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NEWS & EVENTS FOR MEMBERS Winter–Spring 2014
From DIRECTOR DOREEN BOLGER
If you have a question about the exciting changes leading up to the Museum’s 100th this fall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Members Hotline at 443-573-1800. Look for answers in upcoming issues of BMA TODAY.
I love the BMA as it is! Why are you renovating? Wait until you see the improvements we’re making! This multi-year, $28 million renovation will provide Members with a much more inviting environment and more innovative and memorable experiences with our great collection. In fall 2014, you will notice a difference from the moment you walk in the building—whether through the historic Merrick Entrance or the dramatically redesigned Zamoiski Entrance and East Lobby—and you’ll discover a stunning new presentation of the American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. The following year will bring the reopening of the African and Asian art collections and the opening of a 5,000-square-foot learning and creativity center. I’m sure you can tell from these ambitious plans that this truly is an extraordinary moment in the Museum’s distinguished history! How many entrances will the Museum have? The BMA will have two entrances beginning in fall 2014 when we reopen the fully renovated Zamoiski Entrance and the grand Merrick Entrance. Both entrances will have Visitor Services staff welcoming you to the BMA’s world-class collection. The Zamoiski Entrance will be fully accessible and feature a dazzling new BMA Shop, new visitor amenities, and the quickest route to your favorite table at Gertrude’s. What’s happening to the exterior of the John Russell Pope building? We consider the BMA’s historic building—John Russell Pope’s first vision of an art museum— our largest work of art! Last fall, with the Maryland Historic Trust’s guidance, we began replacing the facade’s mortar and conserving the limestone to preserve the look and integrity of the historic 1929 building. How can I get involved and support the 100th? I can think of several ways: Tell your family and friends about the exciting changes coming ahead, make a tax-deductible donation to the BMA to mark this important milestone, and plan to join us for the reopening celebrations in November 2014. Stay tuned—we’ll be sharing more information about the BMA’s 100th throughout the year!
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Fir Trees. 1919. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Board of Trustees Fund, BMA 1950.109 Jonathan Latiano. Detail, The Crunch. 2011. Courtesy of the artist Camille Henrot. Still from Grosse Fatigue. 2013. © ADAGP Camille Henrot. Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris
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Frederick Singley Koontz, Chair James D. Thornton, Vice Chair and Treasurer Stiles Tuttle Colwill, Immediate Past Chair Doreen Bolger, Secretary Alexander C. Baer, Vice-President Beverly Bentley Carroll, Vice-President
Constance R. Caplan Suzanne F. Cohen Anthony W. Deering Janet E. Dunn Katherine M. Hardiman Margot W.M. Heller Louise P. Hoblitzell J. Woodford Howard, Jr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III Mary B. Hyman Jeanette Cone Kimmel Richard M. Lansburgh Jeffrey A. Legum James S. Riepe Louis B. Thalheimer Ellen W.P. Wasserman Calman J. Zamoiski, Jr.
Frederick Singley Koontz, Chair Alexander C. Baer Beverly Bentley Carroll Stiles Tuttle Colwill Lynn Deering Nancy Dorman Sandra Levi Gerstung Charles W. Newhall III Frederica K. Saxon Clair Zamoiski Segal James D. Thornton TRUSTEES
William Backstrom Alexander C. Baer Beverly Bentley Carroll Diane Cho Stiles Tuttle Colwill Leroy Comegys Gwen Davidson Lynn Deering Nancy Dorman Laurence J. Eisenstein Amy Elias Sandra Levi Gerstung Amy L. Gould Patricia H. Joseph Susan B. Katzenberg Frederick Singley Koontz Madeline E. Lacovara Keith A. Lee Richard F. Lindstrom Carol Macht Jennifer O’Hara Martin Robert J. Mathias Amy Frenkil Meadows Michael Merson Charles W. Newhall III Donald J. Peters Michael Rosenbaum Frederica K. Saxon Clair Zamoiski Segal Jean Silber Henry L. Thaggert James D. Thornton David Warnock
Bernice Barth Margaret Ritchie R. Battle Sylvia de Cuevas Monroe Denton Barbara Duthuit Christopher Forbes Phillips Hathaway Joseph Holtzman Stephen Mazoh Edward S. Pantzer The Honorable Arnold A. Saltzman EX-OFFICIO TRUSTEES
The Honorable David R. Craig The Honorable Doug Howard The Honorable Kevin Kamenetz The Honorable Laura Neuman The Honorable Martin O’Malley The Honorable Joan M. Pratt The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake The Honorable Kenneth Ulman The Honorable Bernard C. “Jack” Young
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German Expressionism Pages 4–5 A creative revolution at the beginning of the 20th century inspired bold, colorful paintings and a revival of woodcuts.
Baker Artist Awards 2013 Page 6 Visual art winners Lynne Parks and Jonathan Latiano debut photography and a new sculptural installation.
Contemporary Wing Pages 7–9 See an intriguing video by French artist Camille Henrot, soft sculptures by American artist Sterling Ruby, and figure drawings from the Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection.
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11 Spotlight on The Campaign for The Baltimore Museum of Art 15 Family Fun 23 Calendar 25 BMA Pop-Up Shop 27 Gertrude’s restaurant
Campaign Spotlight Pages 11–14 Glimpse behind-the-scenes photos of the renovation and learn about special events planned for the BMA’s 100th celebration.
German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit January 29 – September 14, 2014 Marguerite Matisse Duthuit Gallery
Powerful images define the creative revolution that began in Dresden and Munich at the beginning of the 20th century. nature and folk traditions or were inspired by non-European “primitive” art. The final theme of the exhibition explores works created when the millennial euphoria came to an abrupt end in 1914 with World War I and its devastating aftermath. Psychologically charged portraits by Lovis Corinth and Otto Dix show a much darker mood. By 1933, the era of Expressionism was largely over, but the compelling images the artists created during this brief but intense period continue to have a powerful impact on viewers today. German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit is curated by Associate Curator of European Painting & Sculpture Oliver Shell. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Wassily Kandinsky, and Franz Marc were the leaders of a creative revolution who sought through their art to liberate themselves from the older generation and bring about a universal spiritual rebirth. Visitors to the BMA this spring can see how their vision was realized through more than 30 bold paintings and prints, vivid watercolors, and highly expressive figural sculptures that capture the spirit of this exciting time. The artworks are from the BMA and private collections and include an important group of rarely shown prints. Kirchner’s group Die Brücke (The Bridge) and Kandinsky and Marc’s group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) each embraced a vital sense 4
of celebration and showed an eagerness for invention. They explored more subjective forms of representation inspired by Vincent van Gogh and Henri Matisse and revived woodcut printing. They were soon joined by independent artists like Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde, Paul Klee, and other like-minded spirits who shared their ideals. Two major themes in the exhibition reflect the impact of Germany’s extraordinary industrial growth and modernization in the late 19th century. Artists like Kirchner and Max Beckmann showed a fascination with modern cities and mass entertainment like cabarets and the circus, while others like Kandinsky and Nolde demonstrated a concern with
Director’s Brunch & Talk Saturday, April 12, 8:45 –11 a.m. See details for this popular Members-only event on page 17.
Emil Nolde. Boats Near the Coast. c. 1912 –14. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Print Fund, BMA 1950.175. © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll, Germany
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Kandinsky and Art Institut Orell Füssli A.G. The Archer. 1908–09, published 1949. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Board of Trustees Fund, BMA 1955.236
Baker Artist Awards 2013 February 26 – April 6, 2014 Contemporary Wing, 3rd floor, Vivian and Edward Benesch Gallery
BAKER ARTIST AWARDS 2013 The $25,000 prize demonstrates to national and international audiences that Baltimore is a city that values its artists.
Since 2008, the Baker Artist Awards have provided financial support and careerchanging opportunities to emerging and established artists in Baltimore and the five surrounding counties. The 2013 winners of the $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize were cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski and visual artists Jonathan Latiano and Lynne Parks. In this exhibition, Latiano and Parks explore the universal realities of life and death as interpreted through occurrences in the natural world. Their work addresses questions of the passage of time and the impact of human activities on the environment. The two artists investigate these subjects from different conceptual perspectives, Latiano taking a more symbolic approach and Parks capturing the real-world consequences. Latiano’s immersive, site-specific installation at the BMA calls attention to the extinction of the baiji dolphin, an aquatic mammal known 6
as the Goddess of the Yangtze. A pod of suspended driftwood sculptures, carved to mimic the baiji dolphin’s skeleton, gradually takes shape and dramatically rises above viewers before cascading across an expansive gallery in the Contemporary Wing and slowly reverting to the natural form of driftwood. Parks’ installation focuses on two parallel bodies of work. In the first series, photographic portraits of deceased birds draw attention to the plight of birds unable to navigate during migration season due to light pollution and buildings without visible glass. This phenomenon of light altering perception is the subject of the second series, which documents the glass structures and spaces that create this disorienting effect for birds and people alike. Skoraczewski is the principal cellist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. A video display in the galleries will provide a sample of his brilliant mastery of the cello.
The Baker Artist Awards were established by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. A diverse selection of works by nine $1,000 b-grant winners, curated by the Maryland Institute College of Art’s MFA in Curatorial Practice Class of 2015, was presented at D center Baltimore last December. Curated by Helene Grabow, Curatorial Assistant of Contemporary Art, and Benjamin Levy, Curatorial Assistant of Prints, Drawings & Photographs. Sponsored by The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund.
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Lynne Parks. 100 Light St. 2013. Courtesy of the Artist Jonathan Latiano. The Crunch. 2011. Courtesy of the artist
CONTEMPORARY WING Black Box: CAMILLE HENROT March 5 – June 15, 2014 Robert and Ryda H. Levi Gallery
French artist Camille Henrot’s video fuses art and anthropology in a fascinating sprint through the history of the universe. The BMA is the first museum in the U.S. to present Grosse Fatigue, a 13-minute video that explores the origins of life and creation myths. This encyclopedic tableau of found and newly shot footage won Camille Henrot the Silver Lion award for the most promising young artist at the 2013 Venice Biennale. “Grosse Fatigue reaches back to ancient stories while showing how we experience the world in the digital age,” said Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman. “Henrot captures the frenetic pace at which we seek information today.” Set to a spoken-word soundtrack scored by French DJ and composer Joakim Bouaziz, Grosse Fatigue incorporates images taken inside the storage vaults at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., where Henrot researched artifacts, documents, rituals, and narratives in an attempt to synthesize the massive amount of human knowledge represented.
In addition to showing her work at the BMA, Henrot will be in residence this spring at The Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Media Studies and will present a screening of her film Psychopompe at the Maryland Institute College of Art in March. The artist’s work has previously been exhibited at SculptureCenter in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art and Palais de Tokyo in Paris. She was selected for the Marcel Duchamp Award in 2010. The exhibition is organized by Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman and presented in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Media Studies. Generously sponsored by Elaine and Solomon Snyder.
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Psychopompe Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. MICA Brown Center, Falvey Hall 1301 West Mount Royal Avenue Combining video projection and live music performance, Camille Henrot’s Psychopompe creates a stirring interpretation of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Henrot’s unique project mixes influences from avant-garde cinema and mythology with fragmented images of contemporary life. Presented in collaboration with Maryland Institute College of Art and The Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Media Studies. Space is limited. For more information, visit mica.edu.
above: Camille Henrot. Still from Grosse Fatigue. 2013. © ADAGP Camille Henrot. Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris
CONTEMPORARY WING Front Room: STERLING RUBY March 16 – June 15, 2014
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Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Gallery and Walter G. Lohr, Jr. Gallery
See provocative soft sculptures created by Sterling Ruby — deemed “one of the most interesting artists to emerge in this century” by The New York Times.
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For his Vampire works on view at the BMA, the versatile artist Sterling Ruby has formed fabric into drops of brilliant red blood that dangle from the fangs of a vampire’s supple mouth. Ruby often employs practices associated with therapy and craft to shatter art world hierarchies, in this case turning menacing forms into seemingly oversized toys. According to Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman, “The imposing scale of his works — the largest on view is about 13 by 17 feet — combined with the disarming choice of a fabric medium challenge the commanding authority of cultural symbols and public monuments.” Ruby’s works frequently address oppressive political, social, and artistic power structures. In the series featured at the BMA, pillowlike forms in patriotic reds, whites, and blues equate imagery associated with the United States and the fanged mouths of undead creatures that feed off the living. This visual metaphor suggests the artist’s critical outlook on the state of American culture and politics at the beginning of the 21st century. Ruby, who lives and works in Los Angeles, was born in Germany and raised in Baltimore and rural eastern Pennsylvania. The influential and prolific artist has exhibited internationally at prestigious institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, and La Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Bergamo, Italy. His work is also included in numerous public collections such as The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and Tate Collection in London.
ON PAPER: Figure Drawings from the Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection April 20 – September 14, 2014 Contemporary Wing, 3rd floor, Vivian and Edward Benesch Gallery Mastery of the human figure is at the very core of an artistic education, and it is by far art’s most frequent subject. The newest exhibition in the Contemporary Wing’s On Paper gallery features 10 drawings from the 1960s and ’70s by David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, and others, revealing that there are as many approaches to the human figure as there are artists. Some of the works take a very realistic and literal approach to the figure, while others are more abstract compositions in which the figure is a point of departure.
The exhibition is drawn from the Museum’s Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection, a group of more than 140 outstanding drawings by international contemporary artists. These works are shown in the Contemporary Wing gallery dedicated to the presentation of the BMA’s renowned holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs. Curated by Ann Shafer, Associate Curator for Prints, Drawings & Photographs.
Curated by Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman.
adjacent page: Sterling Ruby. DOUBLE VAMPIRE 14. 2013. Courtesy of the artist.
above: Elmer Bischoff. #14 Artist and Model. 1969. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection, BMA 1970.4.14. © Estate of Elmer Bischoff
The Big Table Connections Do More Than Connect JHU Writing Seminars student Dana Quinn recommends The Big Table Connections to “anyone who has a love, fear, or curiosity about art.” Nestled in the corner of the Contemporary Wing, The Big Table Gallery is a work of art on its own. Colorful plaques with Minimalism-inspired quotes hang on walls punctured by nearly 1,000 pegs. Last October, people between the ages of 18 and 70 occupied every seat in the space, and more chairs had to be brought in to accommodate the curious attendees of The Big Table Connections (TBTC), a monthly gathering that explores art and ideas through a variety of speakers and activities. To my delight, the atmosphere was welcoming and conversational, despite the introductory lesson that went slightly over my head when algorithms were mentioned. Experts first demonstrated the broad concept of grids through electronic models on a television monitor. We learned that grids connect us to nearly everything we encounter. In fact, on my run the next morning, I started seeing grids on buildings, street signs, and even a gazebo.
After the tour, we returned to The Big Table Gallery for a group activity in which we created a messy reconstruction of Baltimore City using paper, strings, and the seemingly unlimited pegs on the walls. The end product was pleasantly surprising. TBTC was an excellent opportunity to explore an idea of art that was completely unknown to me in a casual environment. The experience was absolutely inspiring, and I would recommend it to anyone who has a love, fear, or curiosity about art. — Dana Quinn
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We then moved to the galleries, where we examined artists’ applications of this concept. Beyond just a single investigation, the experience was an opportunity to learn how to thoughtfully approach art. What is one to ask when looking at something that appears as simple as an upside-down block pyramid in a color that matches the wall?
The Big Table Connections: POINT, LINE, GRID
February 1 – Parallel Practice Explore the relationship between Minimalist art and related practices in dance and music.
First Saturdays, 2 p.m. Free
March 1 – Minimal Threads Learn how contemporary textile artists are inspired by and work with grids.
Gather ’round The Big Table on the first Saturday of every month to connect to innovative art and artists, explore big ideas, and participate in creative activities.
April 5 – Subverting the Grid Investigate artists who question and critique Minimalist practices. For more information, call 443573-1832 or visit artbma.org. The Big Table is generously sponsored by The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
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1 – East Wing Lobby. The dramatic renovation of this area really began when the stairs were turned into rubble during the demolition in October. An elegant new lobby will reopen next fall with a staircase on the right and a redesigned BMA Shop.
3 2 – Learning and Creativity Center. The BMA discovered a lot more space when the walls and other architectural details were removed from the former African, Ancient American, and Pacific Island galleries. An exciting new interactive gallery will open here in 2015.
3 – Fox Court. The majestic columns in the center of the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing are surrounded by scaffolding so that the construction team can paint the ceiling and restore the original 1929 chandeliers. 11
CELEBRATING Save these dates! 100th Anniversary Gala November 15 This glorious evening will be the very first opportunity to celebrate the grand reopening of the historic Merrick Entrance and the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing. Dinner, dancing, and more await you as the Museum begins its second century. You won’t want to miss this party!
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November 20–22 COUNCIL PRIVATE PREVIEW November 20 MEMBERS PREVIEW Days November 21–22 Members Preview Party November 22
Proceeds from the 100th Anniversary Gala will be used to fund the learning and creativity center.
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The BMA will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in fall 2014 with a community-wide celebration on Sunday, November 23!
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Grand Reopening of Historic Entrance and American Wing on November 23 In November 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art was incorporated with one painting, but there was no place to display it. Who could have imagined—100 years later— the Museum’s extraordinary collection of 90,000 objects, substantial 200,000-squarefoot building, and millions of appreciative visitors from around the world? We are commemorating this remarkable moment in the BMA’s history by
reopening the historic Merrick Entrance to visitors beginning November 23, 2014. This landmark event also heralds the reopening of the renovated Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing and a new presentation of the BMA’s outstanding collection of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts — considered one of the finest on the East Coast. The grand reopening is a significant milestone in the BMA’s
$28 million renovation to provide Members and visitors with a more welcoming environment and more imaginative and inspiring encounters with art. Mark your calendars now for the 100th anniversary gala, special Members-only preview events, and a festive opening day celebration!
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John Russell Pope Society The BMA is pleased to announce the founding of the John Russell Pope Society to recognize and celebrate members and friends who have included the Museum in their estate plans.
bMA 2013 Annual Report is Now Online We couldn’t do it without you! Visit ARTBMA.ORG/ANNUALREPORT in January to see the names of the many wonderful donors who made generous financial gifts and donated treasured works of art to the Museum in fiscal year 2013. A summary of the Museum’s financial statement is also available.
Otto R. Eggers. The Baltimore Museum of Art. 1926. The Baltimore Museum of Art, BMA 1987.75.2
It is entirely appropriate that the John Russell Pope Society is being established in 2014, the 100th anniversary of the BMA, because planned giving is about legacy and ensuring that the Museum will remain a vital cultural institution for its second century. This new group of Museum supporters is named for the distinguished 20th-century American architect who designed the magnificent 1929 building pictured above. The BMA was Pope’s first museum project in a storied career that later included the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives, and the Jefferson Memorial. We invite all who have remembered the BMA in their estate plans to let us know of your generosity, so that we can enroll you
as a Founding Member of the John Russell Pope Society in its inaugural year. Later in 2014, we will be hosting an event to thank the Founding Members of the Society for supporting the BMA in this very special and enduring way. If you have included the BMA in your estate plans or have questions, please contact Judy Gibbs at 443-573-1796 or email@example.com.
Open the Doors for New Generations of Visitors to Enjoy the BMA! Your gifts to the In a New Light Campaign will help us cross the threshold on capital projects and innovative visitor experiences and achieve the highest standard of care for the BMA’s spectacular collection. Visit artbma.org/campaign to learn about the campaign’s success and the generous donors who are making a difference today. To discuss a campaign gift, please contact Judy Gibbs at 443-573-1796.
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Workshops: 2–5 p.m. Object Lesson: 2–2:45 p.m. the last Sunday of the month FREE — No registration required! Join us every Sunday for activities the entire family can enjoy. Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. New Object Lessons! Come on the last Sunday of the month for informal chats with a gallery educator about a single work of art in the collection. New Location During Phase 2 of the BMA Renovation! Family Workshops are held in the Temporary Education Classroom located on the second floor.
Art is for Everyone Baltimore County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition April 30 – May 4 May Gallery For the past 26 years, the BMA has hosted an annual countywide student art exhibition, Art is for Everyone, presenting the artwork of Baltimore County public school students from kindergarten through 12th grade. A variety of two- and three-dimensional artworks—including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, and digital art—will be presented. R eception M arch
January 5: Build It with Found Objects
March 2: Sculpt a Thinker
January 12: Make a Fanciful Sculpture January 19: Create Clay Animal Shelves January 26: Object Lesson – Miró’s Portrait No. 1
Baltimore County Student Reception Sunday, May 4, 1– 4 p.m.
March 9: Shh! Make Silent Wall Reliefs March 16: Become a Nobleperson March 23: Create Sea God and Goddess Puppets March 30: Object Lesson – Rodin’s The Thinker
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Big and Tiny February 2: Build a Big Ship February 9: Fashion Little Pins February 16: Create Three Big Dot Mobiles February 23: Object Lesson – Calder’s Three Big Dots
April 6: Depict Your Favorite Words
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April 13: Encode Secret Phrases
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April 20: Make Big Mouths
Now for the eighth year, the BMA hosts fyi…For Your Inspiration 2014, a citywide student art exhibition presenting artwork by 400 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grades at 90 Baltimore City public schools.
April 27: Object Lesson – Ed Ruscha’s Won’t
Baltimore City Student Reception Saturday, May 10, 1– 4 p.m.
Member Events Chairman’s Council Dinner This year’s Chairman’s Council Dinner on October 8 was generously sponsored by Bank of America. The highlight of the evening was the dedication of the Marguerite Matisse Duthuit Gallery, in memory of her son Claude Duthuit and in recognition of the Matisse family’s relationship with the BMA. Matisse’s Marguerite: Model Daughter was the featured exhibition in the Duthuit Gallery. 1. Director Doreen Bolger (left) with Trustees Joe Holtzman and Barbara Duthuit and Deputy Director Jay Fisher 2. Georges Matisse, great grandson of Henri Matisse, with Alessandra Carnielli of The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and Trustee Sylvia de Cuevas
5. Tom Finney of US Trust (center) surrounded by Bud Meyerhoff and Trustee Sue Cohen 6. Trustee David Warnock (left) with Lora and Trustee Don Peters
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3. Trustee Jim Thornton, Deputy Director Chris Dietze, Lorayne Thornton, and Trustee and exhibition sponsor Madeline Lacovara
See & Celebrate Council and Member Opening Renovation detours did not prevent Members and donors from celebrating the Museum’s four fall exhibitions on October 26. Guests filled the galleries and thoroughly enjoyed the festivities, which included art-making activities and an art trivia contest. 1. Helene Grabow, Rachel Rabinowitz, Pam Malester, and Karen Bagwell 2–3. Members discovered the new fall exhibitions and stunning works of art. 4–5. Pop-up books and art trivia kept guests engaged throughout the evening.
Council Events Special Tours BMA Council and Corporate Council Tours In thanks for their generous support of the Museum, members of the BMA Council and Corporate Council are invited to enjoy these private tours and receptions this winter. Upgrade to the BMA Council with a gift of $1,200 or more to receive your invitation to these exclusive Council events.
Director’s Brunch & Talk German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit Saturday, April 12, 8:45–11 a.m. Enjoy a wonderful start to the weekend with a fascinating lecture and delicious brunch at the BMA. Curator Oliver Shell shares his insights on German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit in an intimate talk held in the Woodward Gallery. Tasty breakfast treats from Gertrude’s will be available in Schaefer Court before or after the talk.
German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit Tuesday, January 28 Tour: 5:30 p.m. Reception: 6:30 p.m. With Oliver Shell, Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture Front Room: Sterling Ruby Thursday, March 13 Tour: 5:30 p.m. Reception: 6:30 p.m. With Kristen Hileman, Curator of Contemporary Art Antioch Mosaics Tuesday, April 22 Tour: 11:30 a.m. With Jay Fisher, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs; Angela Elliott, Associate Objects Conservator; and Linda Andre, Museum Educator
Invitations will be mailed for these events. For more information about the BMA Council or to join, call 443-573-1806.
This exclusive event is open to Contributor Members ($150+) and above. Upgrade your Membership to attend! To join the Contributor program, call 443-573-1800 or visit artbma.org/join.html. Invitations will be mailed. Capacity for this event is limited due to the BMA’s ongoing renovation. Please reply early to secure a reservation.
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Max Beckmann. Still Life with Large Shell. 1939. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of William A. Dickey, Jr., BMA 1955.77. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild Kunst, Bonn Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Flower Beds in the Dresden Gardens. c. 1910. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Curt Valentin Gallery, Inc., BMA 1953.33
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TRAVEL LIKE A VIP! Member Travel The BMA is pleased to offer exceptional travel opportunities to its Members. Travel with fellow art enthusiasts, enjoy expert guides, and experience extraordinary public and private collections. Participation is limited, and trips do sell out. Travel eligibility varies by Membership level.
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Buenos Aires: South America’s Cultural Capital October 11–19, 2014 Buenos Aires is a vibrant city with a fascinating mosaic of European influences that stretches along the Rio de la Plata. The BMA invites you to explore the rich cultural heritage of this complex city. You’ll visit great museums such as the National Fine Arts Museum and Museum of Latin American Art, the studios of local artists, and beloved sites such as Metropolitan Cathedral, home to Pope Francis I. Other highlights include the Colón Theater, one of the world’s finest opera houses, and the Recoleta Cemetery, resting place of Argentina’s rich and famous. In addition, no trip to
Argentina would be complete without experiencing the gaucho lifestyle of the Pampas and the seductive pleasures of the tango. Participants also have the option to extend their trip to the Salta Province and enjoy its spectacular scenery, vast vineyards, and Bodega Colomé, home to the James Turrell Museum. First-class accommodations, many meals, sightseeing, and expert tour guides are all included in this exclusive tour. For more information, call 443-573-1809 or go to artbma. org/members/for/travel.html. Buenos Aires: South America’s Cultural Capital is open to $250+ Sustainer Members. Upgrade to the Sustainer level to enjoy international travel with the BMA. Rachel Hobday
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A Capital Excursion: D.C. Day Trip May 16, 2014 Washington, D.C., is home to many great museums, large and small. Join us for a day trip to our nation’s capital and have a carefree day of art without worrying about traffic or parking! The day begins with a morning tour of the art-filled Hillwood House & Gardens. In the afternoon, travelers will discover the stunning collection of 19th- and 20th-century European paintings at the Kreeger Museum. This trip includes transportation, docentled tours at both museums, and lunch. For more information, call the Members Hotline at 443573-1800.
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2-FOR-1 DRINKS @ GERTRUDE’S BMA Members enjoy 2-for-1 specials on artful cocktails, delicious wines, and craft beers set to the tune of live music on the last Friday of every month. Drink specials available at the bar or at tables with dinner service. Stop in after work or make a night of it!
BMA Members receive 2-for-1 drinks on the last Friday of every month at Gertrude’s restaurant at the BMA. Mingle with other art lovers while enjoying craft beers, tempting wines, or artful cocktails. Don’t forget your BMA Membership card! Drink specials available at the bar or at tables with dinner service.
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The BMA salutes its Corporate Partners for their outstanding support and commitment to the arts. For more information on becoming a member of the Corporate Council and how your employees might benefit, please call Sharon Funicello Baron at 443-573-1808.
Founder’s Level, $25,000+
Executive Level, $2,500–$4,999
Bank of America T. Rowe Price Foundation
Brown Advisory Campbell & Company Cho Benn Holback + Associates D.F. Dent and Company Investment Counselors of Maryland Kramon & Graham, P.A.
DLA Piper LLP Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation PNC Whiting-Turner Contracting Company Director’s Level, $5,000–$9,999
Contributor Levels, $250–$2,499 $1,000–$2,499
Corporate Office Properties Trust FreedomCar Greenspring Associates HMS Insurance Associates Hord Coplan Macht
The Davey Tree Expert Company The H. Chambers Company Houck & Company James Posey Associates Leonard Paper Company Loane Bros. O.T. Neighoff & Sons Rudolph’s Office & Computer Supply In-Kind Donors
American Trading and Production Corporation Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. M&T Bank Corporation QuestMark Partners Transamerica Wells Fargo Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
Baltimore Business Journal Christie’s DLA Piper LLP Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Shawe Rosenthal LLP Sotheby’s Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
Special Corporate Benefit Corporate Council Night Thursday, January 16, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Employees of Corporate Council members enjoy special benefits in thanks for their companies’ generous support of the Museum’s Annual Fund. Join us for an exclusive evening of art, music, and complimentary light fare and drinks. Reservations are required for this FREE event. RSVP by January 10 to Sharon Funicello Baron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-573-1808. 20
Maryland Mechanical Systems Morgan Stanley Foundation Mueller Associates Pritchett Controls RK&K Target Corporation
Bonsai Fine Arts McGladrey LLP Oak Ridge Investments, LLC
Chairman’s Level, $10,000–$24,999
Legg Mason Global Asset Management Marquette Associates McCormick & Company PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP Synthesis Incorporated Thorwood Real Estate Group LLC Ziger/Snead LLP Architects
Friends Groups An Exclusive Benefit for BMA Members
Friends of the Arts of Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas (FAPA) promotes the appreciation of the art of Africa, ancient South and Central America, native North America, and the Pacific Islands. For more information, call 443-573-1745. Lecture & Reception – Saturday, February 8, 2–4 p.m. – Curator Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch will deliver a lecture on the bronze plaques produced for the Benin Royal Court in the 16th century. Open to the public. Collector’s Day – Saturday, May 3, 1:30–3 p.m. – FAPA members will present works of art from their private collections. RSVP required. Friends of the American Wing supports the preservation and growth of the BMA’s important collection of decorative arts and American painting and sculpture. For information about upcoming events, call 443-573-1768. Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art is a forum for exploring modern and contemporary art and ideas. For membership or programming information, call 443-573-1761. Cocktail Party – Thursday, January 23 – Join FoMaCA’s ILLUMINATE fundraising kick-off at the remarkable Bolton Hill home of artist Lat Naylor and his wife, Barbara. Proceeds will go toward Bruce Nauman’s Violins Violence Silence neon sculpture. See page 22 or call 443-5731763 for more details. Curator Talk “14 for 2014” – Sunday, January 26, 1 p.m. – Curator Kristen Hileman shares her top 14 “don’t miss” arts events, cuttingedge artists, and contemporary trends. FoMaCA Members only. RSVP required; space is limited. Special Event – Psychopompe Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. – Camille Henrot’s video mixes influences from avant-garde cinema and mythology with images of contemporary life set to a live music soundtrack. MICA Brown Center, Falvey Hall, 1301 West Mount Royal Avenue. In collaboration with MICA and JHU’s Center for Advanced Media Studies. Open to the public; space is limited. For more information, visit mica.edu.
Joshua Johnson Council forges meaningful connections with Baltimore’s African-American communities by highlighting the achievements of African-American artists. For more information, call 443-573-1816. Gallery Talk – Thursday, February 13 – Curator Oliver Shell will present a gallery talk on German Expressionism: The Revolutionary Spirit. Lecture – Thursday, March 13 – Curator Rena Hoisington will discuss photographs by African-American artists in the BMA collection. Behind the Scenes – Thursday, April 10 – BMA Marketing & Communications staff will provide a behind-the-scenes look at their creative work. Print, Drawing & Photograph Society fosters interest in the appreciation, collecting, and study of the historic and contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs. For more information, call 443573-1789. Seminar Series – Session 1 – Saturday, February 15, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. – Curator Frances Klapthor will present highlights from the BMA’s collection of Japanese woodcuts, including many rarely seen works. Seminar Series – Session 2 – Saturday, February 22, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. – Curator Rena Hoisington will discuss Japonisme—late 19thcentury European and American works inspired by Japanese art—by focusing on prints in the George A. Lucas Collection. Lecture & Tour – Saturday, March 15, noon & 1 p.m. – Earle Havens, The William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts at The Johns Hopkins University, will showcase rare books and collection highlights at the Evergreen Museum & Library.
Insider’s Guide – Saturday, March 29, 2 p.m. – Area 405, 405 East Oliver Street – Join us for an insider’s introduction to the eastern edge of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District with visits to artists’ studios. FoMaCA Members only. RSVP required; space is limited.
Illuminate Bruce Nauman’s Violins Violence Silence
As its 100th anniversary present to the BMA, the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art are embarking on an ambitious campaign to refabricate Bruce Nauman’s iconic neon sculpture Violins Violence Silence (1981–82). For 30 years, this piece by one of the most important living artists has brightened the streetscape along Art Museum Drive, but exposure to the elements and outdated technology have taken their toll.
Tickets are required; call 443-573-1763 for more details.
Bruce Nauman. Violins Violence Silence (Exterior Version). 1981–82. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, and Sperone Westwater Fischer Gallery, New York, BMA 1984.2. © Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
In the coming months, FoMaCA will invite you to become involved in several unique events to raise awareness of this landmark and generate the funds needed to reilluminate the piece by the end of 2014. Join us for the first event on January 23, a cocktail party at the remarkable Bolton Hill home of artist Lat Naylor and his wife, Barbara.
Gift Membership Reserve Your Special Date at the BMA The BMA’s magnificent Fox Court will once again be available for your elegant event beginning January 2015. Whether you are planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, or corporate celebration, the BMA offers an unparalleled setting for your special night. It’s not too early to reserve your date for an unforgettable evening at the BMA! For more information, visit artbma.org/about or call 443-573-1809.
BMA TODAY Is Now Online! Enjoy current and back issues of the magazine at http://issuu. com/artbma. Let us know if you like what you see—and if you would prefer receiving future issues in a digital format. For more information, call the Members Hotline at 443-573-1800. 22
Membership makes a great gift for moms, dads, grads, and everyone on your list! This fabulous gift includes 12 months of savings, events, and incredible art all wrapped into one beautiful package. Plus, with a Gift Membership, your friends and loved ones will get an invitation to the grand reopening of the American Wing! Call 443-573-1800 to order. Please allow 7 days for delivery.
BMA @ a glance Exhibitions on view
Morris Louis Unveiled Through February 9, 2014 Black Box: Gerard Byrne Through February 16, 2014
German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit January 29–September 14, 2014 Baker Artist Awards 2013 February 26–April 6, 2014 Black Box: Camille Henrot March 5–June 15, 2014 Front Room: Sterling Ruby March 16–June 15, 2014 On Paper: Figure Drawings from the Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection April 20–September 14, 2014
$ designates an admission charge or related fee for the event. H designates registration is required. Consult magazine for program details. * designates Members Only event. Admission by invitation.
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Final Friday Member Happy Hours at Gertrude’s: 4 –7 p.m.
amily Workshop: Make a F Fanciful Sculpture, 2–5 p.m. 15
Exhibition Tour: Matisse’s Marguerite: Model Daughter, 2 p.m. 16
Third Thursday Curatorial Tour: Morris Louis Unveiled with Curator Kristen Hileman, 1 p.m. Corporate Council Night: 5:30– 7:30 p.m. * 1 9 S unday
2 2 W ednesday
Collection Tour: American Modernism, 2 p.m. 2 6 S unday
The Big Table: Parallel Practice, 2 p.m. 2
amily Workshop: Build A Big F Ship, 2–5 p.m. 5
amily Workshop: Create Clay F Animal Shelves, 2–5 p.m.
bject Lesson: Miró’s Portrait No. 1, O 2–2:45 p.m. Admission to the BMA is free. Events are free and open to all unless otherwise noted.
Collection Tour: European Painting & Sculpture, 2 p.m.
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Front Room: An-My Lê Through February 23, 2014
2 9 W ednesday
Exhibition Tour: Morris Louis Unveiled, 2 p.m.
Council Tour and Reception: German Expressionism with Curator Oliver Shell, 5:30 p.m. *
amily Workshop: Build It with F Found Objects, 2–5 p.m.
Matisse’s Marguerite: Model Daughter Through January 19, 2014
Exhibition Tour: Morris Louis Unveiled, 2 p.m. 9
amily Workshop: Fashion Little F Pins, 2–5 p.m. 1 2 W ednesday
Collection Tour: Antioch Mosaics, 2 p.m. 1 6 S unday
amily Workshop: Create Three F Big Dot Mobiles, 2–5 p.m. 1 9 W ednesday
Collection Tour: Cone Wing, 2 p.m.
T O U R S !
Wednesdays @ 2 p.m. Exhibition and Collection Tours: Enjoy Docent-led tours of the BMA’s collection and changing exhibitions. Saturdays @ Noon. BMA Highlights: Get to know some of the treasures of the BMA’s collection in this 45-minute, Docent-led tour. Sundays @ 2:30 p.m. Sunday Shorts: Discover the wonder of a single work of art or gallery in this half-hour, Docent-led tour.
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Third Thursday Curatorial Tour: German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit with Curator Oliver Shell, 1 p.m.
Collection Tour: European Painting & Sculpture, 2 p.m. 20
Third Thursday Curatorial Tour: Baker Artist Awards 2013 with curatorial assistant Helene Grabow, 1 p.m.
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Object Lesson: Calder’s Three Big Dots, 2–2:45 p.m.
Collection Tour: Antioch Mosaics, 2 p.m. 1 2 S aturday
Director’s Brunch & Talk: German Expressionism, 8:45–11 a.m. * 1 3 S unday
amily Workshop: Encode Secret F Phrases, 2–5 p.m.
2 6 W ednesday
Collection Tour: American Modernism, 2 p.m.
2 3 S unday
Family Workshop: Create Sea God and Goddess Puppets, 2–5 p.m.
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Collection Tour: Contemporary Wing, 2 p.m.
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Final Friday Member Happy Hours at Gertrude’s: 4 –7 p.m.
The Big Table: Minimal Threads, 2 p.m. 2
Collection Tour: BMA Contemporary Wing, 2 p.m. 7
Final Friday Member Happy Hours at Gertrude’s: 4 –7 p.m.
Object Lesson: Rodin’s The Thinker, 2–2:45 p.m.
Family Workshop: Become a Nobleperson, 2–5 p.m. 24
Members Exclusive Shopping Event: 9–11 a.m. Members Spring Shopping Days: 11 a.m.– 6 p.m. The Big Table: Subverting the Grid, 2 p.m.
1 6 S unday
Members Spring Shopping Days: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Exhibition Tour: German Expressionism, 2 p.m.
Council Tour and Reception: Front Room: Sterling Ruby with Curator Kristen Hileman, 5:30 p.m. *
Exhibition Tour: German Expressionism, 2 p.m.
1 2 W ednesday
Third Thursday Curatorial Tour: Cone Wing with Curator Katy Rothkopf, 1 p.m.
amily Workshop: Make Big F Mouths, 2–5 p.m. 2 2 T uesday
Family Workshop: Shh! Make Silent Wall Reliefs, 2–5 p.m.
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Film Screen & Reception: Psychopompe, 8 p.m. MICA Brown Center 9
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Family Workshop: Sculpt a Thinker, 2–5 p.m. 5
2 6 W ednesday
Collection Tour: American Modernism, 2 p.m.
Members Spring Shopping Days: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Family Workshop: Depict Your Favorite Words, 2–5 p.m.
Council Tour: Antioch Mosaics with Curator Jay Fisher, Conservator Angela Elliott, and Educator Linda Andre, 11:30 a.m. 2 3 W ednesday
Collection Tour: Cone Wing, 2 p.m. 2 5 F riday
Final Friday Member Happy Hours at Gertrude’s: 4 –7 p.m. 2 7 S unday
bject Lesson: Ed Ruscha’s O Won’t, 2–2:45 p.m. 3 0 W ednesday
Collection Tour: Spring in the Sculpture Gardens, 2 p.m.
Members always get 10% off purchases! Hours Wednesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Shop anytime @ shopartbma.org
photo by christopher myers
BMA POP-UP SHOP
Missed a few things on your holiday list? Stop by for a colorful selection of scarves, jewelry, books, and everything else you need to brighten up the winter.
What to expecT WHEN YOU VISIT photos by christopher myers
In case you haven’t been to the BMA recently, take a look at some of the temporary changes we’ve made during the renovation:
Our Visitor Entrance and Shop Have Moved! Colorful signs will lead you to the tented vestibule on the west side of the building near the Contemporary Wing. Visitor Services Associates will welcome you in the lovely temporary lobby, with marble floors and beautiful architectural details. You’ll find the checkroom and BMA Pop-Up Shop just around the corner on your way to the galleries on the second floor. Plan for your visit by viewing a Visitor Guide and Parking Map on artbma.org/renovation.
MUSEUM INFORMATION BMA Hours & Admission Wednesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day In the event of inclement weather, please call 443-573-1700 for information on Museum closings. Free general admission— for everyone, every day!
There may be a charge for certain special exhibitions. Only BMA Members receive unlimited free admission to ticketed exhibitions. Free admission is made possible in part this year thanks to a generous grant from the T. Rowe Price Foundation. Ongoing support for free admission at the BMA has been provided through generous endowment gifts from the Cohen Family Fund for Free Admission, Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation, Mary J. and James D. Miller, James S. Riepe Family Foundation, and the DLA Piper Fund.
The Museum and tiered Sculpture Gardens are wheelchair-accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use free of charge. Vanaccessible parking spaces are available near the Museum’s Temporary Visitor Entrance and in the BMA East Lot. Please check in at the Welcome Desk in the Lobby upon arrival.
Members Hotline: 443-573-1800 General Information: 443-573-1700 Box Office: 443-573-1701 The BMA Shop: 443-573-1844 Public Programs: 443-573-1832 Education: 443-573-1818 Library: 443-573-1778 Museum Rentals: 443-573-1809
BMA TODAY is published three times a year for Members of The Baltimore Museum of Art. Editor: Anne Brown Designer: Lisa Pupa Issue number 144 The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898 ©2014 The Baltimore Museum of Art
Gertrude’s at the BMA Celebrity chef John Shields’ elegantly casual restaurant serves delicious regional cuisine. Visit Gertrude’s for brunch or for one of our tasty events and treat yourself to something special! Visit gertrudesbaltimore.com to make reservations online, or call the restaurant at 410-889-3399 and our staff will be happy to assist you with your reservation. BMA Members receive a 10% discount.*
Gertrude ’ s
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Tuesday–Friday 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday Brunch 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Dinner 5–9 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Dinner 5–8 p.m.
January 2014 Dinner Discount—only for BMA Members! Escape those winter blues, and visit Gertrude’s in the evening for our warm & inviting atmosphere and delicious food. When you buy one dinner entrée, you’ll receive the second entrée for half price, as well as the BMA Members 10% discount! This offer is valid Thursday through Sunday evenings after 5 p.m. and is only available to BMA Members.
Krautfest A Baltimore Party Friday–Saturday, January 10–11 Gertrude’s celebrates the release of its homemade sauerkraut with a big two-night party featuring dancing and live polka music with the acclaimed band Joy of Maryland. The evening includes a full buffet and a cash bar offering “Krautinis,” seasonal German beers, and specialty vodkas. Tickets are $40 per person and are available for purchase in the restaurant or by phone, 410889-3399. Krautfest sells out every year, so don’t delay!
Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Dinner* Thursday–Saturday, February 13–15 Gertrude’s annual Valentine Aphrodisiac Dinner lets you choose either a three- or four-course prix fixe menu, both full of romantic ingredients. Dinner reservations are required, and it is recommended that you make them as far in
advance as possible. Call the restaurant or visit our website for more information and reservations.
Celebrate Special Days at Gertrude’s* Make reservations for a table at Gertrude’s on Easter Sunday, April 20, and Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11. We are open for brunch and dinner on both days, offering our regular menu as well as some delicious seasonal specials. Reservations often fill up for these dates weeks in advance, so don’t wait— call or visit our website today to reserve a table!
*Please note that the BMA Member 10% discount is not offered for Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Dinners, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, or the Tuesdays with Gertie menu.
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For our 100th anniversary, A LOT OF weâ€™re having a little work done! Look inside for more behind-the-scenes renovation photos, reopening celebration dates, and more!