Calendar of Events

Fall 2017


ISSUES IN INDUSTRY: WORKING ARTISTS  Hear from full-time working artists—including self-trained machinist Chris Bathgate—about pursuing a passion while making a living. Panelists Chris Bathgate (sculptor), Will Holman (Open Works), Krystal Mack (BLK//SUGAR & BLK//MARKET), Kyle Van Horn (Baltimore Print Studios), Jason Bass (Treason Toting Company), and Keisha Ransome (2live2love) will discuss entrepreneurship, building an art practice as a business, and more. Panel moderated by Cara Ober of BmoreArt. Come early and enjoy dinner from various food truck options from 4pm to 8pm. Indoor seating is available. 
WHEN  Thurs, Nov 9 / 7pm—8:30pm
COST  Free

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP  Print personalized holiday cards with artist Eric Leland using the museum’s presses, linotype slugs, and woodcut of our iconic crane.
WHEN  Sun, Nov 12 / 1pm—4pm
COST  $35 members / $45 non-members / Advance registration required / Register online

HOLIDAY FUN AT THE BMI FARMERS’ MARKET  Kick off the holiday season at the last BMI Farmers’ Market of 2017 with a special appearance from Santa (10am to 12pm, BYO camera). Shop for local artisan goods, purchase a Christmas tree, and enjoy family-friendly activities under the outdoor pavilion.
WHEN  Sat, Nov 25 / 9am-1pm
COST  Free outdoor event 


LOCAL BEER & WINE TASTING  Join Hugh Sisson & Al Spoler, co-hosts of Cellar Notes on WYPR, for an evening of local beer, wine, and fare pairings. Presented in partnership with Heavy Seas Beer. Catering by The Rowhouse Grille. Ages 21+
WHEN  Thurs, Dec 7 / 6pm
COST  $35 members / $45 non-members / Advance registration required / THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Generous support for this event is provided by WYPR.  WYPR logo

Special Programs

MEMBERS-ONLY TOURS  Exclusively for BMI Members, these tours are just one of the many benefits of membership. Join, upgrade, or renew your membership. (Check back soon for upcoming tours.)
ISSUES IN INDUSTRY SERIES Sit in on a live broadcast, join a discussion on the “gig economy,” or learn more about working artists through our fall Issues in Industry program series!

Spring 2018


WEDDING OPEN HOUSE  Find everything you need to plan the perfect event: caterers, DJs, florists, photographers, and more. Explore our beautiful and historic waterfront setting, ideal for your big day. No pre-registration required. Free on-site parking.
WHEN  Tues, Jan 9 / 5:30pm—8pm
COST  Free

ENGINEERING INDUSTRY: FUTURE CITY CAREER FAIR  Meet urban planners, builders, architects, and preservationists during the Maryland Engineering Challenge “Future City” competition for middle school students.
WHEN  Sat, Jan 20 / 11am—12:30pm
COST  Free

INTRO TO MACHINE SEWING  Join quilting instructor Mary Wahl for a beginners’ workshop on using sewing machines. Sewing machines provided; bring your own fabric to make a tote bag. Space is limited. Ages 12+.
WHEN  Sun, Jan 28 / 11am—3:30pm with 30 min lunch break
COST  $45 non-members / $35 members / Advanced registration required / Register online


THE PORT OF BALTIMORE: 300 YEARS OF HISTORY  Discover the role that the Port has played in Charm City from the 18th century to today. Presented by Jack Burkert, in partnership with the Irish Railroad Workers Museum.
WHEN  Sat, Feb 10 / 11am—12pm
COST  Included with admission / Free for BMI and IRWM members

INTRO TO QUILTING  Design and sew your own simple table runner in this beginning quilting workshop with Mary Wahl. Learn piecing and finishing techniques. Bring your own fabric; sewing machines provided. Space is limited. Ages 12+.
WHEN  Sun, Feb 11 / 9am—3pm with 30 min lunch break
COST  $100 non-members / $85 members / Advanced registration required / Register online


Support the museum’s award-winning educational programs at this popular fundraiser featuring shucked oysters, live music, and a silent auction.
WHEN  Sat, March 3 / 6pm—10pm
COST  $65 non-members / $60 members / Advanced registration required / Register online
More on donation, ad, and sponsorship opportunities here.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP  Hone your photography skills with volunteers from Creative Exposure Baltimore. Discuss the basics of composition as a group, then practice your technique around the museum campus. Bring your own camera and equipment. No advance registration required. All levels welcome.
WHEN  Sat, March 31 / 1pm—3pm
COST  Included with admission


Watch a feature-length film about the revolutionary type casting machine invented in Baltimore and a live demonstration in the Print Shop gallery.
WHEN  Sat, April 7 / 1:30pm—3pm
COST  Included with admission

ENGINEERING INDUSTRY: ROBOTICS DEMONSTRATION  Get a close-up view of the cutting edge of robotics with researchers, students, and professional engineers during the Maryland Engineering Challenge “Robot” competition for high school students.
WHEN  Sat, April 15 / 10am—3pm
COST  Free

Every Week

WEE WORKERS  Preschoolers will love this program just for them. Explore the museum’s galleries through stories, songs, crafts, and pint-size tours with a different theme each week.
WHEN  Tuesdays through June 19, 2018 / 10:30am-11:30am
COST  Kids: Free;  Adults: $5;  BMI Members: Free. Advance registration suggested, contact or 410.727.4808 x132

SEPTEMBER (Apples & Acorns) 
SEP 12  Autumn, Apples, and Acorns
SEP 19  Autumn & the Baltimore Ravens
SEP 26  Lunch Boxes
OCTOBER (Autumn Traditions) 
OCT 3  The Baltimore Harbor 
OCT 10  Scarecrows
OCT 17  The Grocery Store
OCT 24  Shoes and Footwear
OCT 31  Halloween
NOVEMBER (Colors & Flavors) 
NOV 7  Paint and Colors 
NOV 14  Hats and Ties
NOV 21  Herbs & Spices at Thanksgiving
NOV 28  Telephones
DECEMBER (Movies in Maryland)
DEC 5  Movies
DEC 12  Winter Holidays in Maryland *Last Wee Workers of 2017. Program recommences Jan 2, 2018.

WEEKEND WORKERS  It’s all about fun as you discover how things work. These engaging activities allow children of all ages to investigate the world around them.
WHEN  Saturdays / 11am-2pm unless noted
COST  Free with museum admission

SEPTEMBER (Engineer) 
SEP 2  Create and test a roller coaster
SEP 9  Hands-on STEM Exploration with YMAD STEMMA
SEP 16  Make paper flashlights with Digital Harbor
SEP 23  Build an air-powered rocket
SEP 30  Construct a crane 
OCTOBER (Design) 
OCT 7  Mix your own putty
OCT 14  Hands-on STEM Exploration with YMAD STEMMA
OCT 21  (12pm-2pm due to late opening-see Visit) Build an air-powered rocket 
OCT 28  Draw Your Dream House with Marks, Thomas Architects
NOVEMBER (Experiment) 
NOV 4  Make your own board game 
NOV 11  Design your own race car
NOV 18  Build an air-powered rocket
NOV 25  Create a Working Windmill
Dec 2  Build a roller coaster
Dec 9  Quilting for all ages
Dec 16  Design industrial jewelry
Dec 23  Create an air-powered rocket
Dec 30  Light art and photography

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