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Baltimore Museum of Art renovated Contemporary Wing reopens on November 18

Baltimore Museum of Art reopens it’s newly renovated Contemporary Wing on November 18, completing the first phase of its renovation. Visitors will discover 16 refreshed and revitalized galleries showcasing masterworks by Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol alongside more than a dozen new acquisitions created by established and emerging artists working today, including a major architectural intervention by Sarah Oppenheimer.

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More than 100 objects—including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, prints, and video—are presented thematically in galleries improved with state-of-the art lighting and new interiors. The BMA’s contemporary wing, which opened in 1994, houses a significant collection of American art from the last six decades with major late paintings by Warhol, as well as works by Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Glenn Ligon, Bruce Nauman, and Anne Truitt. The museum also holds an outstanding group of works by influential international artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Franz West; and artists whose work makes a profound social statement, including pieces by David Hammons, General Idea, Zoe Leonard, Josephine Meckseper, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Among the many acquisitions making their debut this fall are The Shallow Sea (2010), a haunting sound installation by Turner Prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz, and Sarah Sze’s Random Walk Drawing (Eye Chart) (2011), a vibrant mixed-media sculpture composed of intricate areas of digitally cut paper and everyday objects, and a series of photographs and videos from Oliver Herring’s Areas for Action (2011) project. Other recent additions to the collection include works by Walead Beshty, GuytonWalker, Elad Lassry, Julie Mehretu, R.H. Quaytman, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Nari Ward.

“The BMA is known for its extraordinary commitment to contemporary art and artists, and in reimagining the wing, we wanted our audiences to be exposed to artists expressing a wide array of styles, points of view, and experiences,” said Kristen Hileman, the BMA’s Contemporary Art Curator. “Our new acquisitions, paired with our outstanding core collection, encompass works by some of the most important voices of the 20th and 21st centuries.”

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