Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Baltimore Museum of Art Presents Queer Interiors for Public Viewing


Anthony W. Deering has been the chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, since 2004. Additionally, Anthony W. Deering has served with the Baltimore Museum of Art as a past chairman of the board. Currently he is serving as a trustee for the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has a new exhibit showing in the Commons gallery, next to the Imagining Home exhibition. The ground-breaking exhibit, Queer Interiors, is a multimedia piece exploring domesticity in the lives of LGBTQI+ communities. The project features a very large bed and furnishings, and a multimedia wall quilt called the Baltimore LGBTQI+ Home Movie Quilt. The quilt component pays tribute to Baltimore album quilts and the AIDS Quilt.

Queer Interiors, created by Baltimore-based artists Rahne Alexander and Jaimes Mayhew working in conjunction with Chase Brexton Health Care’s LGBT Health Resource Center, is part of the BMA’s Commons Collaboration initiative. The BMA Commons Collaboration initiative commissions an artist or artists and a non-profit organization to co-produce programs relating to Imagining Home.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is only the second major museum in the US to spotlight an installation by transgender artists.