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Wonderful works of art await you at the BMA!

Each year, The Baltimore Museum of Art welcomes more than 25,000 students and teachers to its galleries, and proudly introduces its extensive collection and special exhibitions through school tours, educational programs, and workshops. Friendly, knowledgeable gallery teachers lead students on tours of discovery, helping them develop their visual and analytic skills through close observation and lively conversation.

Teachers will find high-quality, affordable professional development opportunities and resources at the BMA—all designed to support classroom curricula and enhance student learning across disciplines. Find out more about our School & Teacher Programs here.

The Museum is deeply grateful to Education Funders who support the BMA's engaging school, teacher, and public programs.

Happy 100th Birthday, Mary Sharp

The BMA proudly salutes Mary Guthrie Miller Naquin Sharp on her centennial birthday. Mrs. Sharp began serving on the BMA’s Women’s Committee in 1962. She was president of the Museum’s Volunteer Committee, head of the Cafe Committee, a Vice Chair and remains a long-standing member of the Museum. With her second husband Robert W. Sharp she was a member of the BMA’s Friends of the American Wing.

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Mary Sharp and other members of the 1962 Women's Committee
Mrs. Sharp (second from right) with other members of the Women’s Committee in 1966

Happy 100th Birthday, Mary Sharp

The BMA proudly salutes Mary Guthrie Miller Naquin Sharp on her centennial birthday. Mrs. Sharp began serving on the BMA’s Women’s Committee in 1962. She was president of the Museum’s Volunteer Committee, head of the Cafe Committee, a Vice Chair and remains a long-standing member of the Museum. With her second husband Robert W. Sharp she was a member of the BMA’s Friends of the American Wing.

Mrs. Sharp founded the United States Association of Museum Volunteers (now the American Association of Museum Volunteers), and served as its president in 1981. She then co-founded the U.S. Federation of Friends of Museums and served on the World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM). She traveled around the world on behalf of the WWFM, served as its vice president in 1971, and was a member of its board of trustees through 2017. In addition, Mrs. Sharp served on the Volunteer Committee of Art Museums (VCAM) and was a co-organizer of the 1973 VCAM conference hosted by the BMA and the Walters Art Gallery.

On the occasion of her centennial birthday, Mrs. Sharp has generously made a gift to support the BMA’s Close Encounters program. The BMA is indebted to Mrs. Sharp for her tireless support of this Museum and so many others in our nation and around the world. She is a model volunteer and the Baltimore Museum of Art would not be the same without her singular dedicated support.

Happy 100th birthday!

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