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The Big Table
The Big Table–a place to gather, learn, make, and share—returns October 5 with a bold new theme by acclaimed graphic designers Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller. Their lively exploration of contemporary art in the newly renovated Contemporary Wing reveals the fascinating ideas behind Minimalism, one of the great strengths of the BMA’s collection.
Lupton is Director of the Graphic Design MFA program and Director of the Center for Design Thinking at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Miller is a partner at Pentagram Design in New York.
The Big Table Connections
See the new Big Table on your next visit to the Contemporary Wing, or join us on the first Saturday of the month for lively conversations with thinkers and makers. Meet experts in related fields—from neuroscientists and engineers to choreographers and product designers—who will share their insights in the galleries. Then, participate in art-making activities that delve into the ideas behind the artwork. Learn how simple forms, repetition, and industrial materials help us experience an artwork's physical form. For more information, call 443-573-1832.
Defining the Edge
Saturday, December 7, 2 p.m.
How is your perception of a work altered by an artist's subtle choices? Join leading Baltimore artists Elena Volkova and Dustin Carlson for an intriguing conversation on subtly and viewers' perceptions. Then tour several of the BMA's great Minimalist works in the Contemporary Wing to find inspiration for the lively drawing workshop to follow.
The Big Table is generously sponsored by The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
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
Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
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.