Photo of Rodin's The Thinker with invitation to find the sculpture at the Artscape fair, July 18-20, 2014 in Baltimore MD.

Be a BMA Big Thinker!
Five replicas of the BMA’s beloved Thinker are waiting to be found
at Artscape. Post a picture of yourself with the introspective icon to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #BMABigThinker for a chance to win a bust of yourself! The more replicas you find and post, the more chances you have to win.

In 2014, the BMA is commemorating its 100th anniversary, and we’re spending a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a museum turning 100 in the 21st century. How has the BMA changed in the past century, and how might we change into the future, to better serve the needs of our communities? What should our Museum look like and do in the coming 100 years?

Ultimately, as the BMA celebrates its 100th, we want to get to know you: your memories of the BMA, and your hopes, dreams, and your vision for its future. We also want to help you get to know us. What do you want to know about the BMA? Ask us anything!

To do this, we’re asking for your big thoughts. Here’s what we’d love from you:

Share your best memory of the BMA.
Give us your big idea for the BMA’s next century.
Ask a burning question about the BMA.
Send a message to the BMA’s Director in 2114.

We’ll share these big thoughts to our blog, and use the memories, ideas, and questions, to help envision the BMA of the future.

Artscape 2014
At Artscape 2014 (July 18-20), we ran three activities inspired by our recent partnership with Direct Dimensions to 3D scan Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker designed to capture your thoughts and share our excitement about the future with you. People could:

  • BMA Biggest Thinkers – Tell us your best memories, biggest ideas, and burning questions at the booth, on social media, or at blog.artbma.org.
  • Thinker Scavenger Hunt – Search for any or all of the five 9-inch 3D replicas of The Thinker placed around the festival, take your photo with it, and post it on Twitter or Instagram with #BMABigThinker for a chance to win a high-resolution bust of yourself created by Direct Dimensions.  The winner was announced Monday, July 21.
  • Free 3D Face Scanning – Stop by the BMA booth to receive a free 3D face scan from Direct Dimensions with the option to purchase your likeness as a 3D selfie, Lego piece, bracelet charm, mug or other products from ShapeShot.com.

Get involved! Let us know your thoughts using the #BMABigThinker hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, comment on the blog, or get in touch! What are your best memories, your biggest ideas, and burning questions for the BMA? We’d love to hear from you.

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