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BMA Receives Prestigious Federal Grants
September 30, 2013

Highly competitive federal grants will support improvements to the visitor experience in the African collection and facilitate access to the world-renowned George A. Lucas Collection of 19th-century French art.

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Renovation of the BMA Revitalizes Visitor Experience
June 18, 2013

Expansive renovation culminates in Fall 2014 reopenings of the Museum’s historic entrance, American Wing, new galleries for Asian art, the East Wing Lobby and Zamoiski Entrance, and a new learning and creativity center, timed to celebrate the BMA’s 100th anniversary.

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BMA Takes Steps to Ensure Financial Sustainability
April 8, 2013

Short- and long-term measures to balance the Museum’s budget for the coming years focus on a stronger and more financially sustainable Museum.

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Contemporary Wing Reopens
November 1, 2012

With the opening of the renovated Contemporary Wing on November 18, 2012, the BMA completed the first phase of its $24.5 million renovation.

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BMA Receives Major Gift of Works by Morris Louis
May 17, 2013

Two landmark paintings and nineteen ink drawings are among 2,185 works added to the BMA collection as part of the Gifts of Art Campaign.

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BMA Will Reopen Contemporary Wing on November 18, 2012
March 29, 2012

More than a dozen recent acquisitions to be presented for the first time at the BMA, including site-specific commission by artist Sarah Oppenheimer.

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NEH Challenge Grant Will Raise $2.25 Million for Conservation
March 2012

A five-year, $2.25 million challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the largest the Museum has ever received from the NEH, recognizes the importance of maintaining the collection for future generations.

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NEH Planning Grant Supports the African Collection Reinstallation
March 2012

The BMA is entering the final stretch of a year-long planning period for a major reinstallation of the African art collection in 2014, which has been funded in part by a $30,000 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Collection Reinstallations and Renovations Improve Visitor Experience
at the BMA

November 18, 2011

The BMA is reinstalling its Contemporary Wing, which will open in fall 2012, launching a three-year, comprehensive renovation plan leading up to its 100th Anniversary in 2014.

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BMA Selects Lewis Contractors for Major Renovation
July 20, 2011

The BMA announces the selection of Lewis Contractors of Owings Mills, Maryland, as construction manager for the Museum’s ambitious $24 million capital renovation.

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BMA Selects Maryland-Based Architecture Firm Ziger/Snead
for Major Renovation

April 27, 2011

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees today announced its selection of the Maryland-based architecture firm Ziger/Snead to work with the Museum on its ambitious $24 million capital renovation. The decision follows a comprehensive year-long selection process.

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BMA Announces Short List of Architecture Firms for Major Renovation
February 1, 2011

The BMA’s Board of Trustees today announced the short list of Maryland-based architecture firms selected as candidates to work with the Museum on its ambitious $24 million capital renovation.

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BMA Begins Much-Anticipated Renovation
December 30, 2010

The BMA begins renovating the sixteen galleries that house its outstanding collection of contemporary art as part of a three-year, $24 million capital renovation. When it reopens in spring 2012, the West Wing for Contemporary Art will offer a more comprehensive and of-the-moment look at the BMA’s masterpieces of contemporary art from Abstract Expressionism to the present.

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BMA Launches Search for Maryland Architect for Major Renovation
December 29, 2010

The BMA has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Maryland architectural firms interested in being considered for the Museum’s ambitious capital renovation. The architectural contract will be awarded in mid-April after a comprehensive review process.

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BMA Appoints Project Management Firm
November 16, 2010

The BMA’s Board of Trustees today appointed Columbia, Maryland-based Synthesis, Inc., as project manager for its three-year $24 million capital renovation project. Synthesis will coordinate the selection of the architect and construction management firms and assist the Museum in successfully completing the project on schedule and on budget.

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BMA Announces $24 Million Capital Renovation Project
June 15, 2010

Thanks to a $10 million multi-year commitment from the State of Maryland, the BMA today announced it is beginning a $24 million capital renovation project. The project includes renovating galleries for three major art collections—Contemporary, American, and African—as well as improving visitor amenities and upgrading essential infrastructure.

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BMA Announces In a New Light: The Campaign for The Baltimore
Museum of Ar
t

June 17, 2008

The Trustees of the BMA today announced a $65 million philanthropic campaign—the most ambitious in the Museum’s 95-year history. To date, $40 million has been raised during the silent phase, placing the Campaign more than halfway to its goal.

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BMA Receives Major Gift of Matisse Prints from The Pierre and
Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation

October 21, 2007

The BMA today announced that its world-renowned collection of works by French artist Henri Matisse is expanding significantly with a major gift of 77 prints from The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation in New York. This promised gift comes from the collection of Pierre Matisse (1900–89), the artist’s son. The Matisse Foundation has also supported the Matisse: Painter as Sculptor exhibition that opens at the BMA on October 28.

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BMA Receives $5 Million Endowment Gift
September 17, 2007

The BMA announced today that it has received a $5 million gift from an anonymous donor to endow the position of the Museum’s Director. This important gift establishes the first permanent endowment fund for the Museum’s top executive and is also the second largest individual gift in the BMA’s history.

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BMA Receives Transformational $10 Million Endowment Gift
January 17, 2007

The BMA has received an unprecedented $10 million promised gift from Miss Dorothy McIlvain Scott to endow operations and programs for the American Wing. This transformational gift is the largest individual gift in the Museum’s history and the culmination of Miss Scott’s decades of exceptionally generous community philanthropy.

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DONOR PROFILES


Richard Pearlstone and Amy Elias Make $250,000 Gift to the
Contemporary Wing

January 2013

Richard Pearlstone and Amy Elias make a $250,000 gift to the Contemporary Wing, building upon a 1992 gift that enabled the purchase of fifteen paintings and three drawings by Andy Warhol.

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Tribute to Dorothy McIlvain Scott
September 2012

With quiet generosity and unflagging energy, Dorothy McIlvain Scott had an enormous impact on the BMA. She saw her transformative 2007 gift of $10 million as “an investment in the vibrancy of our city and region.”

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Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Support Contemporary Wing
July 2012

Baltimore philanthropists Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker give $1.5 million toward renovation of the Contemporary Wing.

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Middendorf Foundation Supports American Wing Renovations
July 2011

The BMA’s capital campaign got a recent boost from the Middendorf Foundation with a $250,000 grant to benefit one of the finest collections of American art on the East coast.

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Corporate Giving Program at Law Firm DLA Piper Supports Free Admission
September 2010

Leaders at the global law firm DLA Piper devised a corporate giving program that supports the Museum and increases the impact of their own gifts—all while encouraging others to step up for the BMA.

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Three Trustees Support their Passion for Contemporary Art
July 2009

Trustees Suzanne Cohen, Katherine Hardiman and her husband Joseph, and Nancy Dorman and her husband Stanley Mazaroff have focused their support for the BMA on the Museum’s spectacular Contemporary Collection.

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Henry R. Luce Foundation Supports American Art at the BMA
December 2008/January 2009

Major grants from the Henry R. Luce Foundation support the reinstallation of the American Collection and frame restoration.

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Jim and Lorayne Thornton Support Schools and Family Programs
September 2008

A major gift from Jim and Lorayne Thornton supports school and family programming at the BMA.

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A Donor’s View of the BMA in the 21st Century
July 2008

The Thalheimer family has a long and distinguished legacy of support for the BMA, but Louis Thalheimer is most concerned with the present.

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