The grand, marble-stepped entrance to the Baltimore Museum of Art has been closed to visitors for as long as I’ve been alive. But starting next month, visitors will be able to walk up that grand staircase, pass between those massive columns, and enter into the museum in the grand old fashion.
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The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FoMaCA) present a rare opportunity for audiences to hear from art insiders about Bruce Nauman’s innovative career and influence on Thursday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Participants include Nauman’s studio manager Juliet Myers, gallerist Paul Schimmel, and art critic Peter Plagens. Every audience member at the June 12 event will be entered to win a free copy of the new biography Bruce Nauman: The True Artist (Phaidon, May 2014, $125). Written by Plagens, the hardback book features 300 beautifully illustrated works by Nauman.
If it weren’t for all the Hollywood-style drama surrounding it, the little Renoir landscape would probably never be the centerpiece of a big museum show. It’s small and not particularly important (although it still is, of course, a Renoir). But we’ll be one of the people lining up to see it later this month when it goes on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the same place it was stolen from more than 60 years ago.
Pending an appeal, we look forward to celebrating the painting’s homecoming with a special installation in the galleries in late March.
The saga of the flea market Renoir — the small painting that a Baltimore woman allegedly bought for $7 before discovering that it was actually by the Impressionist master — will close another chapter soon, as a judge hears arguments from the two sides that claim ownership of the napkin-sized work.
For a few months now, all we knew about the mysterious “Renoir Girl” was that she had stumbled upon a painting by the Impressionist Master in a $7 box of “junk” she bought at a West Virginia flea market. Now, thanks to some industrious sleuthing by the Washington Post, we know who she is — and that her story isn’t as clear-cut as it previously seemed.
This week, the Walters Art Museum welcomed its new director, Julia Marciari-Alexander. Marciari-Alexander replaces Gary Vikan, a 27-year veteran of the institution, and joins Doreen Bolger (director of the Baltimore Museum of Art) and Rebecca Hoffberger (director of the American Visionary Art Museum) to make a trifecta of badass women in charge of the city’s largest art institutions.
We hate to hassle you right after winter break, but now’s the time to start looking. According to internship.com, the best time to apply for summer internships is before spring break — and some of Baltimore’s coolest and most interesting companies are just starting to post their 2013 internship listings. The details on a few of our favorites are below:
Under Armour: The sportswear company clothes Olympians, Ravens, and even Batman. Prospective interns will be happy to hear that the company lists 39 summer internship possibilities, including apparel designers, graphic designers, retail strategizers, and logistics analysts. Internships run from May 28 to August 9, and are based in Baltimore. Applicants should have at least a 3.2 GPA.
The story of the flea market Renoir — the small painting by the Impressionist master that was bought at a West Virginia flea market for $7 — at first seemed so happy, like something out of a romantic comedy. But of course, things are much more complicated than that… and it seems that the discovery that the painting was stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art has re-opened all sorts of old wounds, including tales of filched Rembrandts and a Goucher College dean’s thefts from the BMA. It’s also reignited the feud between heiress/art collector/BMA benefactor Saidie May and her major benefactee, the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announced yesterday the relocation of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The finalists’ exhibition and award ceremony for the competition will be held at theWalters Art Museum in 2013 rather than the Baltimore Museum of Art, where the show of the finalists’ work has been held for the past several years.