Major Art Exhibitions in Baltimore

The Great Mystery Show

American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)
October 7, 2017 – September 2, 2018
AVAM’s newest exhibit playfully explores mystery as that one secret power behind great art, science, and pursuit of the sacred. One part lively fun house, two parts cosmic dream lab, the exhibition weaves the creative investigations of 44 visionary artists, research scientists, astronauts, mystics, and philosophers into one grand-scale exploration of mystery. The out-of-this-world testimony of astronauts, mystery writers, theoreticians, poets and psychics, aims to inspire the "sleuth for the truth" detective within each of us.

Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Orbits

Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)
October 1, 2017 – June 2018
This exhibit at the BMA brings together a group of fascinating sculptural works by internationally acclaimed Argentinian artist and trained architect Tomás Saraceno who is also a pioneer in scanning, reconstructing, and reimagining spider webs and possesses the only three-dimensional spider web collection in existence.

Arts of Asia

The Walters Art Museum
October 1, 2017 – October 1, 2020
One of the most exceptional collections of Asian art in North America will take center stage when Arts of Asia reopens at the Walters. Highlighting the artistic traditions of diverse cultural regions, this new installation brings together a stunning array of objects from India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia.

Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition:
An Empire’s Legacy & After Fabergé

The Walters Art Museum
November 12, 2017 – May 27, 2018
Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy explores the Russian crafts tradition that culminated with the world-renowned House of Fabergé. Between 1885 and the revolution of 1917, Peter Carl Fabergé’s workshop created exquisite jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for the Russian tsars. The exhibition includes over 70 stunning objects that highlight the extraordinary artistry of Russian jewelers and enamel-workers, including the Walters’ two Fabergé Easter eggs. A concurrent exhibition, After Fabergé, by contemporary artist Jonathan Monaghan, reinvents the famous Easter eggs for the 21st century in a series of five prints that comment on consumer culture and changing definitions of luxury.