Calendar of Events
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
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.
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!
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
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
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
BULL & OYSTER ROAST
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
LINOTYPE: THE FILM
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
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 email@example.com or 410.727.4808 x132
SEP 12 Autumn, Apples, and Acorns
SEP 19 Autumn & the Baltimore Ravens
SEP 26 Lunch Boxes
OCT 3 The Baltimore Harbor
OCT 10 Scarecrows
OCT 17 The Grocery Store
OCT 24 Shoes and Footwear
OCT 31 Halloween
NOV 7 Paint and Colors
NOV 14 Hats and Ties
NOV 21 Herbs & Spices at Thanksgiving
NOV 28 Telephones
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
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
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
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