June 24, 2021
Baltimore Museum of Industry’s Women of Steel Exhibition Wins 2021 AASLH Award of Excellence
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Baltimore Museum of Industry is the recipient of an Award of Excellence for Women of Steel, an outdoor exhibition currently on display along the museum’s Key Highway campus. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 76th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. Read more here.
January 21, 2021
The BMI Launches Bethlehem Steel Podcast Partnership with WYPR Explores History of Sparrows Point
Set to launch on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Sparrows Point: an American Steel Story is a six-part series produced by award-winning producer Aaron Henkin in partnership with WYPR radio. The podcast is the newest part of the BMI’s Bethlehem Steel Legacy Project, a multi-year community engagement and preservation initiative to document the 125-year history of the steelmaking giant made possible through the generous support of Tradepoint Atlantic. Read more here.
September 29, 2020
Baltimore Museum of Industry Celebrates Opening of Outdoor Exhibition with Week of Programming About Workers
The Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) will open its next exhibition outside of the museum to allow for social distancing and open-air exploration during COVID-19. The exhibition, titled Women of Steel, opens on October 12 on the museum’s fence along Key Highway in South Baltimore and is free of charge to view. The exhibition will open during a “Week of Workers” at the museum full of programming dedicated to celebrating the history of workers in Baltimore. Read more here.
July 14, 2020
Baltimore Museum of Industry Receives Grant to Digitize Helen Bentley Film Collection
Baltimore Museum of Industry launched a project to conserve the film collection of Helen Bentley’s long running television program The Port That Built a City and State. Bentley hosted the weekly program, which ran on WMAR from 1950-1965. This work is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) through the Museums for America program, and from a bequest from Bentley’s estate. Read more here.
May 26, 2020
BMI Creates & Distributes FREE Activity Kits
The BMI announces the development of City Kits, boxed activities for school children based on the learning they would typically experience while on field trips to the museum. The kits are inspired by the BMI’s award-winning Kids’ Cannery program, an immersive experience for grades 3-8, and will be handed out at no charge to school children on June 3 at food distribution sites located at city schools. Funding for this project was provided by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Read more here.
May 7, 2020
Farmers’ Market Opens May 16
The BMI will open the 12th season of the annual farmers’ market on Saturday, May 16. The market will be held every Saturday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM through November. Read more here.
Sept 24, 2019
Stories of Steel Symposium Invites Attendees to Share Stories & Artifacts
The Baltimore Museum of Industry will hold a full day of steel-related programs on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Visitors are invited to attend a documentary screening, an artist-led exploration of a photography exhibit, and a panel on storytelling. Details here.
May 7, 2019
LifeBridge Health’s Neil Meltzer named 2019 Industrialist of the Year
Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health, will be presented with the 2019 William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award by the Baltimore Museum of Industry at a luncheon at the BMI. Details here.
April 25, 2019
Bethlehem Steel Photos By J.M. Giordano Opens May 9
Shuttered: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel features original works by photojournalist J.M Giordano. The grandson of a steel worker, he has spent more than 15 years capturing the impact of the mill’s decline and closure on his hometown of Baltimore. Details here.
March 19, 2019
BMI Opens New Exhibition on Telecommunications in Maryland
Entitled Tap, Talk, Text: Telecommunication in Maryland this long-term exhibition invites visitors to discover a number of methods used to facilitate long-distance communication beginning with carrier pigeons and smoke signals. Details here.
January 30, 2019
Tradepoint Atlantic Announces Partnership with Baltimore Museum of Industry
Supports Leading Local Cultural Organization Dedicated to Honoring and Preserving the Historical Legacy of Men and Women Who Worked at Sparrows Point. Read more here.
October 31, 2018
BMI and Everyman Theatre Launch Collaborative Pop-Up Exhibition
Two of Baltimore’s iconic cultural institutions have joined forces to share the story of American steel workers and the crisis that is a result of mills closing and the decline of the American manufacturing industry. Read more here.
July 16, 2018
Baltimore Museum of Industry Invites Public to Help Choose Paint Color for Historic Crane
What color should the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) paint the 100-foot-tall crane that oversees the museum’s waterfront campus: orange, green, blue, or red?. Details here.
May 1, 2018
BMI Opens New Exhibition Curated by Students from Hopkins and MICA
An interactive exhibition opening this month at the Baltimore Museum of Industry features contemporary and historic portraits of Baltimoreans in their workplaces, from farms to funeral homes, and medical labs to machine shops. Read more here.
March 19, 2018
BMI appoints five new members to its board of trustees, and a new director of development to its staff
The new trustees include representatives from aviation, defense, real estate, tech and shipping sectors. Details here.
Feb 7, 2018
Fueling the Automobile Age Exhibition Explores Baltimore’s Petrol Past and Innovations Ahead
An original exhibition opening Feb. 23that explores how Baltimore’s American Oil Company and Crown Central Petroleum fueled the automobile age – and looks ahead at innovations that are fueling the next transportation age. Made possible with gifts from the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, American Trading and Production Corporation, and Lord Baltimore Capital. Details here.
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