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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EVENT: BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS SUMMER EXHIBITIONS: CLAY FROM THE CLASSROOM AND REINVENTING THE WHEEL LOCATION: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Avenue in Mt. Washington, Baltimore, MD 21209 DATES/TIMES: May 20th through July 3rd, 2022. Opening reception on Friday, May 20th from 6 – 8 PM (EST).
Call for South Asian Artists: The Towson University Asian Arts and Culture Center is inviting visual art submissions from South Asian diaspora artists in the greater Baltimore and Washington DC area for the upcoming gallery exhibition Creative Confluence: South Asian Community Reflections, Connections, and Dialogue happening in Fall 2022. This is a curated group exhibition, and eligible artists can submit up to 5 works for consideration. Find more information and submit work here or at bit.ly/CreativeConfluence-CallForArt. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2022.
Step into the pages of author Eric Carle's books with Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s limited time exhibit – Very Eric Carle. Explore themes such as hope, hard work, persistence, and friendship as you venture through classic works including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle and The Very Busy Spider from beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. Locally sponsored by: M&T Bank. Media Sponsor: Maryland Public Television. Co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Guarding the Art will feature works from the BMA’s collection, across eras, genres, cultures, and mediums, selected by guest curators from the BMA’s Security department. As guest curators, the officers will collaborate with leadership and staff across the museum to select and reinterpret works. In addition, the team is working with renowned art historian and curator Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, who is providing additional mentorship and professional development.
This exhibition showcases William Cordova’s on the lower frequencies i speak 4 u (2019), a remarkably complex work that originates from the Peruvian American artist’s research into individuals, places, and narratives significant to the Civil Rights Movement that intersect with contemporary social and musical history.
Suzanne F. Cohen’s (1935–2018) extraordinary leadership and enduring support for the BMA touched every area of the Museum. In addition to chairing the Board and numerous Trustee committees, Cohen helped establish an endowment for free admission and funded many exhibitions, commissions, restorations, public programs, and gifts of art.
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.
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).
Explore five centuries of the artifice of identity— from the splendid metamorphoses of classical myths to the posturing and bodily reinvention of contemporary drag culture. Shapeshifting includes approximately 50 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books from the BMA’s collection that explore transformation and masquerade as recurring themes of artistic imagination across time and place.
The long-awaited Joan Mitchell retrospective is almost here! Co-organized by the BMA and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this comprehensive exhibition follows the career of the internationally renowned artist who attained critical acclaim and success in the male-dominated art circles of 1950s New York, then spent nearly four decades in France creating breathtaking abstract paintings that evoke landscapes, memories, poetry, and music.
Beatrice Glow is a New York- and Bay Area-based multi-sensory and interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the social history of plants. For her first exhibition in a major U.S. museum, Glow delves into the unseen and unsavory sociohistorical and ecological realities underlying the tobacco industry’s veneer of luxury through her digitally printed and embroidered silk textiles, VR-sculpted and 3D-printed objects, watercolors, and scent experiences.
Experience the Bromo Arts District during a night of artistic performances, exhibits, and open studios. Curate your own tour and visit the 20+ participating creative groups. Register for free tickets to receive event updates and access to special promotions.
Drop into the newest photography exhibition Visions of Night during the Bromo Art Walk, an unguided tour of some of the best spots in the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District.
Meet and mingle with the contemporary artists from the exhibition J. M. Giordano, Sydney J. Allen, Webster Phillips III, John Clarke Mayden, and MCHC Curator of Films & Photographs Joe Tropea. And perhaps encounter the spirits of the historical photographers lurking around the corner. Registration is requested.
ART SEMINAR GROUP ONLINE PROGRAM THROUGH ZOOM
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890): Hardship, Ecstasy and Genius
Joseph Cassar, professor of art, University of Maryland University College and the New York Times Knowledge Network
Please join us for lecture two in a two-part series on Van Gogh.
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JUL 1 FIRST FRIDAY 5-8PM | FREE
Join artist Lilliana Guzman in the Amelia Rothschild Gallery as she discusses the figures and symbolism in her work as she closes her exhibition entitled Next To Myself. Free all-ages art making drop-in.
At the intersection of art and science lies Voyages, an original immersive event series at the National Aquarium that inspires connection to nature and celebrates all things Baltimore. At Voyages: Chapter 1, voyagers will embark on an audio-focused tour of the National Aquarium’s exhibits, listening to original soundscape tracks composed by local beatboxer, vocal percussionist and breath artist Shodekeh.
Patricia Yolande Ciricillo – wife, mother, nurse, activist, and quilter. After leadership roles in nursing and social justice advocacy for children and against racism, she found her creative voice in the fabric arts and the stunning results have been shown regionally and nationally.
This unique exhibit will be available March 17 – April 23, 2022. Reception will be held on Sunday, March 20 at 3pm at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House – 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD.
Anchored by fantastical, handmade bedrooms created by three visionary artists as personal refuge, the American Visionary Art Museum explores the latest scientific research behind sleep as both force majeur to our total wellbeing and hypnagogic portal, enabling fresh revelations in science, art, and creative innovation of all sort.