From May 30, 2018 — October 31, 2018
Ann Veronica Janssens’s installation transforms the interior of the Spring House on the Museum’s west lawn, drawing visitors into the neoclassical building with a hazy glow of brilliantly hued light.
From June 13, 2018 — October 28, 2018
In 1939, the BMA presented one of the first major exhibitions in the U.S. to feature African American artists. Contemporary Negro Art, served “as a declaration of principles as to what art should be in a democracy and as a gauge of how far in this particular province we have gone and may need to go…,” wrote renowned African American philosopher and art critic Alain Locke in the exhibition brochure. Nearly 80 years later, the BMA pays tribute to this landmark exhibition with 14 prints and drawings by African American artists who were included in the 1939 show.
From June 20, 2018 — August 5, 2018
For one of the summer’s most highly anticipated exhibitions, the BMA and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts present works by six finalists competing for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The $25,000 fellowship is awarded by an independent panel of jurors each year to a visual artist or visual art collaborators living or working in the Greater Baltimore region.
From July 15, 2018 — June 2, 2019
This exhibition features approximately two dozen works from sub-Saharan African’s colonial period (c.1880-c. 1960) that are accumulative, composite, crude, counterintuitive, and disproportionate. More importantly still, it explores the reasons why artists working during this turbulent period in the continent’s history turned against beauty in order to express the meaning and vitality of their day-to-day existence.
From July 18, 2018 — November 25, 2018
For more than four decades, New York-based artist Maren Hassinger has explored relationships between the industrial and natural worlds in a practice that is both meditative and critical. This exhibition represents a broad range of her work with abstract compositions, videos, and documentary photographs.
From September 23, 2018 — March 3, 2019
Mark Bradford, one of the most accomplished artists working today, incorporates themes and figures from his personal life, Greek mythology, and the universe in Tomorrow is Another Day. The exhibition features a new site-specific installation—a spectacular painterly 'waterfall'—brought together with the artist's works previously on view in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
From October 7, 2018 — January 6, 2019
This retrospective of Waters' visual arts career comments on pop culture, the movie industry, the contemporary art world, the artist's childhood and identity, and the transgressive power of images.