SEP 18 · 6:30pm–7:30pm
Is liberal democracy an oxymoron? Can ‘liberalism’ and ‘democracy’ coexist? Join us as we discuss the social and political frictions that arise from the interaction between these concepts.
Lester K. Spence, author of Knocking The Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics and Associate Professor of Political Studies and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, will be joined in conversation with media theorist McKenzie Wark, whose work examining liberalism and democracy is featured in the DIS: A Good Crisis exhibition currently on view at the BMA. The discussion will be moderated by artist and organizer Lee Heinemann.
SEP 21 · 2:00pm–4:00pm
Free | BMA Commons
Ever hear about fair use? The convoluted, myth-laden defense to copyright infringement? That thing championed by remixers, collagers, and other mash-up impresarios? At MdVLA's Fair Use Fracas, you will see music and sound artists doing their best to put the tenets of fair use on display through live beat-making and synthesis, including a performance by MdVLA Board Member and Producer extraordinaire, Mighty Mark. In addition, MdVLA Executive Director, attorney Adam Holofcener, will present a workshop on the legal issues related to copyright and fair use. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about fair use while jamming out to some fair uses!
SEP 29 · 1:00pm–5:00pm
Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art celebrates the significant contributions black artists have made in the development of abstraction. Inspired by Generations, this free day of activities for all ages features free admission to Generations, pop-up performances, artist-led activities, and workshops.
OCT 11 · 8:00pm–11:00pm
Tickets: $25 | $20 Members
The BMA’s popular late-night series returns this fall with some surprising twists.
Admission includes access to galleries, entertainment, and a free drink or menu item. Beer, wine, and light bites are available to purchase. This event is for adults age 21 and older.
OCT 27 · 3:30pm–6:00pm
Adult: $30.00 | BMA member: $25.00 | Student: $10.00
French baroque music by Marin Marais, Leclair, Barriere. With Sarah Cunningham, viola de gamba. Cynthia Roberts, violin; Allen Whear, cello; Leon Schelhase, harpsichord.