Monday, December 29, 2008

New Free BMA Audio Tour

Beginning January 16, 2009, visitors to the BMA can experience a dynamic Acoustiguide audio tour of some of the most beloved and intriguing works in the Museum’s collection. Titled 60 Objects / Countless Stories, this innovative free tour offers an insider’s perspective on the works of art from theBMA’s expert curators, as well as art-inspired stories and poems by celebrated Baltimore writers, including David Simon, Laura Lippman, and Michael Kimball.

In addition to the personal take on objects from the Museum’s expert staff, the BMA invited 23 local writers to chose anobject and submit a piece of writing to be recorded. “There are tons of stories that surround and inform our understanding of objects,” said the project leader Anne Manning, Deputy Director for Education. From Laura Lippman’s musings on Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen to Justin Sirois’ poem on Alberto Giacometti’s Man Pointing, the creativity of these writers adds another dimension to our appreciation of these works of art.

7:00-8:00 PM•

Introduction: Anne Manning 5 minutes • Laura Lippman (Degas): 4 minutes • Jackie Regalas (Saar): 4 minutes • Hank Lewis (Cole): 4 minutes • Shirley Brewer (Berck): 4 minutes • Elizabeth Spires (Guanyin): 4 minutes • Ed Hodges (Sienna Dos Equis): 4 minutes • Stephanie Briggs (Cole): 4 minutes • Joshua Weiner (Man Being Swallowed by a Fish): 4 minutes • Amy Siegel (Madridscape): 4 minutes • Chezia Thompson Cager (Boticelli): 5 minutes • Kevin Robinson (Music): 7 minutes

9:00-10:00 PM•

Introduction: Anne Manning 3 minutes • Kevin Robinson (Music): 6 minutes • Michael Salcman: 4 minutes• Claire Banks: 4 minutes • Dan Fesperman (Rodin): 4 minutes • Barbara Diehl (Chess Players): 4 minutes • Olu Butterfly Woods (Cole): 4 minutes • Suki Kuss (Rinaldo & Armida): 4 minutes • Caleb Stine (Music): 4 minutes • Justin Sirois (Giacometti): 4 minutes • Teri Taylor (Reflections): 4 minutes • Michael Kimball (Flavin): 4 minutes • Jennifer Carinci (Writing Desk): 4 minutes • Michael Salcman: 4 minutes • Caleb Stine (Music): 4 minutes

1 comment:

Jenica said...

Congrats! I'll have to try to make it to the BMA sometime while this is up.