Arts District

BMA Neon Needs Work, You Can Help

Museum launches fundraising effort to restore Nauman sculpture.

Bruce Nauman’s Violins Violence Silence
is the BMA’s most visible artwork. 

The now-iconic neon sculpture was
installed on the museum’s facade in 1984—it was a gift from the Leo
Castelli Gallery after a groundbreaking BMA survey of Nauman’s work. 

piece recently came down for much-needed restoration that will cost
approximately $120,000, and the BMA’s Friends of Modern and Contemporary
Art launched a fundraising effort. 

It includes a few public events, and
the first one, a cocktail party, takes place this Thursday evening at
artist Lat Naylor’s Bolton Hill home. 

Anyone interested in attending and/or donating can call 443-573-1763 for more info.