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  • Woodlawn Vase: The Prize of Preakness

    Proudly standing just under three feet tall, the Maryland Jockey Club’s lavishly ornate Woodlawn Vase is perhaps the most famous trophy in American sports history and certainly one of the most important pieces of presentation silver in the United States. Visitors to the Baltimore Museum of Art can see the original Woodlawn Vase year-round, except […]

    Anne Brown | 05.20.2022
  • Baltimore History Figures Prominently in New Center for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

    This winter, as you step into the Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, look up at the stone archway to see figures of the past welcoming a new present. Sculpted by Giuseppe Franzoni (b. Italy, 1775–1815), the stone archway features the Roman deities Mercury and Ceres and […]

    Staff | 11.30.2021
  • Win a Gee’s Bend-Inspired Community Quilt

    The foundation of quilt-making is love—it is this love that allows quilts to reflect a range of humanity. Historian and artist Suzanne Coley’s words were met with nods of agreement and smiles from more than 200 faces in gallery view during a virtual quilting bee held this past March. One year into the pandemic, the […]

    Anne Brown | 08.19.2021
  • A Fierce Education

    I first met Sharon Lockhart in Israel in 2011. I’d been invited to contribute an essay to the catalog for Lockhart’s project on choreographer Noa Eshkol, soon to premiere at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. 1 Lockhart and I talked about her recent time in Poland, where […]

    Eva Díaz | 03.24.2021
  • Gold Barbra by Deborah Kass

    “You paint the whole background, you screen it lightly once. You paint in what needs to be painted in, and then you screen it again. Just like Andy did it.” 1 In 1992, Deborah Kass ran a glossy film still through the only large Xerox machine in New York’s East Village. She had found the […]

    Cecilia Wichmann | 08.19.2020
  • 8-Minute Guided Meditation with Mark Rothko’s Black over Reds

    Meditation is a process of fully experiencing the present moment that generally uses the breath—or, more specifically, the sensations of the breath—as a focal point. For centuries, people have used visual aids during meditation to help them enter contemplative states. The process of slowly and closely examining a work of art, especially an abstract work […]

    Elizabeth Benskin | 06.17.2020
  • Anti-Chinese Messages Poured Out of 19th-Century Pitcher

    Why does this object with an aggressive racialized scene remain on view at the BMA? The first time I saw Karl L.H. Müller’s ‘Walrus’ Beer Pitcher, I felt nauseous. The porcelain pitcher on view in the BMA’s American Wing features a white man choking a Chinese man, who is depicted with Western stereotypes of Chinese […]

    Sarah Cho | 05.07.2020
  • Preserving the Legacies of Women Artists

    Simone Brangier Boas. Maria Hamel Finkelstein. Elsa Hutzler. And Helen Jacobson. These artists, who all had close ties to Baltimore, created significant paintings and sculptures—as critical to their time as works by their male counterparts—yet little documentation of their careers exists. Knowing the deep wealth of knowledge that lies in Baltimore’s tight-knit communities, the BMA […]

    Staff | 10.02.2019
  • Drawn To with SHAN Wallace

    Which works of art at the BMA draw you in? For the latest installment in our series Drawn To, we posed this question to SHAN Wallace. Watch the award-winning photographer, educator, and freedom fighter from East Baltimore discuss her spiritual and artistic connections to the masks, sculptures, and textiles on view in Subverting Beauty: African […]

    Andrea Boston | 05.21.2019

Look at the Hands of the People — The Work of Valerie Maynard

Maryland’s Tobacco-Scented Past Emerges in Beatrice Glow: Once the Smoke Clears

BMA Partners with the National Museum of Women in the Arts