Join a BMA Friends Group and get closer to the heart—and art—of the Museum. Whether you are a novice or veteran in the world of art, there is no better place to learn more and share your enthusiasm than with a BMA Friends Group. Exclusively for BMA Members, participation in a Friends Group provides exciting opportunities to: meet art enthusiasts, visit private collections and artists' studios, connect with BMA curators and art experts, enjoy cultural outings to other museums, galleries, and art centers throughout the country, and much, much more!
Enjoy a discussion with artist Jim Dine, sponsored by BMA Friends Groups.
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FoAW supports the presentation and growth of the BMA's important collections of decorative arts and American painting and sculpture. The group strives to enhance Members' appreciation and knowledge of art, and encourages Members to develop their own collections. Proceeds from FoAW dues and fundraising activities are used for the acquisition of outstanding examples of fine and decorative art, as well as the scholarly and educational activities of the Museum.
FoAW programs include:
- A lecture and reception series featuring nationally renowned scholars, curators, and dealers
- An Antiques Seminar study program offering Members exclusive access to private collections with tours by curators and connoisseurs
- Educational and study trips
- Social events held in local historic buildings and collectors' homes
- Opportunites to interact with curators from the Department of Decorative Arts and American Painting and Sculpture
FOAW Annual dues: $175 Single; $325 Dual
YFOAW Annual dues: $100 Single; $175 Dual
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Lecture: Georgia O’Keeffe
Tuesday, October 13
Barbara Buhler Lynes, Curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, talks about O’Keeffe’s life and work.
Lecture: White House History
Tuesday, November 10
Independent historian William Seale discusses the art and architecture of the president’s home.
For more information, call 443-573-1766 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FoMaCA Members develop and enrich their understanding of modern and contemporary art, support significant programs and exhibitions that broaden understanding of the art of our time, and contribute to acquisitions that enhance the BMA's collection of contemporary art. Special educational and cultural programs available to FoMaCA Members include:
- Exclusive access to private collections
- Travel to contemporary art destinations
- VIP passes to major art fairs (subject to availability)
- Private curatorial tours of exhibitions
- Studio and gallery visits
- Lectures and gallery talks
- Special opportunities to interact with BMA curators
- Conversations about the art market wtih collectors and industry professionals.
Annual dues: $110 Single; $175 Dual; $225 Suppor; $300 Patron; $30 Student/Educator/Docent/Under age 35/Artist
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Insider’s Guide: Station North
Sunday, September 13, 4 p.m.
Join Director Doreen Bolger at Load of Fun for a panel discussion about the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Followed by studio visits and a reception.
Day Trip: Washington, D.C.
Saturday, October 17
Tour the Anne Truitt retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and a private collection in Washington, D.C.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Artist Talk: Hank Willis Thomas
Thursday, November 12
For more information, call 443-573-1761 or e-mail email@example.com.
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
The Joshua Johnson Council Celebrates 25th Anniversary!
Special Anniversary Program & Reception
Sunday, November 8
Join us for a special gallery program and reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Joshua Johnson Council. Hear Curator Jay Fisher speak about the significance of Henry Ossawa Tanner’s Joachim Leaving the Temple, purchased for the BMA with funds raised by JJC in recognition of this significant anniversary milestone.
For more information, call 443-573-1834 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDPS fosters interest in the appreciation, collecting, and study of prints, drawings, and photographs, both historic and contemporary. Membership in PDPS provides exciting opportunities and events including:
- The Biennial Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints & New Editions
- A winter seminar series taught by BMA curators
- Artist talks such as Jim Dine, Vija Celmins, and Robert Mangold
- Exclusive curator-led tours of BMA exhibitions
- Visits to private collections and artists' studios
- Cultural outings to other museums, galleries, and art centers
- Meeting other art enthusiasts
- Developing connections with BMA curators and art experts
- Gaining insights to start or refine your own collection
- Supporting the BMA
Annual dues: $60 Single; $85 Dual; $125 Support; $200 Patron
Tours & Reception
Thursday, October 8
Enjoy alternating tours of Matisse as Printmaker and Edgar Allan Poe: A Baltimore Icon. A reception follows. Those interested in joining PDPS are invited to attend.
Saturday, October 31
Join PDPS for a private tour of two homes located in Baltimore City.
Washington, D.C., Bus Trip
Thursday, December 10
Join PDPS for a day trip with visits to the Washington Printmakers Gallery and the Library of Congress.
For more information, call 443-573-1789 or e-mail email@example.com.
FAPA promotes the appreciation for the arts and cultures of Africa, ancient South and Central America, native North America, and the Pacific Islands. Members support the BMA's pioneering and dynamic collections from these regions. Special educational and cultural programs include:
- Opportunities to interact with curators from the Department of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands
- Exclusive access to private collections of ethnographic art
- Lectures from local and visiting experts
- Private tours of museums and collections throughout the region
- Special viewings of works in the collection not currently on display
- Behind-the-scenes events at the BMA, including workshops with conservators, registrars, and curators
Annual dues: $25 Student; $60 Single; $100 Dual
Lecture: Loango Ivories
Sunday, September 13
Associate Curator for African Art Nichole Bridges talks about her research on Kongo-Vili ivories. A reception follows.
Saturday, October 10
Enjoy the opportunity to view a local, private collection of African masks, figures, and fabrics, as well as Pre-Columbian ceramics.
Yinka Shonibare at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Saturday, December 5
Enjoy a tour of Yinka Shonibare’s work at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art with former BMA Associate Curator for African Art Karen Milbourne.
For more information, call 443-573-1745 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.