The only East Coast presentation of this exhibition includes 70 artworks and rarely seen photographs, letters, poems, and other archival materials from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Richard Yarde’s watercolors make a historical document into something personal, wistful, more a vision than a visual fact.
Unlike the more celebrated painters around her, she didn’t resolve herself to working the same issues over and over; she kept asking herself other questions, pushing the paint to do what it had not quite done before.
“We want livable wages and to be able to live well,” said Rob Kempton, a security guard. “I think our efforts are warranted, and we aren’t going to go down without a fight.”
Over 160 artworks, including rarely seen works on paper, illuminate Etta Cone’s vision and her role in creating the Baltimore Museum of Art’s mammoth Matisse collection.
After facing backlash for its plan to de-accession major works, the BMA will consult with community members to reinvent its role.
From one project to the next, Self reinvents herself and reimagines how to portray the human body.
Works by Firelei Báez, Theresa Chromati, Thornton Dial, Virginia Jaramillo, Laura Ortman, Betye Saar, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, and more are on view at the BMA.
The museum has used the funds from the $16.1 million sale of works by artists including Warhol and Rauschenberg to acquire 125 works by underrepresented artists and artist collectives.
The museum previously planned to fund the programs using proceeds from deaccessioned artworks, a proposal that drew sharp criticism from many in the arts community.
The museum announced 33 recent acquisitions by artists including Laura Aguilar, Loïs Mailou Jones, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.
Waters speaks fondly of his hometown museum, saying his love for art was sparked after he purchased a Joan Miró print from the BMA shop in the 1950s.