Adult Events

Ed Chapman with Red | Photo Credit: Scott Kecken | Source http://www.filmfoundry.com/we-are-arabbers
FEB 22 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Open Hours: True Laurels—A Gallop Through Time

Free | Location: BMA Commons

Join Lawrence Burney—founder of True Laurels —for a free screening of We Are Arabbers followed by a discussion with former local arabbers on what drew them to the trade, what life was like when they could sustain themselves from arabbing, and what they'd like to see done in order to preserve it. The 2004 documentary We Are Arrabers Scott Kecken and Joy Lusco Kecken follows a group of Baltimore-based arabbers to talk about the centuries-old tradition of selling goods by way of horse cart, as well as the regional culture that has been formed around it. This event is the first extension of True Laurels' Laurels History project which compiles and adds context to images and film related to Baltimore's black population.


Catherine Russell
MAR 01 · 5:00pm–7:00pm

Catherine Russell

Ticket prices: $45 Reg $43 Senior and BMA Members

Russell is a rare talent, a genuine jazz and blues vocalist who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full-blown femininity incarnate: a dusky, stalwart and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable. She launches fearlessly into each tune, getting inside the melody and capturing every emotion. Her repertoire features gems from the 1920s through the present–vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Russell joins the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.

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Open rehearsal with Hope Mohr Dance:
MAR 05 · 3:00pm–4:00pm

Open rehearsal with Hope Mohr Dance: "extreme lyric i"

Free | BMA Auditorium

Join us for an open rehearsal with Hope Mohr Dance as they prepare for a performance of extreme lyric i.

This intimate work, inspired by and featuring Anne Carson's translations of the Greek poet Sappho, is a conversation between contemporary gender identities and an ancient approach to ecstasy.

The final performance will take place Friday, March 6.


Hope Mohr Dance: extreme lyric i
MAR 06 · 4:00pm–6:00pm

Hope Mohr Dance: extreme lyric i

Free | Location: BMA Auditorium

This intimate work, inspired by and featuring Anne Carson's translations of the Greek poet Sappho, is a conversation between contemporary gender identities and an ancient approach to ecstasy.

Sappho is the first known woman writer. She wrote lyric poetry that explored desire, written to be sung while accompanied by a lyre. She lived in the 7th century BCE, before democracy, before prose, and before any other poet had wielded the first person “I”. Most of her work was destroyed or lost; what remains exists only in fragments. In 2002, Anne Carson published a celebrated translation of these fragments that, unlike previous attempts, does not attempt to fill in the blanks where the papyrus has crumbled. Instead, the translation lets Sappho's fragments, raw and partial, remain unresolved and wild. In this work, we move around and through what we take to be Sappho's feminist and queer forms of erotic independence and radical embodiment.


Scenes and Songs from FANNIE LOU
MAR 21 · 11:00am–1:00pm

Scenes and Songs from FANNIE LOU

Ticket prices: $35, general admission; $30 for museum members | EARLY BIRD, before Jan. 20, 2020 – $30 general admission, $25 for museum members

The musical Fannie Lou focuses on the early stages of Mrs. Hamer's social activism. “Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou” is a live concert presentation featuring selected music and dialogue from Felicia’s work. Actors and musicians are being drawn from the Baltimore community for this stellar presentation. Come see this exciting work as it makes its Maryland premiere at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Choose from two productions beginning at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Held in the museum's exquisite, 366-seat Meyerhoff Auditorium*, the performance will be preceded by a perspective-setting talk/discussion about the historical time frame and environmental climate in which Mrs. Hamer lived.

Contact info for more information: www.fannieloumusical.com

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Stefon Harris & Blackout
APR 05 · 5:00pm–7:00pm

Stefon Harris & Blackout

Ticket prices: $55 Reg $53 Senior and BMA Members

“His music needs no labels like ‘postmodern’ or ‘cutting edge.’ It is Stefon Harris music, just as Charles Mingus’s was unmistakably Mingus music” (JazzTimes). Harris’s passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Heralded as “one of the most important artists in jazz” (The Los Angeles Times), he was the 2018 recipient of the Doris Duke Artist Awards. He has also received the prestigious Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, earned four GRAMMY™ nominations, and was named Best Mallet player eight times by the Jazz Journalists Association. He was also chosen Best Vibes in the 2018 and 2017 DownBeat Critic’s Poll.

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Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading Presented by The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
APR 19 · 5:00pm–6:00pm

Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading Presented by The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Free (no registration required)

Hear acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye during the 23rd annual Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading held at the BMA's Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Auditorium. More information.


Joey Calderazzo Trio with John Patitucci & Rudy Royston
MAY 03 · 5:00pm–7:00pm

Joey Calderazzo Trio with John Patitucci & Rudy Royston

Ticket prices: $45 Reg $43 Senior and BMA Members

“Without a doubt, there’s a lot to get revved up about here, as Calderazzo and his esteemed associates breathe fire and passion” (All About Jazz). One of the finest pianists of his generation, Calderazzo has traveled the road from child prodigy to in-demand session musician to elite member of the finest ensembles in jazz. He has recorded thirteen albums as a leader, and he’s accompanied many jazz geniuses, from Michael Brecker and Branford Marsalis to Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland. Calderazzo’s breadth and depth as a pianist are astounding. A single solo, either with his trio or the The Branford Marsalis Quartet, can allude to myriad generations of jazz piano giants, all filtered through his keen, hard-swinging lens and joyous touch.

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