After a brief hiatus, the BMA Outpost is back, with a whole new look and program for engaging Baltimore's neighborhoods. Launching September 2017, two newly designed Outposts will engage in three-month-long residencies in communities across Baltimore.
Since 2014, the BMA Outpost has been popping up around Baltimore, often where it is least expected. Over the past three years, it has visited libraries, non-profits, community gardens — even a stall in Lexington Market. Featuring art making, reproductions from the BMA's collection, and community asset mapping, the newly relaunched Outposts will continue to connect Baltimore communities to the BMA, and to each other.
The first host site will be a collaboration between the Union Baptist Church and the Baltimore Museum of Art to create the BMA Outpost: Art and Spirit, an art museum about the idea of home by residents of Upton. The BMA Outpost: Art and Spirit will be open at 1201 Druid Hill Avenue every Tuesday from 8 am – 1 pm, and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm – 5 pm.
The second host site will be in the Remington neighborhood, working not only with Church of the Guardian Angel at 2629 Huntingdon Avenue every Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm, but also with R. House at 301 W. 29th st. on Thursdays from 3 pm – 7 pm. In addition, the Outpost will be in residence at festivals like the Remington Kids Fest! And others throughout the residency.
In January 2018, the Outpost will be in residence with the Cherry Hill Town Center and the Loch Raven VA Outpatient Clinic.
The Outpost project is generously sponsored by the T. Rowe Price Foundation and The Stoneridge Fund of Amy and Marc Meadows.