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SUNDAYS · 2:00pm–5:00pm

Join us every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for free art-making workshops. Drop-in for hands-on fun the entire family can enjoy. No registration required. All materials are provided. Generously sponsored by Wilmington Trust.

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JUL 20 · 3:00pm–5:00pm

Curator's Council Reception

Members Only

Members at the Curator’s Council and above are invited to attend this annual event hosted by BMA Trustee Nancy Dorman and Stan Mazaroff at their farm in Upperco, MD. Guests are welcome to explore the hosts’ breathtaking art collection and mingle with fellow Council Members and BMA Curators while enjoying lite bites and cocktails. Invitations will be mailed. For questions, please contact or 410-597-1810.

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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

Mary Lovelace O'Neal. Running Freed More Slaves Than Lincoln Ever Did. 1995. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from the Pearlstone Family Fund and partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., BMA 2019.27. © Mary Lovelace O’Neal
AUG 29 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

Council Talk & Reception: Every Day: Selections from the Collection

Members at the Patron’s Council level and above

Members at the Patron’s Council level and above are invited for an exclusive presentation of the BMA’s newest contemporary acquisitions in the exhibition,Every Day, led by BMA Director Christopher Bedford.

Every Day is the first reinstallation of the BMA’s Contemporary Wing centered on the critical contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from 1945 to the present. The sweeping reinstallation captures the aesthetic and conceptual interplay between those artists that have been underrepresented in artistic and cultural dialogues and those artists who have traditionally been celebrated for their vision and work. Nearly 50 works of painting, sculpture, video, and more from the BMA’s permanent collection are presented alongside a select group of loans, primarily from the celebrated Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection.

To confirm your participation or for any questions, please contact: or call 410-597-1810.

Invitations will be mailed.

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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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SEP 17 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

Exclusive Talk & Reception for FoAW and Council Members: Pressed, Cut, Molded, and Cracked: Stories in American Glass

FoAW and Council Members

Members of the Friends of the American Wing and the BMA Council are invited to Pressed, Cut, Molded, and Cracked: Stories in American Glass, an exclusive talk with John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery. His most recent book is American Glass: The Collections at Yale (2018) and he organized a student-curated exhibition based on his research, titled A Nation Reflected: Stories in Glass, which is on view at the Yale University Art Gallery through September 29, 2019.

To confirm your participation or for any questions, please contact: or 410-597-1810.

Invitations will be mailed.

Grounds for Sculpture
OCT 11 · 7:15am–6:00pm

Members Day Trip: Grounds for Sculpture

Price $195 Member, $210 Non-Members – Includes Museum entry and tour, lunch, transportation, and gratuities

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Join us for an artful adventure to Grounds for Sculpture. This renowned sculpture park, situated on the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds, features works by over 100 artists on 42 magnificently landscaped acres. When visiting Grounds for Sculpture, guests are charmed by the many fascinating and often humorous works by founder J. Seward Johnson Jr. who aimed to incorporate a join of discovery and sensory delight in his vision for the park the Park. BMA Travelers are invited to tour the grounds with Park docents and then spend free time exploring on their own.

A deluxe lunch is included with the trip and will be held at the Zagat-rated Rat’s Restaurant, serving French country cuisine.

This trip departs from the BMA at 7:30 am and has an estimated return time of 6:00 pm.

Parking at the BMA is complimentary on the day of the trip.