Upcoming Exhibitions

Black Box: John Waters’ Kiddie Flamingos

From September 21, 2016 — January 22, 2017

For this 2014 video, John Waters recast his 1972 cult film Pink Flamingos—considered one of the most notorious films ever made—with children reading a cleverly modified G-rated script.


Front Room: Guerrilla Girls

From September 25, 2016 — March 12, 2017

The BMA presents a selection of works from the Portfolio Compleat (1985-2012) by the New York-based Guerrilla Girls. This group of anonymous women artists have produced over the course of 30 years a body of work that includes posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film, and culture at large. They appear in public wearing gorilla masks and use humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny.


Matisse/Diebenkorn

From October 23, 2016 — January 29, 2017

Matisse/Diebenkorn is the first major exhibition to show the profound influence of French modern artist Henri Matisse on the work of American artist Richard Diebenkorn. Breathtaking juxtapositions of more than 90 paintings and drawings from museums and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe reveal the enduring power of Diebenkorn’s firsthand experiences of the French artist’s work and present a stunning new view of two artists who never met. The exhibition will travel to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art following its presentation in Baltimore. The BMA is the only East Coast venue for this highly anticipated exhibition.


On Paper: Finding Form

From October 30, 2016 — April 30, 2017

This exhibition celebrates one of the strengths of the BMA’s collection: contemporary drawings that combine an interest in pure, refined geometric form with a desire to use materials expressively.


Shifting Views: People & Politics in Contemporary African Art

From December 18, 2016 — June 18, 2017

The BMA’s first exhibition of contemporary art from its African collection features photographs, prints, and drawings by seven artists who each offer pointedly political perspectives on the lives of Africans and their diasporic descendants.


Check for more upcoming exhibitions soon …