Baltimore Museum of Art Union

We, the workers of the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), are dedicated to our work and the art we care for and protect. As staff, we are proud to carry out our mission of serving the Baltimore public and providing “artistic excellence and social equity” in all facets of our work. To that end, we are channeling this passion and energy to form a union, which will help build a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable institution and change the long-standing cultural cannon of privilege at our museum.  

As an organized body, we are in the best position to advocate for what is in our best interest, and to have a voice in the decision-making process at the museum. 

Our vision for change at the Baltimore Museum of Art includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Job Security 
  • Fair and Livable Wages 
  • Staff Advancement for All 
  • Having a Seat at the Table on Decisions Made on our Behalf 
  • Management and Administration to Be Held Accountable 
  • Manageable Workloads that Sustain Safe Working Conditions and a Healthy Lifestyle 

We, the BMA staff, are part of the wave of change that is happening at cultural institutions around the country. By forming a union, we will champion better working conditions for all employees and create a positive cultural shift throughout the institution and the Baltimore community. We are the Baltimore Museum of Art Union. 

  • Laura Albans
  • Traci Archable
  • Mary Anne Arntzen
  • Jessica Bither
  • Ben Bjork
  • Codie Brown
  • Tiffany Brown
  • Ricardo Castro
  • Sarah Cho
  • Sabina Diaz-Rimal
  • Alex Dicken
  • Azade Diykan-Hubbell
  • Emily Erickson
  • David Felts
  • Kristine Ferg
  • Leila Grothe
  • Cynthia Hodge-Thorne
  • Iris Hughey
  • Rob Kempton
  • Christopher Koo
  • Alex Lei
  • Micah Murphy
  • Ryan Orengo
  • Matt Papich
  • Isabel Pardo
  • Rea Peck
  • Giselle Pique
  • Maggie Robbins
  • Adam Rush
  • Linda Smith
  • Carlyn Thomas
  • Olivia Tucker
  • Eric White
  • Na'eemah Zakia
  • Hannah Ziesmann

Member Voices

We need a union at the Baltimore Museum of Art because empowered workers make us better.

We need a union at the Baltimore Museum of Art because a union validates experiences, empowers voices and recognizes the impact and efforts of its workers, making for a more intentio

We need a union at the Baltimore Museum of Art because...

We need a union at the Baltimore Museum of Art because every person deserves a living wage and a positive working environment.

I support our Baltimore Museum of Art Union because as museum professionals we should be compensated with professional salaries.

I support our Baltimore Museum of Art Union because...

I support our Baltimore Museum of Art Union because caring for art means caring for workers who care for art.

I support our Baltimore Museum of Art Union because we need a union to be more included in the decisions made on our behalf.

I support our Baltimore Museum of Art Union because we deserve accountability, fair wages, and a seat at the table. Equity starts from within!

I support our Baltimore Museum of Art Union because I want everyone at work to be treated fairly.

I support our Baltimore Museum of Art Union because every worker deserves a voice.

I support our Baltimore Museum of Art Union because the culture of “it’s a privilege to work for a museum” must be changed!

I support a union at the BMA because it connects colleagues across departments. This enables us to support each other and solve work issues together and holistically.