Calendar of Events

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Not Yet Lost! ExhibitExhibit Opens Friday, April 3
Opening Reception Wednesday, April 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Once a familiar sight around the region, the days of hand-painted signs are rapidly fading. Our newest exhibit, Not Yet Lost! The Art of Maryland Sign Painters, showcases this disappearing craft through the work and tools of historical and contemporary sign painters.

This exhibit is open through January 3, 2016. Included with museum admission.

Please join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

April

Not Yet Lost! Exhibit Opens –  Opens Friday, Apr. 3

Once a familiar sight around the region, the days of hand-painted signs are rapidly fading. Our newest exhibit, Not Yet Lost! The Art of Maryland Sign Painters, showcases this disappearing craft through the work and tools of historical and contemporary sign painters. Open through January 3, 2016. Included with museum admission.

Not Yet Lost! ReceptionWednesday, Apr. 8 – from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join us in celebrating our newest temporary exhibit, Not Yet Lost! The Art of Maryland Sign Painters.

Food Truck RallyFriday, Apr. 17 – from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Each event features food trucks, live music, kids’ games, and a full bar. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore, click here for details and ticket information.

Wine and Canvas – Thursday, Apr. 23 – from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

BMI hosts Wine and Canvas, the painting class with cocktails! Don’t be nervous about painting—Wine and Canvas instructors will guide you step-by-step as you paint your very own “Domino Starry Night.”

Advance ticket purchase is required. $40 per person, includes two glasses of wine. Additional wine available to purchase. Partnership with Wine and Canvas; click here to purchase tickets now.

19th Century Baltimore – Sunday, Apr. 26 – at 2:00 p.m.

Our own Senior Educator Jack Burkert will discuss 19th century Baltimore and its entry into the Industrial Revolution. Focused on 1815 to 1875, this overview will focus on import and export, transportation leadership, and several local industries. Included with museum admission.

May

Mother’s Day Craft – Saturday, May 2 – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids can visit our craft table and create a handmade gift for Mom or Grandmom! Included with museum admission.

Local Beer Festival – Sunday, May 17 – from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a tour of Baltimore, one glass at a time! Learn what’s brewing right here in the city and enjoy one of Baltimore’s favorite industries! Purchase your favorites to take home.

Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged. Tickets are $35 per BMI member, $45 per non-member. Click here to purchase tickets or contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132 for details.

Food Truck RallyFriday, May 22 – from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Each event features food trucks, live music, kids’ games, and a full bar. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore, click here for details and ticket information.

Big Truck Day – Saturday, May 23 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids of all ages can climb aboard work trucks, emergency vehicles, and more! Games and activities in Pavilion, trucks in our parking lot, rain or shine: big trucks don’t melt! Partnership with Baltimore City Department of Public Works.

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Linotype: The Film – Thursday, May 28 – 6:30 p.m.

This surprisingly emotional documentary centers on the Linotype type casting machine, invented in Baltimore by Ottmar Mergenthaler. The evening starts with a Linotype demonstration in our Print Shop at 6:30 and the film begins at 7 pm. $5 per person.

BMI Farmers’ Market Opening Day - Saturday, May 30 – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Our seventh annual farmers’ market, held in and around our waterfront Pavilion. A convenient place to purchase fresh local foods and artisan items; you can meet friends and get to know your neighbors. There is something for everyone, including family activities for opening day.

Radio in Baltimore – Sunday, May 31 – at 2 p.m.

A look at the history of radio broadcasting in Baltimore since the 1920s. Program will cover industry milestones, legendary personalities, and personal reminiscences by BMI Senior Educator Ed Hawkins from his time at WITH Baltimore. Included with museum admission.

June

Industry in the War Years – Sunday, June 7 – at 2:00 p.m.

This fascinating lecture by Jack Burkert, BMI Senior Educator, will discuss Baltimore’s big three: aircraft, steel, and shipbuilding. From the pre-war years through 1945, local industries, women in the workforce, and racial equality will all be addressed. Included with museum admission.

Father’s Day Craft – Saturday, June 13 – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids can visit our craft table and create a handmade gift for Dad or Granddad! Included with museum admission.

Food Truck RallyFriday, June 26 – from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Each event features food trucks, live music, kids’ games, and a full bar. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore, click here for details and ticket information.

July

Independence Day Celebration – Saturday, July 4 – from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Our waterfront location provides “THE” best view of fireworks in the city! This family-friendly evening offers fun games for the kids, snacks and beverages for everyone, and a fireworks finale. This sell-out event requires advance tickets.

Food Truck RallyFriday, July 24 – from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Each event features food trucks, live music, kids’ games, and a full bar. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore, click here for details and ticket information.

August

Food Truck RallyFriday, Aug. 21 – from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Each event features food trucks, live music, kids’ games, and a full bar. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore, click here for details and ticket information.

Every Week

Wee Workers - Tuesdays through June 17 – from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Your preschooler will enjoy exploring the museum through stories, songs, tours, and crafts. A different theme each week!

BMI Members: free. General Public: kids–free, accompanying adults–$5. Reservations recommended, contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132.

Warfront to Homefront - daily through August 14

From Pearl Harbor Day through August 14, 2015–the 70th anniversary of V-J Day–we will offer programs to show how Marylanders answered the call to ‘total war,’ and helped bring about lasting changes in technology and culture.

  • $1 off adult or senior admission, by mentioning the Warfront to Homefront program upon arrival
  • A museum-wide scavenger hunt for related artifacts (one for adults AND one for kids!)
  • Rosie the Riveter panel on March 15
  • Industry in the War Years lecture on June 7