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The transformed Contemporary Wing features more than 100 paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, and moving image works in revitalized galleries that create thought-provoking encounters with contemporary art. Since its founding, the BMA has been exhibiting and collecting works by contemporary artists, resulting in an impressive collection of 20th- and 21st-century art displayed in a 1994 addition to the Museum.
Masterfully lit under new state-of-the-art lighting, the new arrangement of the collection showcases celebrated masterworks by Olafur Eliasson, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Franz West, and other eminent artists alongside thrilling new acquisitions from 21st-century artists such as Guyton\Walker, Josephine Meckseper, Sarah Sze, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
One of the very latest additions to the collection is a dramatic site-specific installation by award-winning artist Sarah Oppenheimer. For the two-part work, the artist meticulously crafted and inserted into the Wing's architecture aluminum and reflective glass that allows you to see unexpected views of fellow visitors, art works, and galleries above, below, and across from you.
Rediscover the collection's unique strength in works by women, artists of color, and artists whose work makes a profound social statement. Experience the cutting edge of contemporary art with works by artists responding to today's issues. And celebrate the BMA's leading role in supporting forward-looking art and the artists of our time.
In conjunction with the reopening, the acclaimed Front Room series returns, a new black box gallery debuts, and a new gallery dedicated to the presentation of the BMA's renowned holdings of contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs premieres.
If you would like to help support this dynamic new vision of contemporary art at the BMA, please contact Angel Terol at 443-573-1799.
Walead Beshty. Four Magnet, Three Color Curl (CMY: Irvine, California, January 1st 2010, Fuji Crystal). 2011. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchased in Honor of Elaine B. Snyder with funds contributed by her Family and Friends, and Photograph Acquisition Fund, BMA 2012.194. © Walead Beshty