BMA 100 DAY CELEBRATION
September 23 – December 31
Help us celebrate this momentous year with 100 days of special events, activities, contests, and surprises!
Media Sponsors: WBAL-TV & WYPR 88.1 FM Radio
100th Anniversary Gala SOLD OUT
November 15, 6 p.m.–Midnight
Individual tickets are sold out for the Gala, but we would be happy to put your name on a waiting list. Table sponsorships at $10,000 and $25,000 are still available. Call Sally Ruppert at 443-573-1806 for more information.
Media Sponsor: Baltimore magazine
Party of the Century
November 15, 8:30 p.m.–Midnight
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
$100 $75 through Oct 15!
The Gala may be sold out, but there is room at this party to dance the night away! Party at the Museum after-hours and enjoy sophisticated cocktails, delicious savories, desserts, music, and a few surprises! Gertrude's will offer a special prix-fixe dinner beforehand for party-goers. More Information
American Wing Opening Celebration
November 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
This free and festive day celebrates the BMA's beautifully renovated American art galleries and newly reopened Merrick Historic Entrance with activities for all ages. The day features:
- A ceremonial step-scrubbing performance and ribbon-cutting—arrive early to attend!
- Musical performances by Brooks Long and other guests
- Artist demonstrations of clock making, silver engraving, and paper silhouettes
- Art-making activities, storytelling, and gallery conversations that celebrate American traditions and innovations
- birthday treats for all and onsite food trucks
Members Preview Days
Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22
Experience the renovated American Wing before it's revealed to the public. Don't forget your Membership card for this exclusive sneak peek! Entry is through the Zamoiski East Entrance both days.
Members First Night Preview Party
Saturday, November 22, 8-10 p.m.
Be among the first to experience the incredible American Wing transformation! Walk up the grand staircase, through the Merrick Historic Entrance—reopening for the first time in 30 years, before discovering the beautifully renovated galleries of the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing. From the grand columned center court adorned with the original chandeliers, peruse the gorgeous galleries featuring thematic displays that highlight the unique qualities of the BMA’s outstanding collection of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
This exclusive Member event will feature the bright and lively renditions of traditional Appalachian old-time music by Ken and Brad Kolodner. Local stained glass artists from The Artists’ Corner will share their work and discuss the influence of Louis Comfort Tiffany. After stopping by the demonstration, you can practice your craft at the stained glass art activity! Or you can pursue more adult tastes at the bourbon tasting, available for an additional cost.
Saturday, November 22, 7-8 p.m.
Hear an inspiring introduction to the American collection from Senior Curator David Park Curry in the BMA's Meyerhoff Auditorium; enjoy a special gallery viewing before the party; and toast the evening with a free glass of champagne. Open to Contributor Members ($150+) and above. Upgrade to attend!
BMA Art Question of the Week
Listen to WYPR 88.1 FM to test your knowledge of the BMA. A new question will be announced every week and winners will receive a behind-the-scenes tour or $20 gift card to the New BMA Shop.
September 23-December 31
The BMA’s curators, conservators, and registrars share their thoughts at blog.artbma.org on 100 artworks in the collection—highlighting some favorite, amusing, unusual, and obscure objects.
BMA Big Thinkers
September 23-December 31
The BMA is partnering with STQRY to launch a new app that allows people to quickly share their best memories of the BMA, their big ideas for the Museum's future, their burning questions, and what they would tell the future director of the BMA in 2114. Our favorite responses will be highlighted on blog.artbma.org this fall.
Chocolate Bar Contest
September 23-October 15
What ingredients would a BMA chocolate bar have to have? Tell us and one winning recipe will be produced for the New BMA Shop by local chocolatier extraordinaire Mark Coulbourne from A Dream of Chocolate. Send your recipe to email@example.com or The BMA Shop Recipe Contest, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218.
Build a Giant Birthday Cake
Sundays, Nov 2, 9, 16
Free Family Sunday participants in November will build a giant birthday cake made of everyday objects. This fanciful creation will be unveiled at the American Wing Opening Celebration on November 23.
BMA 200 Time Capsule
Sunday, November 16, 2 p.m.
In 1982, a time capsule was placed in the cornerstone of the East Wing with a promise to reopen it on 100th anniversary of the founding of the BMA. This is the day! After examining the contents from 32 years ago, we'll place a new time capsule for the next 100 years.
People’s Choice Vote for Your Favorite Work of Art
November 21–December 31
Vote for your three favorite works of art from the collection onsite or online between November 21 - December 21. The top 10 will be revealed in a countdown with the winner revealed December 31.