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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Be our guest as we marry the drama and excitement of a wedding day with the extraordinary collections of artifacts, photos and documents assembled by The Jewish Museum of Maryland. We promise nostalgia, surprise, humor, insight and a new level of understanding of the meaning and experience of this important social ritual. From ketubahs to chuppahs and the sound of breaking glass, American Jewish weddings meld the secular with the religious, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Discover why the JMM is a fun and rewarding place to volunteer! Join us for lunch, meet new people, and learn about some of the great benefits of becoming involved at our museum! Our team will guide you through our engaging exhibits and historic sites, and share with you our pride in Maryland’s Jewish heritage.
PNC Bank and MdFF celebrate HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH with the Latin American Visionary Cinema series at the SNF Parkway. Twelve influential films from Latin American voices will screen at the SNF Parkway from September 16 to October 15.
This film series, the first one of its kind in Baltimore, aims to recognize and showcase the inspiring contributions and presence of Hispanic and Latin Americans in the United States and film world.
The SNF Parkway’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming will include:
The Abell Street Fair is an annual celebration of what makes this community unique, and what makes urban living great. With Abell Avenue's brightly painted rowhouses as a backdrop, the Street Fair features live music, beer from local brewery Peabody Heights, wine from The Wine Source, food from Farm to Charm and Well-Crafted Pizza, an all-you-can-eat crab feast and bake sale, The Clothing Swap, books from The Book Thing, local artists and vendors, a children's parade and other children's activities, and a Silent Auction loaded with great local treasures.
The Jewish Museum of Maryland in collaboration with The Stoop Storytelling Series presents Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland — The Live Show! This show marks the close of the museum’s exhibit Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland with an afternoon of true, personal stories about the wonder and wackiness of weddings, straight from the people who walked the aisle, said “I do” — and survived to tell the tale!
The Jewish Museum of Maryland in collaboration with The Stoop Storytelling Series presents Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland — The Live Show! This show marks the close of the museum’s exhibit Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland with an afternoon of true, personal stories about the wonder and wackiness of weddings, straight from the people who walked the aisle, said “I do” — and survived to tell the tale.
Do you have a great wedding story? Want to show off your stoop story chops? We’re Listening!
This classic film directed by Jean-Luc Godard is about two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies who convince a language student to help them commit a robbery. (1964, 95 minutes, not rated) Post-screening discussion led by cinema professor Richard Brett. Part of the FACE Tournées French Film Festival.
Please join us to celebrate the 2017 Baker Artist Awardees
Monday, September 25, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
Baltimore Center Stage
700 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Featuring performances and presentations from:
Mary Sawyers Imboden Awardee:
Susan Alcorn - Music
And Mary Sawyers Baker Awardees:
Naoko Maeshiba - Performance
David Marion - Visual Arts
Theo Anthony - Film/ Video
Elizabeth Dickinson - Literary Arts
Sara Dittrich - Interdisciplinary
R. Edward Grumbine discusses his role as director of the Grand Canyon Trust Land Program during McDaniel College’s annual Global Issues Colloquium organized by Global Initiatives. Grumbine has worked to bring science into U.S. federal land management since the late 1980s. As a senior international scholar for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, his focus was on protected area and water issues. Call 410-857-2461 for more information.
A dramatic film, directed by François Ozon, that is a largely black-and-white loose adaptation of the 1932 Ernst Lubitsch drama “Broken Lullaby,” which was in turn based on a play by French playwright Maurice Rostand. Mostly told in German, this tale is about a young Frenchman just after World War I who travels to Germany to meet the parents and fiancée of a fallen soldier whom he says he knew in Paris. (2016, 113 minutes, PG-13) Part of the FACE Tournées French Film Festival.
The Baltimore Folk Music Society invites you to join in an afternoon of great fun. On the main stage we will present 5 terrific bands:
Nutalusa, Cajun and Zydeco music
Tanzania Ceili Band, Irish music
Will Play for Fish, old-time music
Catonsville Steel Drum Band
Baltimore Barrage Band orchestra, playing a wonderful eclectic mix of music including New Orleans, Klezmer, Balkan and Eastern European, and marching band music.
Charm City Rapper Sword will also be performing. Delight in the the excitement of Soles in Motion Cloggers too!
Borders Yet Uncrossed
Dancing in Support of Love, Diversity, and Healing in Baltimore
A Free Community Performance and Conversation
Oct 1, 2:00 pm, Morton Street Dance Center, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 108, Baltimore MD 21211, www.fullcircledancecompany.org
Learn about the rhythms and instruments that comprise Korean traditional percussion, Samulnori, which literally means"to play four things." These "things" include changgo (hourglass drum), buk (barrel drum), kweanggarri (small gong) and jing (large gong). The hands-on workshop is led by Sebastian Wang, director of the University of Maryland's Korean Percussion Ensemble and Executive Director of the Washington Samulnori.
The Department of Philosophy at McDaniel hosts a screening of the documentary “The Mask You Live In.” The film explores pressures of 21st century masculinity in the United States through interviews with coaches, former athletes, sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, school-aged children and college-aged men. (2015, 97 minutes, not rated) Post-screening discussion led by philosophy professor Elizabeth Grosz. Call 410-857-2460 or email philosophy professor Elizabeth Grosz at email@example.com for more information.
MICA and the Mount Royal School of Art M.F.A. program present internationally recognized artist Xu Bing discussing his global art practice, which is known for large-scale installations that incorporate a variety of materials, such as tobacco, silkworms and corn husks, to address cultural and social issues. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with MICA President Samuel Hoi.
This in-class lecture demonstration by Pakistani artist, Arooj Aftab who developed a style in the early 2000s that combines Sufi-mystical poetry with the spirit of independent rock. Her music is inspired by the poetry and musicality of Rumi, Abida Parveen, and other Sufi poets as well as the reworking of classical Pakistani and North Indian forms like khayal and kafi. She says Sufi words have impacted her writing: “It is very much about the feeling that (Sufi poetry) leaves you with: calmness, peace, patience, simplicity.