Adult Events

JUL 27 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Open Hours: Abu the Flutemaker


Join the musical master craftsman Abu the Flutemaker for an interactive performance of a selection of his hand-made instruments. "I can make a musical instrument out of anything!" exemplifies his life-long approach to experimenting with and creating instruments out of found objects. See and hear about his work, and then join him for an improv group performance. After the performance, feel free to stick around and learn more about Abu’s instruments and purchase one for yourself.

This free event will be held on the front steps outside the BMA's Historic Merrick Entrance. In case of inclement weather, the performance will take place inside the BMA's Commons.

Wendel Patrick
JUL 27 · 7:00pm–9:00pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden: Wendel Patrick Quartet

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The alter-ego of classical and jazz pianist Kevin Gift is Baltimore’s Wendel Patrick, praised by The Baltimore Sun as “wildly talented.” The recording and internationally touring artist currently teaches hip hop production at The Peabody Music Conservatory.

Film Still: When I Get Home (2019)

Film Screening: Solange Knowles’ When I Get Home

AUG 03 · 11:00am and 12:00pm
AUG 17 · Every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
AUG 24 · Every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The BMA is honored to be among the international institutions debuting the director's cut version of Solange Knowles' When I Get Home. The interdisciplinary performance art film is the companion film to Knowles’ latest album and an exploration of origin and spiritual expedition. Through a futurist rodeo that lifts up the narrative of black cowboys and honors Knowles’ Houston lineage, the film confronts how much of us have we taken or left behind in our evolutions, and how much fear determines this. When I Get Home features Knowles’ new sculptural work Boundless Body—a rodeo arena displayed in the desert of Marfa, Texas, sitting alongside many architectural wonders, such as the Rothko Chapel at the Menil Collection and the I. M. Pei designed Dallas City Hall. The extended version of When I Get Home premieres across renowned museums and contemporary arts institutions across the U.S. and Europe from July 17 – October 13, 2019.

This event at BMA Lexington Market is free. No RSVP required. First-come, first-served. Please anticipate standing room only. Seating is extremely limited.

When I Get Home (2019)
Run time: 41 minutes
Director/Editor: Solange Knowles
Contributing Directors: Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Ray Tintori
Additional work courtesy of Houston artist Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt

Image: Chandra McCormick. Daddy’O, The Oldest Inmate in Angola State Penitentiary, 2004. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist. © Chandra McCormick
SEP 05 · 6:30pm–7:30pm

Panel Discussion: Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick with Norris Henderson and Monica Cooper, moderated by Annie Anderson

BMA Auditorium | Free

Exhibition open 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick’s poignant photographs and videos on view through October 27 in Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex , shed light on the exploitative practices of the Louisiana State Penitentiary known as Angola. Join the artists for a discussion on issues surrounding mass incarceration with prison rights advocate Norris Henderson, founder of Voice of the Experienced, and Baltimore-native Monica Cooper of the Maryland Justice Project and the driving force behind Baltimore’s “Ban the Box” legislation. The conversation will be moderated by Annie Anderson of the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. Arrive early for special evening access to Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Glenstone Courtyard
SEP 08 · 8:15am–1:00pm

FoMaCA Member Excursion: Glenstone Day Trip

FoMaCA Members Only

FoMaCA Members are invited to an exclusive visit to Glenstone, an extraordinary museum featuring the iconic examples of modern and contemporary art from the collection of founders Emily and& Mitch Rales. Located along the Potomac River in scenic Montgomery County, Glenstone seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment. Guides will be stationed throughout the art spaces to engage with visitors on the art, architecture, and landscape. A group lunch will be held in the café before returning to the BMA. RSVP by August 26, by calling 443-573-1800 or emailing

Invitations will be mailed.

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