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Bringing art to life

The Baltimore Museum of Arts central mission is bringing art to life. To do this, the Museum welcomes the community throughout the year in numerous ways. The Museum offers many different types of programs including First Thursdays, The Summer Jazz series, African Spirit series, and Art + Fun.

First Thursdays occurs the first Thursday of every month. Admission is free to the Museum, and during the day it offers a variety of exciting programming transforming the Museum into a vibrant center where music, dance, performance, hands-on activities, film and gallery talks mingle with the visual arts.

The Summer Jazz series and African Spirit series have become mainstays of Baltimore cultural life. The Summer Jazz series takes place every summer and all are invited, admission prices available through the Museum. The annual Kwanzaa Family Celebration in December is the largest Kwanzaa gathering in the city. And the Baltimore Museum of Art's Black History Family Day, which drew more than 1,500 visitors, celebrated African-American traditions and innovations in the arts.

Imaginative family activities include the popular Art + Fun packs that guide kids through the collection with costumes, music, and drawing in order to bring them into the life of the Museums exhibits.

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