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MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: Eyes on Baltimore Tour: Sondheim Finalist Exhibition & Private Collection of Doreen Bolger

  • The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore, MD, 21218 United States (map)

Eyes on Baltimore Tour: Sondheim Finalist Exhibition & Private Collection of Doreen Bolger
Cecilia Wichmann, assistant curator of Contemporary Art, Baltimore Museum of Art and Doreen Bolger, former director of the Baltimore Museum of Art

ASG members are invited to join us for a two-part tour of the Sondheim Exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the private collection of Doreen Bolger, former head of the BMA who has become a beloved fixture within the Baltimore art community, well known for her passionate support of regional artists.

This event will begin with a guided tour of the Sondheim Finalists exhibition at the BMA led by Cecilia Wichmann, the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. The finalists for the 13th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize are: multidisciplinary artist Erick Antonio Benitez, Laurel photographer Nakeya Brown, Baltimore sculptor Sutton Demlong, documentary photographer Nate Larson, Parkville painter Eunice Park and painter/fiber artist Stephen Towns, who is currently featured at the BMA in a solo exhibition entitled: Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning on view through September 2, 2018. Jurors for the prize include Lauren Cornell, Director of the Graduate Program at Bard College and Chief Curator of the Hessel Museum of Art in New York state, Margot Norton, Curator at the New Museum, NYC, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed, a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist and writer. The prestigious prize awards a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist living and working in the Baltimore metropolitan region. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is named in honor of Janet and Walter Sondheim who were instrumental civic leaders with a passion for public education for over 50 years. The Finalists Exhibition will be on view June 20 through August 5, 2018 at the BMA.

Following the tour of the Sondheim exhibit, Doreen Bolger, retired Director of the BMA, will welcome members to her 1870 rowhouse nearby to view her collection of some one hundred contemporary works by artists who are primarily Baltimore-based or regional. Her tour will focus on the work of several artists who are current or former Sondheim Finalists such as Melissa Dickenson, Neal Feather, Shaun Flynn, Nate Larson, René Treviño, and Wickerham & Lomax. Works are displayed amidst 19th-century furniture and decoration more expected for a house on the National Historic Register. Please note: there are steps involved to enter the house and to ascend to the second floor. Spoiler alert: some work is adult in nature! Good news: refreshments will be provided.        

Limited to 50 participants (two groups of 25 participants)
Pre-registered members only