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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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
Reception: Thursday, April 13, 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.
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.
The Arts Council's annual Youth Art Month exhibit, presented through an ongoing partnership with the Howard County Public School System, is titled Imagining Home: Creating Community. It features hundreds of works by HCPSS students in grades K-12, selected from public school art classes throughout the county. Inspired by the title theme, students created artwork using a variety of media and styles.
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.
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.
In partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks’ Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services, the exhibit No Boundaries showcases work by youth and adult artists with developmental disabilities created in the Exploring Art and Focus on Art programs offered by the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services. Participants In these programs have the opportunity to explore a variety of media, styles, and methods of creating art.
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.
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."
Spend a Spring Day in London at the Walters Art Museum
The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum presents A Spring Day in London, a lively floral arranging demonstration immediately followed by High Tea on the Sculpture Court. Longwood Gardens faculty member Jane Godshalk, AIFD will discuss and sign copies of her newest floral design book, Arranging Secrets—Natural Designs for Everyday Living.
The event will benefit the Walters and its educational programs and exhibitions.
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.
The BMA’s first exhibition of contemporary art from Africa drawn from its own collection features photographs, prints, and drawings by David Goldblatt, Gavin Jantjes, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, Senam Okudzeto, Robin Rhode, and Diane Victor. Each artist offers pointedly political perspectives on the lives of Africans and their diasporic descendants.
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.
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.
The inaugural exhibition for the BMA’s new Center for People & Art brings together 37 works from across the BMA’s collection to explore the universal theme of home. Visitors will discover paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, textiles, and works on paper from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, as well as four miniature rooms, plus a variety of interactive features presented in three thematic areas:
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.