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  • In the Galleries: Children’s Takes on Contemporary Art

    Artist, writer, and BMA Security Officer Dereck Magnus shares his encounter with students and Glenn Ligon’s America America A few weeks back, a magical if fleeting moment occurred in the Museum. A few children from a school group exiting the Contemporary Wing slowed down while passing Glenn Ligon’s Untitled (America America). This conceptual sculpture consists […]

    Dereck Magnus | 11.19.2019
  • RePlay / Panel Discussion with Keith Calhoun, Chandra McCormick, Norris Henderson, Monica Cooper, and Annie Anderson

    “The minute you step into Angola, you step back in time,” photographer Keith Calhoun recounted for an audience gathered at the BMA, where photography and video of the prison by Calhoun and Chandra McCormick is on view through October 27. For more than 30 years, New Orleans natives Calhoun and McCormick, married since 1988, have documented […]

    Andrea Boston | 10.10.2019
  • Artist Oletha DeVane on Materials and the Meanings They Hold

    The Baltimore-based artist’s sculptures embody spirits and call for social justice Every material carries a meaning. No one visually or verbally articulates this with greater eloquence than Oletha DeVane, a matriarch in Baltimore’s arts community. The artist’s practice over the past several decades as an artist, educator, curator, and arts advocate is central to a […]

    Virginia Anderson | 05.17.2019
  • A Secret Map and Layers of Meaning

    “Here I have a story about the Emancipation of people in needle and thread and fabric,” Joyce J. Scott has said about Plantation, a quilt that her mother created.   Plantation depicts two perspectives—one of a starry night sky, and the other of the fields below—collapsed together into a single composition. The constellation of stars […]

    Melanie Martin | 05.15.2019

In the Galleries: Children’s Takes on Contemporary Art

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