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.
Former Colonel of the US Army, award-winning plein air artist, and art teacher - Alfred Biegel brings his works to the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House. These beautiful paintings, themed, "The Promise" - created by Biegel and his studio are available for viewing June 8-August 12. Reception will be held on June 18, 2-4pm and is open to the public.
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.
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.
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.
ON VIEW JUL 16 - AUG 21 (Creative Alliance will be open on Saturdays and Sundays | Noon to 5pm)
Our 27th annual members' extravaganza is back!
Book by Neil Simon / Music by Cy Coleman / Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Based on an original screenplay by Frederico Fellini,
Tullio Pinelle and Ennio Flaiano
Produced for the Broadway stage by Fryer, Carr and Harris
Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse
July 22, 23, 29, 30, Aug 4, 5, 6 at 8 p.m.
July 24, 31, Aug 7 at 3 p.m.
F. Scott Black MainStage Theatre
Tickets: $22 Adult | $20 Senior | $15 Child
Box Office: 443-840-ARTS or ccbctickets.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare is an exhibit telling the story of the Cold War in Hollywood. It brings the history of the Cold War to life through personal narratives of blacklisted people, members of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and film executives, telling the stories of people on both sides of the Communist/anti-Communist divide. The exhibit features film stills, photographs, movie posters, documents, and more, and explores the intersection of politics, popular culture, economics, and the First Amendment.
Maryland Hall Front Stairs Series & Nature Sacred Present: Jazz on the Steps with the Todd Marcus Quintet
Join us on the front steps at Maryland Hall for a jazz concert by world renowned jazz musician, Todd Marcus and his quintet featuring Canadian clarinetist Virginia MacDonald.
Come enjoy a fun-filled, afternoon at Howard Community College with campus tours, music, food, and prizes to get you in the back-to-school spirit! We will have the services you need to apply and register for classes, plus giveaways and scholarships available. Get an up-close look at all HCC offers, from degree programs that transfer to four-year universities to hands-on training to prepare you for in-demand careers. No matter where you want to go, your future starts at HCC!
To RSVP and find more information, visit howardcc.edu/visit.
The practices at the heart of the oral history discipline comprise the oldest form of historical inquiry—the passing of knowledge and memory through spoken word. But oral history is also very much a modern methodology. It’s a practice that can yield unique insight on historical events, build empathy, and help document a more inclusive representation of our world. Tune in to this dialogue to discover what oral history provides that the written word does/cannot, and why this practice is needed, among other questions.