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DEC 4 · 11:00am–6:00pm

Members Holiday Shopping Days

Free

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Three fabulously festive days of double discounts for Members! Stop in to find a gorgeous gift or something special just for you.


DEC 4 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Chief Curator Emeritus John Elderfield on Matisse and Diebenkorn

$10 Non-Members/Free BMA Members

The BMA is honored to present this remarkable talk with John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art and Allen R. Adler Distinguished Curator and Lecturer at the Princeton University Art Museum. Elderfield has curated groundbreaking exhibitions on both Matisse and Diebenkorn and written extensively about the artists for numerous publications, including the Matisse/Diebenkorn catalogue. Admission includes afternoon access to the exhibition on December 4 (a $17.50 value).

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DEC 4 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Make paper lanterns in an art activity inspired by works of art on view.


DEC 4 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

Discover the wonder of a single work of art or gallery.


DEC 6 · 10:00am–5:00pm

Members Holiday Shopping Days

Free

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Three fabulously festive days of double discounts for Members! Stop in to find a gorgeous gift or something special just for you.


DEC 7 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Explore highlights of the Cone Wing in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


DEC 10 · 8:45am–11:00am

Director's Brunch & Talk

Contributor Members only

Senior Curator Katy Rothkopf guides you through the impact that Matisse’s work had on one of America’s most significant artists. Enjoy a buffet brunch at Gertrude’s before or after the lecture.


DEC 10 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

Get to know some of the treasures of the BMA’s collection.


DEC 11 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Make pop-up cards in an art activity inspired by works of art on view.


DEC 11 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

Discover the wonder of a single work of art or gallery.


DEC 14 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Discover portraits in the American Wing in this guided tour with a BMA educator.


DEC 17 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

Get to know some of the treasures of the BMA’s collection.


DEC 17 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Open Hours: School is a Home

Free

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Oyler, about a Cincinnati public school fighting poverty in its urban Appalachian neighborhood. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about schools as community centers in Baltimore. Oyler is produced and directed by Amy Scott, in association with Marketplace by American Public Media.


DEC 18 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Create beautiful boxes in an art activity inspired by works of art on view.


DEC 18 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

Discover the wonder of a single work of art or gallery.


DEC 21 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Explore highlights of the Contemporary Wing in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


DEC 28 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Discover the Imagining Home exhibition in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


MAR 11 · 3:00pm–4:30pm

Shriver Hall Concert Series

Free

The mission of Shriver Hall Concert Series (SHCS) is to foster and maintain an organization dedicated to the making of music consonant with the highest aspirations of musical art, creating performances, and providing educational and training programs at the highest level of excellence. Enjoy an afternoon of world-class art and music-making! Junhong Kuang, winner of the 2016 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, and one of The Peabody Institute's top talents, will dazzle with a vibrant display of artistry and virtuosity.