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The Big Table Connections
The BMA’s new interactive gallery is a place to gather, learn, make, and share. Join us each month for lively explorations of contemporary art. No two Saturdays are alike! Each session focuses on a different topic with activities such as chats with artists, demonstrations of their work, and art projects you can make yourself. For more information, please call 443-573-1832.
Saturday, June 1
Come hear Amanda Burnham, artist and Associate Professor of Art at Towson University in conversation with Brian Dunnigan, Professor of English at UMBC with a specialty in subversive literature, as they investigate the use of provocative words in visual art and explore the history of dangerous language. Stay after the talk for visual word play and pull apart words to make new meanings.
Saturday, July 6
Join artist Susan Eder for an exploration of Ed Ruscha's playful and ambiguous use of words and images. After the talk, gather around the Big Table to create your own magnetic word collage to take away.
Walking Around Words
Saturday, August 3
Join Karen Lemmert and David Naill, Principals at Manifold Design, as they explore Roni Horn's subtle, spatial use of text in sculpture. Then, join the architects in making a collaborative folded paper environment.
The Big Table is generously sponsored by The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
Yoga in the Sculpture Garden
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27
$75 BMA Members$90 non-Members
Practice yoga amidst masterworks of modern and contemporary sculpture. Each class focuses on a specific work by such artists as Alexander Calder, Tony Smith, Ellsworth Kelly, and Joan Miró.
These classes fill up fast. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. E-mail email@example.com or call 443-573-1832 to register. Program fee does not include parking.
Instructor Brianna Bedigian has a BA in Art History and is a certified yoga teacher, hypnotist, stress management consultant, and a Reiki master.
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.
Treasures at the BMA
Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Get to know some of the highlights in 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.
Third Thursday Curatorial Tours
Third Thursdays @ 1 p.m.
See the BMA through expert's eyes on the third Thursday of each month during our free, Curator-led tours. To reserve your space, call 443-573-1823.
Conservation and the Sculpture Garden with Conservators Christine Downie and Angela Elliott
Max Weber: Bringing Paris to New York with guest curator Percy North
The Cone Wing with Curator Katy Rothkopf
Sculpture Gardens with Curator Oliver Shell
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.
Mapping Baltimore's Monuments Podcast
Tour 14 of Baltimore’s monuments—from the iconic Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon to the lesser-known bust of Wagner in Druid Hill Park—in this free, self-guided podcast tour. Discover some of Baltimore's most intriguing monuments through the voices of local artists, authors, curators, and historians.
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.