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

DIS University: Liberal Democracy and Drivers of Exclusion

Free

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!


Sam Gilliam. After Glow. 1972. The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection. © Sam Gilliam. Courtesy of the artist.
SEP 28 · 6:00pm–8:00pm

Council Evening at The Baltimore Museum of Art

Members at the Patron’s Council level and above

BMA Members at the Patron’s Council level and above are invited to an exclusive preview, a talk with Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford, and a reception with drinks and light bites celebrating the opening of Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, Melvin Edwards: Crossroads, and Every Day: Selections from the Collection.

To RSVP by September 23 or request more information, email council@artbma.orgor call 443-597-1810.

Invitations will be mailed.


Charles Gaines. Numbers and Trees: Central Park Series I: Tree #9, Henry. 2016. The Joyner / Giuffrida Collection. © Charles Gaines. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
SEP 28 · 8:00pm–10:00pm

Members Evening at The Baltimore Museum of Art

Members Only

BMA Members are invited to celebrate the opening of Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, Melvin Edwards: Crossroads,and Every Day: Selections from the Collection. This historic moment showcases the BMA’s new mission—a commitment to artistic excellence and social equity—in three exquisite exhibitions that offer new perspectives on the critical contributions of black artists. A cash bar and light bites will be available, with music by Jeron White and Polarity.

To RSVP by September 23 or request more information, email members@artbma.org or call 443-597-1810.

Invitations will be mailed.


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

Free

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.


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.


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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