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The Big Table: Extra-Ordinary Objects
The Big Table's bold new look created by acclaimed graphic designer David Plunkert of Spur Design explores how and why contemporary artists incorporate everyday objects and materials into their practice. From the title wall made of hundreds of number two pencils to the interactive boot, bucket, and pillow, the Big Table installation is packed with wit and creativity. Visit the interactive gallery to gather, learn, make and share!
The Big Table Connections
Connect to innovative art and artists, explore big ideas, and participate in creative activities. On the first Saturday of every month, gather 'round the Big Table for lively conversations with thinkers and makers to learn how artists use everyday objects to create extraordinary artworks.
From engineers and filmmakers to sound artists and fine craftspeople, meet experts from related fields who will share their insights in the galleries, then participate in art-making activities that delve into the ideas behind the artwork. Continue the conversation on Twitter at #BMAbigtable. For more information, call 443-573-1832.
June 6 – Expressive Gesture
Explore the works in the latest On Paper exhibition Spin, Crinkle, Pluck, which show the mark or outcome of a specific action as opposed to a depiction of it. Then use everyday gestures to create a unique artwork.
SECOND SATURDAY, July 11– Found Forms
Explore Gedi Sibony’s found sculpture All Her Teeth Are Made of Slate, then use ordinary objects to create extraordinary compositions.
August 1 – Pick-up Game
Consider the complex narratives spun into shoelaces in Nari Ward’s evocative work Live Ball, then explore the intersection of art and athletics by making a work of art in response to the piece.
In partnership with John Hopkins University Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Africana Studies, the BMA is pleased to present selections from the African Film Festival National Traveling Series.
Saturday, April 25, 2 pm—BMA Auditorium
Practice yoga in the serene setting of the BMA Sculpture Garden surrounded by nature's beauty and modern and contemporary masterworks. Each class focuses on an individual sculpture by artists such as Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, and Joan Miró. For more information or to register, call 443-573-1832 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. $75 BMA Members | $90 non-Members
Led by Mark Garner, E-RYT 200. Mark is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher. He is also a poet and painter and weaves elements of art and poetry into a dynamic yoga class that energizes the body, stills the mind, and enlivens the soul.
Be inspired by the vision of Guanyin, the 15th-century Goddess of Mercy, as she sits peacefully in a position of royal ease within the meditative and beautifully renovated Asian art galleries. Practitioner Diane Finlayson will share techniques to circulate energy through your body while you rest your awareness in the present moment. For more information or to register, call 443-573-1832 or email email@example.com. $90 Members | $120 non-Members
Led by Diane Finlayson, E-RYT 500. Diane is the founder of yama studio and creator of the Yama Therapeutics Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum. She is also a clinical supervisor for the MS Yoga Therapy Program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Free Guided Tours
Enjoy free guided tours at the BMA! All tours start in the Lobby unless otherwise noted. For information on tour topics and times, visit our online Calendar.
Highlights at the BMA
Get to know some of the treasures of the BMA’s collection in this 45-minute Docent-led tour.
Sundays, 2:30 pm
Discover the wonder of a single work of art or gallery in this half-hour Docent-led tour.
Wednesdays, 2 pm
Learn about the various exhibition on view at the BMA in this one hour Docent-led tour.
Cell Phone Tour
Sculpture Garden Cell Phone Tour
Explore the BMA’s lush Sculpture Gardens with a cell phone tour. Call 443-573-1822 to hear commentary by BMA Director Doreen Bolger, BMA Objects Conservator Ann Boulton, sculptor Mark di Suvero, and special reminiscences from BMA Trustee Peggy Heller—who grew up with the Wurtzburger sculpture collection prior to its donation to the Museum. See the cell phone tour brochure for more information.
BMA Sculpture Garden Podcast
Explore the lush Sculpture Gardens anytime you want with this podcast. Simply download the podcast to your personal digital audio player to hear special commentary about artworks in the Sculpture Gardens.