The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is headed to The Walters next year. The BMA, host to the Sondheim Prize since 2005, will be unable to mount the exhibition because of onging renovations. The BMA's Contemporary Wing reopens next month after major renovations, and you can read all about the new wing in our November issue.
“I would like to thank Doreen Bolger and the staff at the BMA for all of those years of support and setting the bar for a high caliber Sondheim Artscape Prize finalists’ exhibition,” Bill Gilmore, executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, said in a press release. “I’m looking forward to the same commitment and collaboration with the Walters.”
“We welcome the opportunity to host the eighth annual exhibition of finalists selected for the prestigious Sondheim Artscape Prize,” said Gary Vikan, director of the Walters. “This is a great opportunity to engage with diverse visual artists in our community and enjoy interplay between art of the past and present.”
A BMA rep says the museum "would be delighted" to resume hosting the Sondheim festivities once renovations are complete. But, at this time, there's no firm completion date.