Museums Matter Now! MCA welcomes MAAM to Baltimore

By Richard Barton, AIA, Principal

Welcome to Baltimore!

MCA welcomes our clients and colleagues to Baltimore for the 2018 “Museums Matter Now!” Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, to be held October 17-19. MCA is proud to sponsor the opening reception on the evening of the 17th, hosted by the Baltimore Museum of Art. The theme of this years conference is “Museums Matter Now! and we look forward to many interesting discussions and presentations over the next few days.

The MCA-designed renovations to the Thalheimer and May galleries for the BMA were recently completed. They will be open for the reception with an interesting and provocative new exhibit: John Waters: Indecent Exposure. This exhibit includes a range of visual media and will demonstrate the flexibility of the lighting and infrastructure incorporated into the design of these contemporary art galleries.

We are particularly excited to once again have the opportunity to participate in the volunteer “White Gloves Gang” Day of Service on October 17th. This year, MCA’s museum design team will be volunteering with our MAAM colleagues on projects at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, the Johns Hopkins Evergreen Library & Museum and the Maryland Fire Museum.

MCA is a proud member of MAAM and we look forward to seeing our museum colleagues in Baltimore this week!