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SUNDAYS · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Join us every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for free art-making workshops. Drop-in for hands-on fun the entire family can enjoy. No registration required. All materials are provided. Generously sponsored by Wilmington Trust.

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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.


Louise Lawler. Hoof. 2006. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Mary and Paul Roberts, Baltimore, BMA 2018.118. © Louise Lawler. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
APR 9 · 10:00am–11:00am

Council Day Tour: Front Room: The Mary and Paul Roberts Collection

Members Only

The BMA is incredibly grateful to the Roberts for their gift of 35 exceptional works on paper to the Museum. Explore this exceptional collection with Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Andaleeb Banta.

To RSVP or for more information about the BMA Council, call 443-573-1800 or email kwilson@artbma.org


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 13 · 8:30am–11:00am

Monsters & Myths: Contributors Brunch & Talk

Members Only

Hear insights from Associate Curator Oliver Shell on the new exhibition, Monsters & Myths: Surrealism & War in the 1930s and 1940s. Enjoy a buffet brunch at Gertrude’s before or after the lecture. This exclusive event is open to Contributor Members ($165) and above.

Invitations will be mailed. To RSVP or upgrade to the Contributor program, call 443-573-1800.


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.


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.


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
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.


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.


MAY 10 · 7:45am–05:30pm

Members Day Trip: Hillwood Estate and Kreeger Museum

Members Only

Washington D.C. is home to many wonderful museums, large and small. BMA Members are invited to take part in a trip to our nation’s capital and enjoy a carefree day of art without having to worry about traffic or parking!


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.