Friday, April 29, 2011

BMA HOSTS FREE NEIGHBORHOOD DAY FOR CHARLES VILLAGE

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with your neighbors from Charles Village

 

WHEN: Sunday, May 8, 1-5 PM
WHERE:
The Baltimore Museum of Art
TICKETS: Free

In addition to free admission to the BMA’s world-renowned art collection, visitors to the Museum can enjoy a live musical performance by Lisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl of the Grammy-nominated band Milkshake, participate in hands-on art making, view student art work from Charles Village schools and share stories at the BMA Story Booth. All activities are free!

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE to and from the BMA! — 12:30–5:30 PM
The BMA is offering a free shuttle service to the museum for Charles Village residents.  Pick-up /Drop-off Locations: Margaret Brent, Barclay, and Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary Schools


ONGOING ACTIVITIES:
1 – 5 PM

  • Hands-on Art Making
    Try your hand at three fun art projects:  Construct a Handsome Headdress, Design a Charles Village Community Street Scene, or Build a BMA-inspired Button.
  • Story Booth
    Do you remember when The Thinker sat on the front steps of the BMA?  Did you visit the Museum for the first time on a school field trip?  Pull up a chair, grab a pen, and share your memories about the BMA. 
  • Close Encounters Student Exhibition
    The BMA’s McCall Education Gallery features art work created by 4th grade students from Margaret Brent, Dallas F. Nicholas, and Barclay elementary schools who participated in the BMA’s Close Encounters art education program.

GUIDED FAMILY TOURS: 1:30, 2:30, and 4 PM

Explore the BMA’s collection and discover surprising connections between the art and what makes Charles Village a great place to live, study, and play. This Docent-led tour will last 30 minutes and parents must accompany children on the tour.

MILKSHAKE FAMILY PERFORMANCE (Free – tickets required)*: 3 PM
Lisa and Mikel of the Baltimore-based Grammy-nominated band Milkshake perform toe-tapping hits from their children’s albums popular with 6- to 10-year olds. 

* Limit one ticket per person on a first-come basis; reservations not accepted. Tickets are available outside the Auditorium at 1:30 PM; doors open at 2:30 PM.  Final seating at 2:50 PM.  Seats are available on a first-come basis.