Adult Events

Ebony G. Patterson, ...and babies too..., 2016-2018, mixed media jacquard woven tapestry with digitally-embroidered appliques, hand-embellished cast glass shoes, and toys mounted on custom painted wood plinth, 120 x 58 in. (304.8 x 147.3 cm). Made in collaboration with Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago
MAR 28 · 6:00pm–7:15pm

Artist Conversation: Ebony G. Patterson with Erricka Bridgeford

Free

Join us for an in-depth conversation with artist Ebony G. Patterson and Erricka Bridgeford, a leading conflict mediator and co-organizer of the Baltimore Ceasefire 365 movement. They will explore the powerful ways that Patterson’s work commemorates the lives of young people lost to violence and contextualize this within a longer colonial history of violence.

The conversation will be moderated by Cecilia Wichmann, Curator of the BMA’s exhibition Ebony G. Patterson:...for little whispers....

From 5-6 p.m., enjoy after-hours access to ...for little whispers ... and a reception sponsored by The Joshua Johnson Council, one of the oldest museum-affiliated groups dedicated to African American art. Learn more about the JJC from Members at the reception.


Hans Palmer
MAR 30 · 5:00pm–5:45pm

Veteran-Led Gallery Conversation: Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Adult: $15 | Senior: $13 | Group: $12 | Student: $10 | Member: Free

Reserve Tickets

Join United States Marine Corps veteran Hans Palmer, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and BMA Manager of Tour Experiences Suzy Wolffe for an informal gallery talk within the ticketed exhibition, Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s. The two will lead a conversation on the powerful ways in which Surrealist artists’ responses to the horrors of war in the 1930s and 1940s speak to veterans today.

Please note: Discussions of war may be graphic.


APR 6 · 1:00pm–4:00pm

FYI...For Your Inspiration 2019: Baltimore City Student Reception

Free

Experience the creativity and imagination of Baltimore youth in a range of artworks using traditional and surprising materials and techniques.


Hans Palmer
APR 13 · 5:00pm–5:45pm

Veteran-Led Gallery Conversation: Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Adult: $15 | Senior: $13 | Group: $12 | Student: $10 | Member: Free

Reserve Tickets

Join United States Marine Corps veteran Hans Palmer, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and BMA Manager of Tour Experiences Suzy Wolffe for an informal gallery talk within the ticketed exhibition, Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s. The two will lead a conversation on the powerful ways in which Surrealist artists’ responses to the horrors of war in the 1930s and 1940s speak to veterans today.

Please note: Discussions of war may be graphic.


Sorry to Bother You
APR 13 · 7:00pm–9:00pm

Film Screening: Sorry to Bother You

Free

Catch a free screening of Boots Riley's critically acclaimed directorial debut Sorry to Bother You, “a must-see” ( The New York Times) and “surreal dream that is likely to keep you wide awake” ( Vulture).

The screening takes place ahead of Riley’s talk at the BMA with internationally renowned artist Mickalene Thomas on April 24. The talk is the latest in the BMA’s popular conversation series, The Necessity of Tomorrow(s).

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Arrive early for free admission to Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s from 6-7 p.m. Tickets regularly $15.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) is generously sponsored by Suzanne F. Cohen and the Cohen Opportunity Fund.


APR 14 · 1:00pm–4:00pm

Art is for Everyone: Baltimore County Student Reception

Free

The breadth of the county schools’ art program is highlighted by a variety of two- and three-dimensional artworks, including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, and digital art.


Sorry to Bother You
APR 17 · 7:00pm–9:00pm

Film Screening: Sorry to Bother You

Free

Catch a free screening of Boots Riley's critically acclaimed directorial debut Sorry to Bother You, “a must-see” ( The New York Times) and “surreal dream that is likely to keep you wide awake” ( Vulture).

The screening takes place ahead of Riley’s talk at the BMA with internationally renowned artist Mickalene Thomas on April 24. The talk is the latest in the BMA’s popular conversation series, The Necessity of Tomorrow(s).

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Arrive early for free admission to Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s from 6-7 p.m. Tickets regularly $15.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) is generously sponsored by Suzanne F. Cohen and the Cohen Opportunity Fund.


André Masson. There Is No Finished World. 1942. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Bequest of Saidie A. May, BMA 1951.333. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
APR 23 · 5:30pm–7:30pm

Shriver Hall Spring Lecture Series: World War I and Its Aftermath

Free | General Seating

Hear Dr. Richard Giarusso examine the impact of geopolitical crisis on music and musicians in the 20th century Shriver Hall’s Spring lecture series. In addition to looking at the responses of European and American composers of the time to cataclysmic events reshaping their world, the event will also consider a number of case studies highlighting the various roles of music—as a vehicle for commemoration, nationalism, consolation, or empowerment—in times of crisis. The series is designed to overlap with topics addressed in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Reservations required call 410-516-7164.


APR 24 · 6:00pm–10:00pm

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Boots Riley & Mickalene Thomas

Free

Hear critically acclaimed rapper, activist, and director of Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley, in conversation with internationally renowned artist Mickalene Thomas on how ongoing systemic injustices inspire and influence their work, as well as the broader role of the arts in spurring dialogue, understanding, and, ultimately, change.

Talk starts at 7 p.m. First come, first served. Auditorium seating is limited. Overflow viewing will be available at locations throughout the Museum. Before and after the talk, enjoy free admission to Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s. For more information, visit bmatomorrows.org.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) is the BMA’s popular conversation series on art, race, social justice, and imagining the future(s) we want. Past conversations featured Ta-Nehesi Coates, Mark Bradford, and Hank Willis Thomas.


André Masson. There Is No Finished World. 1942. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Bequest of Saidie A. May, BMA 1951.333. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
APR 30 · 5:30pm–7:30pm

Shriver Hall Spring Lecture Series: Music and Musicians during the Third Reich

Free | General seating

Hear Dr. Richard Giarusso examine the impact of geopolitical crisis on music and musicians in the 20th century Shriver Hall’s Spring lecture series. In addition to looking at the responses of European and American composers of the time to cataclysmic events reshaping their world, the event will also consider a number of case studies highlighting the various roles of music—as a vehicle for commemoration, nationalism, consolation, or empowerment—in times of crisis. The series is designed to overlap with topics addressed in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Reservations required. Call 410-516-7164.


Acclaimed Poet Natasha Trethewey
APR 14 · 5:00pm–8:00pm

Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading 2019

Free

Acclaimed Poet Natasha Trethewey will present the 22nd annual Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading in the BMA’s Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Auditorium. The Joshua Ringel Memorial Fund memorializes Center for Talented Youth alumnus Joshua Ringel and his parents, Mel and Barbara, supporting a free annual poetry reading in Baltimore for both lovers of poetry, and those who wish to learn to love it as Joshua did. Josh's teacher, the renowned poet Kenneth Koch, gave the inaugural Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading in 1998. Since then, many other distinguished poets, including Billy Collins, John Ashbery, Sharon Olds, and Kevin Young, have lent their voices to this remarkable series. A gift by Josh's father, Mel Ringel, in 2004 created an endowment at Johns Hopkins University, with a goal of sustaining the Reading in perpetuity. For information, click here.


André Masson. There Is No Finished World. 1942. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Bequest of Saidie A. May, BMA 1951.333. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
MAY 07 · 5:30pm–7:30pm

Shriver Hall Spring Lecture Series: Commemoration and Healing in the Post-War Period

Free | General seating

Hear Dr. Richard Giarusso examine the impact of geopolitical crisis on music and musicians in the 20th century Shriver Hall’s Spring lecture series. In addition to looking at the responses of European and American composers of the time to cataclysmic events reshaping their world, the event will also consider a number of case studies highlighting the various roles of music—as a vehicle for commemoration, nationalism, consolation, or empowerment—in times of crisis. The series is designed to overlap with topics addressed in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Reservations required. Call 410-516-7164.


Hans Palmer
MAY 18 · 5:00pm–5:45pm

Veteran-Led Gallery Conversation: Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Adult: $15 | Senior: $13 | Group: $12 | Student: $10 | Member: Free

Reserve Tickets

Join United States Marine Corps veteran Hans Palmer, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and BMA Manager of Tour Experiences Suzy Wolffe for an informal gallery talk within the ticketed exhibition, Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s. The two will lead a conversation on the powerful ways in which Surrealist artists’ responses to the horrors of war in the 1930s and 1940s speak to veterans today.

Please note: Discussions of war may be graphic.