Baltimore Museum of Art adds more than 70 works to its collection
Jun 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM
BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Museum of Art has so far this year added more than 70 contemporary and historic artworks to its broad collection.
BMA director Christopher Bedford said in a Thursday statement that the new acquisitions highlight the curatorial team's vision in forging connections "across artists and movements within the museum's collection."
Additions include 19th century prints by Italian art nouveau illustrator Manuel Orazi, a film by Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta and a painting by contemporary American artist Mary Lovelace O'Neal.
Five paintings by such modern masters as Andy Warhol and Franz Kline were sold for $7.93 million at auction Wednesday and Thursday at Sotheby's in New York on behalf of the previous owner, the Baltimore Museum of Art.