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Oct 30, 2017
Working Artists to Discuss Entrepreneurship at the BMI on November 9
The Baltimore Museum of Industry will welcome full-time working artists—including self-trained machinist Chris Bathgate—to present a panel discussion about entrepreneurship and building an art practice as a business on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 7pm-8:30pm. Read more here.

May 12, 2017
BGE’s Calvin Butler Named Baltimore Museum of Industry’s 2017 Industrialist of the Year
Calvin G. Butler, Jr. will be presented with the 2017 William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award from the Baltimore Museum of Industry at a luncheon on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Butler is the chief executive officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), the nation’s first gas utility. Read more here.

February 24, 2017
Exhibition by Industrial Artist Chris Bathgate Opens at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on March 24
An exhibition by Baltimore-based artist Chris Bathgate of machined-metal objects explores how modern and traditional machine work can be harnessed to create unique artistic expressions. Featuring 28 works of art, REINVENTION: The Work of Chris Bathgate will open Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI). More exhibition details here.

October 28, 2016
BMI Opens Tribute Display of Helen Bentley Garments Former Congresswoman
As Baltimore says its official farewell to former U.S. Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley in public and private memorial services, the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) will open a tribute display of select dresses and hats bequeathed to the museum by Ms. Bentley. Known as much for being stylish as she was for her groundbreaking career as a maritime reporter and elected official, Bentley wore garments that reflected her civic pride in supporting American designers. More exhibition details here.  

September 24, 2016
BMI Explores Modern Maryland Commerce with Industry Today Lecture Series
The Baltimore Museum of Industry will launch Industry Today, a series of lectures exploring how local businesses meet today’s changing economic and technological demands and opportunities. Program details here.

May 17, 2016
Bozzutos Named Baltimore Museum of Industry’s 2016 Industrialists of the Year
Tom and Toby Bozzuto will be presented with the 2016 William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award from the Baltimore Museum of Industry at a luncheon on Thursday, June 2, 2016. South Baltimore is experiencing unprecedented growth, and the Baltimore Museum of Industry is privileged to have a front row seat to the exciting changes taking place in our neighborhood such as the forthcoming Anthem House development located just a block from the museum. With this urban renaissance in mind, the museum is pleased to award this honor to the Bozzutos. Read more here.

January 27, 2016
Historic and Modern Photos of Iconic City Sites to be Displayed at BMI 
On Saturday, February 13, the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) will open an exhibition of historic photographs from the museum’s BGE archival collection paired with ‘now’ photos taken by the general public—professional and amateur photographers alike—that show what those historic locations look like today. Read the full story here.

June 5, 2015
New Exhibition Opens Exploring Link Between Loss of Manufacturing Jobs and Recent Protests
The BMI today unveils its newest temporary exhibition, Changing Baltimore: Share Your Voice. The exhibition was inspired by a Tweet from Orioles Executive Vice President John Angelos during the protests in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray which read in part,“ . . . My greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the acts, but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to third-world dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good, hard-working Americans into economic devastation.”  To read the full story click Press Release Changing Baltimore Exhibit.

May 13, 2015
Rosemore, Inc. Co-Chairman Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr. Named Baltimore Museum of Industry’s 2015 Industrialist of the Year
Baltimore, Maryland – Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr. will be presented with the 2015 William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award from the Baltimore Museum of Industry with a special introduction by baseball great Brooks Robinson. Read the full story here.

February 3, 2015
Sign Painters Exhibit Celebrates History of Maryland Tradition
The Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) will present a new exhibit beginning April 3 on the rich history of Maryland’s sign painters. NOT YET LOST! The Art of Maryland Sign Painters will run through January 3, 2016. The exhibition is guest-curated by Samantha Redles as her thesis for her Master of Fine Art in Curatorial Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). To read the full story click Signs Exhibit Press Release.

January 7, 2015
BMI Announces New Executive Director

Anita Kassof, previously of museums in New York and Maryland, to take helm February 1
The Baltimore Museum of Industry announced today that Anita Kassof will become the museum’s Executive Director. The previous Executive Director, Roland Woodward, retired in June 2014.  To read the full story click Anita Kassof press release.

November 6, 2014
Baltimore Shops Exhibit Explores Baltimore Merchants and Shopping Districts of Past
The Baltimore Museum of Industry will open a new exhibit on November 7 that takes a look at many of the places and businesses that made shopping in Baltimore unique. Baltimore Shops features photographs and objects from the BMI collections highlighting the history of local public markets, department stores and independent merchants and the impact they had on Baltimore life.  To read the full story click Baltimore Shops press release

September 24, 2014
New Interactive Exhibit on Video Game Industry to Open at BMI

The Baltimore Museum of Industry will open a new exhibit that will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the exciting process of creating their very own video game. Video Game Wizards – Transforming Science and Art into Games will open on Thursday, October 23.  To read the full story click Video Game Wizards press release.

June 12, 2014
Live Concert: Banjos on the Waterfront
The Baltimore Museum of Industry will present an outdoor waterfront concert featuring Dom Flemons and Tony Trischkaon Thursday, July 17 in support of the exhibition on the banjo’s regional history and its local links to Baltimore in the 18th and 19th centuries.  To read the full story click Banjo Concert Press Release.

March 6, 2014
Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond
The Baltimore Museum of Industry will present a new exhibition on the history of the banjo in Baltimore. Opening April 1, the temporary exhibit, titled “Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond”, features banjos, sheet music, profiles of local banjo makers, and explores how our city was instrumental in the history of American banjo music. To read the full story click Banjo Exhibit Press Release

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