From June 28, 2017 — March 18, 2018
Salvation by Kara Walker, one of the most significant works in the BMA’s contemporary collection, and And I Can’t Run by Hank Willis Thomas, a recent promised gift to the Museum, start a critical conversation in the Black Box Gallery on slavery’s legacy.
From August 16, 2017 — February 18, 2018
This intimate exhibition of approximately 11 works by Maryland-based artist Annet Couwenberg reveals the intersection of science, art, technology, and history that makes textiles such a fascinating art form.
From October 1, 2017 — July 22, 2018
Tomás Saraceno is creating an ambitious, site-specific installation that will be suspended
across the BMA’s recently renovated East Lobby. The composition combines clusters of
iridescent-paneled spheres with a sweeping “spiderweb” of black ropes that will be woven onsite
across a two-story open area bordered by the lobby staircase and mezzanine.
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.
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.