The Great Migration (1915–1970) saw more than six million African Americans leave the South for destinations across the United States. This incredible dispersal of people across the country transformed nearly every aspect of Black life and culture. A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration explores the ways in which its impact reverberates today through newly commissioned works across media by 12 acclaimed Black artists, including Akea Brionne, Mark Bradford, Zoë Charlton, Larry W.
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Evergreen’s new major exhibition, A History of Houseplants, explores the forces that sparked the Victorian obsession with houseplants, reveals how the trend manifested at Evergreen and in Baltimore, and examines how today’s houseplant enthusiasts both recall and differ from the Victorians of 150 years ago.
On view October 1, 2022-June 4, 2023. Gallery open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
Admission is FREE and no advance registration is necessary.
The AFRO American Newspaper Archives represent one of the best preserved Black newspaper archives in the country, including approximately 3 million photographs, thousands of letters, rare audio recordings, and other ephemera related to the publishing business.
Holly Jolly Trolley is BACK, in-person, with New Updated Trolley
Tours Run December 2nd-30th and Take Ticket Holders on Special Historical Tour to see Holiday Lights
Join us for a guided tour of Baltimore’s Marble Hill neighborhood, which was the home to an astonishing amount of groundbreaking Civil Rights leaders. Reverend Harvey Johnson began one of the first collective action movements here in the 1880s. In the 1930s Lillie Carroll Jackson engaged youth in “The Movement” and pioneered new non-violent protest tactics that were later picked up in cities across the country. Thurgood Marshall grew up here, as did the chief lobbyist for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Clarence Mitchell.
Used as a marketing tool in the 19th and 20th centuries, paper dolls helped to sell clothes and commodities, especially to the female buyer. They remained affordable and popular during and after World War II. Today, paper dolls provide a glimpse into past cultures, improve fine motor skills, and encourage creativity in story-telling and fantasy.
Join us on December 8, for a celebration of public radio’s rich history in Baltimore, as told by some of its most recognizable voices.
Hosted by Jayne Miller, a longtime reporter for WBAL and public radio advocate, the Baltimore Public Radio Reunion features on-air hosts including Tom Hall (WYPR), Aaron Henkin (WYPR), Sheilah Kast (WYPR), Judith Krummeck (WBJC), Marc Steiner (WEAA, WYPR) and John Milton Wesley (WEAA) sharing stories of memorable moments from behind the microphone, as well as station managers such as LaFontaine E. Oliver (WYPR, WEAA) and others.
A virtual lecture on the “Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work” campaign of the 1930s, presented by Rachel Donaldson, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the BMI, in partnership with the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum. Representatives from the Maryland Center for History and Culture will share related resources in their collections and we’ll hear about the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District’s Historical Photography Project. This presentation will be recorded and posted on the BMI’s YouTube channel.
Arrive early and enjoy free admission to A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Take a deep dive into the impact of the Great Migration of through the lens of three artists featured A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration.
For over 200 years, Lexington Market’s wooden sheds and concrete stalls have been a gathering place for Baltimoreans. And the market is still evolving! In October 2022, the new Lexington Market opened in a brand new building. On this tour we’ll first explore the surrounding neighborhood to discover how Baltimore emerged as a leading industrial and economic city in the 19th century. Immigration, slavery, commerce and major changes in transportation were all part of the mix here in Baltimore and the country as a whole.