The BMA seeks innovation and excellence in an artistic program that focuses on art of the modern era, from the 19th century to the present. The Museum is committed to creating an environment that inspires creativity, encourages learning, and fosters human understanding in a place where everyone feels welcome.
The BMA will become known as a major center for 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. It will present a dynamic program of exhibitions, installations, and publications acknowledged nationally and internationally for their excellence. The Museum will be recognized as a vibrant institution that is embraced as an indispensable element of community life and a vital educational resource for an expanding audience.