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BMA Presents 130 Rarely Seen Artists’ Books by Picasso, Miro, Hockney, Hartigan, and Others

Published February 10, 2017

The BMA announced today that the museum’s most anticipated exhibition of the spring, Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists’ Books, will be on view March 12-June 25, 2017. The exhibition presents more than 130 artists’ books—artworks conceived of and produced in book form—and prints by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Kiki Smith, David Hockney, and Ed Ruscha. Stephen King, Frank O’Hara, and Robert Creeley are among the 30+ authors represented. More than half of the artists’ books and related prints in the exhibition have never before been on view at the BMA.

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The BMA Presents Timeless Weft: Ancient Tapestries and The Art Of Louise B. Wheatley Through July 30, 2017

Published February 7, 2017

The BMA presents Timeless Weft: Ancient Tapestries and The Art of Louise B. Wheatley, an intimate exhibition that celebrates the more than 40-year career of Maryland artist Louise B. Wheatley. Internalizing the lessons of ancient masters, represented by Coptic textile fragments from the museum’s collection, Wheatley creates art that is unmistakably a reflection of her own unique vision and her self-imposed sense of technical perfection. The exhibition is on view in the Jean and Allan Berman Gallery through July 30, 2017.

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BMA Presents a Film by Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj in Black Box Gallery Starting February 8, 2017

Published February 7, 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Black Box: Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, on view February 8 through June 11, 2017. The exhibition includes a presentation of Guimarães’ and Akhøj’s 16-minute film Captain Gervasio’s Family (2013-2014), featuring the many spirit mediums of Palmelo, Brazil. The presentation of the film is organized by Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman and presented in the Black Box Gallery in the museum’s Contemporary Wing.

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BMA Hosts Creativity Exchange: Intersections Between Black Artists and Black-Owned Businesses

Published February 2, 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Creativity Exchange: Intersections Between Black Artists and Black-Owned Businesses, on Saturday, February 11, from noon to 5 p.m. The afternoon of free activities features Finding Your Niche: Storytelling Workshop; networking reception; and panel discussion with strong black voices leading Baltimore’s arts and commerce communities: nationally recognized artists and entrepreneurs Pierre and Jamyla Bennu, named the Coolest Black Family in America by Ebony; Myrtis Bedolla, founding Director of Galerie Myrtis; and Jay Jacksonrao, CEO of The Next Phase Studios. A unique selection of jewelry, apparel, woodwork, and body care products will be available to purchase noon to 5 p.m. during a vendor fair featuring local designers and artists.

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BMA Celebrates Last Weekend of Matisse/Diebenkorn During Art After Hours on Friday, January 27

Published January 23, 2017

The BMA's Art After Hours party on Friday, January 27 from 8-11 p.m. celebrates the landmark Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition, which has received critical acclaim and a record number of visitors. The Art After Hours ticket includes the exhibition (a $17.50 value), plus one complimentary drink or food item from Alma Cocina Latina, live music, extraordinary art experiences, and much more. Art After Hours guests are also invited to join the TASK Party that lets everyone participate in selecting, carrying out, and writing tasks for others using a variety of colorful supplies and props supplied by the BMA. Tickets—$25 or $20 for BMA Members—are on sale at

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BMA Hosts Free Activities in Conjunction with Inauguration on Friday, January 20

Published January 17, 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) will be hosting a day of free art activities held in conjunction with the Presidential Inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017. Throughout the day, visitors will be able to participate in gallery talks about key works of art and join-in readings of the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and other founding documents. The BMA will also offer mobile-device self-guided meditations with artworks and provide information on how to contact your political representatives.

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BMA Announces New Weekend Hours Beginning February 2017

Published December 29, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announces that the museum hours will shift to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends beginning February 1, 2017. The current hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. When the new hours take effect, the museum will be open consistently from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. General museum admission is still free, but some special events may have an admission charge.

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BMA Announces Extended Hours in January for Acclaimed Matisse/Diebenkorn Exhibition

Published December 6, 2016

The BMA today announced it will offer extended hours on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for visitors to see the popular Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition before it closes on Sunday, January 29. The BMA’s regular museum hours are: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Beginning Thursday, January 5, visitors can see the exhibition for additional hours on Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour earlier on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. These times apply only to the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition.

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BMA Opens Shifting Views: People & Politics in Contemporary African Art on December 18

Published December 2, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Shifting Views: People & Politics in Contemporary African Art, the first exhibition of contemporary African art drawn from the museum’s collection. It features a selection of powerful prints, drawings, and photographs by seven artists who offer pointedly political perspectives on the lives of Africans and their diasporic descendants. The exhibition is on view in the African Art Galleries December 18, 2016–June 18, 2017.

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The BMA and The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University Announce Collaboration On U.S. Pavilion Presentation Of Mark Bradford at 2017 Venice Biennale

Published October 27, 2016

The BMA and The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University today announced that they will collaborate on the presentation of Mark Bradford as representative for the United States for the 2017 Venice Biennale. The Venice Biennale is the oldest and most prestigious international exhibition of visual art showcasing leading contemporary art from around the world. It is often referred to as the Olympics of the art world. The two institutions will work in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The new work being created by Bradford will be on view in Venice from May 13 to November 26, 2017.

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The Advance Exhibition Schedule is current as of December 2016 and is subject to change. Please verify all information with BMA Communications before publishing.

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