Press Room

BMA Showcases Works By African-American Artists With Google Art Project Exhibition And Other New Initiatives

Published February 1, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is honoring African-American History Month with several initiatives to increase awareness of works by African-American artists represented in its world-class collection. Beginning today, an online exhibition of 18 artworks by African-American artists in the BMA’s collection can be viewed by people around the world thanks to a new partnership between the Google Cultural Institute and more than 40 other organizations with African-American artworks and historical artifacts. The BMA is also hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for entries about African-American artists represented in the BMA’s collection, and offering a new self-guided tour of works by African-American artists whose works are currently on view in the galleries.

  Download Press Release

The BMA and SFMOMA Co-Organize First Exhibition to Show the Influence of Henri Matisse on Richard Diebenkorn

Published January 12, 2016

The first major exhibition to show the profound influence of French modern artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) on the work of American artist Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) will premiere at The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) on October 23, 2016, before traveling to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in the spring of 2017, after it opens its expansion on May 14, 2016. Co-organized by the BMA and SFMOMA, Matisse/Diebenkorn will feature over 90 objects—including more than 30 paintings and drawings by Matisse with 60 paintings and drawings by Diebenkorn from museums and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe, as well as a selection from Diebenkorn’s personal library of books on Matisse.

  Download Press Release

BMA Presents First Major Exhibition Since Renovation “New Arrivals: Gifts of Art for a New Century”

Published December 29, 2015

Updated February 1 - The BMA celebrates the evolution of its world-class collection in this stunning exhibition of more than 200 artworks—many on view for the first time—with masterworks by Degas, Kelly, Magritte, Matisse, Rodin, and many others given to the BMA during its enormously successful Campaign for Art. Nearly every area of the collection is represented with objects spread across geography, culture, chronology, and medium.

New Arrivals: Images

  Download Press Release

BMA Presents Matisse Prints And Drawings

Published December 4, 2015

The BMA presents a sublime exhibition of works by Henri Matisse, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. On view December 9, 2015-July 3, 2016, New Arrivals: Matisse Prints & Drawings features approximately 40 recently acquired prints and drawings, most bestowed to the BMA by the collection of Matisse’s daughter, Marguerite Matisse Duthuit, and The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation in New York. The exhibition—one of nine celebrating the museum’s enormously successful Campaign for Art—demonstrates the legacy of renowned collectors Etta and Claribel Cone and the BMA’s continued relationship with members of the Matisse family.

  Download Press Release

BMA Presents Extraordinary Art Quilts On View For The First Time

Published December 3, 2015

The BMA presents five striking late-20th century art quilts on view for the first time. On view December 16, 2015–June 19, 2016, New Arrivals: Art Quilts is one of nine exhibitions in a series celebrating the museum’s enormously successful Campaign for Art. The intricately designed, vibrant quilts were created for display on the wall, rather than a bed, by some of the nation’s most acclaimed textile artists, including Baltimore-native Adrien Rothschild, currently based in Pennsylvania, and the late Elizabeth Scott, who lived in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.

  Download Press Release

BMA Issues RFQ for Artist Project

Published November 24, 2015

The Baltimore Museum of Art has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to artists in the Greater Baltimore area interested in being considered for a collaborative project in the museum’s new Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center. The BMA will contract with one artist or artist team, in partnership with an area non-profit, to produce a year-long project on the theme of home. The selected artist/non-profit team will activate the Center’s commons with artwork and with a series of free public programs implemented between October 2016 and August 2017.

  Download Press Release

BMA Presents Free Panel Discussion on Race & Art With Activists, Scholars, and Artists

Published November 4, 2015

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Seeing Color: A Conversation About Race & Art on Saturday, November 14, 2 p.m. The free panel discussion will bring insights to the national conversation on race, identity, and social justice addressed by artists and shed new light on challenging artworks in the BMA’s historic and contemporary collection.

  Download Press Release

BMA Presents New Arrivals: Joachim Koester

Published October 27, 2015

New Arrivals: Joachim Koester at The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) explores the power of photography to document otherwise lost moments. On view October 28, 2015 through March 6, 2016, the exhibition features Danish artist Joachim Koester’s 3-minute, 16mm film inspired by a tragic 1897 hot air balloon expedition across the North Pole and two large-scale lithographs that appear to advertise the voyage.

  Download Press Release

BMA Receives $3 Million Gift from Patricia and Mark Joseph to Support New Education Center

Published October 20, 2015

BMA Board of Trustees Chair Clair Zamoiski Segal announced today that the BMA has received an extraordinary $3 million gift from Patricia and Mark Joseph to support the museum’s new 5,500-square-foot education center. This is one of the largest individual gifts the museum has ever received.

  Download Press Release

BMA’s "New Arrivals" Series Showcases Artworks Recently Added to the Museum's Renowned Collection

Published September 28, 2015

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) enormously successful Campaign for Art has secured more than 3,500 objects during the past decade in honor of the museum’s 100th anniversary in 2014. These gifts have joined the museum’s renowned collection—now 95,000 objects—most of which came from generous donors in this community like Claribel and Etta Cone, Jacob Epstein, and Saidie A. May. To celebrate these new gifts and their donors, the BMA is presenting a series of New Arrivals exhibitions and installations in nearly every area of the museum from September 2015 through May 2016.

  Download Press Release

Press Archive

The historic Merrick entrance to the Baltimore Museum of Art.


Anne Mannix Brown
Communications Director

Sarah Pedroni
Communications Coordinator

BMA Communications
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

BMA Factsheets

BMA Images

Access Images Request Access

Advance Exhibition Schedule

The Advance Exhibition Schedule is current as of December 2015 and is subject to change. Please verify all information with BMA Communications before publishing.

Advance Exhibition Schedule 2015 (PDF)