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The Big Table
Saturday, June 7, July 5 & August 2
The Big Table–a place to gather, learn, make, and share—features a bold new theme by acclaimed graphic designers Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller. Their lively exploration of contemporary art in the newly renovated Contemporary Wing reveals the fascinating ideas behind Minimalism, one of the great strengths of the BMA’s collection.
Lupton is Director of the Graphic Design MFA program and Director of the Center for Design Thinking at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Miller is a partner at Pentagram Design in New York.
The Big Table Connections
See the new Big Table on your next visit to the Contemporary Wing, or join us on the first Saturday of the month for lively conversations with thinkers and makers. Meet experts in related fields—from neuroscientists and engineers to choreographers and product designers—who will share their insights in the galleries. Then, participate in art-making activities that delve into the ideas behind the artwork. For more information, call 443-573-1832.
Serial Geometries August 2, 2 p.m. Architect and designer Fred Scharmen and St. Mary’s College mathematics professor Susan Goldstine explore the intriguing ideas behind Olafur Eliasson’s Flower observatory.
For more information, call 443-573-1832.
The Big Table is generously sponsored by The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
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.
Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 6–7:30 p.m. $75 BMA Members $90 non-Members Practice yoga amidst masterworks and experience a meditative way to deepen your interaction with modern and contemporary sculpture.
Each class focuses on a specific work by significant artists, including Alexander Calder, Tony Smith, Ellsworth Kelly, Mark di Suvero, Anthony Caro, Jose de Rivera, Michael Heizer, and Joan Miró.
These classes fill up fast. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-573-1832 to register.
Instructor Brianna Bedigian has a BA in Art History and is a certified yoga teacher, hypnotist, stress management consultant, and Reiki Master. Program fee does not include parking.