The JMM is getting spruced up for spring!
The annual American Alliance of Museums conference is coming to Baltimore in a mere two weeks, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland is getting ready for its “close-up.” Along with the influx of museum professionals into the city, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has proclaimed the week of May 19-24 as “Museum Week,” with the city’s museums offering special deals throughout the week (we will be offering 2 for 1 admission on Wednesday, May 22). We will even be co-hosting an evening event for the conference with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
All this upcoming attention has made us take greater notice of how our building looks. Of course, we always wish to make a pleasurable impression on our visitors, but with the promise of more than the usual exposure to the public—and, in particular, to our colleagues from around the country—we want to ensure a fantastic first impression.
The first order of business was improving our signage on the outside of the building.
Next, we re-upholstered our benches.
And, most recently, we’ve repainted our lobby.
It’s ok if you can’t tell the difference—it looks pretty similar to me too, just a little cleaner and brighter.