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BMA Presents 19th-To-21st Century Japanese Kimono And Obi Never Before On View

Published June 15, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes from Japan’s Golden Age, an exquisite selection of late 19th-to-21st century kimono and obi on view July 10, 2016–January 15, 2017. Never before exhibited, these stunning garments, including seven kimono and an array of obi, were made after sumptuary laws were lifted in 1867, when commoners were no longer banned from wear showy clothing with colors like red or purple.

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BMA Presents Exhibition of Works By Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists

Published June 9, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts present one of the summer’s most highly anticipated exhibitions. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists exhibition is on display in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s special exhibition galleries from Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, July 31, 2016. The exhibition showcases artwork by the seven finalists competing for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, a $25,000 fellowship given each year to a visual artist or visual arts collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibition is held in conjunction with Artscape and is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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BMA Announces 2016 Jazz in the Sculpture Garden Summer Concerts

Published May 23, 2016

The BMA’s popular Jazz in the Sculpture Garden concert series is back! Join fellow jazz enthusiasts for this one-of-a-kind summer event with regional and national talents performing amidst a fantastic collection of modern art in the Museum’s lush Sculpture Garden. Performers this year are Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs, Don Braden Quintet featuring Vanessa Rubin, and Tony Tovar y Proyecto Jazz. These casual concerts take place on select Saturdays in August at 7 p.m. Concerts regularly sell out so advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are $45 and go on sale to the general public beginning June 15. BMA Member tickets are $30 and go on sale June 1.

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

Published May 12, 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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The Baltimore Museum of Art Appoints Christopher Bedford as its New Director

Published May 2, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) Board of Trustees announced today that they have appointed Christopher Bedford as its new director. Bedford is currently the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. He will begin his new role as the BMA's Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director on August 15, 2016, succeeding Doreen Bolger, who served as director of the BMA from 1998 until her retirement in 2015. Bedford was selected following an international search overseen by a committee created by the BMA’s Board of Trustees.

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BMA Completes Major Archives Initiative

Published April 29, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) recently completed an ambitious multi-year initiative generously supported by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). A $69,556 grant from NHPRC made it possible for the BMA’s Library &Archives to process five key collections: the museum archive’s photography collection, audiovisual collection, curatorial records for exhibitions and publications, juried and invitational exhibition records, and education department records.

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BMA Presents Special Evening on the Art Of Collecting

Published April 1, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents a distinguished panel of experts to speak at Collecting Now on Saturday, April 16, 7-9 p.m. in celebration of the stunning exhibition, New Arrivals: Gifts of Art for a New Century. The lively night features five short talks on aspects of collecting, from how collecting patterns have changed in the digital age to how the BMA has grown its world-class collection and how museums and private collectors preserve their works.

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BMA Selects Baltimore Artists Rahne Alexander & Jaimes Mayhew For One-Year Commons Collaboration

Published March 31, 2016

The BMA announced today it has selected Baltimore-based artists Rahne Alexander and Jaimes Mayhew, working in conjunction with Chase Brexton Healthcare’s LGBT Health Resource Center, to produce artwork and a series of free public programs related to the exhibition Imagining Home. The artwork debuts in October 2016 in the Commons of the BMA’s Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center. This is the second year of the Commons Collaboration project, which launched in October 2015 with the opening of the Education Center and an installation by artist Marian Glebes and The Loading Dock.

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BMA Presents First Broomberg & Chanarin Exhibition in the U.S.

Published February 29, 2016

The BMA presents new photography, copper plates, sculpture, and film by Adam Broomberg (1970, South Africa) and Oliver Chanarin (1971, United Kingdom) in the exhibition Front Room: Broomberg and Chanarin, on view April 13 through September 11, 2016. The creative partners have worked together since the late 1990s, challenging the concepts and structure of power through their photography-based practice. Their new body of work underscores the changes technology has wrought on warfare, revealing the fallacies we tell ourselves about it.

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BMA Presents Powerful Photographs Reinterpreting Masterworks of Painting

Published February 26, 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art presents four large-scale, dramatic color photographs that bring new meaning to masterworks of painting in On Paper: Picturing Painting, on view March 30—October 23, 2016. The featured works combine elements of historical paintings with traits particular to photography to create images with a unique and powerful presence.

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