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BMA Receives Gift Of Art From Noted Collectors, Philanthropists

11/1/2019, 6 a.m.
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced recently that noted collectors and philanthropists Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida ...
(Photo left to right): Philanthropists Alfred J. Giuffrida and Pamela J. Joyner. Leonardo Drew Jennifer McMenamin Photography

— The gift coincides with the September 29, 2019 opening of Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, which draws on the extensive Joyner/Giuffrida collection as well as the BMA’s own holdings to examine the significant contributions that black artists have made to the development of abstraction from the 1940s to the present.

The gifted works mark an important contribution toward the BMA’s ongoing vision to deepen its collection of contemporary art of Africa and the African diaspora. In 2018, Joyner and Giuffrida also made a promised gift of Odili Donald Odita’s Adorn (2018) to the BMA.