John Russell Pope Society


The BMA founded the John Russell Pope Society in 2014 to recognize and celebrate members and friends who have included the Museum in their estate plans.

It is entirely appropriate that the Pope Society was established in 2014, the 100th anniversary of the BMA, because planned giving is about legacy and ensuring that the Museum will remain a vital cultural institution for its second century.

This new group of the Museum’s supporters is named for the distinguished twentieth-century American architect who designed the magnificent 1929 building pictured above. The BMA was Pope’s first museum project in a storied career that later included the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives, and the Jefferson Memorial.

We invite all who have remembered the BMA in their estate plans to let the BMA know of your generosity. If you have included the Museum in your estate plan or have questions, please contact Judy Gibbs at (443) 573-1796 or



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