Upcoming Exhibitions

Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Orbits

From October 1, 2017 — June 10, 2018

Internationally acclaimed artist and trained architect Tomás Saraceno (b. 1973, Argentina) is creating an ambitious, site-specific installation that will be suspended across the BMA’s East Lobby. The luminous sculpture combines clusters of iridescent-paneled modules suspended within a net of strings reminiscent of a spider web that will be woven onsite across a two-story open area bordered by the lobby staircase and mezzanine.

Tomás Saraceno. Many suns and worlds. 2016. Solo exhibition at The Vanhaerents Art Collection. Courtesy the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen; Pinksummer contemporary art, Genoa; Esther Schipper, Berlin. © Photography by The Vanhaerents Art Collection, 2017


Spiral Play: Loving in the '80s

From October 18, 2017 — April 15, 2018

For 40 years, Al Loving experimented with materials and process to expand the definition of modern painting, drawing on everything from free jazz to his family’s quilting tradition. In the 1980s, Loving broke free of the flat image, using heavy rag paper to make three dimensional collages in brilliant colors. Spiral Play features 12 of these collages, some of them monumental in scale.


Al Loving. Humbird. 1989. Mixed media on board. Acquired directly from the artist; Christiane Nienaber Contemporary Art, New York; Estate of Al Loving; Gary Snyder Gallery, New York; Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.


Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

From October 25, 2017 — March 18, 2018

Los Angeles-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby will debut a suite of new paintings that draw upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States, maintaining ties to her family in Nigeria, and building relationships in America.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby. "The Beautyful Ones" Series #1c. 2014. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London. Photography Stephen White © Njideka Akunyili Crosby


Phaan Howng: The Succession of Nature

From November 3, 2017 — August 31, 2018

The third iteration of the Commons Collaboration kicks off with an exciting project from Baltimore-based artist Phaan Howng in collaboration with Blue Water Baltimore. For this project, Howng creates an immersive environment with instense, unnatural colors inspired by toxic waste.

Phaan Howng.


Crossing Borders: Mexican Modernist Prints

From November 19, 2017 — March 11, 2018

This is the first time the BMA is highlighting its outstanding holdings of works by Mexican modernist artists. Approximately 30 prints, drawings, and photographs will be on view, including works by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Elizabeth Catlett.

José Clemente Orozco (Mexican, 1883-1949). Mexican Pueblo. 1930. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Blanche Adler, BMA 1935.51.4. © 2017 José Orozco/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SOMAAP, Mexico