Screen House


Spring House

The Spring House was designed by acclaimed architect Benjamin Latrobe in 1812 and served for nearly 70 years as a dairy, where enslaved Black men, women, and children were forced to labor. In 1932, the BMA acquired and moved the building to its current site on the West Lawn from land that formerly was a plantation north of present-day Cold Spring Lane. Now, as a house for new media at the museum, it becomes a space to interrogate history, reimagine familiar stories, and reclaim joy and creativity.