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BMA and Walters stay close to home this summer

BMA and Walters stay close to home this summer

The summer exhibits at Baltimore's two largest museums are very different in nature, but both emphasize local input. All of the participating artists in the "Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2012 Finalists" exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art reside in the region, while the Walters Art Museum's "Public Property" exhibit consists of Walters-owned objects whose curatorial selection was directly determined by public vote.

Let's start our local trip at the BMA. It's a truism that muse-inspired artists aren't in it for the money, but it's still kind of nice to receive some money. Co-presented by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, the jurored Sondheim Prize...