Make art, explore the museum, and enjoy live music by Abdu Ali

BALTIMORE, MD (June 7, 2018)—Explore the extraordinary output of leading black artists with a global vision at the BMA’s lively Art After Hours on Friday, June 22 from 8 to 11 p.m. The theme of the evening is Afropolitanism, a movement that emphasizes the international influence of African arts and culture. Highlights of the event include the Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017 and Meleko Mokgosi: Acts of Resistance exhibitions, plus live music by Baltimore-based performers Abdu Ali and Sarah Hughes, and a variety of interactive art experiences.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for BMA Members and can be purchased at the BMA Box Office or online beginning Friday, June 8, or at the door if tickets are still available. Tickets include after-hours admission to Odyssey (a $10 value), entertainment, and a free food or drink ticket. Beer, wine, cocktails, and light bites are available for purchase.

Partygoers can:
• Listen to music performances by Abdu Ali and saxophonist Sarah Hughes
• Dance in our majestic Fox Court to music by DJ Hoeteps
• Make laser-cut wearables with artist Sarah Juanita
• Engage in a bookmaking demonstration with artist Alisa Brock
• Meet some of the artists featured in the new 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibition
• Learn about Odyssey and the BMA’s African art collection with BMA curator Kevin Tervala

About the Baltimore Museum of Art

Founded in 1914, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) inspires people of all ages and backgrounds through exhibitions, programs, and collections that tell an expansive story of art—challenging long-held narratives and embracing new voices. Our outstanding collection of more than 97,000 objects spans many eras and cultures and includes the world’s largest public holding of works by Henri Matisse; one of the nation’s finest collections of prints, drawings, and photographs; and a rapidly growing number of works by contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds. The museum is also distinguished by a neoclassical building designed by American architect John Russell Pope and two beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an array of modern and contemporary sculpture. The BMA is located three miles north of the Inner Harbor, adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins University, and has a community branch at Lexington Market. General admission is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.

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