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Category: Now On View

  • New Acquisitions on View

    This summer, 11 new additions to the Museum’s collection make their BMA debut. Read more about some of these recent acquisitions below and plan your next visit with a comprehensive list of new works on view and a map of where to find them. John Ahearn, Bashira, 1992 Charlie Ahearn, Bashira Walton Avenue 1992, 1992 […]

    Colleen Kennedy | 07.12.2024
  • Designing Making Her Mark

    In this interview, BMA Exhibition Designer David Zimmerman shares his experience transforming the galleries to present the 235 works on view in Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800. My name is David Zimmerman and I am the Exhibition Designer for the BMA. I am responsible for the physical design of […]

    Staff | 12.26.2023
  • Imagining Harriet Tubman’s Visionary Being with Nekisha Durrett

    For the current exhibition Histories Collide: Jackie Milad x Fred Wilson x Nekisha Durrett, on view in the John Waters Rotunda and adjacent galleries, Washington, D.C-based artist Nekisha Durrett turned to the legacy of Harriet Tubman for her installation Frontier. Instead of a traditional portrait of Tubman, Durrett has produced an abstract study of Tubman’s […]

    Colleen Kennedy | 12.13.2023
  • Making Her Mark: A History Of Women Artists In Europe, 1400–1800

    For centuries, art historians have accepted the characterization of European women artists from the pre modern era as rare and comparatively less talented than their male counterparts. This assumption is now being turned on its head with a groundbreaking exhibition that presents a more accurate and expansive presentation of women’s creative accomplishments. A team of […]

    Anne Brown | 10.16.2023
  • A Puzzling Plate from 18th Century China

    One afternoon, a young man stopped at an antique shop north of Baltimore City, hoping to find a present for his new wife. He found the perfect gift: a puzzle-like plate with separate parts that fit together in just one way. After more than 30 years, the couple decided to offer the plate to the […]

    Staff | 10.11.2023
  • Bark Cloth Defies Categorization

    As much of a textile as it is a painted canvas or a work on paper, barkcloth—made from the inner bark of trees—confounds Western notions of art. By not fitting neatly into the artistic genres taught in predominantly Euro-American institutions, bark cloth prompts us to question and challenge the structures that shape our surroundings, said […]

    Irene Bantigue | 07.28.2023
  • 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
  • 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
  • Watch the Throne

    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 […]

    Asma Naeem | 03.29.2023

Designing Making Her Mark

Making Her Mark: A History Of Women Artists In Europe, 1400–1800

A Puzzling Plate from 18th Century China