Members Events

Mary Lovelace O'Neal. Running Freed More Slaves Than Lincoln Ever Did. 1995. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from the Pearlstone Family Fund and partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., BMA 2019.27. © Mary Lovelace O’Neal
AUG 29 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

Council Talk & Reception: Every Day: Selections from the Collection

Members at the Patron’s Council level and above

Members at the Patron’s Council level and above are invited for an exclusive presentation of the BMA’s newest contemporary acquisitions in the exhibition,Every Day, led by BMA Director Christopher Bedford.

Every Day is the first reinstallation of the BMA’s Contemporary Wing centered on the critical contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from 1945 to the present. The sweeping reinstallation captures the aesthetic and conceptual interplay between those artists that have been underrepresented in artistic and cultural dialogues and those artists who have traditionally been celebrated for their vision and work. Nearly 50 works of painting, sculpture, video, and more from the BMA’s permanent collection are presented alongside a select group of loans, primarily from the celebrated Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection.

To confirm your participation or for any questions, please contact: bmaevents@artbma.org or call 443-573-1810.

Invitations will be mailed.

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Glenstone Courtyard
SEP 08 · 8:15am–1:00pm

FoMaCA Member Excursion: Glenstone Day Trip

FoMaCA Members Only

FoMaCA Members are invited to an exclusive visit to Glenstone, an extraordinary museum featuring the iconic examples of modern and contemporary art from the collection of founders Emily and& Mitch Rales. Located along the Potomac River in scenic Montgomery County, Glenstone seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment. Guides will be stationed throughout the art spaces to engage with visitors on the art, architecture, and landscape. A group lunch will be held in the café before returning to the BMA. RSVP by August 26, by calling 443-573-1800 or emailing fomaca@artbma.org.

Invitations will be mailed.

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SEP 17 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

Exclusive Talk & Reception for FoAW and Council Members: Pressed, Cut, Molded, and Cracked: Stories in American Glass

FoAW and Council Members

Members of the Friends of the American Wing and the BMA Council are invited to Pressed, Cut, Molded, and Cracked: Stories in American Glass, an exclusive talk with John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery. His most recent book is American Glass: The Collections at Yale (2018) and he organized a student-curated exhibition based on his research, titled A Nation Reflected: Stories in Glass, which is on view at the Yale University Art Gallery through September 29, 2019.

To confirm your participation or for any questions, please contact: foaw@artbma.org or 443-573-1810.

Invitations will be mailed.


Sam Gilliam. After Glow. 1972. The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection. © Sam Gilliam. Courtesy of the artist.
SEP 28 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

A New Perspective: Council Evening Opening Event

Members at the Patron’s Council level and above

BMA Members at the Patron’s Council level and above are invited to an exclusive preview, a talk with Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Chris Bedford, and a reception with drinks and light bites celebrating the opening of Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, Melvin Edwards: Crossroads, and Every Day: Selections from the Collection.

To RSVP by September 23 or request more information, email council@artbma.orgor call 443-597-1810.

Invitations will be mailed.


Charles Gaines. Numbers and Trees: Central Park Series I: Tree #9, Henry. 2016. The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection. © Charles Gaines. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
SEP 28 · 8:00pm–10:00pm

A New Perspective: Members Evening @ the BMA

Members Only

BMA Members are invited to celebrate the opening of Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, Melvin Edwards: Crossroads,and Every Day: Selections from the Collection. This historic moment showcases the BMA’s new mission—a commitment to artistic excellence and social equity—in three exquisite exhibitions that offer new perspectives on the critical contributions of black artists. A cash bar and light bites will be available, with music by Jeron White and Polarity.

To RSVP by September 23 or request more information, email members@artbma.org or call 443-597-1810.

Invitations will be mailed.


Grounds for Sculpture
OCT 11 · 7:15am–6:00pm

Members Day Trip: Grounds for Sculpture

Price $195 Member, $210 Non-Members – Includes Museum entry and tour, lunch, transportation, and gratuities

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Join us for an artful adventure to Grounds for Sculpture. This renowned sculpture park, situated on the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds, features works by over 100 artists on 42 magnificently landscaped acres. When visiting Grounds for Sculpture, guests are charmed by the many fascinating and often humorous works by founder J. Seward Johnson Jr. who aimed to incorporate a join of discovery and sensory delight in his vision for the park the Park. BMA Travelers are invited to tour the grounds with Park docents and then spend free time exploring on their own.

A deluxe lunch is included with the trip and will be held at the Zagat-rated Rat’s Restaurant, serving French country cuisine.

This trip departs from the BMA at 7:30 am and has an estimated return time of 6:00 pm.

Parking at the BMA is complimentary on the day of the trip.