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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.
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.
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Gun Show, an exhibition of more than 100 life-size replicas of assault rifles created by artist David Hess from “rescued” objects. The exhibition is curated by Kathy O’Dell, associate professor of visual arts and special assistant to the dean for education and arts partnerships.
UMBC's Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents playwright Susan McCully, who will speak on her new work All She Must Possess, a play inspired by the life of Etta Cone.
Along with her sister Claribel, Etta Cone was a Baltimore bon vivant who moved in avant garde circles in Europe during the first decades of the 20th Century. The sisters were friends of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and their social circle included Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. The Cone’s extensive modern art collection is on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Visiting Artist Barbara Hammer
Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 p.m.
Room 132, Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB)
The Department of Visual Arts presents a visiting artist lecture by Barbara Hammer, a visual artist working primarily in film and video. Considered a pioneer of queer cinema, she has made over 80 moving image works in a career that spans 40 years.
Steve Ziger, architect and board member at the Baltimore Design School, will talk about how buildings can support contemporary educational needs and discourses while making visible their historic uses. This talk is part of a series of programs aimed at understanding and contextualizing the Peale’s own past as Colored School No. 1 (1878-1889) and its role in the history of Baltimore schools and the city’s educational system.
Now in its 5th year, this festival presents the best student films from JHU, Morgan State, MICA, Goucher, Stevenson, UMBC, Towson and University of Baltimore. Join us as we reel in the freshest new talent!
Poetry & Conversation: Grace Cavalieri and Richard Harteis read from and discuss their works. Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, 415 Park Avenue. Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m.
What can local indie filmmakers dream up in just 29 days? Find out at the Ninth Annual screening of the 29 Days Later Film Project!
7:00pm | $10, $7 mbrs | + $3 at the door
Our popular 'Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera' series is back for the 3rd season! Top-flight professional opera singers perform astounding operatic highlights -- while drinks (expertly-paired with the music!) are interspersed throughout the evening. This event features an array of hard ciders from Distillery Lane Ciderworks - perfect for fall! Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera are held in the swanky Grand Ballroom of the Engineers Club in the heart of Mount Vernon. Door open at 7:30pm. Tickets include 4 tastings and live music. Online: $29; at the door $35. ID required. 21+
The Hot Club of Baltimore, featuring guitarist Michael Joseph Harris, is the premier gypsy jazz group of the region specializing in the vast repertoire of vintage jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt including early swing, musette waltzes, show tunes, be bop, and French standards from the 30's and 40's. The band includes Sami Arefin on rhythm guitar, Ed Hrybyk on bass and Matt Andrews on violin. They will be joined by the beautiful young chanteuse Alexis Tantau who will beguile you with her authentic treatment of songs from Edith Piaf to Ella Fitzgerald.
Daniel Beaty: Emergency
Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 8 p.m.
Actor and playwright Daniel Beaty presents Emergency, an Obie Award-winning solo performance featuring 40 characters.
Present day. A slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty sending NYC into a frenzy. Emergency is an intricately woven, urgent, witty and moving exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free. An explosive play where rhythm, rhyme and remembrance rise.