BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art has so far this year added more than 70 contemporary and historic artworks to its broad collection.
BMA director Christopher Bedford said in a Thursday statement that the new acquisitions highlight the curatorial team’s vision in forging connections “across artists and movements within the museum’s collection.”READ MORE: Gov. Hogan Honors Those Who Lost Their Lives To COVID-19; Marks March 5 As Day Of Remembrance
Additions include 19th Century prints by Italian art nouveau illustrator Manuel Orazi, a film by Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta, and a painting by contemporary American artist Mary Lovelace O’Neal.READ MORE: Adult Entertainment Resumes In Baltimore Friday Afternoon After City Agrees To Lift COVID Restriction
Various new pieces were purchased with proceeds from last year’s auction of seven works by 20th-century artists, including Andy Warhol, to help diversify and contemporize its collection. Some historic additions were acquired as gifts.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Public Schools To Allow Inner County Sporting Events Beginning Next Friday
The BMA has nearly 100,000 pieces, including the world’s largest holding of Henri Matisse’s creations.