Mission Statement

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 canon 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.