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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: Hausa (Nigeria/Niger). Hunter's Bird Decoy Headdress (Burtu). Early 20th century. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Alan Wurtzburger, BMA 1954.145.107


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


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