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This Weekend: The Baltimore Museum of Art Reopens Contemporary Wing

By November 15, 2012

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The Baltimore Museum of Art Contemporary Wing Reopens

This weekend, The Baltimore Museum of Art will unveil it's newly revamped contemporary wing. As part of a $24.5 million renovation, visitors will discover 16 refreshed and revitalized galleries. Masterworks by Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol will be on display alongside more than a dozen new acquisitions created by established and emerging artists working today.

The first reveal will happen Saturday night from 9 p.m. until midnight, when the museum will host "BMA Late Night." There will be live music and dancing, cutting-edge performances, art projects, special tours, and a cash bar.

The official launch takes place on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. during what the museum is calling "The Big Day." Guests can enjoy a variety of fun performances, live music, art demonstrations, and art making activities for visitors of all ages.

Those exploring the newly reopened wing will have an easy time: the museum is launching a smartphone application, "BMA Go Mobile," that helps visitors become their own tour guides. Every piece on display in the new wing is included in the app, and Baltimore-based musicians Lucas Lechowski, Jake Leckie, and Yeveto created original compositions to further enhance the mobile experience.

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Photo by Katie Langer.

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