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The BMA Presents New Sculpture and Exhibition by Internationally Acclaimed Artist Tomás Saraceno

Published August 1, 2017

Internationally acclaimed artist and trained architect Tomás Saraceno is creating an ambitious, site-specific installation that will be suspended across the BMA’s East Lobby. The luminous sculpture combines clusters of iridescent-paneled modules suspended within net of strings a reminiscent of a “spiderweb” that will be woven onsite across a two-story open area bordered by the lobby staircase and mezzanine.

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BMA Showcases Stunning Japanese Kimono and Obi with New Google Arts & Culture Online Exhibition

Published June 8, 2017

The BMA is showcasing Kimono and Obi: Romantic Echoes from Japan’s Golden Age, as part of We wear culture, a Google Arts & Culture project launching today that uses state-of-the-art technology to present 3,000 years of fashion in the world’s largest virtual exhibition of style.

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The BMA Presents the Work of Contemporary Artist Annet Couwenberg Beginning August 16

Published May 30, 2017

The BMA presents Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to Damask, an intimate exhibition of 10 extraordinary works by Maryland-based artist Annet Couwenberg. On view August 16, 2017–February 18, 2018, the exhibition shows how art, science, and history can produce fascinating innovations in textiles.

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The Work of Contemporary Artists Kara Walker And Hank Willis Thomas Come Together in Installation at the BMA

Published May 30, 2017

The BMA presents two compelling works that explore the legacy of slavery in America in Black Box: Kara Walker & Hank Willis Thomas. On view June 28, 2017–March 18, 2018, the installation brings together Kara Walker’s Salvation, one of the most significant works in the BMA’s contemporary collection, and Hank Willis Thomas’ And I Can’t Run, a recent promised gift to the museum.

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The BMA Presents the Work of Influential Photographers Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White

Published May 11, 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) explores abstraction through more than 40 photographs by three of the most important and influential American photographers of the 20th century: Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White. Black, White & Abstract: Callahan, Siskind, White, on view May 17-October 1, 2017, is drawn from the museum’s Prints, Drawings & Photographs collection, considered one of the most significant holdings of works on paper in the country. Acquired in 2012, Minor White’s nine-part sequence The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Sequence 14 has never before been on view at the museum.

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The BMA Selects Baltimore-Based Artist Phaan Howng and Blue Water Baltimore For Next Commons Collaboration

Published May 1, 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art announced today that Baltimore-based artist Phaan Howng and Blue Water Baltimore have been selected as the next artist/non-profit team to take over the Commons in the BMA’s Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center. Beginning November 2017, the team will unveil a colorful art installation that encompasses the entire gallery and present a series of public programs that explore the effects of environmental issues on community and home. This is the third year of the Commons Collaboration project, which seeks to engage audiences through innovative art and programs inspired by the adjacent Imagining Home exhibition.

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Tomorrow Is Another Day, the Accompanying Catalogue to Mark Bradford’s Exhibition for The U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Explores the Creative Process and Historic and Social Contexts for the Artist’s Work

Published April 13, 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art, the presenter of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale along with the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, today announced the publication of Tomorrow Is Another Day, the official catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name featuring new work by Mark Bradford for the U.S. Pavilion. The catalogue was created in close collaboration with the artist and Poly-Mode, the design studio of Silas Munro, and is published by Gregory R. Miller & Co. in conjunction with The Baltimore Museum of Art. Tomorrow Is Another Day includes new essays by Zadie Smith, Anita Hill, and others about the importance of Bradford’s work in the current social climate. The catalogue also delves into the development of Bradford’s career as an artist with behind-the-scenes images of Bradford’s creative process and vibrant photography of the art created for the Venice Biennale.

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BMA Hosts International And National Leaders For “Building An Inclusive Baltimore” Discussion

Published April 4, 2017

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) hosts Building an Inclusive Baltimore: A New Lens for Inclusion at The Baltimore Museum of Art in partnership with Beyond Conflict, a global initiative internationally recognized for its powerful new approaches to achieving peace in divided societies. Open to the public, the free event on May 4, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. brings together leaders in the arts, conflict resolution, and behavioral science to share the drivers of exclusion and the ways people consciously and unconsciously act. The event seeks to apply these insights to spark strategies for cultural organizations to more meaningfully engage with and reflect their communities.

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BMA Presents Documenting the Spirit on April 1

Published March 28, 2017

The BMA presents Documenting the Spirit, a panel of practitioners, scholars, and observers of different religious traditions. Panelists will explore how spiritual experience is depicted through diverse formats such as art, literature, and mass communication, as well as how the spiritual can be made tangible to believers and non-believers alike. The conversation is inspired by Captain Gervasio’s Family (2013-2014), a film by artists Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj, on view in the museum’s Black Box Gallery. Presented in partnership with The Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Advanced Media Studies, the free event will be in the BMA Meyerhoff Auditorium on Saturday, April 1 from 4–5 p.m.

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BMA Acquires Significant Works by Mark Bradford, Paul Chan, Norman Lewis, and Ellsworth Kelly

Published March 23, 2017

The BMA announced today the acquisition of major works by Mark Bradford, Paul Chan, Norman Lewis, and Ellsworth Kelly. Spanning a range of media, the acquisitions complement the BMA’s holdings of contemporary art, from mid-20th-century American abstraction to the art of today, and demonstrate the museum’s commitment to expanding the narrative of art history through the representation of diverse artists.

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The Advance Exhibition Schedule is current as of August 2017 and is subject to change. Please verify all information with BMA Communications before publishing.

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