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Art World Luminaries Visit BMA to Discuss Contemporary Artist Bruce Nauman

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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.

Help Restore Bruce Nauman’s Masterpiece at the BMA

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catch of the day fish (2)If you’ve lived in Baltimore for any length of time, you know this sculpture. Violins Violence Silence. For almost 30 years, those neon words illuminated the outside of the BMA’s East Wing—and became a striking symbol of the museum’s support of pioneering artists over the years. But as powerful as any piece of artwork may be, eventually the elements take a toll. This past fall, the piece was removed from the outside of the museum through a dramatic de-installation process so that it could be re-fabricated with more up-to-date and durable neon—ensuring the work a renewed life, and many, many years of glowing brightly. In the coming weeks, you (yes, you!) can help make the restoration possible by supporting any of the fabulous fundraisers organized by Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FoMaCA). They’ve already raised half of their $120,000 goal—and now they’re going all out to help raise the rest in style.

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