Friday, September 23, 2011

TWO VERY SPECIAL EVENTS @ THE BMA IN OCTOBER

imageBMA LATE NIGHT
WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 7 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE

Don’t miss an electrifying evening of performances and art by the 2011 Baker Artist Award winners at this powerhouse event. Cello and beatboxing come together when award-winning performance artist Audrey Chen and vocal percussionist Shodekeh perform solo and in duet. Visual artist Gary Kachadourian’s room size installation will also be on view!

Dynamic displays of artistic expression by b-grant prize winners will be peppered throughout the evening, spanning from performance art to storytelling. Access to the exhibition during extended evening hours, cash bar and light fare cap off an evening you won’t forget. (Above: Over 1,400 visitors converged at the BMA for the previous late night.)

imageBOOK SIGNING & DISCUSSION
WHEN: Sunday, October 16

  • Susan Fillion: Book Discussion, 1–2 PM & Book Signing, 2–3 PM
  • Susan Helen Adler: Book Signing, 2–3 PM

Meet the authors of two new books about the BMA’s collections. Susan Fillion’s book Miss Etta and Dr. Claribel: Bringing Matisse to America chronicles the adventurous Cone sisters, who gathered one of the most important modern art collections in America. Their internationally renowned collection is the crown jewel of the BMA. (Above right: Miss Etta and Dr. Claribel: Bringing Matisse to America)

In her recent book, local art historian and teacher Susan Helen
Adler tells the charming story of her great aunt Saidie Adler May
who was a critically important collector of modern art in the early 20th-century. She was a generous arts patron and great supporter of arts education at the BMA. Outstanding paintings and sculptures from May’s collection are on view in the Cone Wing.