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Upcoming Exhibitions

Beyond Flight: Birds in African Art

From December 20, 2017 — June 10, 2018

This exhibition presents approximately 20 works that illustrate the honored place birds hold within numerous African cultures. Included are works that cite birds by material or motif made in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria.

Culture: Pende (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Gitenga Mask. Mid-20th century. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchased as the gift of Amy Gould and Matthew Polk, Gibson Island, Maryland, BMA 2015.148


Spencer Finch: Moon Dust

From February 21, 2018 — February 16, 2025

Spencer Finch’s impressive light installation Moon Dust (Apollo 17), first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will illuminate the BMA’s majestic Fox Court for the next seven years.

Spencer Finch. Moon Dust (Apollo 17). 2009. 150 light fixtures and 417 incandescent light bulbs. Dimensions variable. Ed 1/3. Installation view at "Fare Mondi/Making Worlds", Venice Biennial, 2009. © Spencer Finch, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nordenhake Berlin/Stockholm. Photography by Gerhard Kassner, Berlin


Stephen Towns: Rumination and A Reckoning

From March 7, 2018 — September 2, 2018

This is the first museum presentation dedicated to the stunning textile work of Baltimore-based artist Stephen Towns.

Stephen Towns. Birth of a Nation. 2014. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Stephen Towns.


Sacred Spring: Vienna Secession Posters from the Collection of LeRoy E. Hoffberger and Paula Gately Tillman Hoffberger

From March 25, 2018 — July 29, 2018

More than a dozen turn-of-the-century prints and posters celebrate the varied styles of the international Art Nouveau movement and the generosity of the late Baltimore philanthropist LeRoy E. Hoffberger.

Koloman Moser. Poster for the Fifth Secession Exhibition. 1899. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Collection of LeRoy E. Hoffberger and Paula Gately Tillman-Hoffberger, BMA 2017.26


Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: We Are Ghosts

From April 4, 2018 — July 15, 2018

In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Advanced Media Studies, the BMA presents two films by MacArthur Award-winner Mary Reid Kelley and her collaborator and husband Patrick Kelley.

Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley. Gaudy Night. 2017. Lightbox. 35.43 x 80.16 in. (97.6 x 203.6 cm). Courtesy the artists, Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, and Pilar Corrias Gallery


Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963 - 2016

From April 22, 2018 — July 29, 2018

Jack Whitten made his sculpture privately in Greece—even after he became one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time ever, these revelatory works will be on view in Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2016, co-organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Jack Whitten carving wood on the beach in Aghia Galini, Crete, Greece, Summer 1971.