Property from The Baltimore Museum of Art, is being sold to benefit future acquisitions of Contemporary art.
Founded in 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art is a major cultural destination recognized for engaging diverse audiences through dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational and community outreach programs.The BMA’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs.
The galleries showcase an exceptional collection of art from Africa; important works by established and emerging contemporary artists; outstanding European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; significant artworks from China; ancient Antioch mosaics; and exquisite textiles from around the world.
The 210,000-square-foot museum is also distinguished by a grand historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope and two beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an array of 20th-century sculpture. General admission to the BMA is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art. Objects from the BMA’s collection are being sold to benefit a fund for contemporary art acquisitions with an emphasis on greater representation of women and artists of color.
FRANZ KLINE, GREEN CROSS, 1956. TO BE OFFERED IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING AUCTION ON 16 MAY.
ANDY WARHOL, OXIDATION PAINTING, 1978. TO BE OFFERED IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING AUCTION ON 16 MAY.
KENNETH NOLAND, LAPIS LAZULI, 1973. TO BE OFFERED IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART DAY AUCTION ON 17 MAY.
KENNETH NOLAND, IN-VITAL, 1982. TO BE OFFERED IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART DAY AUCTION ON 17 MAY.
JULES OLITSKI, BEFORE DARKNESS 11. TO BE OFFERED IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART DAY AUCTION ON 17 MAY.
LEAD IMAGE: THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART. COURTESY OF THE BMA.