Gallery Reopenings at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Wurtzburger African Art Gallery and Asian Art Galleries

Wurtzburger African Art Gallery
Reopened April 26, 2015

The gallery for the BMA's celebrated African art collection expanded to more than three times its former size and relocated to the center of the Museum's first floor for the new presentation of the Alan and Janet Wurtzburger African Art Gallery.

More than 100 objects, many large-scale, address the impact of region, history, and culture on African art traditions. The BMA has one of the earliest and most important collections of African art on the East Coast, thanks to a transformative gift of 125 African objects from the Wurtzburgers.

Today, the BMA holds more than 2,100 objects from ancient Egypt to contemporary Zimbabwe. Several of these objects, such as the majestic Great Mother Headdress (D'mba) from the Baga region of New Guinea, are considered the best of their kind.

Click here to see images from the renovated galleries.

Asian Art Galleries
Reopened April 26, 2015

Doubling the space devoted to the Asian art collection, two renovated galleries feature approximately 150 works, including the BMA's renowned Chinese high-fired ceramics—representing 1,000 years of innovation from the 9th through the 19th centuries, and a variety of works that show the importance of the temple and the tomb in Chinese artistic tradition.

Curated by Associate Curator of Asian Art Frances Klapthor.


To learn more about these exhibits and more, check out the Baltimore Museum of Art website


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