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Last year, BMA Members at all levels contributed $1.5 million towards the BMA’s $11 million dollar operating budget. From helping to preserve the BMA’s world-class collection to supporting special exhibitions, BMA Members provide vital operating funds that make it possible for everyone to experience the power of art.

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Members Magazine

BMA Today is the Members magazine, issued three times a year. Get an insider's look on upcoming exhibitions, the BMA collection, and news about Member events and travel opportunities.

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Members Travel Program

Paradores & Pousadas.

The BMA and its Friends Groups offer incredible travel opportunities for Members. Whether stateside or abroad, travel with fellow art enthusiasts, learn from expert tour guides, and experience extraordinary public and private collections—all while enjoying deluxe accommodations.
Eligibility to travel is based on Membership level and destination.

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Paradores & Pousadas: Historic Lodgings of Spain & Portugal
September 12–26, 2016
Sustainer ($275+) and above

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BMA Council

The BMA Council is a distinguished group of Baltimore's most committed cultural and civic leaders. Some are renowned art collectors. Others are noted philanthropists and corporate leaders. All enjoy a special relationship with the BMA.

Members of the BMA Council, through their generous annual gifts, enable the Museum to achieve great things. Its world-famous collection, landmark building, and groundbreaking exhibitions shine even brighter because of Council support.

The benefits of Council Membership are many and include private tours, exhibition receptions, intimate dinners — and the satisfaction of strengthening this great cultural treasure.

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In a New Light: The Campaign for The Baltimore Museum of Art

In a New Light: The Campaign for The Baltimore Museum of Art was the most ambitious and successful philanthropic campaign in the Museum’s history.

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Members Hotline

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Upcoming Events

JUL 30 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

Beautiful boats! Create your own sailing vessel with the Museum's teaching artists.

AUG 6 · 6:30pm–9:30pm

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Part of Jazz in the Sculpture Garden · Ticket

Lauded as a “master” by The Baltimore Sun, keyboardist Lao Tizer and his group will be joined by vocalist Karen Briggs. The jazz violinist extraordinaire has performed with Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, and Wu-Tang Clan.

AUG 13 · 6:30pm–9:30pm

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Part of Jazz in the Sculpture Garden · Ticket

Renowned saxophonist Don Braden has headlined concerts around the world and been featured with greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and Freddie Hubbard. Vanessa Rubin will lend her incredible range and liquid phrasing to the night.

AUG 20 · 6:30pm–9:30pm

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Part of Jazz in the Sculpture Garden · Ticket

Get up and salsa or sit back and sway with Proyecto Jazz—a virtual who’s who of the best Latin artists on the D.C. jazz scene, featuring Tony Tovar on trombone.

AUG 27 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Member Studio: Family Art Classes

Members only.

Sew a Kimono-Dressed Figure with the Museum's teaching artists.

SEP 11 · 8:00pm–11:00pm

Art After Hours

Tickets for Members start at $20.

When the gallery lights go down, the party lights come up for Art After Hours. Experience late-night access to exhibitions, participate in art challenges to win prizes, and create art—plus music, food, and drinks.

SEP 24 · 2:00pm–4:00pm


$5 Members, $15 Non-Members

The BMA is teaming up with The Loading Dock and SCRAP-B-more to bring you an exciting new series of make it and take it art classes. Projects in this series focus on reusing materials and turning them into incredibly cool works of art that you can use!

SEP 25 · 3:00pm–4:30pm

Design for Mobile Living Discussion

$5 Members, $15 Non-Members

Hear award-winning designer Lining Yao—Wired’s 2015 Innovation Fellow and MIT Media Lab PhD candidate, in conversation with former BMA Curatorial Fellow and Harvard PhD candidate Kevin Tervala, the creative force behind Design for Mobile Living. The two will discuss Yao’s cutting-edge research on garments and materials capable of transforming shape, color, texture, and density in reaction to the wearer and nature.

OCT 4 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

Make Tribe at the BMA

BMA Members $70.00, Non-Members $88.

Join us in the BMA’s studio for a special Make Tribe workshop with Wax & Wane Fiber, a nomadic fiber studio & dye kitchen. Make, sip, and chat with fellow creatives and enjoy after-hours access to Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes From Japan’s Golden Age. Gain inspiration for your own shibori-dyed cloths. All supplies and tools (and refreshments) are provided for this very hands-on experience. Just bring your curious spirit.

OCT 15 · 2:00pm–3:30pm

Scholar Talk by Dr. Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie


Dr. Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie, 2016-2017 Smithsonian Institution Senior Fellow, will lecture about art collectors in Nigeria. Dr. Ogbechie is the Founder and Editor of Critical Interventions, Professor of Art History at UC Santa Barbara, and the author of Making History: African Collectors and the Canon of African Art and Ben Enwonwu: The Making of an African Modernist.