Members Preview Days
Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22
Experience the renovated American Wing before it's revealed to the public. Don't forget your Membership card for this exclusive sneak peek! Entry is through the Zamoiski East Entrance both days.
Members First Night Preview Party
Saturday, November 22, 8-10 p.m.
Be among the first to experience the incredible American Wing transformation! Walk up the grand staircase, through the Merrick Historic Entrance—reopening for the first time in 30 years, before discovering the beautifully renovated galleries of the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing. State-of-the-art lighting, new herringbone wood floors, a new palette of colors for the walls and ceilings, and many other improvements bring forth John Russell Pope’s magnificent neoclassical architecture as the perfect setting for the BMA’s masterpieces of American art.
From the grand columned center court adorned with the original chandeliers, peruse the gorgeous galleries featuring thematic displays that highlight the unique qualities of the BMA’s outstanding collection of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
This exclusive Member event will feature the bright and lively renditions of traditional Appalachian old-time music by Ken and Brad Kolodner. Local stained glass artists from The Artists’ Corner will share their work and discuss the influence of Louis Comfort Tiffany. After stopping by the demonstration, you can practice your craft at the stained glass art activity! Or you can pursue more adult tastes at the bourbon tasting, available for an additional cost.
Saturday, November 22, 7-8 p.m.
Hear an inspiring introduction to the American collection from Senior Curator David Park Curry in the BMA's Meyerhoff Auditorium; enjoy a special gallery viewing before the party; and toast the evening with a free glass of champagne. Open to Contributor Members ($150+) and above. Upgrade to attend!
Celebrate the season with extra savings! Members save 20% during this festive weekend of holiday deals. The New BMA Shop is packed with artful items that are sure to delight your friends and family. Stop in and find something for everyone on your list.
Members Exclusive Shopping Event
December 6, 9–11 a.m.
Treat yourself to a magnificent morning with tasty breakfast goodies and hassle-free shopping as you browse the shop during these Members-only hours. Free Parking when you spend $20 this event.
Make a masterpiece at the BMA! Bring your children or grandchildren for afternoon art-making led by one of the Museum’s teaching artists. Inspired by the BMA’s collection and fueled by your creativity, these family classes provide an opportunity for in-depth instruction and interaction, as well as developing art techniques and having fun! Reservations suggested but not required. Email email@example.com.
September 13 – Color and Lines October 11 – Roaring and Pouring Pitchers November 8 – Creature Comforts December 13 – Beautiful Birds
Don’t miss out on these and many other exciting Member events! Call the Members Hotline for more information: 443-573-1800
BMA Members enjoy live music and 2-for-1 specials on artful cocktails, delicious wines, and craft beers on the last Friday of every month at Gertrude's. Drink specials are available at the bar or at tables with dinner service. Stop in after work or make a night of it! Don’t forget your BMA Membership card!
The BMA Council and Corporate Council are donor recognition programs for the Museum’s most generous annual supporters. BMA Council Membership begins at $1,200 and Corporate Council Membership begins at $2,500. To become a Council Member and receive invitations to upcoming special events, please contact Sally Ruppert at 443-573-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council Private Preview
Thursday, November 20, 6–8:30 p.m.
The wait is over! BMA Council and Corporate Council members, along with distinguished guests, will enjoy an exclusive preview for the reopening of the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing. Arrive at 6 p.m. for a special introduction to the reinstallation by Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and American Painting & Sculpture David Park Curry. Then discover treasures from the 18th–20th centuries while savoring American food and drink.
Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing
Tuesday, December 9
Tour: 11:30 a.m.
With Senior Curator David Park Curry
Invitations will be mailed. For more information about the BMA Council or to join, call 443-573-1806.