Edgar Allan Poe famously proclaimed the death of a beautiful woman "the most poetical subject in the world." The prolonged suffering of his beautiful, dying wife, Virginia Poe, almost certainly inspired this belief. Virginia Poe remains one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in the famed author's history. Join us for a series of live readings, themed discussion, and Q&A about the famed muse, poetess, child bride and daughter of Baltimore.
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Baltimore National Heritage Area Urban Ranger-Led Walking Tour Tours
Explore Baltimore’s oldest neighborhoods: The Inner Harbor, Little Italy, and historic Jonestown. Discover the people and places that have shaped Baltimore over the past four centuries.
Meet the urban ranger on Constellation Pier, 301 E. Pratt Street
Every Saturday and Sunday, Time: 10:30 am,
This experience is approximately 90 minutes in duration and 1.5 miles
Working with porcelain and multiple surface techniques, Piccoli’s elegant vessels channel realms of mystery and myth as he draws from ancient forms to create his ritualistic wares. Inspired by the past with contemporary perspective, he envisions adventures with rich rewards at their end. His work is an amalgamation of fragments of architectural facades and spires, hidden glens and rocky crags, potion jars and seductive ewers. The title references the boons bestowed when goals are met on a metaphorical or literal journey.
The exhibition consists of a series of installations and sculptures that speak to memory, identity and loss. Using figurative realism and abstraction, I am capturing snapshots of moments with psychological charge and dreamlike narratives. This work is a result of the process of trying to find joy and succumbing to sorrow in the present moment, processing memory and spirituality in the context of bereavement, and the engagement with the physicality of clay as a mode of processing.
NOT REALLY NOW NOT ANYMORE
Clarissa Pezone, 2021-2022 Lormina Salter Fellow's potent installations of ceramic figures and found objects seek to distill memory, identity and loss, where clay serves an important function in translating that bereavement. These intimate vignettes offer glimpses into an emotional and spiritual snapshot of stagnation and healing.
Shipwrecked in a strange land, Viola disguises herself as a man, and is recruited by Duke Orsino to woo a lady on his behalf. It's only a matter of time before she finds herself trapped in an unusual love triangle.
Full of charming characters and one of his most captivating heroines, Twelfth Night is Shakespeare's most perfect comedy.
Junk in the Trunk is a multi-media multi-medium show featuring artists who work with any and all materials. From video, clay, to glitter and everything in-between! Craft often lives on the edges of the fine arts and multi-medium/media artists will even be on the outskirts of the outskirts. This show is a celebration of artists who live in that borderland. The queer, the othered, the funk, and the sub-cultured. These artists love material but will not care to “blasphemously” glue rhinestones to that dance.
Organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, this exhibition debuts a recent body of work by New York-based artist Elle Pérez.
Including 13 photographs created between 2019 and 2021, Devotions explores relationship building, creating space to reflect on how we navigate ourselves in relation to others and the world. Pérez’s carefully sequenced images dwell in moments of grief and care, pain and pleasure, desire and self-exploration. Amidst recurring motifs of water, touch, and BDSM are also striking choices in proximity, scale, color, and light.
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Oletha DeVane: Spectrum of Light and Spirit, on display from September 22 through December 17.
Featuring nearly 100 artworks, the exhibition is the first retrospective of celebrated Maryland artist Oletha DeVane, and traces the artist’s extensive career, from her early paintings and works on paper to video artworks and interactive sculpture, including works on view for the first time.
Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love will feature more than 45 paintings and works on paper made between 2019 and 2022, that weave together motifs found in historical paintings with recognizable 21st-century moments to create new worlds based in Toor’s imagination. Among the works are several made especially for the exhibition and inspired by paintings in the BMA’s renowned 17th- to 19th-century European collection, such as Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Rinaldo and Armida (1629).
This is a 12-week afternoon class for ages 6 – 12. Students will work with their hands and discover the magical qualities of clay! They will explore texture, color and shape while building technical skills as they create a wide variety of wonderful creations. Each class session will introduce a new technique and present a new, exciting challenge. All works will be created in red earthenware, decorated with vibrant AMACO velvet underglaze and glaze fired to cone 04. Class includes all materials and firing.
Somewhere Between Chaos and Silence reveals the visceral experience of human emotions caught in the flux of conflict, confusion and duality. Constant struggles of the self are physically manifested in an outward surreal and abstracted melding of the body and a soul overcome. We coexist with the haunting growths of our turmoil worn as skin, that which is meant for protection also records our pain.
All events take place at 7 p.m. in the Naganna Forum, Roj Student Center, and are hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
For more information, call 410-857-2459 or email [email protected].
• Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month with the film, “A Song for Cesar,” and Q&A with director Abel Sanchez
Thursday, Oct. 6
• LGBTQIA+ History Month with award-winning clinical social worker Sonalee Rashatwar
Thursday, Oct. 20