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.
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:
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.
Inspired by the success of our Great Chicken Soup Cook Off the JMM couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage another culinary championship! This year’s star is everyone’s favorite Jewish side dish – Kugel! Once again we invite Maryland’s greatest amateur cooks from newbies to bubbies to participate in this important statewide search: The Great Kugel Cook Off of 2017!
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Registration is open for the 17th Annual Autism Conference, “Innovation, Integration, Inspiration”, sponsored by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute, on October 12 & 13th, 2017 at the Radisson North Baltimore Hotel in Timonium, Maryland. The Annual Autism Conference is the premier educational autism event in the mid-Atlantic region for educators, clinicians, families, researchers, and healthcare professionals hoping to increase their understanding of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
- Since its colonial founding in the1760’s, Fell’s Point as Baltimore’s first deep water port, has been home to a diverse population including both free and enslaved blacks who found employment in the thriving maritime industries that made the city an international shipping destination.
This screening shares stories of immigrants living in the Baltimore area, in the narrators’ native language. This oral histories project between undergraduate students of foreign languages and immigrants in the Baltimore Metropolitan area features interviews in Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Presented in partnership with Loyola University Maryland.
Program Made Possible Through Maryland Humanities Grant Program, Humanities Fund for Baltimore and the Loyola University Center for Community Service and Justice.
7:30pm | FREE - Please RSVP
INTERNATIONAL, DOMESTIC, & LOCAL BEERS,
WINES AND SCHNAPPS
All The Show Features Are Under Cover- so Rain or Shine- you are totally wunderbar! As you enter the show, you’ll receive a souvenir tasting glass for ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE sampling … Just drink responsibly. There is nothing worse than a professional person (dressed in a German outfit) slurring their words as they sing drinking songs!
The Jewish Museum of Maryland will host a major traveling exhibit, Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage from October 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018. The exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives’ ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials.
Over 2,700 Jewish books and tens of thousands of documents were discovered in the flooded basement of the Iraqi Intelligence Headquarters in Baghdad in 2003. This remarkable trove provides a written record of Iraqi Jewish life and an unexpected opportunity to better understand the Iraqi Jewish community, which flourished in Iraq for more than 2,000 years.
North Avenue Knowledge Exchange Day: Free Workshops, Community Connections, and Creative Expression
BALTIMORE, MD - On October 28, 2017, Station North Arts & Entertainment District will transform into a canvas showcasing nearly 50 workshops, all of which are FREE and open to the public.
Since Hollywood’s earliest films, rare cinematic depictions of slave dwellings have provided an image of slave habitations for many Americans. From Edwin Porter’s 1903 silent film portrayal of Uncle Tom’s Cabin through director Steve McQueen’s 2013 award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, museum educator Julie Rose, Ph.D., will explore how slave life dwellings represented on film changed over the century.
On Thursday, Nov. 9, WTMD hosts the opening reception of "Rhythm & Muse," a new exhibit of musically inspired works by Maryland artists Trudy Babchak, Minas Konsolas, Arin Mitchell, Mattye Hamilton and Landis Expandis.
Curated by Peggy Hoffman, the exhibit opens Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 30 in the WTMD Studios at 1 Olympic Place in Towson.
Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, Maurice Shamash has fond memories of growing up in Iraq—until everything changed. Join us as we hear Mr. Shamash’s fascinating story that took him from Iraq to America, via Israel and Britain. This powerful personal testimony will offer unique insight into a once thriving Jewish community that is now virtually extinct.
Women Creatives Chat (WCC) is thrilled to announce its first live event on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 2–5 p.m. at Tight Fisted Fashion (2114 N. Charles Street). WCC is digging deep and talking about “Wellness For the Creative Woman: Mind, Body + Spirit.” What does it mean to nourish ourselves while working on creative projects and holding down jobs? How can we cultivate more enriching self-care and love practices? What does that look like for you?
Award-winning choreographers and dancers of Full Circle Dance Company examine aspects of secrecy and secret-keeping in this emotionally powerful and physically dynamic performance, which will benefit domestic violence prevention and assistance programs in Maryland.