Port Discovery Children’s Museum and Enoch Pratt Free Library are partnering to encourage children to read, play and discover through Ticket to Discovery Book Club. Baltimore-area children in fifth grade or younger with a Pratt Library card can receive a special Ticket to Discovery bookmark from their local Pratt Library (supplies are limited). After reading or listening to five books, participants can use the unique code on the bookmark to reserve up to two free admission tickets to Port Discovery Children’s Museum via the Museum’s online ticketing system.
Step into the pages of author Eric Carle's books with Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s limited time exhibit – Very Eric Carle. Explore themes such as hope, hard work, persistence, and friendship as you venture through classic works including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle and The Very Busy Spider from beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. Locally sponsored by: M&T Bank. Media Sponsor: Maryland Public Television. Co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Explore five centuries of the artifice of identity— from the splendid metamorphoses of classical myths to the posturing and bodily reinvention of contemporary drag culture. Shapeshifting includes approximately 50 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books from the BMA’s collection that explore transformation and masquerade as recurring themes of artistic imagination across time and place.
The long-awaited Joan Mitchell retrospective is almost here! Co-organized by the BMA and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this comprehensive exhibition follows the career of the internationally renowned artist who attained critical acclaim and success in the male-dominated art circles of 1950s New York, then spent nearly four decades in France creating breathtaking abstract paintings that evoke landscapes, memories, poetry, and music.
Beatrice Glow is a New York- and Bay Area-based multi-sensory and interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the social history of plants. For her first exhibition in a major U.S. museum, Glow delves into the unseen and unsavory sociohistorical and ecological realities underlying the tobacco industry’s veneer of luxury through her digitally printed and embroidered silk textiles, VR-sculpted and 3D-printed objects, watercolors, and scent experiences.
Guarding the Art will feature works from the BMA’s collection, across eras, genres, cultures, and mediums, selected by guest curators from the BMA’s Security department. As guest curators, the officers will collaborate with leadership and staff across the museum to select and reinterpret works. In addition, the team is working with renowned art historian and curator Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, who is providing additional mentorship and professional development.
This exhibition showcases William Cordova’s on the lower frequencies i speak 4 u (2019), a remarkably complex work that originates from the Peruvian American artist’s research into individuals, places, and narratives significant to the Civil Rights Movement that intersect with contemporary social and musical history.
Mickalene Thomas’ immersive two-story installation transforms the BMA’s East Lobby into a living room for Baltimore reflective of Thomas’ signature aesthetic influenced by 1970s and 1980s motifs. The experience–the most expansive commission undertaken by both the artist and the BMA—extends onto an enclosed terrace, where Thomas has curated a presentation of works by artists with ties to Baltimore. Featured artists include: Derrick Adams, Zoë Charlton Theresa Chromati, Alex Dukes, Dominiqua S. Eldridge, Devin N. Morris, Clifford Owens, and D’Metrius John Rice.
Organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, this exhibition debuts a recent body of work by New York-based artist Elle Pérez.
Including 13 photographs created between 2019 and 2021, Devotions explores relationship building, creating space to reflect on how we navigate ourselves in relation to others and the world. Pérez’s carefully sequenced images dwell in moments of grief and care, pain and pleasure, desire and self-exploration. Amidst recurring motifs of water, touch, and BDSM are also striking choices in proximity, scale, color, and light.
Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love will feature more than 45 paintings and works on paper made between 2019 and 2022, that weave together motifs found in historical paintings with recognizable 21st-century moments to create new worlds based in Toor’s imagination. Among the works are several made especially for the exhibition and inspired by paintings in the BMA’s renowned 17th- to 19th-century European collection, such as Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Rinaldo and Armida (1629).
Suzanne F. Cohen’s (1935–2018) extraordinary leadership and enduring support for the BMA touched every area of the Museum. In addition to chairing the Board and numerous Trustee committees, Cohen helped establish an endowment for free admission and funded many exhibitions, commissions, restorations, public programs, and gifts of art.
Legendary Glitterus is the last remaining dragon in a world that has plunged into the darkness of heart and spirit. In order to continue her species and save the world, Glitterus summons five Mystics from scattered tribes to find her lost eggs. During the Mystics’ journey to save the baby Glits and defeat the power-hungry Tower Wizard, they laugh, they battle, they funk out with their junk out, and learn that they are stronger when they fight united.
Join us for a live music and abstract painting experience featuring American contemporary artist, Katie Pumphrey and saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist Ray Winder.
Enjoy a sight and sound experience inspired by Joan Mitchell’s life, musical influences, and breathtaking abstract paintings that evoke landscapes, memories, poetry, and music.
Join Bach in Baltimore's orchestra for the final concert of the 2021-2022 season--a lively send-off to summer featuring a quintet of concertos from some of our other choice Baroque composers, including Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and CPE Bach. Our concert finale of the season features instrumentation on the organ, flute, oboe, viola d’amore, and oboe d’amore. The viola d’amore and oboe d’amore were popular instruments during the Baroque period–but are a rare find to hear live today!
ART SEMINAR GROUP LIVE LECTURE (ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM)
Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics
Ellen Lupton, Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz design chair, Maryland Institute College of Art; and senior curator, contemporary design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Strand Theater Company concludes Season 14 with
Mary-Kate Olsen Is In Love
by Mallery Avidon
Baltimore, MD—The Strand Theater Company proudly concludes its 14th consecutive Season as Baltimore’s women-centric company with the production of Mary-Kate Olsen Is In Love by Mallery Avidon. Directed by Emily Hall.
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Jazz in the BMA Sculpture Garden returns!
Jazz Group of the Year nominee, The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs make their return appearance to the Baltimore Museum of Art in support of their latest, Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD combo-pack release, Songs From The Swinghouse.
An American woman on an escape from reality in Bangkok befriends a novice Buddhist monk. As they work through their wounds together, their lost loved ones journey on in the spirit world, all trying to achieve some level of peace and maybe even enlightenment. Told through movement in a magical realism frame, this play explores the journey from grief to the start of healing. CJay Philip directs this important world premiere.