The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to the renowned Cone Collection, and its permanent collection also includes American Painting and Decorative Arts, European Painting and Sculpture, Arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania, Modern and Contemporary Art, Prints, Drawings and Photographs and a stunning sculpture garden. The museum also hosts several special exhibitions, which rotate throughout the year.
A display of more than 80 rare, African works of art from the BMA's collection.
Your old beat-up couch, Donald Trump's hair, and President Obama's navy blue socks-they could be art in the making. The Baltimore Museum of Art's new series, Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa, brings together 80 different personal artworks from multiple African countries. There is everything from ornamental staffs of the rich and powerful to the hats and combs of everyday people. The collection (which was one of the first in this country) began in 1947 and is a part of the BMA's reinstallation of its African exhibits. So, stop on by, and be mindful of what you throw away-it could end up on display somewhere someday. (Phillip Walters)
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