Baltimore says ‘Welcome, ‘Home’ ’
The Baltimore Museum of Art’s new education wing — called the Center for People & Art — opens Sunday with an exhibition intended to make visitors feel right at home.
“Imagining Home,” which features artwork
from the museum’s collection in a variety of media and representing several centuries and continents, encourages visitor participation and will change over time, switching out a third of its content over a nearly threeyear run. On opening day, there also will be demonstrations, performances and artmaking activities in the new $4.5 million wing, a renovated part of the building that includes a community commons area and a handson studio for all ages. Here’s how the debut exhibition measures up, by the numbers:
Laurie Simmons’s “Walking House,” from her 1980s series “Walking Objects,” is in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s newly opened Center for People & Art. “Imagining Home” is its inaugural exhibition.