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BMA to Host Live "Areas For Action" Performance Directed by Artist Oliver Herring on October 1

Published September 19, 2016

The BMA today announced that visitors to the museum on Saturday, October 1 will have the rare opportunity to see a performance of one of Oliver Herring’s Areas for Action performances directed by the artist. When the BMA opens at 11 a.m., four volunteers will begin spitting colored food dye onto three walls of a gallery adjacent to the BMA’s East Lobby, creating a vibrant backdrop for a new installation of Herring’s work that will be on view beginning Saturday, October 22.

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BMA Appoints Nine New Members to Board of Trustees

Published September 14, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced today nine new trustees: Ellen R. Dame, John A. Gilpin, Robyn Brenza Kress, Daniel Leraris, Rhonda Overby, William Taylor IV, Kenneth Ulman, David W. Wallace, and Leana S. Wen. These prominent Baltimore community leaders were elected to the board in June 2016, joining Board Chair Clair Zamoiski Segal and the recently appointed Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford in leading the BMA. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance and oversight of the Museum, fostering ongoing support for the BMA’s ambitious mission and vision. This group is comprised of a diverse group of regional and national leaders in art, philanthropy, and business who are deeply engaged and deeply committed to ensuring the long-term strength of the BMA.

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BMA Presents Queer Interiors Multimedia Installation on LGBTQI+ Home Life

Published September 12, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Queer Interiors, a multimedia installation that explores facets of domestic life experienced by LGBTQI+ communities. It was created by Baltimore-based artists Rahne Alexander and Jaimes Mayhew working in conjunction with Chase Brexton Health Care’s LGBT Health Resource Center. The installation is on view in the Commons gallery adjacent to the Imagining Home exhibition in the BMA’s Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center from September 18, 2016 through August 2017. The only other major museum to feature an installation by transgender artists is the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Baltimore Museum of Art names Katy Siegel as Senior Programming and Research Curator

Published August 30, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) today announced the appointment of Katy Siegel as Senior Programming and Research Curator. In this new part-time position, Katy will play a key role in the museum’s future exhibitions, public programs, audience development initiatives, institutional identity, and partnerships, and will also advise on capital projects. Siegel begins this new position on September 1.

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The BMA Presents 30 Years of Protest Posters by the Guerrilla Girls

Published August 29, 2016

The BMA presents Front Room: Guerrilla Girls, a selection of 48 works by the New York-based anonymous feminist collective known for using humor to confront sexism and racism in the art world. The exhibition is on view September 25, 2016 through March 12, 2017 in the Front Room Gallery of the museum’s contemporary wing.

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John Waters' Kiddie Flamingos Makes Museum Debut at the BMA

Published August 29, 2016

The BMA presents Black Box: John Waters’ Kiddie Flamingos, a 72-minute film of children reading a G-rated version of Waters’ cult classic, Pink Flamingos. The film is presented in the Black Box Gallery in the museum’s contemporary wing from September 21, 2016 through January 22, 2017.

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The BMA Presents Exhibition of 2016 Baker Artist Award Winners

Published July 21, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Baker Artist Awards 2016, a multi-disciplinary exhibition of works by the five recipients of this year’s awards. On view July 31–September 11, 2016, the exhibition includes sculptural beadworks by artist Joyce J. Scott, print and audio versions of stories by author Jen Grow, documentary video and photographs of performances by Naoko Maeshiba, a multi-screen presentation of Take What You Can Carry by filmmaker Matthew Porterfield, and gouache and ink paintings by artist Bill Schmidt.

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BMA Presents First Exhibition to Show the Influence of Henri Matisse on Richard Diebenkorn

Published July 19, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents the first major exhibition to explore the profound influence of French artist Henri Matisse on the work of American artist Richard Diebenkorn. Co-organized with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and on view at the BMA October 23, 2016 – January 29, 2017, Matisse/Diebenkorn brings together 92 objects—including 36 paintings and drawings by Matisse and 56 paintings and drawings by Diebenkorn—drawn from museums and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

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FORCE: UPSETTING RAPE CULTURE Wins $25,000 Sondheim Artscape Prize

Published July 9, 2016

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) are proud to announce that FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is the winner of the 2016 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The coveted $25,000 prize was presented at this evening’s awards ceremony at The Baltimore Museum of Art. The six other finalists—Theo Anthony, Stephanie Barber, Darcie Book, Larry Cook, Eric Kruszewski, Christos Palios—will receive a $2,500 honorarium established this year by M&T Bank in partnership with BOPA. Works of art by the winner and finalists are on view at the BMA through Sunday, July 31.

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BMA Presents Design for Mobile Living: Art From Eastern Africa

Published June 29, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) explores the ways in which nomadic life shapes creativity and artistic form. On view now through November 27, Design for Mobile Living: Art from Eastern Africa presents 28 visually striking works, including examples of necklaces, bracelets, shields, fertility dolls, and vessels. Many never before on view, the objects were created by 19th and 20th century artists who lived in cattle herding groups from the Great Rift Valley to the horn of the African continent. Light-weight, portable objects showcase how in mobile societies body ornamentation becomes art. Kalenjin, Maasai, Samburu, Somali, and Turkana artists are represented.

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