit to the galleries or browse our collection of downloadable art projects to connect with your family. ❤

Visit the BMA or create art with your family at home!

In this interview with Art21, artist Katharina Grosse described her technique as an attempt to “reset the idea of what a...
06/12/2021
'I'm Talking to the World While Painting on It': Watch Artist Katharina Grosse Transform Vast Spaces Into Three-Dimensional Paintings

In this interview with Art21, artist Katharina Grosse described her technique as an attempt to “reset the idea of what a painting can be.”

Click through to see Grosse's process, then experience her work in the #ArtBMA exhibition Katharina Grosse: Is It You?

Katharina Grosse's painting intervention is coming to the Helsinki Art Museum, where she will be on site creating a new work.

"Hemings' Tavern" is named after James Hemings (1765-1801), Thomas Jefferson's enslaved, Paris-trained chef, who negotia...
06/11/2021

"Hemings' Tavern" is named after James Hemings (1765-1801), Thomas Jefferson's enslaved, Paris-trained chef, who negotiated his freedom and then moved to Baltimore where he ultimately ended his life.

This collage draws on artist SHAN Wallace's research into historical kitchens and cooks. The stove is from a photo the artist took in singer Nina Simone's childhood home. Signs from Lexington Market highlight culinary entrepreneurship as a method for building intergenerational wealth in Black communities.

See SHAN Wallace: The Avenue on Art Museum Drive: https://artb.ma/3vhkPcK

"Hemings' Tavern" is named after James Hemings (1765-1801), Thomas Jefferson's enslaved, Paris-trained chef, who negotiated his freedom and then moved to Baltimore where he ultimately ended his life.

This collage draws on artist SHAN Wallace's research into historical kitchens and cooks. The stove is from a photo the artist took in singer Nina Simone's childhood home. Signs from Lexington Market highlight culinary entrepreneurship as a method for building intergenerational wealth in Black communities.

See SHAN Wallace: The Avenue on Art Museum Drive: https://artb.ma/3vhkPcK

Meet us tomorrow at 6:30pm on Facebook Live for this month's Joshua Johnson Council meeting featuring artist Lauren R. L...
06/09/2021
JJC Talks: Lauren Lyde in conversation with Sheena Morrison | Baltimore Museum of Art

Meet us tomorrow at 6:30pm on Facebook Live for this month's Joshua Johnson Council meeting featuring artist Lauren R. Lyde in conversation with Sheena M. Morrison, curator of Lyde’s Harmony Hall Arts Center exhibition, The Collective Wonder of Being There.

Join the Joshua Johnson Council on Facebook Live for their June meeting featuring artist Lauren R. Lyde in conversation with Sheena M. Morrison, curator of Lyde’s Harmony Hall Arts Center exhibition, The Collective Wonder of Being There.

06/08/2021
BMA x NMWA: Pride of Place

Join educators from The Baltimore Museum of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts for our final episode of BMA x NMWA! This month, we welcome artists Renee Stout and SHAN Wallace to celebrate the vibrancy of art in Baltimore and DC.

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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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Afternoon! IF anyone is interested in selling their slot for reservations this Saturday LMK:) Looking for a 2 person slot this Saturday and willing to pay:)
Happy Birthday, Henri Matisse!
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