Adult Events

DIS University: Liberal Democracy and Drivers of Exclusion
SEP 18 · 6:30pm–7:30pm

DIS University: Liberal Democracy and Drivers of Exclusion


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.

Open Hours: MdVLA Fair Use
SEP 21 · 2:00pm–4:00pm

Open Hours: MdVLA Fair Use

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!

Creditline: Shinique Smith. Detail, Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink. 2015. The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection. © Shinique Smith, Courtesy David Castillo Gallery. Photography by John Schweikert
SEP 29 · 1:00pm–5:00pm

Opening Celebration: Generations


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.

Art After Hours
OCT 11 · 8:00pm–11:00pm

Art After Hours

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.

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We’ll Always Have Paris
OCT 27 · 3:30pm–6:00pm

Pro Musica Rara presents “We’ll Always Have Paris”

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.

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