The Grand Reopening of the BMA’s Contemporary Wing

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For far the past two years, Baltimore has had a void.  While we’ve been able to enjoy a good landscape or religious portrait, or even the Kinetic Sculpture Race, we’ve been forced to travel to far-off museums in DC or Philly for a solidly curated contemporary collection.  Come Sunday, the void will be filled.

Artist: Melissa Webb

The BaltimoreMuseum of Art (BMA) is reopening its contemporary wing this Sunday, November 18 after a two-year renovation project.  The new wing has three new exhibitions, two interactive galleries, sound and moving image works, a black box gallery,  and the new BMA Go Mobile interactive art guide app. The installations include a wide range of artists from masters such as Warhol and Rauschenberg, to newer emerging artists on the contemporary scene.

The Grand Opening takes place on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and includes various performances and activities for the entire family.  If you prefer something for a date night, consider coming Saturday night, November 17 to the BMA Late Night at 9:00 p.m.  White Life and Tim Nohe will be providing music, there will be collaborative art-making projects designed by renowned sculptor Maren Hassinger, and discussions led by BMA staff to give you fresh perspectives on new exhibits.  Light fare and a cash bar will be on the premises, so come celebrate in style this momentous occasion for the Baltimore arts scene.

Where?
The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD


When?

Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:00pm – Midnight

Sunday, November 18, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Why?
To celebrate contemporary art making a comeback in Baltimore!



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