Tag: The Baltimore Museum of Art

Mickalene Thomas turns BMA’s East Lobby into ‘Baltimore’s living room’

One of the living room installations at the Baltimore Museum of Art by artist Mickalene Thomas. Photo by Ed Gunts.

City leaders have referred to the Inner Harbor as Baltimore’s “playground.” Henry James likened Mount Vernon Place to the city’s “parlor.”

And for the next 18 months, the East Lobby of the Baltimore Museum of Art will be the city’s “living room,” following the installation of an exhibition by internationally recognized artist Mickalene Thomas.

The front of the museum’s East Wing has been turned into a series of oversized rowhouse facades, one in simulated brick, one in siding and one in FormStone.

It leads to a revamped lobby that has images of residential settings from the 1970s and 1980s, along with a wall containing various house plants.

If you miss Boots Riley tonight at Hopkins, catch him later this month at the BMA

Photo via IMDB

Activist, rapper and filmmaker Boots Riley is appearing at Johns Hopkins University tonight to talk about his career as part of the college’s Foreign Affairs Symposium.

Can’t make it?

Well, you’re in luck, because Riley will be back in town on April 24 for a discussion at the Baltimore Museum of Art with artist Mickalene Thomas.

BMA announces event series tied to exhibit of Jack Whitten’s sculpture work

Artist Jack Whitten carving wood on a beach in Crete, circa 1971. Image via the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Baltimore Museum of Art will host a series of concerts, panel discussions and parties in conjunction with its exhibit “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017,” what the museum is calling the first retrospective of the celebrated artist’s sculptural work.

BMA to hold John Waters retrospective starting in October

“Beverly Hills John” by John Waters. Image via the BMA.

Baltimoreans are familiar with John Waters’ films, and now they’ll get a chance to see more of more of his visual art.

Starting Oct. 7, the Baltimore Museum of Art is showing “John Waters: Indecent Exposure,” an exhibit of 160 photographs, sculptures, sound and video works made by the director since the 1990s. The museum says it is the first major retrospective of Waters’ visual art in his hometown.

Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair April 1 – 2: Event Kick Off March 30th


Kick off your visit to this year’s Print Fair with renowned artist James Siena in conversation with BMA Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Ann Shafer on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Free

Kick Off The Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair with Renowned Artist James Siena – March 30th at the BMA


“Baltimore’s Best Art Sale”—Baltimore Magazine

Make plans now to come to this highly anticipated showcase of limited editions, drawings, multi-part portfolios, and photographs by established and emerging artists from 20 vendors from across the U.S. New collectors and curious art enthusiasts are always welcome.

On Walnut Hill and Otto Calendar at Gundy’s This Saturday



2016calendarimagesGreg Otto, Kathy Hudson, and Penney Hubbard are teaming up in support of local businesses with a book, a calendar, cards and posters this holiday season.