All Events

AUG 29 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


AUG 29 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

Make art-inspired music.


AUG 29 · 6:30pm–9:30pm

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Part of Jazz in the Sculpture Garden · Ticket

Percussionist Steven Kroon has captivated audiences for more that 35 years, recording and performing with musicians Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall, The Temptations, and especially the late R&B legend Luther Vandross, whom he accompanied for 20 years.


AUG 30 · 2:00pm–2:45pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Enjoy an informal talk with a BMA educator about the Crazy Quilts exhibition.


AUG 30 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


SEP 2 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition and Collection Tour

Free

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


SEP 6 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Make a modern paper sculpture as we play with paper.


SEP 6 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Make a modern paper sculpture as we play with paper.


SEP 9 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition and Collection Tour

Free

Discover African art in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


SEP 13 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Make an Action Drawing and explore your creative side with active hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view.


SEP 16 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition and Collection Tour

Free

Discover highlights of the American Wing in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


SEP 19 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Artist Talk: Sara VanDerBeek

Free

Join Baltimore-born, New York-based artist Sara VanDerBeek for a talk on her exhibition, on view in the Front Room through Sunday, September 20.


SEP 20 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Artist Talk: Magdalene Odundo

Free

Internationally acclaimed ceramicist Magdalene Odundo will talk about her sinuous sculpture on view in the BMA's new African galleries in the context of her larger aesthetic practice.


SEP 20 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Print and embellish a 2D design and explore your creative side with active hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view.


SEP 23 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition and Collection Tour

Free

Discover Asian art in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


SEP 23 · 4:00pm–5:30pm

Special Exhibition Tour: American Crazy Quilts

FOAW Members only

Join textiles curator Anita Jones for a lively private tour showcasing the BMA's luxurious pieced and embroidered crazy quilts. Informal drinks to follow at Gertrude's.


SEP 23 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

American Art and Music in Concert

Members only

All BMA Members are invited to the Friends of the American Wing's free program of American music. International concert pianist John Nauman has been praised as a "pianist of considerable sensitivity" (New York Times) whose "abundant command of color and dynamics demands attention" (Los Angeles Times).


SEP 26 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

In these Members-only family classes, the Museum's teaching artists will provide in-depth instruction as they explain African Printmaking.


SEP 27 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Make paper-mâché sculptures and explore your creative side with active hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view.


SEP 30 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition and Collection Tour

Free

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


OCT 3 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Big Table Connections

Free

A quiet elegy to a dear friend, Zoe Leonard’s sensitively sewn fruit skins on view in the Contemporary Wing evoke countless questions about life, loss, and the role of creative practices to heal from seemingly impossible wounds.


OCT 7 · 6:00pm–7:30pm

Mindfulness with Guanyin

Part of Mindfulness with Guanyin · Series Ticket Required

Join Diane Finlayson for mindfulness meditation and Qi Gong in the newly reinstalled Asian galleries.


OCT 10 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

FAPA Members Meet-and-Greet with Shannen Hill

FAPA Members only

FAPA Member Sandy Leichtman has generously offered to host a meet-and-greet reception to welcome Shannen Hill, the BMA's new Associate Curator for African Art and Head of the AAAPI Department. Shannen will give remarks in her research and plans for the BMA.

Free for FAPA Members. All BMA Members are invited to join a Friends Group.


OCT 14 · 6:00pm–7:30pm

Mindfulness with Guanyin

Part of Mindfulness with Guanyin · Series Ticket Required

Join Diane Finlayson for mindfulness meditation and Qi Gong in the newly reinstalled Asian galleries.


OCT 21 · 6:00pm–7:30pm

Mindfulness with Guanyin

Part of Mindfulness with Guanyin · Series Ticket Required

Join Diane Finlayson for mindfulness meditation and Qi Gong in the newly reinstalled Asian galleries.


OCT 24 · 11:00am–5:00pm

Members Open House

Members only

Join us for this celebration of the new Center for People & Art. Throughout the day, you can find art activities, music, snacks, a photobooth, and special surprises - just for BMA Members!


OCT 24 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

Join us for activities in the new Center for People & Art. Children and grandchildren can create and experiment with a variety of projects and materials as they develop their artistic talents in these Members-only family classes.



OCT 28 · 6:00pm–7:30pm

Mindfulness with Guanyin

Part of Mindfulness with Guanyin · Series Ticket Required

Join Diane Finlayson for mindfulness meditation and Qi Gong in the newly reinstalled Asian galleries.


NOV 28 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

The Museum's teaching artists will provide in-depth instruction as they explain how to Give Thanks Through Art.


DEC 5 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Big Table Connections

Free

Investigate Robert Gober's strategy of casting the empty space within everyday objects to create new works of art. Then participate in a casting demonstration.