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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 BMA Hosts a Special Election Night Event Inspired by The Guerrilla Girls Artists/Activists

Published October 25, 2016

Celebrate the connections between art and politics at the BMA's Election Night Party on Tuesday, November 8, 7–10 p.m. This nonpartisan special event is inspired by the Front Room: Guerrilla Girls exhibition and will feature political poster- and button-making, lively gallery conversations on art and politics, Wright-Right-Now playwriting from Center Stage, and art-inspired music by DJ Isabejja. Cash bar and concessions will be provided by Alma Cocina Latina. Tickets are $10 or $5 for BMA Members and students with valid I.D. Tickets can be purchased at the BMA Box Office in the East Lobby or

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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 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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