BMA Announces April 2015 Reopening of African and Asian Collection Galleries

. May 1, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD – The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announces that it will reopen fully renovated galleries dedicated to the new presentation of the museum’s African and Asian art collections on April 26, 2015, marking the completion of the next major phase of the BMA’s multi-year renovation and collections reinstallation.

BMAThe reinstalled African and Asian art collections will occupy expanded galleries on the first floor of the museum’s landmark neoclassical building designed by leading American architect John Russell Pope. The new presentations of both collections represent significant expansions from previous installations―more than tripling the gallery space for African art and doubling the galleries for Asian art.

The reopening of the African and Asian art galleries mark a significant milestone in the BMA’s $28 million renovation to provide visitors with a more open and welcoming environment and more fresh and inspiring encounters with art. The first phase of the BMA’s ambitious multi-year renovation was realized when the Contemporary Wing reopened in November 2012. The next major milestone will take place during the museum’s 100th anniversary in November 2014 with the reopening of the BMA’s historic Merrick Entrance, the renovated Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing, and the new presentation of the BMA’s outstanding collection of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts.

“The BMA has one of the preeminent collections of African art in the U.S. and an important collection of Asian art,” said BMA Director Doreen Bolger. “We are excited to showcase these remarkable collections in renovated galleries that foster an environment of reflection, inquiry, and engagement with the works of art. A variety of thematic exhibitions and installations will also provide visitors with a fresh and ever-changing experience.”

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