Baltimore’s best art party is back this Friday, May 24, and celebrating the closing weekend of BMA’s special exhibitions Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s and Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg / Delights of an Undirected Mind. Come to Art After Hours for an evening of drinks, music, art-making, and late-night access to galleries and special exhibitions. Tickets ($25 adult or $20 BMA Members) include free admission to Monsters & Myths (regularly $15), as well as a free drink or food item, music, art-making, and late-night access to the galleries. Purchase your tickets here and kick off your summer at the best art party.
What: Art After Hours
When: Friday, May 24; 8pm – 11pm
Where: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
Highlights of the Evening Include:
- Performance by Swedish composer, recording artist, and house musician Hans Berg, who just released Sounds of the Forest Forgotten
- Experimental sound art with Tom Boram and Bonnie Jones
- Surreal games led by Baltimore artists Stephanie Barber and Beth Holladay
- Pop-up performances with costumes designed by Naomi Davidoff
- Cash bar with inspired cocktails and light bites by Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen
Come early for a free Artist Conversation with Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg in the Auditorium at 7 p.m. The artist duo will discuss their psychologically charged installations and films. Laura Albans, Assistant Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, will moderate a conversation about the integration of painstakingly created stop-motion animations and hypnotic music in their large-scale installations.
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THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Founded in 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art is a major cultural destination recognized for engaging diverse audiences through dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational and community outreach programs. The BMA’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs. The galleries showcase an exceptional collection of art from Africa; important works by established and emerging contemporary artists; outstanding European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; significant artworks from China; ancient Antioch mosaics; and exquisite textiles from around the world. The 210,000- square-foot museum is also distinguished by a grand historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope and two beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an array of 20th-century sculpture. The BMA is located in Charles Village, three miles north of the Inner Harbor, and is adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins University. General admission to the BMA is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.