There is a real sense of community among the members of JJC who all share a passion for African-American and African art.
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 by promoting and highlighting the achievements of African-American artists.
For more information call 443-573-1816.
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 and meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
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
Thursday, January 8
Hear Leslie King-Hammond, graduate dean emeritus and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at MICA, on African-American artists in the American Wing.
Thursday, February 12
Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Ann Shafer and Curatorial Assistant Ben Levy talk on the BMA Print Fair and collecting prints.
Thursday, March 12
Meet artist Paula Whaley
Thursday, April 9
Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Rena Hoisington discusses artist Robert Blackburn.
Brooklyn Day Trip
Saturday, April 18
Join us for a day trip to Brooklyn, a vibrant and eclectic community and
home to the Brooklyn Museum and numerous galleries. Enjoy an art-filled
day without worrying about traffic or parking. The day includes a docent-led
tour of Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, which includes an overview of the artist's prolific 14-year career and features 60 paintings and sculptures. Participants can also enjoy the galleries and neighborhood on their own or join a docent-led tour of the highlights of the museum.
All BMA Members and their friends are welcome to join this trip. The cost includes transportation and admission. Participants are welcome to lunch on their own at one of the many nearby eating establishments.
To reserve a spot or for more information, call Ellen Gottfried, Education Manager, at 443-573-1816. Space is limited; call early.
Thursday, May 14
Artist Stephen Towns. Program will take place at the City Arts Building on East Oliver Street and Greenmount Avenue.
Call 443-573-1816 for more information.