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SUNDAYS · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Join us every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for free art-making workshops. Drop-in for hands-on fun the entire family can enjoy. No registration required. All materials are provided. Generously sponsored by Wilmington Trust.

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Artist’s rendering of a portion of the installation Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure. 2019. © Mickalene Thomas.
NOV 24 · 5:30pm–8:30pm

Opening Reception: Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure

Free

Baltimore, are you ready? We can’t wait to unveil Mickalene Thomas’ two-story immersive installation—the inaugural Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Biennial Commission. The work transforms the BMA’s East Lobby into a chic living room for the City, reflecting Thomas’ signature aesthetic inspired by 1970s and 80s design.


Steve Davis Correlations Sextet
DEC 01 · 5:00pm–8:00pm

Steve Davis Correlations Sextet

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

“Davis can create the effect of a string section or brass section, playing some of the most melodic improvisations ever heard in jazz” (Chick Corea). Widely regarded as one of today’s leading voices on the trombone, Davis has been recognized broadly for his lyrical, hard-swinging style. Davis has released 20 albums, in addition to more than 100 recordings with renowned artists, including Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, and Hank Jones. Steve performs internationally with Dizzy Gillespie’s All-Stars, Jimmy Heath, and Ron Carter.

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Members Holiday Shopping Days
DEC 04 · 10:00am–8:00pm

Members Holiday Shopping Days

Members Only

Double your discount—total savings of 20%! at the BMA Shop!

Enjoy extra savings on thoughtfully curated books, jewelry, and other gifts. Find everything you need for the holidays at the BMA Shop!

Sweet deal! Members enjoy 2-for-1 desserts at Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen. Call 410-889-3399 to make a reservation.

Exhibition exclusive! Members-only hours
Wednesday, December 4, 5–7 p.m.

No ticket needed! Stop in for Members-only hours for Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art and enjoy a free glass of bubbly while you shop.


Members Holiday Shopping Days
DEC 05 · 10:00am–8:00pm

Members Holiday Shopping Days

Members Only

Double your discount—total savings of 20%! at the BMA Shop!

Enjoy extra savings on thoughtfully curated books, jewelry, and other gifts. Find everything you need for the holidays at the BMA Shop!

Sweet deal! Members enjoy 2-for-1 desserts at Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen. Call 410-889-3399 to make a reservation.


Members Holiday Shopping Days
DEC 06 · 10:00am–8:00pm

Members Holiday Shopping Days

Members Only

Double your discount—total savings of 20%! at the BMA Shop!

Enjoy extra savings on thoughtfully curated books, jewelry, and other gifts. Find everything you need for the holidays at the BMA Shop!

Sweet deal! Members enjoy 2-for-1 desserts at Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen. Call 410-889-3399 to make a reservation.


Members Holiday Shopping Days
DEC 07 · 10:00am–8:00pm

Members Holiday Shopping Days

Members Only

Double your discount—total savings of 20%! at the BMA Shop!

Enjoy extra savings on thoughtfully curated books, jewelry, and other gifts. Find everything you need for the holidays at the BMA Shop!

Sweet deal! Members enjoy 2-for-1 desserts at Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen. Call 410-889-3399 to make a reservation.


Members Holiday Shopping Days
DEC 08 · 10:00am–5:00pm

Members Holiday Shopping Days

Members Only

Double your discount—total savings of 20%! at the BMA Shop!

Enjoy extra savings on thoughtfully curated books, jewelry, and other gifts. Find everything you need for the holidays at the BMA Shop!

Sweet deal! Members enjoy 2-for-1 desserts at Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen. Call 410-889-3399 to make a reservation.


Clifford Owens. Anthology (Senga Nengudi). 2011. Courtesy of the artist
DEC 12 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

Performance: Clifford Owens

Free | Must RSVP

Join renowned artist Clifford Owens (b. 1971, Baltimore, MD) in an interpretation of scores written for him by Charles Gaines, Shinique Smith, Joyce J. Scott, and Senga Nengudi in an evening of performance at the BMA. Owens selected the scores, or instructions for a performance, from his Anthology project expressly for his hometown of Baltimore. During the performances, the artist will engage the audience on a procession through the museum. He will be joined by Baltimore-based artists including musician Wendel Patrick. This event is free, but registration is required.

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Artist unidentified, Married Woman's Blanket Cape (Ngurara). Mid-20th century. Ndebele region, South Africa. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Aaron and Joanie Young, Baltimore, BMA 2002.631
DEC 17 · 11:00am–2:00pm

Adorned: African Women & the Art of Identity

Members of the Friends of African, Pacific, and ancient American Art and the BMA Council

Members of the Friends of African, Pacific, and ancient American Art and the BMA Council are invited to an in-gallery talk and guided experience. This exhibition brings together two dozen works from the BMA’s collection to demonstrate the critical role of women in shaping and maintaining social identities across 20th-century Africa.


The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet
JAN 26 · 5:00pm–8:00pm

The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet

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

“His melodies, sometimes acrobatic, sometimes lyrical, often convey surprising emotional depth” (JazzTimes). Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has been steadily building his name as one of the most compelling composers and performers in
jazz. Combining timeless melodicism with forward thinking lines and textures, his style and approach have created a strong following of fans around the world. He frequently tours worldwide and records with his own groups, as well as with artists
such as Dr. Lonnie Smith. Currently based in New York City, Jonathan tours worldwide, and the Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet has performed at many of the major European and American festivals.

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Catherine Russell
MAR 01 · 5:00pm–8:00pm

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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Stefon Harris & Blackout
APR 05 · 5:00pm–8:00pm

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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Joey Calderazzo Trio with John Patitucci & Rudy Royston
MAY 03 · 5:00pm–8:00pm

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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