Holiday Hours: The Museum and BMA Shop will close at 3 p.m.
on December 24 and December 31. The Museum and BMA Shop will be closed on December 26. ×

Current Exhibitions

Head Back & High : Senga Nengudi, Performance Objects (1976–2015)

Now through May 27, 2018

Senga Nengudi (American, b. 1943) chooses familiar, inexpensive materials loaded with symbolic resonances to construct intimate environments.


Crossing Borders: Mexican Modernist Prints

Now through March 11, 2018

This exhibition explores an unprecedented period of cultural and intellectual exchange between Mexico and the U.S. in the 1930s and 1940s through 30 prints and drawings by artists such as Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Elizabeth Catlett. Thirty prints, drawings, and photographs will be on view, including works by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Elizabeth Catlett.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Wilmington Trust.


Phaan Howng: The Succession of Nature

Now through August 31, 2018

The third iteration of the Commons Collaboration kicks off with an exciting project from Baltimore-based artist Phaan Howng in collaboration with Blue Water Baltimore. For this project, Howng creates an immersive environment with intense, unnatural colors inspired by toxic waste.


Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Counterparts

Now through March 18, 2018

Los Angeles-based artist and 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby debuts a suite of new paintings that draw upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States, maintaining ties to her family in Nigeria, and building relationships in America.


Spiral Play: Loving in the '80s

Now through April 15, 2018

For 40 years, Al Loving experimented with materials and process to expand the definition of modern painting, drawing on everything from free jazz to his family’s quilting tradition. In the 1980s, Loving broke free of the flat image, using heavy rag paper to make three dimensional collages in brilliant colors. Spiral Play features 12 of these collages, some of them monumental in scale.



Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Orbits

Now through June 10, 2018

"Get lost in immersive, iridescent works that evoke giant bubbles, spider webs, and clouds in a clash of beauty and strength." —Baltimore Magazine


Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to Damask

Now through February 18, 2018

This intimate exhibition of approximately 11 works by Maryland-based artist Annet Couwenberg reveals the intersection of science, art, technology, and history that makes textiles such a fascinating art form.


Black Box: Kara Walker & Hank Willis Thomas

Now through March 18, 2018

Salvation by Kara Walker, one of the most significant works in the BMA’s contemporary collection, and And I Can’t Run by Hank Willis Thomas, a recent promised gift to the Museum, start a critical conversation in the Black Box Gallery on slavery’s legacy.


Imagining Home

Now through August 1, 2018

The inaugural exhibition for the BMA’s new Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center brings together more than 30 works from across the BMA’s collection to explore the universal theme of home.

Visitors will discover paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, textiles, and works on paper from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, as well as four miniature rooms, plus a variety of interactive features presented in three thematic areas.


Collection Galleries

A gallery shot of Oppenheimer's periscope-esque artwork installed in the museum.

Sarah Oppenheimer: Architectural intervention

For this two-part work, artist Sarah Oppenheimer inserted meticulously crafted aluminum and reflective glass between the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Contemporary Wing and through the wall between the contemporary and Cone collections.

An installation shot of the new American Wing.

American Art

The American Wing includes more than 800 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts that explore the international character of American art and Baltimore's position as a major center for art production and foreign trade from the late 18th century forward.

A gallery shot of the Contemporary Wing.

Contemporary Art

The Contemporary Wing features more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and moving image works, creating thought-provoking encounters with contemporary art.

An image of the Cone wing, with many colorful Matisse's adorning the gallery
		walls.

Cone Collection

The Cone Collection of modern art is the crown jewel of the BMA, featuring works by Matisse, Picasso, Pissarro, Courbet, and Degas.

Collected by Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone from the early-mid 20th century, the Cone Collection is one of the world’s most important art collections.

A statue of an angry camel with two humps.

Asian Art

Discover 2,000 years of innovation by Chinese artists from 2nd century BCE to today in this presentation of the Asian art collection. Two galleries feature ceramics, furniture, and painting, as well as bronze, jade, and lacquer objects that showcase the beauty and strength of Chinese art.

Unknown Artist. The Match Race at York (detail). (n.d.). William Woodward Collection. The Baltimore Museum of Art, BMA 1956.253.

English Sporting Art

Considered one of the finest collections of British sporting art in America, the BMA’s Woodward Collection features 52 paintings of horses and racing scenes, as well as silver and gold racing trophies.

A gallery shot of the installation.

European Art

This installation features the monumental Rinaldo and Armida, one of the world's finest paintings by Sir Anthony van Dyck, as well as masterpieces by Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin.

A visitor examining an African mask.

African Art

The BMA's presentation of its renowned African art collection emphasizes the relationships between 85 incredible works, many large-scale, and the lives of the people by and for whom the objects were made. Artists and diverse traditions from more than 40 African empires, kingdoms, and regions are represented.