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.
Melding Museum and City is a site-specific installation by Baltimore artist and 2017 Evergreen Museum & Library Artist-in-Residence Tony Auth (MICA, BFA Ceramics). Auth's work is known for its playful, unprompted style that pays attention to the physical experiences of the surrounding world. In Melding Museum and City, Auth translates pictorial decorations found within the museum for Evergreen's outdoor landscapes, while placing abandoned motorbikes and other symbols of urban unpredictability throughout the lavisly furnished period rooms.
Baltimore's artists are opening their studios, and you're invited! School 33 Art Center's Open Studio Tour returns Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th 2017 from 10am to 6pm, with a kickoff event on Friday, October 6th. During these days, more than 130 artists throughout Baltimore City open their studios to the public. Visitors can meet artists, learn more about their process, explore their space and purchase original works of art.
e of the most exceptional collections of Asian art in North America takes center stage on Sunday, October 1, when the Walters Art Museum opens its new installation Arts of Asia. The dramatic display offers a rich exploration of artistic traditions from diverse cultures and regions across India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. The stunning array of more than 150 works spanning 2,000 years includes 30 objects that have never been on view.
AVAM's newest one-man show, "Reverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle At Midnight," is in celebration of one of America's most prominent visionary artists. Curated from 50+ Wagner masterpieces recently gifted to the museum by Gene and Linda Kangas, this show will also include two of Reverend Wagner's largest works, donated to AVAM's permanent collection ten years ago by Pat Handal.
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.
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:
Collage work by artists from the Eyesplice Collective, including Ellen Mueller, Megan Hildebrandt, Magnolia Laurie, Cynthia Mason, Sarah Kelly, Sarah Nicole Phillips, and Lauren Howard.
A free reception will be held on September 15 from 6-8:30pm as part of the Arts Council’s Annual Meeting and Grant Awards presentation. Resident artists will also host Open Studios from 7-8pm that evening.
This special exhibit celebrates the pivotal role the arts have had in advancing the ideals of Columbia and inspiring the local community. Select artwork from The Rouse Company | The Howard Hughes Corporation art collection – originally on display at the Rouse headquarters building but largely tucked away since the company’s relocation in 2013 – will once again be on display for all to enjoy.
Altered Realities, MAP’s Annual Fall Benefit Exhibition, will open Thursday, September 14 and will be on display at Maryland Art Place through Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Altered Realities focuses on uncanny interpretations of the everyday experience. The show will highlight works of art that subvert the viewer’s perspectives literally or metaphorically.
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.
CADVC Launch Event with Dr. Maurice Berger
Thursday, October 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
Please join us for a reception celebrating the launch of four research projects by CADVC Research Professor and Chief Curator, Dr. Maurice Berger. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Over the past year, Dr. Maurice Berger has completed four major research projects for the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC:
Opening Reception: Oct. 6, 6-10 p.m.
Closing Costume Party: Oct. 28, 7 p.m. until late
Saturday 14 October, noon: Lindsay Jacks, Director of Lights Out Baltimore
Saturday Artist’s Talks at 2pm
- Oct. 7: Benjamin Andrew, Christina Baal, Chris Siron
- Oct. 14: Lynne Parks, Jieyu Zhang
- Oct. 21: Cathy Cook, Nicole Shiflet, Elisabeth Pellathy, Ben Piwowar
Sunday programs at noon
The Baltimore Brain Fest is a yearly event for people of all ages to learn more about that mysterious, squishy, pink organ housed in your cranium. Enjoy fun activities, games, exhibitions, speakers, hands-on demonstrations and more! Come unravel the mysteries of your brain October 14!
The Baltimore Brain Fest is a yearly, FREE event for people of all ages to learn more about that mysterious, squishy, pink organ housed in your cranium. Enjoy brain-related activities, games, exhibitions, arts and crafts, talks from experts in the field, and more! Come unravel the mysteries of your brain October 14!
For more information, check out our website at www.brainfest.org
Lindsay Jacks, Director of Lights Out Baltimore, speaks as part of the Birdland and the Anthropocene exhibition at The Peale Center. Exhibition through 29 October.
Please note this event entails climbing 22 stairs and there is currently no elevator at the Peale Center.