Contemporary Art

Haegue Yang's Sonic Figure - Venting Gourd (2016).

Haegue Yang. Sonic Figure - Venting Gourd. 2016.
The Baltimore Museum of Art: Ellen W. P. Wasserman Acquisitions Endowment, BMA 2016.74. Courtesy of the Artist and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.

Since its founding, the BMA has been exhibiting and collecting works by contemporary artists, resulting in an impressive collection of 20th- and 21st-century art. The collection has unique strength in works by women, artists of color, and artists whose work makes a profound social statement.

Please note: The Baltimore presentation of Tomorrow is Another Day, Mark Bradford’s exhibition for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, will be on view in the Contemporary Wing September 22, 2018-March 3, 2019. In preparation, galleries on the second floor of the Contemporary Wing will be unavailable. To inquire about a specific work on view, please call 443-573-1701.

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