From October 1, 2017 — June 10, 2018
Internationally acclaimed artist and trained architect Tomás Saraceno (b. 1973, Argentina) is creating an
ambitious, site-specific installation that will be suspended across the BMA’s East Lobby. The luminous
sculpture combines clusters of iridescent-paneled modules suspended within a net of strings reminiscent of a
spider web that will be woven onsite across a two-story open area bordered by the lobby staircase and
From October 18, 2017 — April 15, 2018
For 40 years, Al Loving experimented with materials and process to expand the definition of modern painting, drawing on everything from free jazz to his family’s quilting tradition. In the 1980s, Loving broke free of the flat image, using heavy rag paper to make three dimensional collages in brilliant colors. Spiral Play features 12 of these collages, some of them monumental in scale.
From October 25, 2017 — March 18, 2018
Los Angeles-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby will debut a suite of new paintings that draw
upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States, maintaining ties to her
family in Nigeria, and building relationships in America.
From November 3, 2017 — August 31, 2018
The third iteration of the Commons Collaboration kicks off with an exciting project from Baltimore-based artist Phaan Howng in collaboration with Blue Water Baltimore. For this project, Howng creates an immersive environment with instense, unnatural colors inspired by toxic waste.
From November 19, 2017 — March 11, 2018
This is the first time the BMA is highlighting its outstanding holdings of works by Mexican modernist artists. Approximately 30 prints, drawings, and photographs will be on view, including works by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Elizabeth Catlett.