Saturday, August 27, 2011


Free Family Sundays
Workshops: 2–5 PM, the first three Sundays of the month
: 2–2:45 PM, the last Sunday of the month
• No registration required

Every Sunday families can fashion costumes, paint portraits, build kinetic sculptures and much more—without spending a dime. September programs focus on the principles of sculpture using the BMA’s indoor works and outdoor sculpture garden as inspiration while October’s programs explore the Museum’s collection of Old Master paintings.

Spectacular Sculpture
September 4: Build Kinetic Sculptures
September 11: Design a Wearable Sculpture
September 18: Add and Subtract: Mold with Clay
September 25: Family Tour, 2–2:45 PM

Art of the Old Masters
October 2: Paint Masterful Portraits
October 9: Fashion Your Own Old-World Costume
October 16: Sketch a Sensational Still-Life
October 23: Sculpt Animals à la Antoine Bayre
October 30: Family Tour, 2–2:45 PM

Curator Tours
Baker Artist Awards Exhibition
Thursday, September 15, 1 PM

Curator Ann Shafer leads a tour of the three Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winners’ work: visual artist Gary Kachadourian, performance artist Audrey Chen, and beatboxer and vocal percussionist Shodekeh.

imageHand Held: Personal Arts of Africa
Thursday, October 20, 1 PM

Curator Nichole Bridges discusses the exhibition of more than 80 personal objects, drawn from the BMA’s extraordinary, multi-faceted African collection. These rarely shown items such as hats, staffs, combs, and vessels, while fascinating in their own right also represent one aspect of the much-anticipated reinstallation of the African art collection, scheduled to reopen in 2014.

To reserve space on a Curator Tour please call 443.573.1823 or e-mail


Docent-Led Collection Tours
Every Wednesday at 2 PM
Explore the BMA’s diverse collection every Wednesday on a docent-led tour. These themed tours explore a different area
of the collection every Wednesday.

Yoga in the America Wing
Tuesdays, October 4–November 8, 6–7:15 PM
6 sessions
COST: $95 Members, $110 non-Members
Take 90 minutes to rest, restore, and renew during this fall’s yoga series exploring the BMA’s American Wing.

Adult Workshops
Sketching Matisse
Saturday, October 15, 2–3 PM
Find inspiration in the BMA’s famed Cone Wing as you re-create your own version of Matisse’s Interior with Dog, as well as other Cone favorites! Led by Susan Fillion, artist, BMA docent, and author of Miss Etta and Dr. Claribel: Bringing Matisse to America. E-mail  or call 443.573.1832 to register. Space is limited.