Joshua Johnson Council
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There is a real sense of community among the members of JJC who all share a passion for African and African-American art.
Founded in 1984, JJC is one of the oldest African-American museum support groups in the country. Named after an 18th-century African-American portrait painter who lived and worked in Maryland, its mission is to forge meaningful connections between Baltimore's African-American communities and the BMA. JJC strengthens the BMA's presence in these communities by promoting and highlighting the achievements of African-American artists. JJC programs and meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
JJC Membership offers a wide range of opportunities for active participation within a network of friends and colleagues dedicated to art, education, community, and family. JJC programs include:
- Conversations with artists, curators, collectors, and gallery owners
- Summer internship program
- Studio and gallery visits
- Art acquisitions
- Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
Annual dues: $25 Single
Thursday, January 10
Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman provides a tour of the newly renovated Contemporary Wing with a focus on African-American artists in the collection.
Wednesday, February 13
Associate Curator of African Art Kathryn Gunsch shares updates about the reinstallation of the BMA’s renowned African collection.
Thursday, March 14
Thursday, April 11
Guest Curator Percy North will provide a tour of the exhibition Max Weber: Bringing Paris to New York.
Call 443-573-1834 for more information.