The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced a new series of online programs designed to give visitors an opportunity to relax and connect with artists, makers, and the community. The bi-weekly BMA Violet Hour program will feature artist talks, meditations, and other interactive experiences. The first event on Wednesday, June 24, pairs artist and cultural influencer Zackary Drucker with her personal muse and mentor Rosalyne Blumenstein, LCSW, a legendary trans rights activist, for a conversation moderated by renowned photographer, curator, and educator Allen Frame.

BMA Violet Hour Schedule

BMA Violet Hour: Artist Talk with Zackary Drucker
BMA Facebook Live
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
6‒7:30 p.m. EST

Artist and cultural influencer Zackary Drucker talks with her personal muse and mentor Rosalyne Blumenstein, LCSW, a legendary trans rights activist whose portraits and archival photographs comprise an important part of the BMA’s exhibition Zackary Drucker: Icons. They discuss their approach to concepts of photographic beauty and their personal involvement in trans activism. Renowned photographer, curator, and educator Allen Frame moderates the conversation and BMA Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Leslie Cozzi hosts a live Q&A following the discussion.

BMA Violet Hour: Studio Time Takeover with James Williams
Instagram Takeover
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
6‒9 p.m. EST

Join artist, professor, and curator James Williams for a “Studio Time” takeover on the BMA’s Instagram. “Studio Time” is a project developed by Williams in which he invites artists around the country to meet up and make art together. The project is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a means to encourage the art community and motivate studio practice during the quarantine. For this episode of “Studio Time,” Williams will be in conversation with Leah Lewis, Gabriel Amadi-Emina, and Greg Brown.

BMA Violet Hour: Out of the Blocks
July 15, 2020
6‒7 p.m. EST

Out of the Blocks is an award-winning immersive podcast created by Aaron Henkin and Wendel Patrick that tells the stories of a city, one block at a time. This event will explore the stories of Baltimore’s own Lexington Market—a cultural staple and America’s oldest operating public market. Out of the Blocks can be heard on the WYPR 88.1 FM Radio website, Apple Podcasts, or Google Play.

More information available at and on the BMA Violet Hour Facebook page.

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