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Art Matters

First Friday of every month 4:44 PM

"Art Matters" with Baltimore Museum of Art Director Christopher Bedford connects listeners with some of the most interesting and innovative artists working today.  As the 10th director of Maryland's largest art museum, Bedford is recognized as a dynamic leader who recognizes the powerful role that art and artists can play in shaping our society.

Tune in the first Friday of every month to hear how artists from Baltimore and beyond define themselves and their work.

Senga Nengudi

Jan 5, 2018
Mitro Hood

BMA Director Christopher Bedford delves into the career of performance artist/sculptor Senga Nengudi – from her pioneering work in Los Angeles in the 1970s to recent exhibitions that include more artists of color.

Tomás Saraceno

Dec 1, 2017
Mitro Hood

For this episode of “Art Matters,” BMA Director Christopher Bedford interviews Berlin-based artist Tomás Saraceno, who recently created a stunning new work titled Entangled Orbits for the BMA’s East Lobby. Chris and Tomás talk about the artist’s fascination with spiders—how they influence his work and how they can help us consider new ways of living in this galaxy.

Amy Sherald

Nov 3, 2017
Christopher Myers

For this episode of “Art Matters,” BMA Director Christopher Bedford interviews Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald, who recently received a commission to paint former First Lady Michelle Obama’s official portrait. Chris and Amy talk about her work as a conceptual portraitist, how the chaotic energy of Lexington Market influenced her work, and how she sees herself in the context of art history.