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An Update From The (B) Baltimore (M) Musuem (A) Art On COVID-19 And Public Programs

3/12/2020, 9:58 a.m.
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) evolves in the region, we recognize the need to take preventative measures in order ...
An Update from the BMA on COVID-19 and Public Programs Courtesy Photo/BMA

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) evolves in the region, we recognize the need to take preventative measures in order to ensure the safety of our visitors, our staff, and our volunteers.

So, it’s with a heavy heart that we are canceling this weekend’s celebratory events surrounding the opening of 2020 Vision in the Contemporary Wing and Candice Breitz: Too Long, Didn’t Read. However, because we want to celebrate the extraordinary work of these women artists, we are hoping to reschedule both events in June.

We are canceling the Members Opening Party on Saturday, March 14, as well as the 2020 Vision Community Day on Sunday, March 15.

As the well-being of the people within the walls of our Museum is of the utmost importance to us, we are also canceling or postponing all public programs scheduled between March 13 and April 12. The Museum remains open to the public during regular hours, and Candice Breitz: Too Long, Didn’t Read will still open this weekend.

For additional information on the BMA’s response to COVID-19 and a complete list of canceled or postponed events, please visit the BMA’s website.

If you have any questions, please email visitors@artbma.org. BMA Members may call 443-573-1800.

A Message from the BMA About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The safety and well-being of our visitors and staff is always the highest priority of The Baltimore Museum of Art, and we are committed to responding as quickly as possible to guidance surrounding COVID-19, or coronavirus. We are following the recommendations provided by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Maryland, and the City of Baltimore.

At this time, the BMA and our satellite location at Lexington Market remain open for regular hours, and we've taken steps to help ensure guests have a safe and comfortable experience when visiting. Public areas are cleaned regularly, but you might notice our staff performing extra cleanings in high-touch areas like the bathrooms and the visitor services desks. We are placing additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the Museum as well.

Update on Events and Public Program (3/11/2020)

As the COVID-19 situation has evolved, we’ve decided it is in the best interest of the communities we serve to cancel or postpone all upcoming public programs through April 12. Please see below for a complete list of cancelled or postponed events.

Event Cancellations and Postponements

Free Family Sundays on March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5, and April 12 are canceled.

Members Opening Party on March 14 is canceled.

Open Hours: How We Get Through: A Celebration of Black Women’s Language on March 14 is canceled.

2020 Vision Community Celebration on March 15 is postponed. Please check back in the upcoming weeks for the new date.

Docent-led tours are suspended through April 12.

Portrait Workshop with SHAN Wallace at BMA Lexington Market on March 26 and March 28 are canceled.

Card-Making Workshop with Jermain Bell on March 21 presented by the JJC is canceled.

If you have any questions, please email the BMA at visitors@artbma.org.

Resources

CDC — https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

State of Maryland — https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx

City of Baltimore — https://health.baltimorecity.gov/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov