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  • A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration

    The Great Migration (1915–70) saw more than six million African Americans leave the South for destinations across the United States. Now open at the BMA, A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration explores how this pivotal period in American history transformed nearly every aspect of Black life and culture through newly commissioned […]

    Staff | 11.16.2022
  • A Glimpse into the Dorman-Mazaroff PDP Center

    When the Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings and Photographs opened last December, its relocation from the third floor to the first granted the PDP Department more space and flexibility. The PDP Department’s work strategically centers access—both digital and physical—to the BMA’s collection of more than 67,000 prints, drawings, […]

    Rob Kempton | 10.24.2022
  • Honoring Valerie Maynard’s “Human-Beingness”

    Impossible things happen when you come upon Valerie Maynard’s work, wrote Toni Morrison in July 1989 for the introduction to Maynard’s lithographic portfolio, Lost and Found. In a career that spanned more than six decades, the artist told the stories of our time, documenting the struggle for civil rights worldwide and capturing what the artist […]

    Staff | 09.23.2022
  • Spray Paint, Surprise, and Wonder

    Looking at the work of Katharina Grosse What?! She made that with paint? That’s a lot of paint! She did that on a house?! These are the reactions I received when I showed my young daughters a photograph of Katharina Grosse’s Rockaway, the artist’s 2016 commission for MoMA PS1—a transformation of the derelict Fort Tilden […]

    Virginia Anderson | 04.10.2020
  • How the Black Abstract Exhibition Moves America Away from Anemic Art History

    Editor’s Note: This essay was originally written for a guidebook that accompanies Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art. The book is available for free to all exhibition visitors. You can read more from Bridget R. Cooks in her award-winning book Exhibiting Blackness. With the occasion of Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art comes […]

    Bridget R. Cooks | 10.03.2019
  • 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

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