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The Big Table
When it reopens in mid-October, the Big Table–a place to gather, learn, make, and share—will have a bold new look created by acclaimed graphic designer David Plunkert of Spur Design. Visitors will be able to explore how and why artists use a range of everyday materials in their art and respond to the works through hands-on activities.
The Big Table Connections
Connect to innovative art and artists, explore big ideas, and participate in creative activities. On the first Saturday of every month, gather 'round The Big Table for lively conversations with thinkers and makers to learn how artists use everyday objects to create extraordinary artworks.
From engineers and filmmakers to sound artists and fine craftspeople, meet experts from related fields who will share their insights in the galleries, then participate in art-making activities that delve into the ideas behind the artwork. Continue the conversation on Twitter at #BMAbigtable. For more information, call 443-573-1832.
Found Sounds November 1, 2 p.m. Join cellist and interdisciplinary artist Paul Rucker for a conversation and in-gallery performance in response to Soundsuit by Nick Cave and other selected artworks.
Of Gold and Plywood
December 6, 2 p.m.
Meet conservator Lauren Ross for a look at how artists like Sherri Levine use gold to highlight everyday objects, followed by a gilding demonstration.
In celebration of Baltimore Design Week 2014 presented by AIGA Baltimore, join us for a roundtable conversation with the talented designers who have designed immersive spaces for The Big Table. We'll welcome:
- Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals of Post-Typography,
- Ellen Lupton of Cooper-Hewitt and MICA,
- Abbott Miller of Pentagram, and
- David Plunkert of Spur Design.
Co-sponsored by the BMA and AIGA Baltimore, the professional association for design.
Free Guided Tours
Enjoy free guided tours at the BMA! All tours start in the Lobby unless otherwise noted. For information on tour topics and times, visit our online Calendar.
Highlights at the BMA
Get to know some of the treasures of the BMA’s collection in this 45-minute Docent-led tour.
Sundays, 2:30 p.m.
Discover the wonder of a single work of art or gallery in this half-hour Docent-led tour.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.
Learn about the various exhibition on view at the BMA in this one hour Docent-led tour.
Cell Phone Tour
Sculpture Garden Cell Phone Tour
Explore the BMA’s lush Sculpture Gardens with a cell phone tour. Call 443-573-1822 to hear commentary by BMA Director Doreen Bolger, BMA Objects Conservator Ann Boulton, sculptor Mark di Suvero, and special reminiscences from BMA Trustee Peggy Heller—who grew up with the Wurtzburger sculpture collection prior to its donation to the Museum. See the cell phone tour brochure for more information.
BMA Sculpture Garden Podcast
Explore the lush Sculpture Gardens anytime you want with this podcast. Simply download the podcast to your personal digital audio player to hear special commentary about artworks in the Sculpture Gardens.