Bal­ti­more says ‘Wel­come, ‘Home’ ’

The Washington Post Sunday - - THIS WEEK - BY ROGER CATLIN

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:

BAL­TI­MORE MU­SEUM OF ART

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.

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