John Waters gives 375 items to Baltimore Museum of Art

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Posted at 7:31 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 07:31:52-05

BALTIMORE (AP) — Filmmaker and Baltimore native John Waters has bequeathed approximately 375 prints, paintings and photographs to the Baltimore Museum of Art, which will in turn name two bathrooms for him. A news release from the museum on Wednesday says the gift follows Waters’ close collaboration with the museum on its major retrospective of his visual art practice, titled John Waters: Indecent Exposure, which opened at the BMA in fall 2018. In September, the museum received $5 million from longtime museum supporters Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff to establish a center dedicated to the presentation, study, and preservation of its prints, drawings, and photographs collection.