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The Big Table: Extra-Ordinary Objects
The Big Table's bold new look created by acclaimed graphic designer David Plunkert of Spur Design explores how and why contemporary artists incorporate everyday objects and materials into their practice. From the title wall made of hundreds of number two pencils to the interactive boot, bucket, and pillow, the Big Table installation is packed with wit and creativity. Visit the interactive gallery to gather, learn, make and share!
The Big Table Connections
Connect to innovative art and artists, explore big ideas, and participate in creative activities. On the first Saturday of every month, gather 'round the Big Table for lively conversations with thinkers and makers to learn how artists use everyday objects to create extraordinary artworks.
From engineers and filmmakers to sound artists and fine craftspeople, meet experts from related fields who will share their insights in the galleries, then participate in art-making activities that delve into the ideas behind the artwork. Continue the conversation on Twitter at #BMAbigtable. For more information, call 443-573-1832.
Found Sounds November 1, 2 p.m. Join cellist and interdisciplinary artist Paul Rucker for a conversation and in-gallery performance in response to Soundsuit by Nick Cave and other selected artworks.
Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject.
Of Gold and Plywood
December 6, 2 p.m.
Meet conservator Lauren Ross for a look at how artists like Sherri Levine use gold to highlight everyday objects, followed by a gilding demonstration.
Meet Seth Adelsberger for an artist talk in the Contemporary Wing. Nearly a dozen of the Baltimore-based artist's innovative works produced over the past five years are on view in latest Front Room exhibition.
Free Guided Tours
Enjoy free guided tours at the BMA! All tours start in the Lobby unless otherwise noted. For information on tour topics and times, visit our online Calendar.
Highlights at the BMA
Get to know some of the treasures of the BMA’s collection in this 45-minute Docent-led tour.
Sundays, 2:30 p.m.
Discover the wonder of a single work of art or gallery in this half-hour Docent-led tour.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.
Learn about the various exhibition on view at the BMA in this one hour Docent-led tour.
Cell Phone Tour
Sculpture Garden Cell Phone Tour
Explore the BMA’s lush Sculpture Gardens with a cell phone tour. Call 443-573-1822 to hear commentary by BMA Director Doreen Bolger, BMA Objects Conservator Ann Boulton, sculptor Mark di Suvero, and special reminiscences from BMA Trustee Peggy Heller—who grew up with the Wurtzburger sculpture collection prior to its donation to the Museum. See the cell phone tour brochure for more information.
BMA Sculpture Garden Podcast
Explore the lush Sculpture Gardens anytime you want with this podcast. Simply download the podcast to your personal digital audio player to hear special commentary about artworks in the Sculpture Gardens.