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Aug 13

Highlights Tour // Let’s Play! Kids at the BMA

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The BMA is for kids! Bring your children to join Dr. Kate Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, to find a few works of art representing children, made for children, and even created by children throughout the Museum’s collection. This is the tour for little people–bring your stroller and your imagination, and we'll play. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to…

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Aug 25

Classical Indian Music Concert

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Pandit Subhen Chatterjee

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Grammy Award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has mesmerized the world with his pristine, pure, and delicate yet fiery music. He invented the mohan veena, a highly modified archtop guitar that, through the use of drone and sympathetic strings, blends Hawaiian slide guitar with traditional Indian sitār, sarod, and vīṇā techniques. Bhatt has established his instrument as an important one in mainstream Indian classical music, and his electrifying performances have charmed audiences worldwide. Subhen Chatterjee bases his tablā playing style on…

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Aug 28

Highlights Tour // Seeing Color with EnChroma Glasses

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Join Angela May, Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, for this unique experience. Using EnChroma glasses, this free tour will enable visitors with color blindness to see the colorful art in the BMA's galleries. These glasses work best for individuals less able to distinguish the colors green and red. Due to the limited number of EnChroma glasses, we ask participants to register in advance. To sign up for this tour, please email access@artsbma.org. Tours begin in the Main Lobby of the…

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Sep 10

Highlights Tour // Hand-Held, The Four Seasons of Chinese Painting

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Join Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art,  as she discusses how to decode Chinese paintings, their poetry, dedications, painters and collectors seals as well as how to discover the seasons through natural cycles of plants and weather. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to learn something new about our collection of more than 27,000 works…

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Sep 21

Highlights Tour // Bows and Breastplates at the BMA

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join Dr. Rachel White, Director of Learning and Engagement, as she discusses the work of two contemporary artists, Patty B. Driscoll and Manjari Sharma, who take inspiration from historical imagery to create new works that explore women and power. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to learn something new about our collection of more than 27,000 works of art!  Tours begin in the Main…

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Sep 25

Highlights Tour // Calling All Ancestors

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Honoring and celebrating the dead is a common practice in many cultures. Join Angela May, Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, as she explores images and objects created to acknowledge and venerate ancestors. Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to learn something new about our collection of more than 27,000 works of art!  Tours begin in the Main Lobby of the BMA.

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Oct 19

Highlights Tour // Abstraction in Asian Art

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Like mental puzzles, abstract art challenges viewers to consider and reconsider the different shapes and color tones for potential meaning. Join Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, to discover what this means in the arts of Asia.   Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to learn something new about our collection of more than 27,000…

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Oct 23

Highlights Tour // Color and Meaning: Red, White, and Blue

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

For artists working in the United States, the colors red, white, and blue always carry meaning. Reconsider these colors in both obvious and unexpected places on this tour in the American art collection with Dr. Katelyn D. Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art.   Each Highlights Tour offers an intimate look at specific areas of the BMA collection with a BMA curator or educator. Join us to learn something new about our collection of more than 27,000 works of…

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Nov 11

Museum Closed

November 11
Free

Closed for Veterans Day

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Dec 24

Museum Closed

December 24
Free

Closed for Christmas Eve

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