Unknown Artist (Japanese). Table Screen with New Year’s Scene. c. 1800. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Bequest of Dr. W. Lehman Guyton
“NEW ARRIVALS: GIFTS OF ART FOR A NEW CENTURY”
More than 200 works show the breadth and depth of the BMA’s collection;
concurrent exhibition showcases additional works by Maryland artists
BALTIMORE, MD (December 29, 2015)—The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) celebrates the evolution of its world-class collection in New Arrivals: Gifts of Art for a New Century. On view February 7—May 8, 2016, this stunning exhibition presents more than 200 artworks—many on view for the first time—with masterworks by Degas, Kelly, Magritte, Matisse, Rodin, and many others given to the BMA during its enormously successful Campaign for Art. This is the first major exhibition for the BMA since the museum began its multi-year renovation, completed in October 2015. Nearly every area of the collection is represented with objects spread across geography, culture, chronology, and medium. These objects are often shown in groupings that juxtapose works already in the collection with those recently acquired, making surprising connections and providing a glimpse of the museum’s discerning acquisition process.
An adjacent display of newly acquired artworks by Maryland-based artists, New Arrivals: Maryland Artists, is on view concurrently with the Gifts of Art for a New Century exhibition. More than 20 recently acquired artworks—many on view for the first time—include paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and books made by artists who have lived and worked in Maryland in the 20th and 21st centuries such as Raoul Middleman, John Waters, Elinor B. Cahn, and Gabrielle DeVaux Clements. Both exhibitions are curated by Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Rena Hoisington. >READ MORE