We’re rethinking how visitors experience the BMA's world-class collection— from arrival to departure—during our unprecedented $28 million renovation. New curatorial research, fresh perspectives, innovative technologies, and thoughtful design are at the heart of the ambitious project scheduled for completion in late spring 2015.
The landmark transformation features:
- Powerful new presentations of the Museum's outstanding American, African, Asian, and Contemporary art collections;
- the reopening of the 1929 Merrick Entrance, establishing the Museum’s terrace steps as a vibrant gathering place
- a 5,000 square-foot learning and creativity center with an interactive exhibition gallery and art-making spaces;
- and a dramatic overhaul of the East Wing Lobby and Zamoiski Entrance, including The BMA Shop.
The first phase of the BMA’s multiyear renovation was completed in November 2012 with the celebrated reopening of the Contemporary Wing.
The historic Merrick Entrance, the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing, and the East Wing Lobby and Zamoiski Entrance will reopen in fall 2014 coinciding with the Museum’s 100th celebration.
The African and Asian art galleries are scheduled to be completed by April 26, 2015.
The BMA is extremely grateful for the public support and private donations that continue to make the renovation possible. The project is funded in part by $11.25 million in capital contributions from the State of Maryland; $2.95 million from the City of Baltimore; and $21.5 million to date in contributions to In a New Light: The Campaign for The Baltimore Museum of Art. We need your continued support to reach our fundraising goals and help the BMA thrive in its next 100 years. Consider giving today.
Baltimore-based architecture firm Ziger/Snead is the architect for the 2014-2015 renovations. Whiting-Turner Contracting Company of Towson, Maryland, is leading construction efforts, and the project manager is Synthesis, Inc., of Columbia, Maryland.
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