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BMA Selects Baltimore Artists Rahne Alexander & Jaimes Mayhew for one-year Commons Collaboration
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 //
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218


The Baltimore Museum of Art announced today it has selected Baltimore-based artists Rahne Alexander and Jaimes Mayhew, working in conjunction with Chase Brexton Healthcare's LGBT Health Resource Center, to produce artwork and a series of free public programs related to the exhibition Imagining Home. The artwork debuts in October 2016 in the Commons of the BMA's Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center. This is the second year of the Commons Collaboration project, which launched in October 2015 with the opening of the Education Center and an installation by artist Marian Glebes and The Loading Dock.

Alexander and Mayhew were selected from an impressive short-list of artists and non-profit teams including Stewart Watson with CASA; Nate Larson with Jubilee Arts; Re/Public with The Women's Housing Coalition; and Mina Cheon and Gabriel Kroiz with Beth Am Synagogue. The artist/project team was selected by BMA staff with an advisory panel, including Director of The Contemporary Deana Haggag, Morgan State University Professor Dr. Lori Johnson, artist Rene Trevin?o, and filmmaker, activist, and researcher Kalima Young.

Focused on an installation in the likeness of a bedroom and a montage of home movies, the next iteration of the Commons Collaboration will explore the artists' notion of the "Quotidian Queer," including experiences of home life and public space, identity presentation, social perceptions, chosen family, self-care, and the constantly changing concept of home. Five Baltimore-area Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Centers will serve as locations for continued engagement with artwork and programs.