Commons Collaboration: Architectural intervention

From October 25, 2015 — August 31, 2016

As a complement to the exhibition Imagining Home, Baltimore-based artist Marian April Glebes, in collaboration with the non-profit building materials reuse facility The Loading Dock, will present a project on the material nature of home. The collaboration will explore what our homes are made from and what this can tell us about our shared history and sense of place. The project will consist of installations at the BMA as well as The Loading Dock, accompanied by a year-long series of public programs. Programs begin this February and continue through August.

The Collaborators

Marian April Glebes is a Baltimore-based conceptual and mixed-media artist whose work addresses issues of the urban/suburban environment, site-specificity, and the art object as a tool for social change.

The Loading Dock, Inc., increases the supply and use of affordable building materials for housing and community improvement by redirecting landfill-bound, reusable materials into productive use.

Workshops with The Loading Dock

Sign up for free workshops with teaching artists from The Loading Dock. Workshops take place in the BMA Studio in the Joseph Education Center on the first floor of the Museum. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot today by emailing Jessica Braiterman at or by calling 443-573-1836.

Saturday, February 6, 11 a.m.
Key Holders
Artist Michael Metcalf demonstrates how to make key holders from reclaimed materials.

Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m.
Artist Nancy Hotchkiss shows how to turn scrap material into beautiful rugs.

Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.
Mosaic Tile Trivets
Artist Pat Stein provides instructions on how to make your own decorative trivet/hot plate with mosaic tiles.

Marian April Glebes. Three Sheds for Three Sites, Shed I: Home Shed (One is at the Museum and Performs the Functions of Home, One is at the Salvage Material Re-Use Center and Performs the Functions of the Museum, One is at the Home of the Artist and performs the Functions of A Collection). 2015. Mixed media, audience participation. Courtesy of the artist.