Friday, December 4, 2015


The BMA has two special exhibitions opening in December:

clip_image004December 9. 2015 – July 3, 2106


Approximately 40 works on paper—many given to the BMA by members of Matisse’s family—demonstrate the enduring legacy of the BMA donors Claribel and Etta Cone. These works are presented in one of the Cone Collection galleries.

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents a sublime exhibition of works by Henri Matisse, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. On view December 9, 2015-July 3, 2016, New Arrivals: Matisse Prints & Drawings features approximately 40 recently acquired prints and drawings, most bestowed to the BMA by the collection of Matisse’s daughter, Marguerite Matisse Duthuit, and The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation in New York. The exhibition—one of nine celebrating the museum’s enormously successful Campaign for Art—demonstrates the legacy of renowned collectors Etta and Claribel Cone and the BMA’s continued relationship with members of the Matisse family.


clip_image002December 16, 2015 – June 19, 2016


Five extraordinary quilts created as works of art rather than bed coverings are presented for the first time at the BMA.

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents five striking late- 20th century art quilts on view for the first time. On view December 16, 2015–June 19, 2016, New Arrivals: Art Quilts is one of nine exhibitions in a series celebrating the museum’s enormously successful Campaign for Art. The intricately designed, vibrant quilts were created for display on the wall, rather than a bed, by some of the nation’s most acclaimed textile artists, including Baltimore-native Adrien Rothschild, currently based in Pennsylvania, and the late Elizabeth Scott, who lived in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.

The culmination of the New Arrivals series is New Arrivals: Gifts of Art for a New Century, which opens on February 7, along with a New Arrivals: Maryland Artists exhibition. More details are available in the updated Advance Exhibition Schedule.

NEW ARRIVALS SERIES The BMA’s enormously successful Campaign for Art has secured more than 3,500 objects during the past decade in honor of the museum’s 100th anniversary in 2014. These gifts have joined the museum’s renowned collection—now 95,000 objects—most of which came from generous donors in this community. To celebrate these new g ifts and their donors, the BMA is presenting a series of New Arrivals exhibitions and installations in nearly every area of the museum from September 2015 through May 2016.