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Tomorrow Is Another Day, the Accompanying Catalogue to Mark Bradford’s Exhibition for The U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Explores the Creative Process and Historic and Social Contexts for the Artist’s Work

Published April 13, 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art, the presenter of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale along with the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, today announced the publication of Tomorrow Is Another Day, the official catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name featuring new work by Mark Bradford for the U.S. Pavilion. The catalogue was created in close collaboration with the artist and Poly-Mode, the design studio of Silas Munro, and is published by Gregory R. Miller & Co. in conjunction with The Baltimore Museum of Art. Tomorrow Is Another Day includes new essays by Zadie Smith, Anita Hill, and others about the importance of Bradford’s work in the current social climate. The catalogue also delves into the development of Bradford’s career as an artist with behind-the-scenes images of Bradford’s creative process and vibrant photography of the art created for the Venice Biennale.

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BMA Hosts International And National Leaders For “Building An Inclusive Baltimore” Discussion

Published April 4, 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) hosts Building an Inclusive Baltimore: A New Lens for Inclusion at The Baltimore Museum of Art in partnership with Beyond Conflict, a global initiative internationally recognized for its powerful new approaches to achieving peace in divided societies. Open to the public, the free event on May 4, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. brings together leaders in the arts, conflict resolution, and behavioral science to share the drivers of exclusion and the ways people consciously and unconsciously act. The event seeks to apply these insights to spark strategies for cultural organizations to more meaningfully engage with and reflect their communities.

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BMA Presents Documenting the Spirit on April 1

Published March 28, 2017

The BMA presents Documenting the Spirit, a panel of practitioners, scholars, and observers of different religious traditions. Panelists will explore how spiritual experience is depicted through diverse formats such as art, literature, and mass communication, as well as how the spiritual can be made tangible to believers and non-believers alike. The conversation is inspired by Captain Gervasio’s Family (2013-2014), a film by artists Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj, on view in the museum’s Black Box Gallery. Presented in partnership with The Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Advanced Media Studies, the free event will be in the BMA Meyerhoff Auditorium on Saturday, April 1 from 4–5 p.m.

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BMA Acquires Significant Works by Mark Bradford, Paul Chan, Norman Lewis, and Ellsworth Kelly

Published March 23, 2017

The BMA announced today the acquisition of major works by Mark Bradford, Paul Chan, Norman Lewis, and Ellsworth Kelly. Spanning a range of media, the acquisitions complement the BMA’s holdings of contemporary art, from mid-20th-century American abstraction to the art of today, and demonstrate the museum’s commitment to expanding the narrative of art history through the representation of diverse artists.

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New Work by Artist Adam Pendleton Brings an Art Of Protest into the Museum

Published March 10, 2017

The BMA presents Front Room: Adam Pendleton, a dramatic installation of new and recent work by the New-York based artist that examines the relationship between abstraction and representation through layered and fragmented texts and images sourced from the artist’s personal library. On view March 26–October 1, 2017, the exhibition transforms the wall adjacent to the East Lobby staircase with a monumental Wall Work by Pendleton. The Contemporary Wing’s Front Room Gallery will feature three immersive floor-to-ceiling Wall Works overlaid with paintings, collages, and silkscreens on Mylar by the artist.

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BMA’s Contemporary Print Fair Brings Leading Galleries and Presses to Baltimore April 1–2

Published March 8, 2017

This spring, take a closer look at prints by leading contemporary artists and innovators in printmaking when the BMA brings approximately 20 vendors from around the U.S. for the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. This highly anticipated event provides new and established collectors the opportunity to peruse and purchase limited editions, single prints, portfolios, photographs, and drawings by established and emerging artists. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the museum’s intimate and informal setting to talk with artists, curators, and printers to learn more about contemporary art and printmaking techniques.

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BMA Hosts a Conversation with Guerrilla Girl Frida Kahlo On March 12, 2017

Published February 24, 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Artist Conversation: Guerrilla Girl Frida Kahlo in Conversation with Senior Curator Kristen Hileman on Sunday, March 12 from 3–4 p.m. in the Meyerhoff Auditorium. The afternoon of dialogue will feature artist-activist Frida Kahlo of the anonymous feminist collective Guerrilla Girls and BMA Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman of the BMA.

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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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