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Step OUT: To Get a Sneak Peek of the BMA's New Contemporary Wing

"Love" by Maren Hassinger
"Love" by Maren Hassinger - Courtesy of Maren Hassinger
The Baltimore Museum of Art will unveil the first phase of its $24.5 million renovation when it reopens its contemporary wing Sunday, Nov. 18.

To celebrate, the Charles Village museum is hosting two free events to kick off the expanded collection, whose artists will include Sarah Oppenheimer, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Nari Ward. The expanded wing will include three spaces for rotating exhibits, including a black box gallery for film and video and two spaces for interactive learning.

You can get a sneak-peek of the exhibit Saturday, Nov. 17 when the BMA hosts an after-hours celebration, starting at 9 p.m. The evening will feature live music by White Life and sound artist Tim Nohe. Express yourself with art projects led by Baltimore Print Studio’s Kyle Van Horn or join in a collaborative art-making project designed by sculptor Maren Hassinger.

You can also chat with BMA staff and artists Brent Crothers, Zvez Stojmirovic, Renee Van der Stelt and Kit Waskom Pollard. Light bites and a cash bar will be available until 11:30 p.m.

On opening day, the BMA will host workshops on making  kaleidoscopes, musical instruments and sculptural hats. Melissa Webb’s art-inspired fashion show and readings by Olu Butterfly Woods’ Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team will also take place during museum hours, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The BMA's renovation will wrap up in 2014, when the museum celebrates its 100-year anniversary. 


"Love" courtesy of Maren Hassinger

"Northern Lights" courtesy of Melissa Webb

BMA courtesy of Stephen Spartana / BMA

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