BMA 100 Celebration & Grand Reopening
Sunday, November 23
In our 100th year, we invite you to the grand reopening of the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing and the historic Merrick Entrance—two major milestones of the $28 million, phased renovation.
More than 800 paintings, sculptures, and decorative art objects reveal fascinating stories about American art and culture from 1760-1960. One especially breathtaking moment in the collection shows the stunning stained-glass and silver of Louis Comfort Tiffany, his colleagues, and competitors, who achieved commerical and critical success during the glamorous late-19th century.
The dramatically renovated galleries feature state-of-the-art lighting, new herringbone wood floors, a new palette of colors for the walls, and many other improvements that bring forth John Russell Pope's neoclassical architecture.
Members Preview Days
Be among the first to experience the dramatically reinstalled galleries during the Members-only preview. Don't forget to bring your Membership card!
Members Preview Party
The American-themed evening includes bluegrass and jazz music, artisan demonstrations, a stained glass art activity, and bourbon tasting (for an additional cost).
Jazz in the Sculpture Garden on Hiatus
The BMA’s Rebecca and Joseph Meyerhoff Auditorium is the indoor refuge from the rain and intense heat that often threaten the outdoor concerts. Because the auditorium is not available during the renovation of the East Lobby and Zamoiski Entrance, the Museum’s popular summer jazz concerts are on hiatus this year.