All Events

SEP 28 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


OCT 1 · 11:00am–2:00pm

Areas for Action

Free

During this performance of Areas for Action directed by Oliver Herring, four volunteers will spray colorful food dye from their mouths onto gallery walls. Joyful, messy, surprising, and often fatiguing, this playful, but physically demanding performance is expected to take several hours, showing the profound commitment of time and effort involved in artistic experimentation.


OCT 1 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


OCT 2 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Construct animal masks in an art activity inspired by Front Room: Guerrilla Girls.


OCT 2 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


OCT 4 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

Make Tribe at the BMA

Tickets on sale at MakeTribe.com

Join us in the BMA’s studio for a special Make Tribe workshop with Wax & Wane Fiber, a nomadic fiber studio & dye kitchen. Make, sip, and chat with fellow creatives and enjoy after-hours access to Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes From Japan’s Golden Age. Gain inspiration for your own shibori-dyed cloths. All supplies and tools (and refreshments) are provided for this very hands-on experience. Just bring your curious spirit.


OCT 5 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


OCT 5 · 6:00pm–8:30pm

Baltimore Sun's Women to Watch

$50 each/10% off for BMA Members

Enjoy an evening of cocktails and networking with women at the top of their fields on October 5th at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Key note by Beth Kaplan (Strategic Advisory, Rent The Runway) as she shares her journey to the top of corporate America.


OCT 8 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


OCT 8 · 7:00pm–9:00pm

BMA Salon Launch

$40 non-members/$30 Members/$15 BMA Salon Members/BMA Salon VIP Members Free

Join us for the first BMA Salon! This new event series is designed for busy professionals with creative, curious minds who want to meet other people interested in the arts.

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OCT 9 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Create your own protest posters in an art activity inspired by Front Room: Guerrilla Girls.


OCT 9 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


OCT 12 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


OCT 14 · 6:00pm–9:00pm

Queer Interiors

Free, Tickets Required

Celebrate the opening of the new Commons Collaboration with artists Jaimes Mayhew and Rahne Alexander in collaboration with their non-profit partner The LGBT Health Resource Center at Chase Brexton. Join us for a gallery talk and stay for music from DDm, dancing, and more.

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OCT 15 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


OCT 15 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Open Hours: A Creative Response to Home

Free

Performer and activist Sheila Gaskins and artist Nicole Fall will guide visitors through key works of art in the Imagining Home exhibition using the Critical Response Process. Developed by performer Liz Lerman, this process is designed to spark creativity through reflection.


OCT 15 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Crafternoons

$5 BMA Members, $10 Loading Dock Members, $15 Non-Members

The BMA is teaming up with The Loading Dock and SCRAP-B-more to bring you an exciting new series of make it and take it art classes. Projects in this series focus on reusing materials and turning them into incredibly cool works of art that you can use!

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OCT 15 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Scholar Talk by Dr. Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie

Free

Dr. Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie, 2016-2017 Smithsonian Institution Senior Fellow, will lecture about art collectors in Nigeria. Dr. Ogbechie is the Founder and Editor of Critical Interventions, Professor of Art History at UC Santa Barbara, and the author of Making History: African Collectors and the Canon of African Art and Ben Enwonwu: The Making of an African Modernist.


OCT 16 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Make a zine in an art activity inspired by Front Room: Guerrilla Girls.


OCT 16 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


OCT 19 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


OCT 20 · 1:00pm–2:00pm

Third Thursday Curatorial Tour

Free

Explore Design for Mobile Living: Art From Eastern Africa with Curatorial Fellow Kevin Tervala.


OCT 21 · 10:00am–5:00pm

Member Preview Day

Free for Members

Experience the exhibition without the crowds! Members are invited to preview the exhibition during these two days of exclusive access.


OCT 22 · 11:00am–6:00pm

Member Preview Day

Free for Members

Experience the exhibition without the crowds! Members are invited to preview the exhibition during these two days of exclusive access.


OCT 22 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


OCT 22 · 6:30pm–8:00pm

Council Private Preview

Council Members only

Celebrate Matisse/Diebenkorn at this exclusive preview and reception for Council Members. Arrive early to hear insights from Senior Curator Katy Rothkopf.


OCT 22 · 8:00pm–10:00pm

Member Preview Party

Free for Members

Two extraordinary artists, one extraordinary evening!

Explore the landmark exhibition, grab a cocktail, and immerse yourself in an evening of art and inspiration!


OCT 23 · 12:00pm–5:00pm

Matisse/Diebenkorn Opening Celebration

Free

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with activities for all ages and specially priced tickets to Matisse/Diebenkorn—$10 adults and free for ages 18 and under.


OCT 23 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


OCT 26 · 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.


OCT 29 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


OCT 30 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Try charcoal and chalk figure drawing in an art activity inspired by Matisse/Diebenkorn.


OCT 30 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


NOV 2 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


NOV 5 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


NOV 6 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Construct a colorful collage in an art activity inspired by Matisse/Diebenkorn.


NOV 6 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


NOV 8 · 7:00pm–10:00pm

Election Night Party

$10/$5 Members and Students with valid ID

Gather at the BMA for a special election night event inspired by the new Front Room: Guerrilla Girls exhibition. Make political posters and masks; join in-gallery conversations on the intersection of art and politics with BMA curators and educators; and stay up-to-date on results. Enjoy music by DJ Isabella, cash bar and concessions provided by Alma Cocina Latina, and more.

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NOV 9 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


NOV 12 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


NOV 13 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Print light and shadows in an art activity inspired by Matisse/Diebenkorn.


NOV 13 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


NOV 16 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


NOV 17 · 1:00pm–2:00pm

Third Thursday Curatorial Tour

Free

Explore Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes From Japan's Golden Age with Curator of Textiles Anita Jones.


NOV 18 · 8:00pm–11:00pm

Art After Hours & Stoop Stories

$25 non-Members/$20 Members & Students

When the gallery lights go down, the party lights come up for Art After Hours. Experience late-night access to Matisse/Diebenkorn and other exhibitions, participate in art challenges to win prizes, and create art, and enjoy music, food, and drinks.


NOV 19 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


NOV 19 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Open Hours: The Architecture of Home

Free

Join members of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for a conversation on Baltimore’s domestic spaces and a walking tour of architecture near the BMA.


NOV 19 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Crafternoons

$5 Members, $15 Non-Members

The BMA is teaming up with The Loading Dock and SCRAP-B-more to bring you an exciting new series of make it and take it art classes. Projects in this series focus on reusing materials and turning them into incredibly cool works of art that you can use!

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NOV 20 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Paint your favorite place in an art activity inspired by Matisse/Diebenkorn.


NOV 20 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


NOV 20 · 4:00pm–6:00pm

Inside the Art World: Sarah Thornton

Free

Hear Sarah Thornton, author of the international best seller Seven Days in the Art World, in conversation with Senior Curator Kristen Hileman.


NOV 23 · 2:00pm–3:00pm

Exhibition & Collection Tour

Free

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


NOV 26 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


NOV 27 · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Free Family Sunday

Free

Design dramatic windows in an art activity inspired by Matisse/Diebenkorn.


NOV 27 · 2:30pm–3:00pm

Sunday Shorts Tour

Free

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


NOV 30 · 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.


DEC 1 · 5:30pm–7:30pm

Council Reception

Council Members only

BMA Council donors are invited to an exclusive reception to meet Christopher Bedford and learn about his first impressions of Baltimore and the BMA.


DEC 3 · 11:00am–8:00pm

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 3 · 12:00pm–12:45pm

BMA Highlights Tour

Free

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


DEC 3 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Member Meet & Greet with Christopher Bedford

Free for Members

BMA Members are invited to a special presentation by Christopher Bedford in the Meyerhoff Auditorium. After the talk, join Christopher for a reception at Gertrude’s restaurant. Cash bar available.


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.