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APR 29 · 9:00am–6:00pm

Member Day Trip: Philadelphia Museum of Art

$165

How did Pop really pop? Find out on this exciting Members day trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art!


APR 29 · 7:30pm–10:00pm

Leon Levin Psychoanalytic Film Series

Part of Leon Levin Psychoanalytic Film Series · Ticket

Seen through the lens of psychoanalysis, the Leon Levin Psychoanalytic Film Series provides insight into human psychology. The Series is presented by the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Tickets for BMA Members start at $12, and may be purchased for individual films, or for the entire series of four films.


APR 30 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


APR 30 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

The Museum's teaching artists will provide in-depth instruction as they explain printmaking.


MAY 1 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Print Matisse-inspired flowers as we look to spring for inspiration.


MAY 1 · 5:00pm–7:00pm

Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society 2016 Concert Series

Prices for Members start at $38

Numerous accolades for Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano include multiple wins as Down Beat magazine’s Jazz Artist/Musician of the Year, Tenor Saxophonist of the Year and Album of the Year. The secret to Lovano’s success is his fearless ability to push the conceptual and thematic choices he makes in a quest for new modes of artistic expression. (JazzTimes) “His breathy, broad, and sometimes dark-toned tenor saxophone sound seems simultaneously comforting and radical. Jazz’s aesthetic no longer coagulates around a single dominant idea (if it ever really did).” (Blouin Artinfo) In Joe Lovano’s Classic Quartet, Lovano will explore the rich history of mainstream jazz through swing and bebop. An active proponent of straight-ahead jazz, Lovano drives the edges while honoring the structures.


MAY 4 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Discover New Arrivals: Gifts of Art for a New Century in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


MAY 7 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


MAY 8 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Construct a Relief Bouquet as we look to spring for inspiration.


MAY 8 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


MAY 11 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


MAY 13 · 8:00pm–11:00pm

Art After Hours

Tickets for Members start at $20.

When the gallery lights go down, the party lights come up for Art After Hours.

After-hours access to galleries, a complimentary Van Gogh Vodka cocktail, free snacks from Kinderhook, a Myth, Mysteries & Superstitions art quiz to win a free drink & tickets to a future Art After Hours, DJ Paul Random's play list and Make Your Own Luck Talisman.


MAY 14 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


MAY 14 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Berman Textile Lecture

Free

One of the most highly regarded experts on contemporary and antique quilts in the world, Robert Shaw is the author of such definitive, critically acclaimed books as The Art Quilt, Art Quilts: A Celebration and American Quilts: The Democratic Art. Shaw’s talk will address how from 1800 to the present day there have always been art quilts that were primarily decorative, as well as utilitarian pieces that transcend function and rise to the level of art. He will also comment on several works in the BMA’s current exhibition.


MAY 14 · 8:00pm–9:30pm

Kinetics Dance Company presents GLASS

Prices start at $10.

Kinetics Dance Company presents an evening of contemporary modern dance, featuring four premiers.


MAY 15 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Artist Talk: Broomberg & Chanarin

Free

London-based artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin discuss their exhibition currently on view in the Front Room, which points to the changes technology has brought to warfare.


MAY 15 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Paint watercolor flowers as we look to spring for inspiration.


MAY 15 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


MAY 18 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


MAY 19 · 1:00pm–2:00pm

Third Thursday Curatorial Tour

Free

Explore New Arrivals: Matisse Prints & Drawings with Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Jay Fisher.


MAY 19 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

Seminar: Contemporary Accesssions (FoMaCA)

PDPS Members only

Senior Curator Kristen Hileman provides a behind-the-scenes introduction to the BMA’s accessions process using recent acquisitions as examples. Discover the collecting priorities for the contemporary department, Hileman’s strategy for identifying potential acquisitions, and the process by which objects are vetted by internal and external parties.


MAY 21 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


MAY 21 · 1:00pm–4:00pm

fyi... For Your Inspiration Reception

Free

fyi... For Your Inspiration presents the artwork of Baltimore City Public School students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Join us to celebrate the schools' art programming.


MAY 21 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Journaling a Lifetime of Homes

Free

Join Lorna Duane Smith for a workshop about remembering the homes of our lives using her handmade journal. Workshop seating is limited and reservations are required. All participants will receive a free copy of A Lifetime of Homes (a $15 value).


MAY 21 · 7:00pm–9:00pm

Charm City Labor Chorus

Free

As we embrace the movement for social justice and change, 2016 marks the 7th annual concert of the Charm City Labor Chorus. Under the direction of Darryl! LC Moch and accompanied by Chester Burke, Jr., and Vincent Henningfield, Charm City Labor Chorus is the voice of a progressive community and sings songs of liberty, action, and challenge from the labor, human, and civil rights movements and struggles for peace, justice and equality.


MAY 22 · 1:00pm–4:00pm

Art is for Everyone Reception

Free

Art is for Everyone presents the artwork of Baltimore County Public School students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.


MAY 22 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Paint a path in the woods as we look to spring for inspiration.


MAY 22 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


MAY 25 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Explore Asian art in the collection in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


MAY 28 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


MAY 28 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

Make a Matisse-Inspired Print with the Museum's teaching artists.


MAY 29 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Create a kaleidoscope of flowers as we look to spring for inspiration.


MAY 29 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


JUN 2 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

Make Tribe at the BMA

Price TBC.

Join us in the new Joseph Education Center Studio for this special Make Tribe workshop led by Steelcut Flower Co. Make, sip, and chat with fellow creatives and enjoy afterhours access to the ongoing Imagining Home exhibition.


JUN 4 · 11:00am–1:00pm

Creative Reuse Workshop with The Loading Dock

Free

Join teaching artist Pat Stein to make your own mosaic trivet with materials donated by The Loading Dock.


JUN 4 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


JUN 4 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Big Table Connections

Free

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


JUN 5 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Create 3D maps of your favorite place.


JUN 5 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Print, Drawing & Painting Society (PDPS) Annual Meeting

PDPS Members only

Senior Curator Rena Hoisington will give a lecture on artists' books, followed by a reception in Gertrude's Restaurant.


JUN 5 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


JUN 8 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Explore European painting and sculpture in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


JUN 11 · 11:00am–5:00pm

Bricks in Baltimore: A Historic Tour and Local Clay Workshop

$65 BMA Members, Students, Teachers | $80 non-Members

Personalize a brick made from local clay during this workshop about Baltimore’s early brick-making industry. Tour sites rich in historic brick and learn how to prepare clay. Then create a customized brick (to be fired off-site).

Featured speakers: artist Marian April Glebes, ceramicist Josh Copus, historian Eli Pousson, and Max Pollock from Details Deconstruction.


JUN 11 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


JUN 12 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Create an Animal Home.


JUN 12 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


JUN 15 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Enjoy summer in the Sculpture Garden in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


JUN 16 · 1:00pm–2:00pm

Third Thursday Curatorial Tour

Free

Explore Front Room: Broomberg & Chanarin with Associate Curator Ann Shafer.


JUN 18 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


JUN 18 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Baltimore Housing & Homelessness

Free

Join us for a discussion of the past, present, and future of Baltimore’s housing policies with Kevin Lindamood, CEO of Healthcare for the Homeless; Antero Pietella, author of Not in My Neighborhood; and Teddy Maddox, advocate for the homeless.


JUN 19 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

It's our Bricks and Prints Party!


JUN 19 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


JUN 25 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


JUN 25 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

Sculpt gold animals with the Museum's teaching artists.


JUN 26 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Build an ideal city.


JUN 26 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


JUN 29 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


JUL 2 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


JUL 3 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Make beaded jewelry.


JUL 3 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


JUL 6 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


JUL 9 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


JUL 9 · 7:00pm–9:30pm

Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony & Reception

Free

Join Baltimore's artists and arts advocates on Saturday, July 9 when the winner of the $25,000 Sondheim Artscape Prize fellowship is announced.


JUL 10 · 1:00pm–2:00pm

Third Thursday Curatorial Tour

Free

Please join consulting curator Ann Marie Moeller for a talk on her research for Kimono & Obi. Hear her insights into the meaning behind many of the symbols elaborately depicted on the kimono and learn about the persistent influence of the Heian court on Japanese art and culture. Reception to follow.


JUL 10 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Sculpt a tent post.


JUL 10 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


JUL 13 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Discover the work of Tiffany and Friends in the American Wing in this guided tour with a BMA educator.


JUL 16 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


JUL 16 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Intentional Communities

Free

Join Reagan Hooten, resident of the Free Farm in Baltimore, for a conversation about egalitarian communities in urban areas and how to purchase property as a cooperative.


JUL 17 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Make a Maasai-inspired shield.


JUL 17 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


JUL 20 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Discover the Antioch Mosaics in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


JUL 21 · 1:00pm–2:00pm

Third Thursday Curatorial Tour

Free

Explore Mexican artists with Senior Curator Rena Hoisington, in the Print Study Room.


JUL 23 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


JUL 24 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Create Maasai dolls.


JUL 24 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


JUL 30 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


JUL 30 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

Beautiful boats! Create your own sailing vessel with the Museum's teaching artists.


JUL 31 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Design a tent.


JUL 31 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


AUG 3 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


AUG 3 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Big Table Connections

Free

Marvel at Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s large-scale beaded curtain in the Contemporary Wing and reflect on beaded curtains for domestic thresholds and public spaces. Then try your hand at creating ordinary objects of enormous scale.


AUG 6 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


AUG 6 · 6:30pm–9:30pm

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Part of Jazz in the Sculpture Garden · Ticket

Lauded as a “master” by The Baltimore Sun, keyboardist Lao Tizer and his group will be joined by vocalist Karen Briggs. The jazz violinist extraordinaire has performed with Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, and Wu-Tang Clan.


AUG 7 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Embroider golden cranes as we draw inspiration from the exhibition Kimono & Obi.


AUG 7 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


AUG 10 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


AUG 13 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


AUG 13 · 6:30pm–9:30pm

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Part of Jazz in the Sculpture Garden · Ticket

Renowned saxophonist Don Braden has headlined concerts around the world and been featured with greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and Freddie Hubbard. Vanessa Rubin will lend her incredible range and liquid phrasing to the night.


AUG 14 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Paint elegant fans as we draw inspiration from the exhibition Kimono & Obi.


AUG 14 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


AUG 17 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

Explore Asian art in the collection in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


AUG 20 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


AUG 20 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Caring for Animals at Home

Free

Join Bailey Deacon and others from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) to talk about the care that animals need in the home. Meet some furry friends from BARCS and think about adopting one into your home!


AUG 20 · 6:30pm–9:30pm

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Part of Jazz in the Sculpture Garden · Ticket

Get up and salsa or sit back and sway with Proyecto Jazz—a virtual who’s who of the best Latin artists on the D.C. jazz scene, featuring Tony Tovar on trombone.


AUG 21 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Sew a beautiful bag as we draw inspiration from the exhibition Kimono & Obi.


AUG 21 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


AUG 24 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition and Collection Tour

Free

Discover African-American artists in the collection in this free guided tour with a BMA educator.


AUG 27 · 11:00am–5:00pm

Artist Talk with Marian April Glebes

Free

Marian April Glebes will give a summative talk on her artist project in the Commons and the satellite locations at The Loading Dock and her home. Hear her reflections on the performative qualities of the sculptures and the unique ways she engaged the larger community in the work. Reception to follow.


AUG 27 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


AUG 27 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

Sew a Kimono-Dressed Figure with the Museum's teaching artists.