The faces and names of seventeen African-American soldiers who served under Captain William A. Prickitt are recorded in a rare surviving miniature photo album that was treasured by the Union Army officer, passed down through generations of his family, and is now part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. A mix of free and enslaved blacks ranging in age from fifteen to fifty, the soldiers have been enlarged to life size in colored pencil drawings by Michigan artist Shayne Davidson, who meticulously researched the lives of the men.
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Meng Su is captivating audiences around the world with her stunning virtuosity and refined artistry. She began studying the guitar at the young age of five in Quingdao, China and at the age of nine moved to Beijing to study with Professor Chen Zhi. Soon after she began to attract international attention by winning international competitions on three continents: The Vienna Youth Guitar Competition at the age of fourteen, the Tokyo International Guitar competition at the age of seventeen and the Parkening Youth Competition in the US at the age of eighteen.
Striking works of Himalayan art depict wrathful Buddhist deities with fearsome qualities. Although they may appear intimidating, these deities use their power to guard against antagonists and thwart obstacles to the spiritual goals of their devotees. Featuring twelve sculptures, paintings, and ritual objects drawn primarily from the Ford Collection, this exhibition deepens our understanding of these compelling images.
On display are four interrelated exhibits that explore the concept of memory and commemoration through a focus on a town that has become synonymous with the. Tracing the history of Oswiecim, which became known as Auschwitz, the exhibit follows the town’s pre-Holocaust history, where Jews and non-Jews lived side-by-side, to its development into one of the most notorious death camps. It also features haunting photographs, recently taken at Auschwitz and other Eastern European camps, providing a contemporary perspective to the art of remembering.
From May 1 through July 4, veterans and active military receive free admission to Port Discovery, and service members will receive $2.00 off general admission for their guests.
Simply present a valid military ID or valid discharge papers to enjoy a day of fun and learning at Port Discovery!
Thanks to Northrup Grumman and other supporters for helping us show our appreciation to members of our military for their service!
Join renowned artists Katherine Fahey and Matt Muirhead for a special three-session workshop geared for adults to make old-fashioned, hand-cranked movies. Bring your ideas in-progress!
Directors CJay Philip and Rosiland Cauthen are excited to bring A.M.P. Camp to the Motor House! This 2 week summer program teaches onstage and offstage production skills with a focus on building and strengthening community. A.M.P. Camp will introduce young people to the various ways the arts can engage and enrich community and the different artistic roles creative collaborators play in theater: Teamwork, Patience, Gratitude and Mutual Respect are core values of the Arts Mentorship Program and camp.
The Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge 2017 will be held Saturday, June 24 (rain date: Sunday, June 25) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. along the waterfront promenade at Under Armour’s Headquarters in the City’s Locust Point Neighborhood – 1010 Hull Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.
Join us for our ninth annual market season!
The BMI Farmers’ Market is a great way to spend your Saturday morning. Purchase fresh produce, local meat and eggs, oven-fresh bread and sweets, bright flowers, tasty ready-to-eat treats, artisan items, and more. Family-friendly activities offered throughout the season, as well as a changing schedule of live music and community-interest vendors.
Adam Pendleton (American, b. 1984) is a New York-based artist whose work examines and questions the freedom of abstraction in relationship to language, politics, and identity. The animating force of his work is found in Black Dada—the artist's term for a broad conceptualization of blackness. Working in various modes and mediums including painting, collage, video, and performance, the artist disrupts and reconsiders preconceived notions of history and culture.
Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists' Books
From March 12, 2017 — June 25, 2017
The BMA presents more than 100 rarely shown artists’ books and related prints by more than 50 renowned artists, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Grace Hartigan, David Hockney, and Ed Ruscha.
At Port Discovery Children’s Museum May 20 through September 4, 2017
Stop acting silly? Not in this exhibit! Learn about science through laughter, play, physical comedy, and fun in the new KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature exhibit, based on the KLUTZ® Encyclopedia of Immaturity Vol. 1 and 2!
Although Charles Village is better known for its colorful “painted ladies,” the neighborhood was home to many of the activists and institutions at the heart of the city’s LGBT community in the 1970s and 1980s. Historian Richard Oloizia and activists Shirley Parry and Louis Hughes will take us on a walk past local landmarks from the original home of the Gay Community Center of Baltimore, now the GLCCB, to the St.
Black, White & Abstract considers the work of three of the most important and influential American photographers of the 20th century: Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White.
The BMA is fortunate to have strong holdings of works by Callahan and Siskind, and now White as well thanks to the recent acquisition of the nine-part series Sound of One Hand Clapping, Sequence 14, never before on view at the Museum.
REINVENTION: The Work of Chris Bathgate will explore how modern and traditional machine work can be harnessed to create unique artistic expressions. Featuring 28 works of art, REINVENTION will open on Friday, March 24, 2017 and will remain open through March 11, 2018. REINVENTION will also include schematic drawings of Bathgate's work done both digitally and through Diazo printing, an antiquated process used to create copies of architectural and technical drawings, commonly known as blueprints.
COME AND JOIN US AT THE BALTIMORE VISITOR CENTER FOR FUN AND LEARNING AT ARTS & CRAFTS WITH J, OUR RESIDENT ARTIST!