Celebrate the BMA's 110th anniversary at the spectacular BMA Ball and After Party on Saturday, November 23, 2024.

New Hands-On Installations, Art-Making Spaces, and Activities

Visitors of all ages are invited to play and learn in the Joseph Education Center. Following a major renovation, the Center reopens, offering hands-on installations and activities.

New to the Center:

  • The expanded Experience Gallery, featuring playful installations by artists Derrick Adams, Mary Flanagan, and Pablo Helguera
  • A Wall of Wonder with digital displays of artworks and artists, discovery drawers with samples of artists’ materials to touch, and other interactive elements
  • An Insight Lab and Studio, providing space for events and tours with dry and wet media art-making activities.

The renovation of the Center was made possible by Baltimore philanthropists Patricia and Mark Joseph, who have been major donors to the BMA for over three decades. They established the Center in 2015 with a $3 million gift and have contributed $2.5 million toward its reconceptualization.


The Joseph Education Center is funded by Patricia and Mark Joseph, The Shelter Foundation.