Sarah Oppenheimer: Architectural intervention

Permanent Installation

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.

This architectural intervention opens unexpected sight lines in the BMA's walls, allowing surprising views of fellow visitors, art works, and galleries.

The BMA is the first major museum to commission and acquire a site-specific installation by the award-winning artist.

About the Artist

Sarah Oppenheimer received a BA in Semiotics from Brown University and an MFA from Yale University, where she is a visiting critic in the School of Art.

Her work has been exhibited in the US and Europe at venues including the Rice University Art Gallery, Houston; the Saint Louis Art Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and the Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm.

Curated by

Kristen Hileman, Curator of Contemporary Art

Supported by

Generously funded by the Nathan L. and Suzanne F. Cohen Contemporary Art Acquisitions Endowment and a gift from the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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

Sarah Oppenheimer. Installation view of W-120301. 2012. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Nathan L. and Suzanne F. Cohen Contemporary Art Acquisitions Endowment; and gift of the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art, BMA 2012.1. © Sarah Oppenheimer. Photo by James Ewing.