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Joshua Johnson Council (JJC)

There is a real sense of community among the members of JJC who all share a passion for African-American and African art.

JJC is one of the oldest African-American museum support groups in the country. Named after an 18th-century African-American portrait painter who lived and worked in Maryland, its mission is to forge meaningful connections between Baltimore’s African-American communities and the BMA by promoting and highlighting the achievements of African-American artists.

JJC Membership offers a wide range of opportunities for active participation within a network of friends and colleagues dedicated to art, education, community, and family. JJC programs and meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.

Friends Groups

Exclusively for BMA Members, participation in a Friends Group provides exclusive opportunities to visit private collections and artists's studios, connect with BMA curators and art experts, and much more.

Interested in joining a Friends Group, but not a BMA Member?

Become a BMA Member Call 443-573-1800 Learn about BMA Friends Groups
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