Datebook

Jan
1
Thu
Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing @ Baltimore Museum of Art

The BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART recently unveiled its newly renovated American Wing in conjunction with the museum’s 100th anniversary. More than 800 works explore the international side of American art, as well as Baltimore’s important role in the art world. Highlights include masterpieces by Georgia O’Keeffe and decorative stained glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Apr
1
Wed
Asian Art Galleries Reopening @ The Baltimore Museum of Art
Apr 1 all-day

Date3The Baltimore Museum of Art is doubling the space that houses its Asian art collection. Opening this spring, two renovated galleries will showcase about 150 pieces spanning the ninth through the 19th centuries, including the museum’s collection of Chinese high-fired ceramics.

Apr
26
Sun
Wurtzburger African Art Gallery Reopening @ Baltimore Museum of Art
Apr 26 all-day

African7After an expansion to more than three times its former size, the gallery housing the African art collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art will reopen on the first floor. The collection features more than 2,100 objects ranging in origin from ancient Egypt to contemporary Zimbabwe; the gallery is named for Alan and Janet Wurtzburger, who donated 125 African objects.

May
30
Sat
Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
May 30 – Sep 27 all-day

JANM-Perseverance-Miyazo-CROPOrganized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, this exhibit at Richmond’s Virginia Museum of Fine Arts focuses on the work of seven acclaimed Japanese tattoo artists influenced by traditional art forms such as calligraphy and woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings.

Oct
10
Sat
Old Patterns, New Order: Socialist Realism in 
Central Asia @ The George Washington University Museum
Oct 10 2015 – May 29 2016 all-day

DT2_Carpet-WeaversOrganized in partnership with GW’s Central Asia Program, this exhibit at The George Washington University Museum showcases the socialist realist movement of the Soviet era through 20th-century paintings by artists from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian locales. Works are paired with the traditional textiles they depict.

Nov
1
Sun
Celebrating Photography at the National Gallery of Art: Recent Gifts @ The National Gallery of Art
Nov 1 2015 – Mar 13 2016 all-day

DT3_4108-242This exhibit highlights photographs that have been donated in honor of the 25th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art’s photography collection. On display are innovative photos from the earliest years of the medium’s history; significant works by 20th-century artists; and contemporary pieces that examine the role of photography in shaping our world.

Nov
14
Sat
Exhibition: FotoWeek 
at The Phillips @ The Phillips Collection
Nov 14 2015 – Jan 31 2016 all-day

2011.012.0003This exhibit highlights photographs that have been donated in honor of the 25th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art’s photography collection. On display are innovative photos from the earliest years of the medium’s history; significant works by 20th-century artists; and contemporary pieces that examine the role of photography in shaping our world.

Dec
9
Wed
New Arrivals: Matisse Prints & Drawings @ The Baltimore Museum of Art
Dec 9 2015 – Jul 3 2016 all-day

DT5_2000.5Founded by sisters Etta and Claribel Cone in the 1920s, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s renowned Cone Collection encompasses a remarkable number of works by Henri Matisse. About 20 newly acquired prints and drawings by the artist will be displayed, illustrating how the Cone sisters established the museum’s Matisse collection as one of the most comprehensive worldwide.

Dec
13
Sun
Power and Pathos: 
Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World @ The National Gallery of Art
Dec 13 2015 @ 8:40 pm – Mar 20 2016 @ 9:40 pm

Medaglione con Atena e testa di MedusaIn the Hellenistic world, bronze was the preferred medium for portrait sculpture, capturing dynamic realism, expression and detail. Some 50 ancient works in bronze, dating from the first to the fourth centuries, will be on view at the National Gallery of Art; pieces from museums in Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Croatia and more will be featured.

Dec
15
Tue
New Arrivals: Art Quilts @ The Baltimore Museum of Art
Dec 15 2015 @ 8:43 pm – Jun 19 2016 @ 9:43 pm

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 3.07.43 PMThe Baltimore Museum of Art’s late 20th-century textile collection welcomes five new quilts by artists who typically work in other media. Created by Gayle Fraas, Duncan Slade, Michael James, Elizabeth Scott, Pamela Studstill and Adrien Rothschild, these intricate art quilts are intended for display rather 
than use.