Upcoming Exhibitions

Kuba: Fabric of an Empire

From August 19, 2018 — January 20, 2019

This exhibition of dazzling Kuba textiles presented in the BMA’s Cone Collection galleries reveals how a central African kingdom independently developed a form of modernist abstraction in the 20th century.

Unidentified Kuba Artist. Overskirt. 20th Century. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Private Collection.


PDPS 50th Anniversary

From August 29, 2018 — October 6, 2019

In the fall of 2018, the BMA’s oldest friends group, the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society (PDPS), will celebrate its 50th anniversary by sponsoring an exhibition to highlight a selection of late 19th-century, modern, and contemporary works on paper that PDPS has helped the BMA acquire over the years.

Joan Miró. Plate 6 from the "Black and Red Series". 1938. The Baltimore Museum of Art, BMA 2017.41. © 2018 Successió Miró / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris


Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day

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.


Mark Bradford. Tomorrow Is Another Day. 2017. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua White.


John Waters: Indecent Exposure

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.

John Waters. Divine in Ecstasy. 1992. Collection of Amy and Zachary Lehman. © John Waters, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery