A Conversation with Dr. Asma Naeem, Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art
Join the Arts Funders Affinity Group for a conversation with Dr. Asma Naeem, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, to learn about her vision for the BMA, the current state of the museum, the new BMA Lexington Market, and other pertinent issues. Funders of arts and culture will have the opportunity to share their funding priorities and curiosities about this next chapter for the museum.
Dr. Asma Naeem became Director this February following a 10-month international search. She previously served as the Museum’s Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Chief Curator. Prior to the BMA, she held curatorial positions at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and was a practicing attorney. She has written widely on American art, contemporary art, critical race theory, the South Asian diaspora, and museum studies. Her book, Out of Earshot: Sound, Technology, and Power in American Art, 1847–1897, was published in 2020. She is widely recognized for her advocacy of women and underrecognized artists, for her scholarship in contemporary and American art, and for her vision and work in collections diversification.
She organized the current exhibit, The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century, which is a sweeping social and art history of the hip hop movement both as an American and global phenomenon. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Maryland, an M.A. from American University, a J.D. from Temple University, and a B.A. in art history and political science from the Johns Hopkins University.
This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only.