BMA Affiliate Groups

BMA Affiliate Groups are perfect for art enthusiasts who want to join a community with shared passions for specific areas of the Museum’s collection.

Each Affiliate Group offers a wide range of opportunities for active participation within a network of friends and colleagues.

Joshua Johnson Council (JJC)

$40 Single | $80 Dual

JJC is one of the oldest African American museum support groups in the country. Named after an 18th-century African American painter who lived and worked in Maryland, its mission is to forge meaningful connections between Baltimore’s African American communities and the BMA by promoting and highlighting the achievements of African American artists.

Join JJC

Prints, Drawings & Photographs Society (PDPS)

$85 Single | $100 Dual | $150 Supporter | $250 Patron

For the past 50 years, the PDPS has played a major role at the BMA, educating its Members, helping to build the Museum’s collection, and supporting important exhibitions and programs.

PDPS Members are art lovers, artists, collectors, scholars, docents, teachers, and students – all united by their shared enthusiasm for works on paper.


BMA Friends Groups

BMA Friends Group Memberships are available as an add-on for BMA Contributor Members and above. These groups are ideal for art lovers who wish to explore and support a specific area of the Museum’s collection.

Members have the opportunity to attend three events focused on their area of interest and one signature celebration highlighting the Museum’s accomplishments and acquisitions during the year. Get ready to connect with other art enthusiasts, enjoy cultural outings, visit private collections, and have opportunities to meet with curators, artists, and art experts.

All Friends Groups are $250 for single membership, or $450 for a couples membership.

Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FoMaCA)

FoMaCA Members develop and enrich their understanding of modern and contemporary art, support significant programs and exhibitions that broaden understanding of the art of our time, and contribute to acquisitions that enhance the BMA’s collection of contemporary art.

Join FoMaCA

Friends of the Arts of Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas (FAPA)

FAPA supports the BMA’s pioneering and dynamic collections of art from Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas and promotes interest in the art of these cultures within the diverse communities of Baltimore.

Members enjoy curator-led tours of exhibitions, special museum events, small group consultations, and visits to private collections.


Friends of the American Wing (FOAW)

Founded in 1970, the FOAW is a dedicated group of BMA Members who support the preservation and growth of the BMA’s important collections of decorative arts and American painting and sculpture.

The American Wing includes important regional holdings from Maryland and Baltimore, plus outstanding examples of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s decorative works, and modern American masterpieces.


Have questions or need assistance? We’d love to help. Call the Membership Department at 443-573-1800 or email