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.
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All aboard everyone’s favorite blue engine at Port Discovery Children’s Museum! Thomas & Friends encourages kids to learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play – while interacting with their favorite characters! Climb into Thomas’ cab and explore the engine’s inner workings. Flip levers and investigate other moveable parts! Work with others to get Percy moving by loading coal and filling his tank with water!
Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present the work of Abhidnya Ghuge and Heather Harvey in a double solo exhibition exploring space intervention and material use. The two shows, Our Lives Are Green (Ghuge) and ENCAMPMENT (Harvey) will be on view from January 19th to March 11, 2017 at Maryland Art Place (MAP), located on 218 W Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. A reception for the artists will take place at MAP on January 19th at six in the evening.
The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature
April 10 – May 16
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Since its inception, SCT has been privileged to perform the works of known, unknown, and soon-to-be-known playwrights in equal measure. Our commitment to introducing Baltimore audiences to plays that are both new and underproduced has allowed us to work with some amazing artists. To celebrate our epic 10th Season, we’ve commissioned playwrights from our past to write brand-new, never-before-seen shorts for SCT.
Maryland artists Deborah Hoeper and Ken Beerbohm will exhibit their works in a show , "When Words Aren't Enough" at Artists’ Gallery located on Main Street in Old Ellicott City from May 2 through May 28.
A reception open to the public will be held on Sun., May 7 from 2-5 pm at the Gallery.
Watercolors by Deborah Hoeper are based on her recent visit to Petra in Jordan. This series of paintings is based upon her reaction to this fascinating place and the colors and textures of the rocks and canyon walls. www.hoeperart.com
Reception: Thursday, April 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.
This end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors at McDaniel working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media.
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.
Thursday, April 27 is Take Your Child to Work Day. Please join us at the National Electronics Museum for a day filled with interactive activities involving history, electronics, and hands-on experiments. It’s a great way to learn about the work that engineers do.
2017 Intermedia and Digital Arts Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition: "Glass, Oil and Blood"
April 13 – 28
UMBC Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
*An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the gallery will open for regular hours on Friday, April 14.*
UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) and the Department of Visual Arts present the 2017 Intermedia and Digital Arts Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition "Glass, Oil and Blood."
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.
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.
Timeless Weft: Ancient Tapestries and the Art of Louise B. Wheatley
From February 1, 2017 — July 30, 2017
This intimate exhibition celebrates the 40-year career of Maryland artist Louise B. Wheatley. Internalizing the lessons of ancient masters, Wheatley creates art that is unmistakably a reflection of her own unique vision and her self-imposed sense of technical perfection.
Queer Interiors is part of the BMA’s Commons Collaboration initiative, which commissions an artist and non-profit to work together on an installation and offer a series of public programs related to Imagining Home. The project conceived and produced by Rahne Alexander and Jaimes Mayhew is comprised of a larger-than-life bed, shelving and other furnishings, personal artifacts, and a multimedia wall quilt known as the Baltimore LGBTQI+ Home Movie Quilt.
Five sculptural towers of color by the acclaimed artist Anne Truitt (1921-2004, American) are on view adjacent to the BMA’s Asian and African art collections. This juxtaposition, as well as brief in-gallery essays by the BMA’s curators of contemporary, Asian, and African art, invite visitors to contemplate the ways in which essential visual elements such as color and shape transcend time and geography.
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.
This exhibition celebrates one of the strengths of the BMA’s collection: contemporary drawings that combine an interest in pure, refined geometric form with a desire to use materials expressively. Anchoring the exhibition are four rare drawings by Eva Hesse, an artist associated with the Post-Minimalists, a term identifying artists of the 1960s and 70s who replaced the rigorous, industrially fabricated sculptural shapes associated with Minimalist artists like Donald Judd and Dan Flavin with handmade, individualized, and fluid approaches to minimal abstraction.