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  • Jackie Milad Confronts Museums’ Complicated Histories

    Baltimore-based artist Jackie Milad has created four new works for the exhibition Histories Collide: Jackie Milad x Fred Wilson x Nekisha Durrett, currently on view in the John Waters Rotunda and adjacent galleries. Milad’s works reconcile and collage together the histories of ancient Egyptians and ancient Americans, her family history, and contemporary culture—from pop culture […]

    Colleen Kennedy | 07.28.2023
  • 16 New Acquisitions on View This Summer

    The BMA has a history of collecting art that responds to the present moment, including pivotal gifts from Baltimore’s Cone sisters, whose acquisitions from living artists encouraged the Museum’s commitment to contemporary art. Our curatorial team continues this longstanding tradition, creating new ways to interpret art history and acquiring artworks that tell the rich and […]

    Staff | 06.29.2023
  • A Night Supporting the BMA and The Last Resort Artist Retreat

    On Sunday, June 25, the BMA’s newly-appointed Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Asma Naeem and BMA Board Chair James D. Thornton will host A Midsummer Night’s Gala, an art benefit supporting the BMA and a group of extraordinary artists connected to the Baltimore region. This special event will give guests an opportunity to meet artists including Derrick Adams, Kyle Yearwood, Murjoni Merriweather, […]

    Staff | 06.23.2023
  • The Hip-Hop History of Pharrell Williams’ Buffalo Hat

    At the 2014 Grammy Awards, the French electronic duo Daft Punk–donning their trademark spacesuits with helmets obscuring their faces–performed their hit collaboration “Get Lucky” with hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams and funk guitarist Nile Rogers alongside the legendary Stevie Wonder. The medley of hits, including Chic’s “Le Freak” and Wonders’ “Another Star”, bridged decades and genres—funk, […]

    Colleen Kennedy | 06.01.2023
  • All Eyes on Me

    Since its emergence in the 1970s, hip hop has grown into a global phenomenon, driving innovations in music, fashion, technology, and visual and performing arts. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop, The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century captures hip hop’s extraordinary influence through more than 90 works […]

    Staff | 05.09.2023
  • A Legacy That Can’t Be Celebrated in Silence

    Listen closely and you will hear snippets of hip-hop greats, jazzy horns, ballroom house beats, and more… in our galleries. The BMA flips (and spins and remixes) the antiquated notion of silent museums by creating a hip-hop soundscape for The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary […]

    Colleen Kennedy | 05.02.2023
  • Recently Retired Senior Registrar Melanie Harwood Reflects on Five Decades at the BMA

    When Melanie Harwood began volunteering at the BMA in 1972, she had no idea that she was embarking on a 50-year career at the Museum. She had just graduated with an art history degree from Wellesley College and had some experience working in an art gallery in Boston when she moved to Baltimore with her […]

    Anne Brown | 02.27.2023
  • Five Most Loved Artworks at the BMA

    Hearts for Art returned this past Valentine’s Day weekend, and votes for the favorite artworks of 2023 have officially been counted. During this annual celebration, now in its tenth year at the BMA, visitors are invited to wander the galleries and leave paper hearts in front of the works they love the most. This year’s […]

    Staff | 02.23.2023
  • Joseph Education Center to Reopen in Fall 2023 with Hands-On Learning Experiences

    The transformation of the Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center will include interactives, touchscreens, and technology to support learning activities that resonate with today’s students.  Since opening in October 2015, the BMA’s Joseph Education Center on the Museum’s first floor has welcomed thousands of visitors of all ages. Audiences have explored its thematic exhibition gallery, […]

    Staff | 02.06.2023
  • Coming Attractions: John Waters In Conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Pierson

    Photographer Catherine Opie and multimedia artist Jack Pierson spoke with filmmaker, producer, writer, artist, collector, and BMA Trustee John Waters in his Baltimore dining room in January 2022 to discuss the underlying themes of his art collection, featured in the BMA’s Coming Attractions: John Waters. Portions of their conversation are below with light edits for […]

    Staff | 01.27.2023

Jackie Milad Confronts Museums’ Complicated Histories

16 New Acquisitions on View This Summer

A Night Supporting the BMA and The Last Resort Artist Retreat