Author Archives: Benjamin Levy

About Benjamin Levy

Benjamin Levy is a native Baltimorian, printmaker, critic, and curator. He is a 2009 graduate of MICA and since then has been at the BMA in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. At the Museum he works with the works on paper collection, teaching in the department’s study room and is also the co-organizer of the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair with Associate Curator Ann Shafer.

BMA Voices: The hand and mind of James Siena in “No Man’s Land”, 2004

2012.197.7

James Siena and Carol Weaver and Felix Harlan, Harlan & Weaver, Inc.. No Man’s Land. 2004. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Sidney M. Friedberg Acquisitions Endowment for Prints and Drawings, BMA 2012.197.1‑7. Courtesy Harlan & Weaver, Inc., NY.

Benjamin Levy, Prints, Drawings & Photographs Curatorial Assistant, explores the different states of “No Man’s Land”, 2004, which give us a glimpse into the artist’s mind and work. 

BMA Voices is an insider’s exploration of The Baltimore Museum of Art collection through the eyes of its curators, conservators, and registrars. Featuring a new object every day during the BMA’s 100 Day Celebration, the project will highlight some favorite, amusing, unusual, and obscure objects.

BMA Voices: Chuck Close and the halftone dot

Chuck Close. Self‑Portrait. 1988. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of George Hershman, Baltimore, BMA 1991.177. © Chuck Close

Chuck Close. Self‑Portrait. 1988. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of George Hershman, Baltimore, BMA 1991.177. © Chuck Close

Benjamin Levy, Prints, Drawings & Photographs Curatorial Assistant, explores Chuck Close’s use of the halftone dot in Self-Portrait, 1988.

BMA Voices is an insider’s exploration of The Baltimore Museum of Art collection through the eyes of its curators, conservators, and registrars. Featuring a new object every day during the BMA’s 100 Day Celebration, the project will highlight some favorite, amusing, unusual, and obscure objects.

BMA Voices: Tauba Auerbach’s wedding of process, technique, and concept

Tauba Auerbach and Paulson Bott Press. Plate Distortion II. 2011. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Print, Drawing & Photograph Society Fund, with proceeds derived from the 2012 Contemporary Print Fair, BMA 2012.198. Courtesy of the artist and Paulson Bott Press

Tauba Auerbach and Paulson Bott Press. Plate Distortion II. 2011. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Print, Drawing & Photograph Society Fund, with proceeds derived from the 2012 Contemporary Print Fair, BMA 2012.198. Courtesy of the artist and Paulson Bott Press

Benjamin Levy, Prints, Drawings & Photographs Curatorial Assistant, speaks on the wedding of process and technique with the conceptual basis of Tauba Auerbach’s work.

BMA Voices is an insider’s exploration of The Baltimore Museum of Art collection through the eyes of its curators, conservators, and registrars. Featuring a new object every day during the BMA’s 100 Day Celebration, the project will highlight some favorite, amusing, unusual, and obscure objects.

BMA Voices: Robert Rauschenberg’s “Witness”, 1966.

Robert Rauschenberg. Witness. 1966. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. I.W. Burnham II, for the Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection, BMA 1967.6. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Robert Rauschenberg. Witness. 1966. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. I.W. Burnham II, for the Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection, BMA 1967.6. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Benjamin Levy, Prints, Drawings & Photographs Curatorial Assistant, shares what captivates him about Robert Rauschenberg’s Witness, 1966.


BMA Voices is an insider’s exploration of The Baltimore Museum of Art collection through the eyes of its curators, conservators, and registrars. Featuring a new object every day during the BMA’s 100 Day Celebration, the project will highlight some favorite, amusing, unusual, and obscure objects.