Art historian Michael Fried and former BMA director Arnold Lehman signed an open letter sent to the state of Maryland last week, and a former board member has written to the museum’s board.
A group of 23 former board and committee members is demanding a formal investigation into what it calls the “hasty and opaque deaccession” of three paintings from the museum’s collection.
Charm City Kings features tremendous performances from young actor Jahi Di’Allo Winston and rapper Meek Mill.
The BMA plans to sell three works by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol. It will funnel $10 million of the proceeds into a fund to acquire works by women and artists of color.
Citing “deeply systemic issues,” MICA faculty have withdrawn their support of the school’s president, provost, and other senior administrators.
On July 4, a group of protesters tore down a Christopher Columbus statue in Little Italy.
Starting this June, the BMA will provide resources as well as financial support to local artists, galleries, and communities.
Few artists have reinvented themselves in their prime the way Jo Smail has; few have had to.
MICA may not be open physically, but online it can be accessed everywhere.
“There is no time in painting. A microsecond can last forever.”
Most shows can’t or don’t hold these very separate aspects in synchronous rotation: sober assessment of an art historical lineage and a feeling of intimacy. This one does.
Considering that only 4% of the 95,000 artworks in the BMA’s permanent collection were created by women, it makes the decision practical as well as political.