Every Day: Selections from the Collection
On View July 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Every Day: Selections from the Collection is the BMA’s first reinstallation of its contemporary collection centered on black artistic imagination. Nearly 50 works of painting, sculpture, video, printmaking, and photography from the BMA’s permanent collection, alongside a select group of loans primarily from the celebrated Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection, foreground the critical contributions black artists have made to postwar visual art.
Works by black American and African diasporic artists occupy anchor positions in the thematic reinstallation, emphasizing the ways in which these artists have shaped thinking and making in contemporary art. Themes explored include history, shape, material, gesture, self, ceremony, and violence. Every Day represents the BMA’s collection history, highlights new acquisitions purchased with proceeds from the auction of recently deaccessioned works, and continues the BMA’s efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive art experience for Baltimore.
Curated by Katy Siegel, BMA Senior Research Curator and Thaw Chair at Stony Brook University and Christopher Bedford, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director
Please note: In preparation for Every Day: Selections from the Collection, many of the Contemporary Wing galleries are closed. Front Room: The Mary and Paul Roberts Collection is on view through June 30.
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